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 get safari to show me the pixel dimensions of the browser window, without an extension?

I have once seen safari showing me the pixel dimensions of the browser window, even when I resized it dragging left or right, it showed how many pixels in the x axis and how many pixels in the y axis. ...
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Connecting external monitor at 1440p to mid-2012 MBP 13"

Recently I bought Dell S2719DM monitor, which maximum resolution is 2560x1440. I'd like to use it with my mid-2012 13 inch MacBook Pro, so I got Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter - it uses HDMI 1.4 and ...
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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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Unable to use external monitor's full resolution using Macbook Pro

I recently bought a new 2019 MacBook Pro. It working as expected. I use my HP 22Es for majority of my work. Very unfortunately, my MBP is unable to detect the 1920x1080 resolution of external display. ...
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MacBook Pro 15" screen resolution way too high, unable to change resolution

After laptop restart, my MacBook Pro 15" thinks my main laptop display is 47" screen. Resolution is showing 2880 x 1800 pixels and there is no other resolution available to be selected. I tried using ...
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Increasing screen resolution to 1920x1080 in Macbook Air

Is it possible to change the maximum resolution of MacBook Air 13" (2015), by replacing its panel (i.e. screen)? The model only supports 1440x900. What I want to achieve is making the resolution of ...
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MacBook Pro internal display resolution wrong

I've got an early 2013 MacBook Pro with an external display connected via HDMI to the in-built port. The system shows that the resolution of built-in display (15-inch Retina) is 2880 x 1800, while the ...
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Applescript to set terminal window to specific size

I found this question Is it possible to define the width/height of a Terminal window with this command: osascript -e \'tell application "Terminal" to do script and tried setting my ...
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Resize display resolution of a macOS Mojave guest running in VMware Fusion 11.1

➥ How does one change the screen resolution of their macOS Fusion guest? On my Mac mini (2018) running macOS mojave 10.14.5, I am running VMware Fusion 11.1 with a BenQ 4K monitor on DisplayPort. ...
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Connecting MacBook Pro to multiple monitors, one in portrait (vertical) mode

I‘ve got a 2015 13“ MacBook Pro and want to connect 2 external monitors. One LG ultrawide (resolution 2160x1080) and a Full HD Monitor rotated to be vertically upright (resolution would be 1080x1920). ...
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Why won't my external display detect its native resolution?

3 days ago I bought a Dell SE2219HX display (22") and connected it to my non-retina MBP mid 2012 model. I also own a HDMI extension that is to be connected to the display port but for some reason it ...
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Change Screen Resolution for Mac Built-in VNC (Screen Sharing)

I am attempting to connect to a MacBook Pro from a Mac Pro with a 2560x1600 monitor using the built in screen sharing client. I would like to be able have the connection fill the entire screen, but ...
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Why is Launchpad laggy when using a scaled resolution?

I bought a 32" 4k display and when I use the 4k resolution on it, everything is too small. This is why I use something in between 2k and 4k, but that resolution is not native apparently, and Launchpad ...
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How to view current display resolution

How can I find out the current resolution the screen is running at, in OS X 10.10? Under settings -> display (which is where I think it used to be), it shows the refresh frequency, but not the ...
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How to reach full resolution potential with MacBook Pro 2012?

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.4. I am attempting to use an external display with my Dell U2715Q (has 4k capabilities). I purchased an AmazonBasics ...
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How to open Resolution Center for an app version rejection after the app is approved?

Something very strange happened to me. My company application was rejected in first place because App Review Team reported that it crashed in iPad Air 2. We bought a new iPad Air 2 and I faced no ...
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Possible to get 1440p from a 2012 Mac Mini via mini DP -> HDMI adapter?

