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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Thunderbird not being scaled properly on Retina display when an external display is also connected

If I use Thunderbird with only the Retina screen of my MBP it's fine. However, if I connect my MBP to an external display with normal resolution, then Thunderbird won't scale properly according to ...
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MBP 2010 no longer shows native resolution with LG Ultrawide (2560x1080) over miniDP

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) and an LG 25UM64-S Ultrawide monitor. For 2+ years I had the Ultrawide connected by mini-displayport and got the full/native resolution of 2560x1080. But ...
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Display's native resolution not registering properly

I've got an HP monitor (specs here) that is supposed to display natively in 1080p. I've used it for years in this setup no problem. Last night I upgraded my Mini to a newer model, and when it was ...
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How to get native resolution on Macbook Air external monitor?

I am using an Asus external monitor with 1600 x 900 native resolution connected to my Macbook Air (Yosemite) using a mini display port to VGA adapter. When I try to set the display resolution in ...
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How to tell a Mac to show 4k resolution or higher resolution even when it is not connected to such display?

Sometimes I want to make a screenshot and found that if I do that on a 4k screen, then the screenshot is quite clear (and is in a high resolution). So I can do this when my Macbook Pro is connected ...
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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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HiDPI on external monitor (Dell u2515h) with Macbook Pro

So I have Dell U2515H connected to my Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2014 (integrated graphics) and when I try to run it in 16:9 1280x720 HiDPI (I'm using switchresx) resolution it has no effect. However, when I ...
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Is my 13" rMBP capable of running a 4k monitor at 2560x1440 scaled resolution?

I have a late 2013 13" rMBP and a 4k monitor (3840x2160) that's running at 60Hz over mini display port. Right now it uses a scaled 1920x1080 resolution so everything is displayed at 2x HDPI (retina ...
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Does Mac have an display driver to go for higher resolution (than the current display)?

It used to be on a PC, when hooked up to a 1024 x 768 display, I can actually set the resolution to 1600 x 1200, and the display driver will pan to different part of the 1600 x 1200 section depending ...
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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 ...
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How to force Mac screen resolution?

Whenever I connect my Mac FireWire-to-HDMI to a large-screen TV, the resolution on my MacBook Air 11″ becomes larger and more content fits on the screen. In other words, everything scales down and it ...
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Can I use nearest-neighbor scaling with Intel Iris and Windows 10?

I have been looking into purchasing a 15" MacBook Pro. The problem is that I'm not too fond of Retina display and need to dual-boot Windows and be able to see the resolution without any blur caused by ...
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No retina (best) display option

I have 2015 early macbook pro 13", but I can't seem to find the 2560x1600 resolution. The highest resolution I can set it on is 1680x1050. Default for display is only 1280x800. What's the problem here?...
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How can I determine the battery impact of using scaled resolutions on my MB Pro Retina?

(My machine is a stock mid-2014 MB Pro Retina 13") I noticed a definitive drop in how long my battery lasts when I switched to the largest resolution available (to have more space to work with) ...
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Trick OS X into thinking it has a Retina display?

I own a Wacom Cintiq 13' display/input device. It connects via HDMI to my Mac Pro and works nice so far, except that all the menus, buttons and controls in OS X are very tiny. A resolution of ...
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How can I set a default “Mirror Displays” resolution?

I have an iMac running at 1920x1080 resolution with a second monitor connected that is running 1920x1200 resolution. Whenever I enable "Mirror Displays", OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E46) will always set ...
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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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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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Can I have different virtual desktops with different resolutions/scaling?

I'm really frustrated by the way some applications are not HiDPI aware and resort to pixel doubling - video games, GIMP, etc. Is it possible to have one of my virtual desktops (I think apple uses a ...
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How to delete photos from iPhoto/Phots with a particular filename format?

I have a phone that stores 2 images every time I take a picture. One is a high resolution photo and the other is a low resolution photo. When I connect my phone to the mac, it imports all the photos ...
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Scaling external display text & UI components

I have a late 2013 Retina Macbook Pro which drives a Dell P2815Q 28" 4K monitor (at 30Hz). What I would like is to have scaled UI components whilst retaining the resolution of the monitor, rather than ...
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Why is it that my MacBook Pro Retina's resolution is detected as different based on the application?

