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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Stopping Dell P2715Q monitor flickers with MacBook Retina 12" (2015)

I have recently purchased both a Dell 4K display (P2715Q) and a new Macbook (Retina, 12", 2015). According to Apple's website, the MacBook should be capable of driving the display at full resolution ...
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how to draw good safari button icons?

I have created a safari extension with tool button icon of 64x64 pixels. its not as crisp as the safari buttons. I have tried higher resolutions and lower resolutions which are rendered worse than ...
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Minimum display resolution for macOS Sierra on Mac Mini (2011 or later)?

I'm considering getting a secondhand Mac Mini (2011 model or later) for use as a media and backup server. Most of the time it won't need a screen attached to it, but I'll need one in order to ...
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Is there a way to force a Mac laptop to stay in a specific resolution?

I sometimes open up my Macbook Pro and notice that my laptop panel is an odd resolution. When I check Display settings, it shows "Best for Display", when I really want the highest setting always. Is ...
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Digital Color Meter does not show all pixels. Is there a tool that does?

Digital Color Meter seems to drop pixels from the inspection window on retina displays. Here is what Digital Color Meter thinks the spotlight search icon looks like: However, a screen capture PNG ...
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How do I stop my external monitor from occasionally blacking out?

I have a 2011 MBP which is connected to a 1920x1080, 144 Hz monitor. I am using one of these cables to connect it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YOQYQWY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&...
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How to set the Display aspect ratio to 16:9 explicitly when using a VGA adaptor

Background I was presenting at a venue where the projector supports 1280x720px resolution (16:9) via VGA cable (I've previously used the same room and equipment on an older 2011 MacBook Pro running ...
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Does AirDrop resize pictures - AirDrop photo resolution

Does AirDrop alter images in any way to reduce size for faster transfer or the "Preparing" is preparing the package for tranfer, involving no image resize/compression?
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MacBook Air: Playing 1080p vs 720p videos

I have a MacBook Air 13-inch 2013 model and I was wondering if it is worth downloading 1080p movies if I have the option for 720p? I know 1080p is much more crisp on my TV, but does the MacBook Air ...
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Get Custom HiDPI resolution rendering on non-Retina Macs

On MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Apple samples image to 2x and then scale it back down. Even for other resolutions found in System Preferences. However, on other Macs, that doesn't work. They ...
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Is it worth getting a 4k monitor for a late-2012 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display?

I know my 13" 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display won't support 4k (because it uses the Intel HD4000 for graphics), but I need a new monitor. I just want a monitor that will look good at 2560x1440 (...
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4k screen can handle 60hz 90° rotated, but not in 0°

I've run into this funny issue, where I've got a 4k monitor (Samsung U28E590), that I'm trying to optimize for resolution and hz-frequency. My optimal goal is of course 4k, with 60hz, but since I don'...
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What can one expect from coupling a 16:10 signal to a 16:9 monitor?

The highest external monitor resolution supported by my Macbook Pro is 2560x1600. What would I expect if I upgraded from my 1920x1200 external monitor to a 3840x2160 monitor? Those monitors are just ...
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iPhone 6 email max photo resolution

Is there a way to automatically have the iPhone send photo attachments in max resolutions instead of always asking me. it know it just one more step to push an additional button but it's really ...
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Macbook retina scaled resolution quality

I have a 2nd gen Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch. For pretty much the whole time I have been running it at the scaled 1680 x 1050 resolution (1 up from the "best for retina" resolution). After randomly ...
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dual screen resolution setting is reset after logout, reboot or sleep

On a mac mini running OSX 10.11.6, if I set dual screen resolution to 1920x1080, it resets to the default 800x600 if the computer is reset (or if slideshow mode on powerpoint is activated), or if the ...
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Better image quality on Samsung Smart TV with HDMI wanted

I have connected my Mac Mini A1347 to my Samsung Smart TV UE32ES6530 using a HDMI cable. This works out of the box but the display is rather ugly. I already changed the resolution to a lower value ...
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Scaled Resolution switching interfering with Terminal startup

