Questions tagged [resolution]

The term "resolution" refers to the accuracy of a display, or the measurement of pixels in both the horizontal and vertical directions.

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How fix fonts on external tv look good view?

i have a little problem with my mac and external tv (LG 4K). Macbook air 2012 (intel HD 4000) LG 43UJ6307 i connect macbook with MiniDisplayPort -> DVI -> HDMI (1.4). by default i cannot set ...
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External 4K display with 2012 MacBook Pro 15"

I have a MacBook Pro Retina mid 2012 and have bought a couple of BenQ 4K EL2870U monitors. I've connected the two monitors up to the MacBook through a couple of Mini Display Port to Display Port ...
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My external monitor doesn't work at full resolution with my MacBook

I've got a MacBook Pro (Early 2015, OS 10.11.2) and I've also got a Dell 2209WAf monitor, which I'm using with a VGA cable and this adaptor. The monitor's optimum resolution is 1680x1050 @ 60Hz and ...
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Screen resolution 4k vs remote desktop resolution (Microsoft Remote Desktop)

First, very sorry for my English. I do not write often in English... I just upgrade from an old iMac 2011 to the new iMac 4k 2017. I am quite pleased with it, but something's bothering me. I have ...
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Incorrect external monitor resolution detected, true resolution not available

I have a BenQ EX3501R monitor connected by HDMI to my MacBook Pro, which is a Early 2015 model. The issue being that OS X gets the resolutions completely wrong - the monitors native resolution is ...
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Large UI on 4k Resolution

I am using a Mac pro with MacOS Sierra 10.12.4 When using a Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 at 4k, the UI scale gets really large. On 2k the ui looks as it should. Is there any reason why the UI would become ...
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Why can't I use this monitor full resolution at 60hz on my 2013 Mac Pro with OS X Mojave?

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/uhd-and-wqhd/32-uj590-uhd-monitor-lu32j590uqnxza/#specs Says 60hz on the site, tried HDMI1, HDMI2, FreeSync, tried various HDMI cables, even bought an ...
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How to persist the scaled display setting after reboot?

I have set my macbook pro display to Scaled -- More Space. But after I shutdown and reboot, I find out it reverts back to Default resolution. This is just weird to me. How to persist the setting? I ...
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Different scales (or resolutions) for different apps in the same screen?

Today my cat stepped on my keyboard and somehow changed the scale of one app. The problem is that scale of the display is globally the same what changed was the overall resolution of my app. In the ...
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Resolution when connecting to a headless Mac Mini

My setup is as follows: Mac Mini 2012 with a dummy video adapter with latest OSX. Retina Macbook Pro 13-inch, Early 2015 running the default OSX VNC client with the latest OSX. Display Menu to switch ...
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Will a 4K external monitor create a sharper display when connected to my MacBook Pro

I recently connected my MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013 running 10.12.6 to the Asus PB238Q 23-inch via the mini display cable to VGA cable. The max resolution of the external monitor is 1920 x ...
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Trying to understand display specs of macbook pro

I want to buy a monitor to connect to my macbook pro. From apple's website this is what I have gathered: Retina display 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 ...
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remote desktop from iMac 5k and Windows 10 1080p into Windows 10 virtual machine resolution problems

I work from home a couple days a week. At home, I have an iMac 5k and use Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.3 on the iMac to remote into my company workstation which is a Windows 10 virtual machine. I ...
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Is there a way to access Mac OS default wallpaper with resolution for portrait mode monitor?

I'm currently using a secondary 24" monitor (widescreen) in portrait mode (rotated 90 degrees to be vertical). Is there a way to have the default Mac OS wallpaper adjust to maintain the image ...
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What cable do I need for 2560 x 1440 resolution on my Mac Air mid 2013? My LG Monitor has HDMI input only

I have an LG monitor with only HDMI outlets. My cable is HDMI to my MacAir mini port. Max resolutionis 1920. Is there an adaptor I can purchase that will bring my monitor up to 2560 x 1440? Thank you!
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How to allow mouse pointer to move to smaller display?

