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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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Part of display not working, changing display region for macbook pro [duplicate]

Recently, something went wrong with my Macbook Pro 13" 2019 model's display. About 1.5 inches (in length) of my display went completely black and there are some vertical lines on the edges of ...
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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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change screen resolution with AppleScript

How can I change change screen resolution using AppleScript? If AppleScript can't do it, what about Terminal? I tried with examples at How to set screen resolution with a keyboard shortcut on Retina ...
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How font sizes at iPhone 6/6+ compare to earlier iPhones?

How font size is different in iPhone 6 / 6 Plus as compared to earlier iPhones (e.g. 5S)--given both the different screen size and DPI? Did the perceived* font sizes in system interfaces and built-in ...
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My external monitor doesn't work at full resolution with my MacBook

I've got a MacBook Pro (Early 2015, OS 10.11.2) and I've also got a Dell 2209WAf monitor, which I'm using with a VGA cable and this adaptor. The monitor's optimum resolution is 1680x1050 @ 60Hz and ...
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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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What's the max resolution for mini DisplayPort connected to a 2013 MacBook Air?

I've got a new 2013 MacBook Air 13", with Intel HD Graphics 5000, and it came with a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter within the box. A mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter is also available from Apple. An ...
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MacBook Pro with Retina display (Late 2012) not outputting anything above 1080p

I know it won't support 4k but it should at least do 1440 right? I can't get higher than 1080p... UPDATE: I pressed alt and clicked "scaled" to unlock the extra resolutions as suggested by Buscar웃. ...
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Macbook Pro 15" mid 2012, external display @ 2560 x 1600 on 4K screen via DisplayPort?

I have a Macbook Pro 15" mid 2012, and I want to add an external display running at 2560 x 1600. Given that I want a future proof display, I purchased a 4K monitor. (LG27UD88) Of course I know it ...
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External monitor randomly lowers resolution adds black borders

Okay this has been driving me crazy long enough. I have an external monitor who's resolution is 1920x1080 60Hz. My MacbookPro Late/Mid 2010 has been able to work with the monitor and resolution since ...
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What external monitor and size combinations provide best scaling on macOS?

I am trying to get an external monitor for my MacBook. I have two requirements: Items on the monitor will be about the same size as items on the MacBook screen Text and other objects will not be ...
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How does display scaling work on Mac

So, I have a MacBook Pro 15” and I recently bought an LG 27” 4K monitor. When I connected the monitor, system report said that the original resolution is 4K but the picture looks like 1920x1080 (using ...
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Mavericks not able to use external display at full resolution

I have been several months using my mid-2010 15" MBP connected to a Dell U2711 through a miniDisplayPort-DisplayPort adapter, without any trouble cranking the resolution up in Mountain Lion to it's ...
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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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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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Incorrect external monitor resolution detected, true resolution not available

I have a BenQ EX3501R monitor connected by HDMI to my MacBook Pro, which is a Early 2015 model. The issue being that OS X gets the resolutions completely wrong - the monitors native resolution is ...
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Can retina display features be enabled on older (non-retina) displays?

I have an older iMac, without a true retina display. I want to be able to scale the user interface like the retina macs do, but I can't seem to find a way to do that. Does anyone know a way to trick ...
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After Upgrade to Mountain Lion I get blurry fonts

Since the upgrade to Mountain Lion, I get blurry fonts system-wide. It doesn't matter where it is: I've seen them on the log-in screen, Safari, Mail, Xcode, and Skype. Every font is very blurry. It ...
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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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Can the Apple menu be moved to the right a substantial amount (screen failure)?

My macbook pro fell and the left side of the screen is now black. So about 20% of it is not visible due to breakage. I am working around this using an external display when I can locate one, but on ...
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Why does the 13" MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2016) have a default resolution of 1440x900 instead of 1280x800?

Apple shipped the original MacBook Pro Retina 13” with a default resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels (retina). Why has Apple changed the default resolution to appear like 1440 × 900?
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Make all fonts larger on the Macbook Air 11" or 13"

Instead of getting a Macbook Pro 13" or 15", I was thinking of getting the Macbook Air 13" or 11", but checking the machines at Apple store, it turns out the density of pixels of the screen of the ...
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30" monitor has black border around desktop

I have been using a 24" monitor with my macbook pro early 2011 connected via a mini display port to DVI adaptor. I recently received an HP Z30i 30" monitor. When I connect to it with an mini display ...
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MacOS Ventura upgrade - external monitor issues with BenQ PD2700U

I just upgraded to macOS Ventura and now my external monitor (BenQ PD2700U, 27" 4K monitor) is all screwed up. The resolution is very tiny. The scaling option is no longer in Settings > ...
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Enable HiDPI on 23" iMac?