I recently purchased a 2012 Mac Mini and am attempting to max out my dual monitor setup. Currently, I connect my Mac to a Dell S2417DG's HDMI 1.4 in via this passive mini DP to HDMI 1.4 cable. ...
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2014 MB air to Dell S2718D not showing QHD resolution

I have an early 2014 macbook air trying to connect to a Dell 27 inch QHD monitor (model S2718D) the monitor has 2 usb SS ports, a full size hdmi, and a usb-c port. I have a miniDp to hdmi cable that ...
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Easiest way to convert a retina screenshot into standard resolution?

All screenshots taken on a MBP 2015 (retina, default resolution) has a "resolution" of 144x144. When we upload those images to forums, they are usually stored as 72 DPI, hence the actual image ...
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1920x1080 resolution for MBP 13" 2015 Retina - Different settings from attached monitor

I am using Retina Display Menu (RDM) to give me a higher resolution for my MBP, and the sweet spot that I have found is 1920x1080. However I get 2 different display options for this resolution ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 13": change resolution to 1920x1200 pixels

How can I change the resolution of my MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Late 2013) to 1920x1200 pixels? The MacBook is able to use this resolution! It's e.g. using it, when connecting a second display which ...
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Unable to configure to native resolution on LCD of retina macbook pro

I have late 2015 issue macbook Pro with 2880x1800 native resolution. How do I use that resolution? The max that I can configure using the built-in tools is 1920x1080. I am on High Sierra.
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Retina vs. scaled for video playback on external 4k monitor

I have just got a LG Ultrafine 4K monitor for my MBP and wonder how retina on a 4k screen really works. The native resolution is HD but with retina doubling. I find a lot of confusion on the subject ...
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External monitor's (DELL U2415) refresh rate locked at 59.88 Hz (NTSC)?

I bought a DELL U2415 monitor and connected it via a MiniDP to DP cable that came with the monitor. Surprisingly the refresh rate of the monitor was locked at 59.88 Hz (NTSC), unlike a U2414H ...
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Changing Screen Resolution in OSX Mojave

Screen of my MacBook Pro Retina 2015 is broken and a vertical block with ~2 inches width on the right edge can't be seen. I have been using it like this for a couple months since it is my second ...
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4K monitor on a non-retina mid-2012 Macbook Pro

I am planning on buying a 4K monitor. I currently have a mid-2012 Non-retina Macbook Pro. I know I won't be able to run on the 4K monitor full-res. I don't mind. I was thinking of using SwitchRes (a ...
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Change LG UltraFine resolution through AppleScript

I would like to have an AppleScript that toggles between "Default for display" in System Preferences and "Scaled" "Larger Text". The script should detect the current state of the display and toggle ...
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My 4K monitor won’t display anything above a resolution of 1280 x 720

I just bought a BenQ 4K 27inch PD2700U monitor and am trying to connect it to my MacBook Pro as an additional screen. The cable I am using is a DisplayPort to mini display port. It works fine on low ...
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How do I disable retina mode/HiDPI on macOS Mojave on the built-in display of a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)? [duplicate]

I want to test non-retina/non-HiDPI mode on macOS Mojave on the built-in display of a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017). I found articles that suggest enabling the option sudo defaults write /Library/...
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Overriding the default resolution on external monitor

I have an iMac 5K (mid-2017) and a USB-C to HDMI adapter. I used to have a standard 24" monitor (1920x1080) connected to the adapter, and it worked just fine; however, I have put a video capture ...
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crossover 27" monitor resolution OK on (2017) MacBook Pro, but wrong on (2017) MacBook

I'm using exactly the same usb-C to HDMI adaptor: when I plug it into the MacBook I get a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 and when I plug it into the MacBook Pro I get the correct resolution of ...
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Connect Macbook Air with external monitor

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) that uses an Intel HD Graphics 5000. I also plan to buy the monitor that is supposed to have connectors for DisplayPort and HDMI with a resolution of 2560x1440 ...
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Second monitor resolution adjustment?

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro and am using an Asus VA327 monitor as a second screen. The monitor's native resolution is 1920x1080, but for some reason, the mac won't output content at this resolution. ...
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Force 2560x1600 through HDMI on a Mid 2011 Mac Mini?