I have two monitors connected to my Mac (running Mojave). A sits "left" and has resolution 1680x1050 B sits "right" and has resolution 2560x1440 So, when I put my mouse in the "top" of B, and move ...
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Way to maintain same screen ratio on data projector as on Mac laptop

In giving presentations from my MacBook Pro on an Epson Data Projector (VGA connection), there is I have invariably found a decrease in the display dimensions. Initially only part of the previous ...
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4K Monitor and performance issues with MBP Late 2015

As a software developer I insisted on buying a 4K Monitor which used to work with my previous MBP 2017 quite ok.The Retina MBP Late 2015 has output that lags quite a bit when I use a scaled resolution....
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Max supported external display resolution @60z for 2012 Macbook Air?

I have a mid-2012 13" Macbook Air with Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB My monitor died recently so I'm in the market for a new one, and I would like to know the maximum supported resolution for ...
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MacOS Mojave beta has limited display scaling on MacBook 12

Everything looks larger on my MacBook 12 after the latest Mojave update. It allows you to scale up the display to only one level (used to go up and down two levels). Has anyone noticed that? Any fixes ...
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How to enable “larger text” scaling slider on a 2k monitor?

I have a Mac Mini (late 2014) connected to two Dell U2515H monitors, which have 2560x1440 resolution. Problem: everything (macOS UI elements) is too small at this native resolution. I was able to ...
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macOS System files to modify Display Resolutions?

Duet Display can no longer set my iPad to 2732x2048 resolution. I have the exact same problem with my ASUS monitor. I was once able to use PBP mode to turn the display into portrait mode and then set ...
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macOS resolution can't scale up

I'm running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 on VMware on Windows 10 Pro 1803 build 17134.1. My screen's resolution is 3840x2160 (4K) and I want the macOS to be in resolution 3840x2009. However. it seems ...
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Is there any screen with resolution of 3440x1080 that is supported by a mid 2012 13" MBP? [duplicate]

I have a mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU and Thunderbolt / DisplayPort v 1.2 ports. Can I connect a screen with 3440x1080 resolution? If not, is there anyway to ...
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How to “Optimize for” an external monitor, downscale resolution but supersample for clear text?

I posted question here but got no answers -- https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8203211 ANSWER: Add a custom scaled resolution that's twice the resolution you want (for HiDPI / macOS retina). ...
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How can I print this PDF and fill an A4 page?

I have this PDF. It's a simple grid created in Pixelmator with lines every 500 pixels. I want to use it as a template for drawing over a Wacom tablet. For some reason, no matter what I do, print ...
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External monitor blurry when MacBook lid is closed

I have an external ASUS PB287Q monitor connected to my MacBook Pro via a display port adaptor. The display settings are as follows: I am using 1080p because when using Default for display the ...
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How to change resolution of external monitor from main monitor on Macbook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro with the four USB-C / thunderbolt ports, running High Sierra. I have a USB-C to DVI cable. I have tried an old 1680x1050 monitor connected it which works fine. However another ...
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Make apps smaller / “zoom out” apps

I made my screen resolution much smaller, so now most apps look 4x larger than I'm used to. iTunes and Finder for example are much larger than they need to be. Can I make everything about these apps ...
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Early 2013 Macbook Pro with 4K: Picture quality?

This is sort of related to this question. The 13.3 inch Early 2015 Macbook has a resolution of 2560 x 1600. I'm not an expert on displays, I've done a lot of Googling but don't seem to understand. ...
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External monitor resolution setting is lost after MacBook “wakes up” from sleep

I have recently purchased an external monitor that I am connecting to my MacBook Pro (Late 2009) using the MiniDisplay-to-VGA adapter. I have both the external monitor and the MacBook's monitor set to ...
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Macbook Air not detecting correct external display resolution

My Macbook Air stopped detecting the resolution of my external display this morning and I'm not sure why because it was working fine last night. My display is 24" 1080p and in the past whenever I have ...
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Resolution errors when alternating between external monitors

I use an external monitor with my Macbook Pro (2015 edition) both at work (Dell 2407WFP) and at home as well (Planar PLL2410w). When I first got the Planar monitor at home, it worked fine and looked ...
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My Macbook Air isn't outputting the correct resolution

