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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Why does the 13" MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2016) have a default resolution of 1440x900 instead of 1280x800?

Apple shipped the original MacBook Pro Retina 13” with a default resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels (retina). Why has Apple changed the default resolution to appear like 1440 × 900?
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change screen resolution with AppleScript

How can I change change screen resolution using AppleScript? If AppleScript can't do it, what about Terminal? I tried with examples at How to set screen resolution with a keyboard shortcut on Retina ...
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Why is 1280x800 the best resolution for my MacBook Pro Retina 13"?

When I go to display settings on my rMBP 13", it says that the "best for retina" resolution is 1280x800. But when I go to display settings on a 13" MacBook Air it says that the native resolution is ...
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Does HiDPI (Retina) technology utilize GPU resources?

As I understand it should, but I can't find any explicit statement. This is important for me because I'm trying to understand which MacBook should I use - with external GPU or not. Still I can assume ...
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Headless Mac Mini can display 2560x1440 after being plugged into, then unplugged from an external monitor, but only goes up to 1920x1080 after restart

I am using a Late 2012 Mac Mini exclusively through Screen Sharing on my MacBook (Both on 10.13.4). The only way I could get the Mac Mini to full resolution was to: Close connection from my MacBook ...
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What is the maximum supported resolution of the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) for an external monitor at 60hz

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013). It has 8GB Ram and Intel Iris 1536 MB . I want to buy a good external monitor, but I can't find a straight answer as to what this model supports ...
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External monitor viewport appear shrunk in native resolution on MBP

I am using Mountain Lion on my MBP, my external TFT monitor used to work great at its native resolution (1920x1080) when connected to the MBP. However today after shutting it down and powering it up ...
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What is the highest resolution external display that can be driven by the Late 2012 13" Retina MacBook Pro

The MacBook is configured with 2.5 GHz Intel i5 processor, 8 GB of RMA and the Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 768 MB shared memory. It's running Mac OS X 10.8.5 (12F45). In particular, I'm wondering if ...
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Making a Mac Mini mid-2007 able to display 2560x1440 in 2D work

I have a Mac Mini mid-2007 (MB139xx/A) that can only output 1920x1080 (as far as I've understood). I have a Dell U2713HM screen, and I'd like to make that Mac beeing able to work on that screen at ...
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How to add HiDPI resolution on High Sierra? Using standard scaled resolutions makes display blurry

Main Question: How to add 1024 x 640 HiDPI resolution on MacBook Air HighSierra internal display? I'm trying to decrease resolution on my MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011, non-retina) Default ...
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Enabling System Preferences > Display’s „Retina scaling options“ on an external HiRes/HiDPI but Non-4K display (Dell U2515H)?

I just bought the 2560 x 1440 px @ 25 inch (117.5 dpi) Dell U2515H monitor and must say that I'm pretty pleased with the design and quality of the display. Excellent bang for the buck, very thin, ...
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“Open in Low Resolution” - what does it actually do?

The application information panel on retina MacBooks features a checkbox "Open in Low Resolution" with you are supposed to use when you experience e.g. visual problems (according to Apple). But what ...
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How to auto-adjust the resolution of a Windows 7 VM using VMware Fusion?

Recently, I have acquired a MacBook Pro Retina. Previously, I had always used Windows, and I still need it, because of Visual Studio. Hence I installed VMware Fusion and Windows 7 as a virtual machine....
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External display resolution does not match what is specified in Mac OS settings

I am using Dell P2715Q display (4K) with MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). It is by default scaled to 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz (copied from System Report). But the display shows "Resolution: ...
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2017 macbook pro multiple monitor setup for a photographer [duplicate]

Hi :) I've got a 2017 macbook pro w/ touch bar According to this site: https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-i7-3.1-15-mid-2017-retina-display-touch-bar-specs.html ...
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Is there a way to enable HiDPI scaling for external monitors on MacOS?

https://www.macrumors.com/2016/09/23/loss-of-resolution-scaling-macos-sierra-update/ Is there a workaround to get HiDPI mode on external monitors on macOS Sierra?
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wrong scaling for external HD monitor using VGA, MBP 13"

I know this sounds similar to other questions but bear with me - I've investigated and am not finding any solutions. Sorry in advance for a lengthy question. I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two ...
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how to display 4:3 full screen game on widescreen monitor without stretching?