So I want to run dual 30" monitors on my mid 2011 mac mini. I have two U3014 monitors. While one works fine through mini display port, the other one is forced to run at 1080p via HDMI. Is there anyway ...
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Fixing my refresh rate

I hope this is the right place to post this question. I'm getting crazy since 2 days trying to enable 60hz on my external display. I bought a new LG Ultrafine 4k display as suggested by apple to have ...
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screenshot showing dimensions 2880x1800 but resolution 144x144

I am trying to take some high quality screenshots on my 13" MBP for a website - they need them to be as high resolution as possible (at least 1000px wide) - when I take the screenshot (command+shift+3)...
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How to reach QHD resolution (external display) on MacBook Pro mid 2012 non-Retina

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2012 non-Retina (specs) and an AOC monitor with QHD res, but I cannot get it to reach over 1080p. On the Apple page linked before there is this: Dual display and video ...
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Incorrect external display resolution after an upgrade to Mojave

I am working with a MacBook Pro 2018 and an external Display EIZO CG 277. Since my notebook has been updated on Mojave, my external display have an incorrect resolution. I had a mail exchange with ...
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2017 15" MBP & UHD TV: 4k60Hz *very* intermittent

I have the MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017), a Samsung 4k display, and a USB-C to HDMI cable between them (plugged directly into the computer). The entire setup supports everything necessary. Please don't ...
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DisplayPort unable to display in 2560x1440

I have a mid-2015 MBP running Mojave with 1 HDMI and 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports. I have two 32 inches Acer monitor - same model - EB321HQU with max resolution of 2560x1440. My monitors do not have ...
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Insert vector-based PDF to Powerpoint WITHOUT loosing resolution

It seems there is no solution for inserting a vector-based figure (e.g. PDF) into MS Office (Word and Powerpoint). Others have suggested converting the image into a high-resolution raster image first, ...
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upscaling videos on iMac 5k with VLC (or other player) - just enlarge the window?

I have lots of old videos with low resolution. For example: ID : 1 Format : MPEG-4 Visual Format profile ...
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MacOS App Resolution Independence

I know how to change the screen resolution for the entire system. That is not a problem. What I would like to do (for my boss) is to "make everything bigger" in macOS 10.14 Mojave Mail, which is his ...
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MacBook Air with retina display resolution question

I recently purchased a new MacBook Air with the 2560 x 1600 display. I noticed my resolution didn't appear to be even 1080 when I was connecting to some Windows remote sessions, so I started poking ...
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Set iPhone photo resolution default

I need to take photos and upload them in a web page. A resolution of 800x600 would be enough for me. I go to Settings > Photos & Camera, but I can only find a configuration for the resolution of ...
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Early 2015 MacBook Air and two external monitors: how to do it and maximum resolution?

I have an Early 2015 13" MacBook Air with Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB. I'm trying to figure out what its capabilities are in terms of connecting two external monitors. First, if I just used the ...
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How do I download full resolution photos on my iphone (8+) to use offline? [duplicate]

I used to keep all of my photos (literally 40K or so) on my iPhone. I did eventually fall into the iCloud trap, and have still not figured out a way to assure that a healthy number of my full ...
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Fonts appear fuzzy when connecting my Mac to an external monitor

I’ve been having this issue for a long time and I can’t get my head around it. When I connect my MacBook Pro 2015 to an external 1920x1080 monitor, the font becomes fuzzy and I get dizzy within a few ...
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Disable HiDPI resolution

My macOS High Sierra install keeps switching to 720p HiDPI in stead of running at the native 1440p. When I click on the 1440p setting it shows me the correct res but it switches back after about 1 ...
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Can iPad 3 play 2048×1536 video in its native resolution?

Can the third generation iPad play 2048×1536 videos in its native resolution? I've converted some 4K footage to 2048×1536 mp4s using Apple Compressor. These files play correctly on my Mac, but iTunes ...