I saved a window group in Terminal and set that as my default startup group in Terminal preferences "On startup open: window group..." If I then switch my resolution scaling from "More Space" to "...
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Mac thinks external Dell display is a built-in display

So I have a Macbook Pro running OS 10.11 with 1 additional Dell display. For Christmas I received another Dell display, but I'm having issues with this mac thinking the new display is a "Built-in" ...
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Mac Pro Nvidia Graphics Displays Incorrect Resolution

I have a Mac Pro 5,1* with an Nvidia Quadro K1200 graphics card. Note that while this card is not officially supported by Apple, it works perfectly with Nvidia's graphics driver. The K1200 powers two ...
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After system wake, Thunderbolt monitor underscans

Starting recently (but not aligned in my memory to any particular Software Update), when my MacBook Pro 13" Retina (late 2015) wakes from sleep with the external monitor connected (whether sleep was ...
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Can the Apple menu be moved to the right a substantial amount (screen failure)?

My macbook pro fell and the left side of the screen is now black. So about 20% of it is not visible due to breakage. I am working around this using an external display when I can locate one, but on ...
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Decrease font size of all Menu Items in El Capitan

I have a 27" external monitor. The 1080p fonts are oversized: I know how to decrease them in individual apps - but what about the OS/X top menu bar? Note: i have already chosen the highest available ...
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Can retina display features be enabled on older (non-retina) displays?

I have an older iMac, without a true retina display. I want to be able to scale the user interface like the retina macs do, but I can't seem to find a way to do that. Does anyone know a way to trick ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 (15") has weird default Resolution

I recently changed from a 2012 Non-Retina Macbook Pro (15 Inch) to the 2016 Retina model. As soon as I changed , my eyes started to hurt after only few hours of working (1-2) and painful headaches ...
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Cannot get max resolution out of Dell monitor from MacBook Pro Retina (early 2013)

I purchased a Dell UltraSharp U2715H. This has a 2560x1440 resolution. I have a MacBook Pro Retina (early 2013). I now have the following issue getting to this maximum resolution. 1) HDMI If I ...
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Can the MacBook Pro 13 inch early 2015 model output to two 4k displays?

I have a Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch early 2015 model. It has the upgraded 3,1 GHz i7 dual-core in it. Is this possible to output to two 4k monitors on my macbook?
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Does higher-resolution display scaling improve movie quality?

I just got a new Retina MacBook Pro, and I keep it at the default 1440x900 resolution setting due to not liking when everything is super-tiny. However, I was wondering, does the resolution setting ...
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Macbook (Late 2016) blurry with Dell s2415h Monitor

When I connect my new MacBook Pro to the Dell s2415h, the text is slightly blurry. I tried the solution here but it didn't work for me. I also found this older post which found success with DVI but my ...
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Can't achieve a higher than 1920x1080 on AOC U3477Pqu, powered by late 2011 Macbook pro…?

My late 2011 Macbook pro comes with an AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB graphics card and Apple state it: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 ...
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Connecting external display at 60 hz on a MacBook 12" 2016

Has anyone got MacBook 12 inch (2016) working with an external display at 60 hz. I know 4K runs at 30 hz unless you do the hack to MacOS but I was wondering how 1920x1080 or 2560x1440 performed.
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Would using thunderbolt-to-hdmi help?

Late 2013 Macbook Pro 15.4" 2.6Ghz I connect HDMI and not always do the full spectrum of resolutions appear within the list of choices? System Preferences (app) -> Displays (preference icon) ->...
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Does OS X scale the resolution of my screen?

I'm using an Early 2015 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display and it has a native screen resolution of 2560 by1600 pixels, the default setting says "looks like 1280x800", and it seems like every program ...
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Why are images on retina display pixelated whereas videos are fine?

