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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...