I am playing the game Age of Empires 1 on Mac OS Sierra, running on a 11 inch macbook air connected to a 23-inch Acer monitor with native 1920 x 1080 resolution. The game is for Windows and doesn't ...
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Changing the target DPI when saving slides as images in PowerPoint 2011

I want to increase the target resolution when exporting slides as images in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. In other forums it says to go to Preferences -> Save, and from there you can change the dpi. Here'...
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How do text sizes compare between iPhone X, 8/Plus and SE?

When considering a switch from one iPhone form factor to another, one of the importand aspect is: How physical text size compares between old and new phone (each of iPhone X, 8/Plus and SE)? How ...
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Which of iOS apps allow customizing font size?

Which of iOS apps that allow customizing font sizes: either through support of DynamicType / LargerText system settings (and BoldText that can be helpful to improve readability) or have their own ...
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Disable display mirroring for every possible future display

Is there some 'defaults write' or other trick to tell OS X to never mirror displays? (Unless they're at least as good resolution as the retina display.) I thought I had display mirroring disabled ...
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A single app showing retina-ready and not windows

I noticed that in TortoiseHg ver. 4.4.2 some elements of the main window are "retina-ready" (revision list, changeset line) while some are not (diff and console). I wonder if there is some setting ...
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Can't change resolution on MacBook Pro running Windows 10 Boot Camp

I've been running Windows 10 via Boot Camp on a MacBook Pro 2015 for several months. After a period of inactivity, and a corresponding backlog of updates, I can't change the screen resolution. It's ...
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How can I change the resolution on my Mac to 720p (1280x720)?

I'm looking to record some screencasts, and 720p (1280x720) seems to be the best choice for the resolution. It's supported by video sites like YouTube and Vimeo as one of the standard "HD" resolutions,...
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No signal at 2560x1440 resolution from early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro

I have an early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro running macOS Sierra 10.12.5 connected to an ViewSonic VX2478 monitor using a MiniDisplayPort cable connected to a ThunderBolt port. The monitor is detected ...
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Applescript to turn on mirroring and set resolution to Scaled + 1440 x 900 when external display is connected

When I connect an external display I need a script to automatically: 1. Check if external monitor is connected by detecting the "Attachment" tab exists. 2. Activate the "Attachment" Tab to focus. 3. ...
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Some User Accounts Won't Remember Screen Resolution

Okay, so I have a system with multiple user accounts setup, and I have two monitors. The first monitor is fine on its native resolution, but the second is too small, so I've been setting a lower ...
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MBP resolution changes when connected to an external display

Until recently, I was able to connect an external display to my 2013 MBP Retina without a problem. As of the past week or so, connecting an external display results in the resolution of the MBP ...
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Retina resolution in macOS guest in Parallels Desktop for Mac

Is there some way to enable Retina Display resolution on my MacBook Pro inside the macOS (Mac OS X) virtual machine (“guest OS”) on Parallels Desktop for Mac? I am disappointed every time I switch ...
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Retina scaling options gone when rotating display

I have a Mid-2014 15" retina MBP with an NVIDIA 750M running 10.12.5. I am outputting to a Dell P2415Q via an mDP to DP cable. When the display is in landscape (standard) orientation, I get a nice ...
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Looking for a way to automatically change zoom/scale when switching resolution

I have a 40" 4K display, which I frequently switch between full 3840x2160 mode and 2560x1440 (HiDPI/Retina) depending on what I'm working on. The problem is that with 3840 it's hard to read text, so ...
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Pixelated text using external monitor

I've a 3440 x 1440 external monitor hooked up to a MacBook Pro (Mid 2014). It seems as if images are being displayed correctly, but text is highly rasterised, both in browsers and in native apps ...
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Maximum screen resolution with AirPlay Extend Display on the Apple TV 4k?