I have a 23" iMac running Lion (10.7.3). I've checked that the "Enable HiDPI display modes" checkbox is enabled in "Quartz Debug" (it was checked the first time I opened it), but there are no HiDPI ...
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How do I scale everything up on my Mac Screen without decreasing resolution?

Most forums I found on Google mentions that the easiest way to zoom things up on a Mac Display is to set the resolution lesser. But, that just stretches the lesser resolution screen leading to blurry ...
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How to set screen resolution with a keyboard shortcut on Retina MBP?

I've found myself switching between the 1440x900 and 1920x1200 "effective resolution" setting depending on what I'm doing (need more space on screen, etc). Is there a way to toggle between these two ...
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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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What is the highest resolution external display that can be driven by the Late 2012 13" Retina MacBook Pro

The MacBook is configured with 2.5 GHz Intel i5 processor, 8 GB of RMA and the Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 768 MB shared memory. It's running Mac OS X 10.8.5 (12F45). In particular, I'm wondering if ...
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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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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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1920 x 1200 resolution monitor with VGA not detected by Mac OS X 10.7.2

I recently got a Dell 2412m monitor with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1200. But in system preferences it only shows 1920 x 1080. I had it connected, beautifully, to my spare linux machine, so that'...
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How do I Propery Configure Display Scaling on macOS (with a 1440p External Display) to Reduce Eye Strain?

I have a triple monitor setup, I use it for my gaming computer primarily. This setup until November was 3 1080p 27" monitors. I use a Dell D6000 Dock to connect my 2018 MacBook Pro (and when WFH ...
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How can I set a scaled display resolution from the command-line in macOS Catalina?

I am trying to automate the setup of a Mac running macOS Catalina (10.15.1). I found this question: How can I set the display settings using command line . But none of the answers really explain how ...
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Choosing native screen resolution aspect ratio when screen sharing

I have two Macs both running Lion: iMac (early 2009, iMac9,1 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 120) MacBook Air (Early 2011, first of the new shape 11.6") I often screen share using the Macbook Air as the ...
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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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Is there a setting to make the Mac not change resolution when connecting to an external display?

I am currently running 2880x1800 resolution on my MacBook Pro retina (using the command setgetscreenres). Whenever I connect to an external display, my Mac changes to a lower resolution. Is there a ...
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How to get full resolution for LG 27UK650-W with MacBook Pro?

I bought a LG 27UK650-W monitor that has 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160). When I connect it to my MacBook Pro (2019, 16-inch, Big Sur), the fonts are huge. I had to switch from "Default for ...
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MacBook Pro 13" M1 has 2880-by-1800 resolution

According to Apples tech specs, the new M1 MacBook Pro has a screen resolution of 2560-by-1600. However, when I make a screen recording via quicktime or take a screenshot via Lightshot, it show that ...
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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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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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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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MacBook Air: Playing 1080p vs 720p videos

I have a MacBook Air 13-inch 2013 model and I was wondering if it is worth downloading 1080p movies if I have the option for 720p? I know 1080p is much more crisp on my TV, but does the MacBook Air ...
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Different scales (or resolutions) for different apps in the same screen?

Today my cat stepped on my keyboard and somehow changed the scale of one app. The problem is that scale of the display is globally the same what changed was the overall resolution of my app. In the ...
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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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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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Does the iPad (2012, 3rd generation) have the most pixels of any tablet's display?

I have heard this as a factoid from somewhere, and I'd like verification of it before I use it as a factual piece of information. The new iPad (2012, 3rd generation) has a super high pixel count. ...
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iMac boots at very low resolution

I have a late 2012 27" iMac with macOS Catalina. Recently I replaced it's hard disk with an SSD and I was extremely happy with the results. However, the replacement required removing the display from ...
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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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Is this external monitor going to be compatible with my Macbook Air M1?

I am thinking about buying a second-hand monitor. This is the model: Monitor LG Ultrawide 29WL500-29", 21:9 IPS, HDMI, HDR10, Screen Split 2.0 The computer on the Brazilian version of Amazon.com ...
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