I bought a DELL P2416D with a 2560x1440 resolution but I didn't know that it wasn't compatible with OS X. I use a mini Display Port to HDMI adapter. Also the Mac detected the monitor as a TV and so ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to Dell Monitor

Hello I am trying to connect my late 2013 MacBook Pro with mini DisplayPort/ Thunderbolt to Dell 3007WFP 30" monitor. It is connecting fine, but the resolution is very poor. What is the best DVI ...
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Obtaining 2560 x 1600 on a 3840 x 2160 with surrounding bands

When you pair a MacBook that supports only up to 2560 x 1600 on an external display with a Dell 28" 3840 x 2160 monitor, is it possible to request precisely the resolution 2560 x 1600 on the monitor ...
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How can I determine the maximum supported resolution on a given Macbook?

I recall that Macbooks produced in 2009-2011 supported a maximum external resolution (through Thunderbolt or DVI) of 2560x1600. An aspect ratio of 16:10 is much more useful for those who use their ...
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How to shrink (?) iMac's screen?

I'm pretty sure there is a name for it, but I can't find it. Is there a way to make my screen smaller? By "smaller", I mean...shrink the whole screen so that there are black borders. I think I was ...
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Yosemite not displaying external HDMI monitor at full resolution

I have an HP Pavilion 22xi, which is 1920 x 1080, but my external display settings only go up to 1080p, even with the option click trick on the scaled button.
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Cant access 2560 x 1080 display resolution settings on MBP

Ive got a mid 2012 15" MBP running 10.10.5. Ive also got access to a mid 2012 13" MBP running 10.12.6. Im trying to connect both (separately one at a time for testing) to this LG ultra wide display ...
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Scale menu bar size

I am sure by this time a lot of us are using 2560 or a new 4K displays, which allow to fit a lot of content in. However, the size of the menu bar becomes pretty difficult to read on them so my ...
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AppleScript to change resolutions on my monitor [duplicate]

I have reviewed multiple scripts that address primarily changes on a retina display. I have a standard monitor (iMac 27"). The line of code that seems to give me trouble is: tell application "...
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Can I change the resolution of a display in recovery mode?

Booted to High Sierra recovery HD, I’m not able to open the system preferences and choose a different resolution. Can terminal be used from the utilities menu to change the resolution? I have a Mac ...
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2015 Macbook pro 13" with Dell U2518D blurry font

I recently bought a Dell U2518D monitor to use as my primary display paired with my 2015 Macbook pro 13". This is a 2560x1440 1440p monitor. I used the included display port to mini display port cable ...
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How can I determine the resolution of an image saved to Photos on iOS11?

If I download/save an image on iOS, how can I determine what the resolution of that image is?
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How do I get the scaling options for “larger text - more space” for an external display?

The first time I connected my 27-Inch 4k display to my macbook it offered me to virtually scale the resolution of that display, so I could take full advantage of the 4k resolution while having it in ...
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2560x1440 @ 60 Hz HiDpi on a MBPr 13" Late 2013

My setup: Late 2013 13" MacBook Pro Retina (MBPr) Dell P2715Q (4k) monitor Connect the MBPr with the monitor using a mDP-DP cable SwitchResX shows me the following resolutions: I tried the ...
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What was the maximum screen resolution in Macs based on 68K CPU's?

What was the maximum screen resolution and refresh rate that a 68K-based Macintosh could display? There are reports of Mac OS 9 going up to 1920 x 1200, but that is, of course, running on a PowerPC ...
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Scaling external Display on Macbook Pro Mid 2012

I have a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 and I use it together with a Dell 24" Monitor, which has 2.560 x 1.440 pixels (WQHD). When I use this monitor together with my Windows PC, I'm using a scaling of 125% to ...
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How can I scale a 4K external monitor to have a comfortable amount of space

I'm using a 13inch touch-bar MacBook pro with a Samsung U28E590 4k monitor. I'm very happy with the resolution on the MacBook's screen and everything is a comfortable size. However on the monitor the ...