I just bought MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display. I have noticed that bitmap images (which are not vector graphics) are pixelated and fuzzy on several websites. However, videos seem to be fine. Why ...
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How do I scale everything up on my Mac Screen without decreasing resolution?

Most forums I found on Google mentions that the easiest way to zoom things up on a Mac Display is to set the resolution lesser. But, that just stretches the lesser resolution screen leading to blurry ...
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Reducing PowerPoint file size with retina images

I am using PowerPoint from Microsoft Office 2016. I use a lot of screenshots (save the screenshot to clipboard and paste it in PowerPoint). When using the retina display, the presentation file size ...
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Combine screens into pseudo-high-resolution

I'm a visual thinker. I prefer seeing everything laid out clearly and then moving around a big layout. With screen zoom, I can quickly zoom in-and-out on parts of the screen. Right now, if I tile ...
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MacBook Retina with non-retina External Monitor has wrong resolutions

I have just gotten a MacBook Pro retina Early 2015, which I want to connect with non-retina external display. I'm using a VGA to display port adapter to connect it and it does work. However the ...
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need for 1000 dpi non PDF image from powerpoint

The journal does not want pdf nor 300dpi. They want 1000 dpi. How do I get there from mac powerpoint?
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HiDPI Mode not respected by iOS Simulator

I turned on HiDPI mode in my OS X El Capitan and now facing the issue: iOS Simulator screen shows only part of its contents. Please see the picture below. If I turn HiDPI mode off then everything ...
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Scaling resolutions on MBP Late 2013 with 4K monitor

I'm connecting my Late 2013 MBP with Iris Pro graphics to a Seiki 39" 4K monitor. Seemingly at random, I get two different types of Settings->Displays screens: Importantly, Screen 2 lets me choose my ...
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Missing scaled resolution for external 4K display on MacBook 2016

I'm running my MacBook 2016 attached to LG 27MU67-B operating fine in native 4K resolution. But the choices for scaled (DPI)resolution are somewhat broken. In display preferences pane I'm presented ...
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Using Two External Monitors for my MBP (E. 2015) but resolution is low on the other one

I'm using my MacbookPro Early 2015 to connect two external displays. One is an Asus display connected via HDMI to HDMI, the other, is a samsung display (Both are 24 inches 1920x1080) and is connected ...
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Make all fonts larger on the Macbook Air 11“ or 13”

Instead of getting a Macbook Pro 13" or 15", I was thinking of getting the Macbook Air 13" or 11", but checking the machines at Apple store, it turns out the density of pixels of the screen of the ...
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Set custom scaling on Retina MacBook Pro (13inch)

I want my scaling to look like 2560x1600. Currently, according to Display preferences, it looks like 1680x1050, and that is the smallest option. I want everything to be WAY WAY smaller. My eyes are ...
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External display : why 59Hz instead of 60Hz on Macbook Pro 15" mid-2012 @ 2560 x 1440 via DisplayPort

I connected an LG 27UD88-W to my 2012 15" Macbook Pro via DisplayPort. However, it does not seem to connect at the expected 60Hz for the 2560x1440 resolution, but instead it shows 59Hz. One could ...
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Will a Macbook Pro retina 15" from 2012 support WQHD resolution (3440 x 1440)?

I'm interested in buying the Dell U3415W for my mid 2012 MBPr 15". I know that thunderbolt 1 can drive regular 1440p displays such as a 2560 x 1440, however can it drive the Dell's wider resolution?
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How to enable HiDPI mode on external display in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

The usual method of using Quartz Debug doesn't seem to work anymore.
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External Display Resolution

I am running OS X El Capitan on a 15" Retina display MBP and I recently hooked up an external monitor (Samsung SyncMasterP2370HD) via an HDMI cable. The font is weirdly pixelated at any resolution ...
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Unable to set 1440x900 resolution to external monitor

Today I connected an external monitor whose native resolution is 1440x900. However, my Mac (Retina 13) doesn't allow me to set this resolution. I already tried pressing the Option Key the same time I ...