The actual advertized resolution is 2880 x 1800. Taking a fullscreen, screenshot gives me an image that is 2880 x 1800. Going to this site tells me my resolution is 1440 x 900. The built in Digital ...
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Screen resolution messed up when upgrading to latest Macbook Air

I have a macbook air 13' from 2013. I just bought the same model, only newer. I backup up everything on an external hard drive via time machine on the old mac, then used migration assistant to copy ...
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Incorrect resolution while external display connected

I have an Dell external display which has the best resolution @1440*900. My laptop is 2015 13 inch rBMP MX840. The problem is that when I connected this external display into the Mac, it cannot show ...
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MacBook Pro no longer outputs native resolution to external monitor when rotation is on

I have a mid 2012 Retina MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.3. As of last week, I was running an external Dell 24" monitor connected with a Thunderbolt to DisplayPort cable and rotated to portrait ...
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How to set a screen resolution other than what is displayed in the scaled list?

I need to set my screen resolution 1280x720 (this is a requirement for a screencast I need to create). When I go into the Display - Scaled menu this is no longer available as an option on Yosemite, ...
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External display resolution - cursor gets lost

I connected my new K272HUL display to my Macbook Pro Retina 15". The issue is that the resolution that the monitor displays seems to be too large (2560x1440) and my mouse gets lost in the display. My ...
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Screen resolution of MacBook Pro Retina

I have a MacBook Pro 13" Retina-display (Late 2013 model) I recently bought a very cheap HDMI cable to plug it on my tv in my room (for Screen Mirroring and sometimes, Screen extend). Since it's cheap,...
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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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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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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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Determine and Use Resolution as a Variable in UNIX script on Mac

I'm deploying a NetRestore image to multiple kinds of Macs: MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMacs and Mac Minis. I have several custom designed login screens that I'd like to use but everything ...
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Force aspect ratio with crop on external monitor while mirroring display

When I connect my Macbook Pro to an external monitor with a different aspect ratio than 16:10 (which the Macbook Pro has) and let it mirror my display, the resolution is automatically changed to ...
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Built-in display resolution resets when connecting to external monitor

I have my Retina Macbook Pro's built-in display set to the scaled resolution "more space" in System Preferences. Whenever I connect to an external monitor (extended mode), the resolution resets to "...
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Using scaled resolution in Macbook Pro Retina can cause overheating?

I'm using a late 2014 13 inch macbook pro retina. I'm using a scaled resolution of 1680*1050. When using this resolution, i don't know why, my laptop gets overheated. How can i fix it?
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How can I get an external display that is mirrored to have a smaller resolution than what I see on my Macbook Pro?

I'm trying to help a sight impaired and somewhat physically impaired person. They have an assistant that uses the Macbook Pro while he watches on an external monitor. The only thing is that for the ...
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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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Get all resolutions of Apple devices?

I am building an app for in the App store. For the app I need the resolution of the camera. I am searching for the resolution of: iphone 4 and up (front and back) Ipad 2 and up (front and back) ipod ...
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Does Mac Pro late 2013 support HiDPI?

I know for sure that Mac Pro late 2013 supports 4k screens flawlessly, but is HiDPI supported?
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OS X Yosemite resolution “jump” when logging in

When I start my MacBook Pro Retina, the resolution is the non-scaled option. But on my user account, I have selected the 1680x1050 scaled option. This means that when i login the resolution "jumps/...
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iPhone 4S video showing as 568 x 320 pixels resolution

I was under the impression that the iPhone 4S recorded video at 1080p by default (using the native camera app). But when I send a video to myself via email and look at the video properties it is 568 x ...
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Video resolution changing

When watching YouTube videos on my iMac, the screen intermittently switches to a lower resolution (the video gets blurry). Then, after 5 or 10 seconds it switches back to normal resolution. The ...
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Scale menu bar size

I am sure by this time a lot of us are using 2560 or a new 4K displays, which allow to fit a lot of content in. However, the size of the menu bar becomes pretty difficult to read on them so my ...
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Retina MacBook Pro - External display resolution issues

I am not sure if this is a problem with my TV or my Retina MBP. I've had an early 2011 MBP before my rMBP and this was never an issue. It seems that when I connect up my TV, it 'detects' the screen ...
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Can Mac OS X use a 1400x1050 projector's native resolution?

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro to a Canon LCD projector with a native resolution of 1400x1050. The maximum 4:3 resolution that Mac OS X offers is 800x600. With the SwitchResX utility I've ...
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New monitor won't let me set resolution to 2560x1440 even though it should be possible

i have just purchased a dell p2715q monitor and while i understand that my early 2011 macbook pro will not run it at the full resolution, it should be able to run it at 2560x1440. However the only ...
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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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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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Intel HD 3000, HDMI and 2560x1080

I recently purchased an ultra wide monitor, with a native resolution of 2560x1080. This is great but it's only working with Windows ! Apple is limiting HDMI resolution to be no more than 1920x1080, ...
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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 ...