What is the maximum screen resolution possible with AirPlay Extend Display on the Apple TV 4K? I.e. is it possible to treat an Apple TV 4K connected to a 4k TV as an external Retina-enabled display ...
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What are the consequences of running the 13" Retina MBP in higher native resolutions

This question is basically about how do different resolution settings affect the performance of your MacBook. By default retinas are set at the "retina" display mode. You can also set them to the "...
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Larger resolution than proposed in El Capitan

Is it possible to get a larger resolution on my Macbook Pro than the one proposed in System Preferences ? I mean my screen is 1280x800 and I'd like to putt an even larger resolution so as to have a ...
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How to unlock Sierra Refresh Rate for other resolutions less than 4k?

I had a MacBook Pro 2017, using a USB-C to HDMI which can support 4K@60Hz. I ran CoreDisplay patcher to enable 60Hz for 4K resolution: But Refresh Rate is still locked at 30Hz for other resolutions....
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MacBook Pro Support for 3840 x 1600 (and higher) resolutions

Does the MacBook Pro retina display (late 2013) have support for displays with 3840 x 1600 (WQHD+) (LG example shown below). If so, at what refresh rate and through what port?
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30" monitor has black border around desktop

I have been using a 24" monitor with my macbook pro early 2011 connected via a mini display port to DVI adaptor. I recently received an HP Z30i 30" monitor. When I connect to it with an mini display ...
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Setting the default resolution/scaling of the login screen in FileVault enabled systems (macOS Sierra)

The login screen has a default scaling that is set when you boot up. Once booted though, it will adopt the scaling of whatever user was last logged in. I've heard the default scaling can be set by ...
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1920 x 1200 resolution monitor with VGA not detected by Mac OS X 10.7.2

I recently got a Dell 2412m monitor with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1200. But in system preferences it only shows 1920 x 1080. I had it connected, beautifully, to my spare linux machine, so that'...
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What's the maximum necessary size in pixels for a video for iPhone?

I'm exporting MOVs from Flash, then converting them to mp4 with Handbrake. The video will scale to the screen size, but I would prefer it to scale down, rather than scale up. So, what are the ...
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Unable to use full resolution of P2416D

Dell P2416D (Vendor 10AC, Product A0C3) is 2560x1440, but my Mac OS X (on Macbook Pro Mid 2010 connected via Thunderbolt with Mini Display Port cable) doesn't have corresponding file in /System/...
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The screen resolution difference with a retina display

I can get the screen resolution of my Macbook pro using the AppleScript code on this site. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1866912/applescript-how-to-get-current-display-resolution on ...
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What is the max resolution output by the HDMI port of the MacBook Pro Early 2011

The MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) has a Thunderbolt port of which I would like to know the maximum resolution. It does not say what it is on the specs site specifically. It merely says "supports ...
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Macbook Air 13" Mid 2017 Power 2 External Displays With Macbook Air with lid closed

Can the Macbook Air 13" Mid 2017 power 2 external displays at 2560 if the lid is closed? This is what it says on the Apple website, Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full ...
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What are the effective scaling modes on OSX with a 4K display? Is an effective real estate of 2560x1440 possible?

I have a 2015 retina macbook pro, the default scaled resolution of 1920x1080 would be too small for me. I currently have a 2560x1440 display and couldn't accept less real estate. Under the display ...
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Connect MBP 2015 to external monitor 2560 x 1080 resolution?

I need to connect a MBP 15" to an external monitor with 2560 x 1080 resolution (this http://www.trustedreviews.com/lg-29ea93-review ). I already tried HDMI to HDMI but the text looks very bad (sharp)....
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Macbook Pro Connecting to External Monitor

I am wondering why my MacBook pro retina screen gets cut off from the sides while connecting an external monitor. My monitor is LCD 1280 x 1024 resolution connected via display port to VGA adapter. ...
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Is it possible to force the MacBook Pro HDMI output to specific resolution/refresh rate?

I have a MacBookPro11,2 connected via HDMI to a 4K television. I would like to try driving the display at various resolutions and frequencies, to see if that might alleviate some problems with signal ...