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 can I test a display resolution that's not listed?

I'm planning to give a talk at a conference, and I've been told that slides will be displayed on a screen with a resolution of "2048 x 1080 (16:9 aspect ratio)". I want to see how my slides look at ...
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How to bump up text size & other graphical elements system wide

On Mavericks, my monitor resolution is set to 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz (1080p) on SMS24A350H. Everything looks great. But I noticed small icons in Finder window with small text. That I adjusted with Finder ...
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Interface Scaling / Independent Resolution per Application on MacBook Pro Retina

I have a MacBook Pro Retina and I run it on the unsupported/non-HiDPI 2560x1600 to be able to work on multiple windows at the same time. This resolution increases the DPI allowing a large screen real ...
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Could you interpret these screen resolutions from Google Analytics?

After choosing Macintosh in my Google Analytics stats and then choosing Screen Resolution as the secondary dimension, I get these numbers: Which one of these are 15" Macbook Pro, 13" Macbook Pro, etc....
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Some applications open in low resolution

Some applications, like Unity3D (but not limited to it) open in too low resolution: The flag "open in low resolution" is not set:            &...
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Other resolution (no scaling) in MacBook Pro retina

What do the other resolutions look like? I know in OS X you can't go down (for now) to really (non retina) at 1440x900 and also in Windows (for no new bootcamp driver) you can't; but I see how in the ...
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Very small resolution on external monitor Windows 7 with Macbook Pro Retina

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13", and I run both OSX and Windows 7. My Windows 7 is run in Parallels. I work with OSX on the screen of the Macbook, and Windows on an external monitor (with the typical ...
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Is it possible to upgrade 2012 low res glossy to high res glossy screen?

I know you can switch the screen assembly from high-resolution matte to high resolution glossy, but can you go from low-resolution glossy to high resolution? Specifically, if I get a 15" 2012 MBP and ...
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Resolution of iPhone photo stream upload!

I've not been able to pin down whether the photos uploaded from an iPhone to photo stream are full resolution. I saw mention that they are downloaded in full resolution to OSX machines and not iOS. ...
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Turn off blurring on Mac Book Pro with Retina display

I think it's already known issue that old applications look blurry on the new retina display, but some look ok, just worse quality. As an example I want you too look on the image below: It's clearly ...
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Define different screen resolution when external monitor is plugged in on MBP retina w/ OSX 10.9

I have a MBP retina with OSX 10.9 on it and I'm trying to automatically change my laptop screen resolution when an external monitor is attached or detached. This question is the same but for a ...
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iPhone photos are low resolution (640x480)

I have an iPhone 4 with which I take lots of photos. The default resolution tends to be pretty high, usually around 2500 X 1900. Lately some of my photos have come out with a very low resolution, ...
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MacBook Pro Retina screenshot in higher resolution than the native?

I have a mid 2012 MacBook Pro Retina. The native (i.e. maximum supporter built-in display resolution) is, as far as I know, 2880x1800. So far so good. Then I went to resolution settings and slided it ...
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Mac Mini late 2012 second monitor resolution

I have a dual monitor setup for mac mini 2012, 2 x lg flatron w2243 one is connected through dvi to hdmi adapter and works fine at a 1920x1080 resolution, the other has a vga to mini display (...
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How can I use 1920 X 1200 HighRes Mode (on a Macbook Pro)?

with some quick hack we can easily enable 1920 X 1080 HighRes mode on OS X 10.9.2. However, most Macbook Pro (Retina) today have 16 by 10 screens. How can we do a quick hack and modify the 1920 X 1080 ...
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Can Lion detect 1920x1200 screen resolution?

