I'm using VMWare Fusion 5.0.3. With vmwaretools installed, it's very easy to change the resolution on the Windows VM:
go to Virtual Machine > Settings > Display
there is a checkbox Use full resolution for Retina display
uncheck it and the vm changes back to normal resolution.
There is a feature that's currently experimental called HiDPI that may do what you want. Like the retina displays on the iPhone and iPad, HiDPI mode creates a "logical" resolution that's half the current resolution on your display but uses all the physical pixels to keep the image sharp. This results in all the user interface elements appearing much larger, ...
You can go to System Preferences > Displays, then option-click (press option key while left-clicking) on Scaled to expose additional resolutions that aren't exposed with a normal left-click.
Otherwise, you have a great choice of software for that, like switchResX:
Why hassling with Apple's inbuilt screen settings, when there is so
much more to get and ...
I recommend you reset your NVRAM. This chip stores information on screen resolution and can often become corrupted. You can reset it by starting your Mac while holding down cmd + opt + P + R . You should hear the Mac chime, restart and chime a second time. Then you can release the keys you are holding. More info here.
For this answer, let's define that…
…the sharpness of a display is the ability to distinguish two distinct pixels.
There is no industry standard for retina display, therefore I'll follow Apple's use of the word. The term retina display is relative, as the definition follows the human eyes's perception of a display's sharpness:
You can see the current resolution in the Display system preferences.
On a Macbook .. Retina, If you have scaled selected for resolution
Hover your mouse over the current scaled selection and the resolution will be shown.
If you have default selected for resolution then the resolution is not shown.
( I cannot check my non retina desktop at the moment)
If you are talking about the non-Retina version, then the highest it can go is 2560 x 1600 pixels for one display. (Source (under "Graphics and Video Support")).
If you are talking about the Retina version, then it can also go up to 2560 x 1600 pixels, but up to two displays. (Source (under "Graphics and Video Support"))
Conclusion: you should still be ...
No. There is no way to change the OSX system font size per monitor per window.
The key is that each separate OSX window is rendered as one. With that, each window can span over, or moved between, multiple monitors. When a window is part of multiple screens at the same time, different font sizes at different parts of same the window would be inoperable.
You can get full resolution with mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort or mini DisplayPort to Dual-link DVI. Dual-link DVI supports up to 2560x1600 pixels resolution. DisplayPort supports that resolution or even higher.
You will not get full resolution with mini DisplayPort to DVI. DVI is limited to 1920x1200 or something similar. You usually won't get full ...
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver.plist DisplayResolutionEnabled -bool true
nd restarting worked for me:
I only tested it with the internal display of an iMac though.
Due to the (good) edit of the question, the answer does not seem fit 100% anymore.
...which depends on what you define as a 'mobile device'. But first, the term resolution is ambiguously used which requires to answer your question in two ways.
Resolution as in pixel density
The iPad 3rd Generation has a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch (ppi). ...
Retina, Ratio 16:10
2880 by 1800 pixels
scaled, Ratio 16:10
1920 x 1200 pixels
1680 x 1050 pixels
1280 x 800 pixels
1024 x 640 pixels
According to the official tech specs by Apple.
How does the scaling work?
According to an article in AnandTech:
Selecting any of these options gives you ...
Per VMware's Retina KB article, you can enable 1:1 pixel mapping for a Fusion 5 VM by going to Settings → Display and checking Use full resolution for Retina display.
If after that you don't see the 2880x1800 resolution, you need to make some manual tweaks, following this KB article:
Open the .vmx file in a text editor.
Add the line svga.autodetect = "...
I had the same issue, but resetting the PRAM solved it.
Procedure from here:
Resetting NVRAM / PRAM
Shut down your Mac.
Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R.
You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
Turn on the computer.
Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears.
Finally I found this. Looks like the default EDID configuration for Dell displays is not quite right.
On that post there's also a ruby script that suposedly generates the right file for your display, but it ended up screwing even more my resolution.
I downloaded the file from the first post, and after copying it to /System/Library/Displays/Overrides and ...
You're best off using Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable for this.
HDMI would work but you'd need to make sure your mDP to HDMI adapter
and HDMI cable were compliant. It's just easier to buy one mDP to DP
The easiest way is to hold Alt when you click on the Scaled option, which will force macOS to show the additional scaled resolutions in ...
You are unlikely to be able use the VGA input to go above 1080p
But just to make sure follow this answer how to view more Resolutions to try with.
MacBook Pro with Retina display (Late 2012) not outputting anything above 1080p
Select the monitor in System Preferences:
System Preferences -> Displays -> Monitor(not Built-in Display) -> Display Tab -> ...
Better yet, open a terminal and type:
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver DisplayResolutionEnabled -bool YES
(enter the admin password).
Log out and back in, and Bob's yer uncle.
QuickRes (4 USD)
Based on your description, QuickRes appears to perfectly accomplish what you're trying to do. You can set multiple (up to 8) resolutions in its preferences and assign keyboard shortcuts to them. To access preferences, launch QuickRes and Ctrl-click (right-click) the icon that will appear in the menu bar. Note that Mac will give you an ...
I use an AppleScript that toggles through 3 of the 'scale' options depending on the current option...
local index1, index2, index3
set index1 to 3 -- 1440 x 900 (Best for Retina)
set index2 to 4 -- 1680 x 1050
set index3 to 5 -- 1920 x 1200 (More Space)
-- Launch "System Preferences", open the "Displays" options and change to the "Display" tab
Here's one example of someone running two 27" displays at 2560x1440 via Thunderbolt/DisplayPort plus an HDMI display at 1920x1200:
The Thunderbolt ports officially support up to 2560x1600 so that resolution shouldn't be any problem either:
I found an easy way around this and I hope it helps people. I tried resetting the NVRAM and it did not help. I am pretty sure it is due to flaw in the OS upgrade.
Here is the fix. Set up video so that when you move to the top left corner, the video shuts off. When you come out of sleep, if the resolution is low, move the mouse to the top left to shut ...