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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Setting an unsupported custom resolution in MacOS

Is there a way via command line or GUI to set a custom unsupported screen resolution. Specifically the problem I am trying to resolve is getting 5K support for a Dell U4919DW. If not possible, how do ...
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How to downscale for an external display?

I intend to connect my old full HD TV as external display to a mid-2012 MacBook air. While being "only" 1920×1080, the TV has 42", so each element would look ridiculously large. So I thought about "...
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“Open in Low Resolution” is checked on Retina MacBook Pro checked and greyed out

ZBrush 2018 opens with high DPI support, but ZBrush 2019 has the "Open in low resolution" checked, and is greyed out so it cannot be changed. Anybody know what is going on? Pixologic just ...
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Which 27" monitor for mac mini at lower resolution to look larger?

I'm considering getting an HP Z27 (4K UHD) or HP Z27n G2 (QHD) for my mother. She has a (2018?) mac mini. I plan to turn it to a lower resolution so that everything looks larger, because it would ...
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HiDPI: only working with 16:10 resolutions (it seems)

I'm having trouble making HiDPI work on my MacBook Pro (13" 2015 with Retina, Mojave up-to-date). I plugged it into a 1440p Dell U2719D, which works fine out of the box, except that fonts look ugly ...
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macOS launchpad icons became blurry

macOS launchpad icons became blurry as compared to those in the dock. See System Preferences for example. Resolution has become really low. I don't why. What could be the reason for the same?
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Connecting to a 3440x1440 monitor with a 2012 MacBook Air

I bought a 34" monitor with a 3440x1440 resolution. It works fine with my more recent Macbook Pro, but I was hoping to be able to also connect my 2012 MacBook Air and run it at a lower resolution. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to capture a high quality screeshot in 1920 x 1080?

I want to make 1920 x 1080 screenshots of the entire screen, but there's no 1920 x 1080 option in the Displays menu. There's a 1920 x 1080 option on SwitchResX, but when I select that one, the text ...
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How do you change the Export DPI of Microsoft PowerPoint?

Office 2016 has on option in the Windows version to alter the export-DPI of PowerPoint by editing a registry key, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\PowerPoint\Options Where would I ...
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External 4K display with 2012 MacBook Pro 15"

I have a MacBook Pro Retina mid 2012 and have bought a couple of BenQ 4K EL2870U monitors. I've connected the two monitors up to the MacBook through a couple of Mini Display Port to Display Port ...
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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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Why can't I use this monitor full resolution at 60hz on my 2013 Mac Pro with OS X Mojave?

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/uhd-and-wqhd/32-uj590-uhd-monitor-lu32j590uqnxza/#specs Says 60hz on the site, tried HDMI1, HDMI2, FreeSync, tried various HDMI cables, even bought an ...
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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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How to persist the scaled display setting after reboot?

I have set my macbook pro display to Scaled -- More Space. But after I shutdown and reboot, I find out it reverts back to Default resolution. This is just weird to me. How to persist the setting? I ...
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how to transfer low resolution photos ( optimised ) to the computer

I deleted all my pics from iCloud and also the recently deleted items in order to reduce the space and revert to the free version ( 5 GB ). I did check all the pics before I deleted them from iCloud ...
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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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Will a 4K external monitor create a sharper display when connected to my MacBook Pro

I recently connected my MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013 running 10.12.6 to the Asus PB238Q 23-inch via the mini display cable to VGA cable. The max resolution of the external monitor is 1920 x ...
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Trying to understand display specs of macbook pro

I want to buy a monitor to connect to my macbook pro. From apple's website this is what I have gathered: Retina display 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 ...
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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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Is there a way to access Mac OS default wallpaper with resolution for portrait mode monitor?

I'm currently using a secondary 24" monitor (widescreen) in portrait mode (rotated 90 degrees to be vertical). Is there a way to have the default Mac OS wallpaper adjust to maintain the image ...