I own a MacBook Pro, 17", MA897D/A, A1229, Mid 2007, with a display resolution of 1920x1200 which worked seamlessly under 10.4. As I upgraded to Lion I sadly noticed that the maximum resolution now ...
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Actual Size Album Art in iTunes 11

Prior to version 11, it was trivial in iTunes to view album artwork at "actual size". Is this possible in iTunes 11? It seems that all album artwork, regardless of the resolution of the file, is ...
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Different account with different display resolution

I am having two accounts on my Macbook Pro with Retina display. My wife doesn't like my current resolution, so she changes to a larger one. However when I switch back to my account, the OS doesn't ...
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MacBook Pro external display support (different resolution from notebook display)

My MacBook Pro has a Mini DisplayPort and running Snow Leopard. I'm looking to get myself a Mini DisplayPort -> VGA adapter so that I can attach a hand-me-down LCD display. The LCD display has a ...
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RMBP 2013 and forcing windowed games in Low Resolution Mode

Is it possible to launch a program without an associated .app bundle with the Open in Low Resolution mode activated? I am talking about ~/Library/Application\ Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/dota\ 2\ ...
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Desktop Icons and Windows moved to odd spots after sleeping

Symptom: Upon waking up, sometimes the Mac jams all of my icons into one corner, and throws some windows almost completely off the screen or makes them really small. This happens frequently often on ...
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How can I increase my font sizes without decreasing my resolution?

I have a 24" iMac at home which at the max resolution (1920 x 1200) is very comfortable for me to see my desktop and read text. Now at work I have a 27" iMac with a max resolution of 2560 x 1440 ...
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If the iPad 2 is not HD, why does Apple advertise them as able to watch HD movies?

If the iPad 2 and iPad mini do not have native HD resolution, then why does Apple market them to be able to watch HD movies? Isn't '720p' 1280 x 720, yet the iPad 2 or mini is 1024x768?
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Macbook Pro retina 13: why 1280x800 (no HiDPI) looks blurry?

I have a macbook pro 2.5Ghz i5 retina 13 inches. I'm running Mountain Lion. When I change the resolution to 1280x800 (no HiDPI) it looks blurry, more blurry than a non-retina 13 inch macbook pro. Why ...
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MacBook has problems with external monitor but iMac doesn't

I have a small Sony TV which is colour balanced for video editing. Note: it does not have DVI or HDMI ports. When I plug it into an iMac using VGA and the Mini Display Port adapter, it is fine (using ...
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Making fonts larger in apps under Lion

While there is no system-wide way to make all fonts larger under Lion without leaving native resolution, many individual programs do have a way to make text and various elements larger on the screen. ...
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In iMovie 11, how do I export at my custom resolution/aspect ratio? It only allows 16:9/4:3?

I see a few posts that say it will also export at the aspect ratio you imported at, but how? I recorded a portion of my screen with Quicktime's screen recorder, and it came to a resolution of 680x812....
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How to mirror a first screen on the second and keep the highest resolution on the first screen?

I've linked a second screen (1920x1080) to my iMac 27" (2560x1440) via HDMI (using a minidisplayport to HDMI adapter). I want to mirror the first on the second but when I do this the first takes the ...
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Screen Sensitivity of the retina display iPad (3rd generation). Is it better than before?

Does the new iPad support higher resolution tapping, or just more pixels for display. Stylii and the existing iPad feel like writing with a big marker on a big index card. Will the new iPad feel more ...
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Find size of a window

When I have a window for an application open I would like its size, height and width. Is it 900 * 625, 716 * 456 or what? The reason I need to know is just for some usability testing. Any tips how ...
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MacBook Pro to external 24" HP Compaq at 1920x1200 using Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter

I just upgraded OS X from 10.7 to 10.8. While using 10.7 with an HP Compaq LA2405wg external monitor connected via Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter, I was unable to set this monitor's native resolution ...
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Connecting HP ZR2440 screen via HDMI to MacBook Retina

I connected an external HP ZR2440 screen via HDMI to a MacBook Pro Retina. Especially text seems not as sharp as with other (window) laptops. I found the color profile settings and found the default ...
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OS X switches resolution without monitor KVM

This is a interesting one. I use a KVM switch on my Mac Pro and Cinema Display. While the display is on another computer, the Mac switches to a different resolution (not seeing a monitor). I know it ...
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Is there a utility to display outlines of other resolutions on the screen?

