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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 to enable “larger text” scaling slider on a 2k monitor?

I have a Mac Mini (late 2014) connected to two Dell U2515H monitors, which have 2560x1440 resolution. Problem: everything (macOS UI elements) is too small at this native resolution. I was able to ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to mirror 2.5K or 5K iMac display to 1080p TV through Apple TV without swithcing iMac's resolution?

I have a 27" iMac with 2.5K built-in display resolution. Also i may replace it with a 5K/retina one. The problem is mirroring it's display without changing my mac's resolution other than it's native ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reduce or increase chrome and font size with 4k screen

I recently invested in a gorgeous 4k screen which I drive with a 13" rMPB. For the size of the panel and my personal preferences on font size, icons, menu items etc. a "scaled" resolution of ...
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4k Display on macbook pro 15 retina late 2013 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, but with scaled fonts

I am using an external 4k display (from LG a 27 inch display: LG_27MU67-B) on displayport on my MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch (late 2013). 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz works out of the box. Cool! But.. I want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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remote desktop from iMac 5k and Windows 10 1080p into Windows 10 virtual machine resolution problems

I work from home a couple days a week. At home, I have an iMac 5k and use Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.3 on the iMac to remote into my company workstation which is a Windows 10 virtual machine. I ...
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Max supported external display resolution @60z for 2012 Macbook Air?

I have a mid-2012 13" Macbook Air with Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB My monitor died recently so I'm in the market for a new one, and I would like to know the maximum supported resolution for ...
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MacOS Mojave beta has limited display scaling on MacBook 12

Everything looks larger on my MacBook 12 after the latest Mojave update. It allows you to scale up the display to only one level (used to go up and down two levels). Has anyone noticed that? Any fixes ...
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macOS System files to modify Display Resolutions?

Duet Display can no longer set my iPad to 2732x2048 resolution. I have the exact same problem with my ASUS monitor. I was once able to use PBP mode to turn the display into portrait mode and then set ...
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External monitor blurry when MacBook lid is closed

I have an external ASUS PB287Q monitor connected to my MacBook Pro via a display port adaptor. The display settings are as follows: I am using 1080p because when using Default for display the ...
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Resolution errors when alternating between external monitors

I use an external monitor with my Macbook Pro (2015 edition) both at work (Dell 2407WFP) and at home as well (Planar PLL2410w). When I first got the Planar monitor at home, it worked fine and looked ...
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Can I change the resolution of a display in recovery mode?

Booted to High Sierra recovery HD, I’m not able to open the system preferences and choose a different resolution. Can terminal be used from the utilities menu to change the resolution? I have a Mac ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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In different programs the same size on “Actual” size shown differently, Bug?

Retina-MBP I create new files in Pixelmator and Adobe Illustrator. Both files are of 100x100 pixels size. The resolution in Pixelmator is set 300, the resolution of export raster in Illustrator set ...
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Very custom screen dimensions on OS X El Capitan

I'm trying to do a screencast with two screens side-by-side, each screen being square. Any tip might help. I could use two computers and stitch the recordings together. But I would have to set the ...
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Font smoothing not working on Mac Mini

I purchased a new Mac Mini and have attempted to hook it up to my ASUS VS278Q-P LCD Monitor. I was using this monitor in Windows and it looked fine but on the mac mini, it's having a problem where the ...
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Custom screen resolution for a VirtualBox Mac guest?

TL;DR - How do I set a custom screen resolution for a VirtualBox Mac guest? I'm in a situation where I need to keep Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.8) alive in a VirtualBox setup to run some legacy ...
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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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How do I make my MacBook's logical resolution the same as its physical one?

My MacBook has 2,880 × 1,800 physical, R/G/B pixels in its display (1800p). However, macOS renders at 3840 × 2400 virtual pixels (4k). I don't know or care why, but I do know that this ...
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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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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\ ...