I have a 17" MacBook Pro and occasionally need to design software that's optimized for smaller resolutions. Some of them I can work with by setting my display's resolution to the target system's, but ...
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Low-resolution icons displayed in Dock and Launchpad

Since about a week I have some icons in the Dock and in the Launchpad (e.g.: AppStore, Mission Control) with low-res icons. However if I start the app (in this case App Store), the correct (high-res) ...
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Which resolutions does the Retina MacBook Pro support, and how?

The new Retina MacBook Pro has an astounding 2880x1800 pixels. Naturally, the "native" double-detail resolution is 1440x900. But what other resolutions can be used? And how crisp are they? (Are they ...
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How can I get full resolution on Mac Book Pro Retina? [duplicate]

I am using a Mac Book Pro 15" retina display which supposedly has a 2880x1800 resolution, but I don't seem to be getting that many pixels. In the control panel, if I choose the Scaled radio button ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15" native resolution compromise?

It's been two weeks now since I got my new retina and I find it awesome. I'm a frontend developer so I need a lot of screen estate to get things done in a good fashion and the way I was used to. My ...
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Software or method for moving between Thunderbolt display and laptop resolution

I have a 13" MBP and a 24" Thunderbolt display. I use the Thunderbolt display as my main and only screen while at my desk. The problem for me comes when I disconnect and take my laptop to a meeting or ...
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HiDPI on Lion: Most windows blurry

In order to make an app I'm developing Retina compatible, I enabled the "HiDPI" mode on my Mac (OS X 10.7.4 Lion), since I don't have a Retina MBP. The Quartz Developer Tool worked as indended, and I ...
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OS X Mountain Lion: Change resolution automatically when on battery

I have a rMBP running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. I normally use the display at a 1680x1050. Is there a way to have the display automatically change resolution to the default retina when on battery, and ...
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Enable All HiDPI Modes

I want to know how to enable all HiDPI modes, particularly the 1280x800 mode for my 1440x900 MacBook Air. How can I do this?
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Is it possible to enable 1.5x scaling using HiDPI on OS X?

I use a Mac Mini on a 46" 1080p TV and using native resolution the UI is too small, and using HiDPI the UI is too big. Is there a way to hack the OS X to enable 150% scaling instead of 100% and 200% ?...
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How to force a screen resolution on my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro, bought 3 years ago, I'm not sure of the model, but the processor is a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 4 GB of RAM, nVidia 9400M 256M. I am using MacOS 10.6.6. Next week I will ...
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Resolution 2880 x 1800 not available in Windows 8 (VMware Fusion 5)

I've installed Windows 8 in a VMware Fusion 5 virtual machine. Actually, I upgraded the virtual machine from VMware Fusion 4. I'd like to set my retina MacBook Pro's resolution to the display's ...
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Full-screen games on a Retina Macbook Pro sometimes start strangely

When I start Braid on my Retina Macbook Pro, the game will sometimes start normally, and I can play it, but other times only the bottom left corner of the game is visible, and the graphics look really ...
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How to increase the size of the OS X user interface without lowering the resolution?

I can adjust a few things, such as the Dock, but I don't see a way to say, "I want 1080p resolution, but I'm sitting 5 feet away and want bigger menus, fonts, etc across the entire system." This is ...
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Higher resolution on Macbook air - simulated?

When I connect my MBA to Apple TV it adjusts the MBA resolution to something else which makes everything smaller but gives me more screen real-estate. I don't want to do this often but sometimes its ...
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Thunderbolt 27" resolution

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Pro with Retina. I love it, but I needed more screen real-estate for my current work, so I got a 27" Thunderbolt display. It's very big, and I have lots of room now, but I do ...
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View original full-resolution image in Aperture 2.0

I want to do the comparison of image quality of 2 lenses, with different settings. For this purpose I need to do the pixel level comparison. But Aperture stores originals of the files internally ...

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