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Resolution scaling reduces quality

I got a Macbook Air and the native resolution is 1440 x 900 which is very clear and crisp. The problem is the text and ui elements are tiny at that resolution. So I changed the resolution to 1280 x ...
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0answers
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VirtualBox sometimes changes machine autoresize settings

Ok, so here's the problem - When I install VirtualBox (Host os: Mac os X 10.8.4) drivers on guest OS, be it Windows or Linux, Virtualbox allows to automatically resize guest os's resolution to fit ...
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Custom resolution on OS X

The only relevant link I found on the internet is the following: How do I change my resolution on my Mac to a custom size? The answer is outdated - "Summary of link: the article links to four tools ...
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0answers
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Mac 10.8 Guest Multiple Monitors in Virtualbox

I've done a bit of searching and cannot seem to find an answer to my question. I have Mac OS X Mountain Lion guest installed on a virtual machine using Virtual Box with a Windows 7 host. I've found ...
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2answers
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How do I list video files resolution?

I want to get a list of all my video files (mkv, mp4, avi etc) and their resolution, so I can see which SD video files need to be upgraded to HD. I mainly need a method (or a program) for windows, but ...
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1answer
59 views

Virtual Resolution for OS X

Is there a solution for OS X that allows you to have virtual resolution (aka take my MacBook Air from 1366x768 to a higher res that scrolls).
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1answer
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Retina MacBook Pro 13 inch screenshot resolution is higher than built-in display

My MacBook Pro 13 inch retina has a screen resolution of 2560 × 1600. How come when I take a screenshot (Command+Shift+3 for full screen), the resolution is much higher: 3360 × 2100?
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0answers
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Resolution out stuck at 640x480 Win 7 on a Macbook Pro

Suddenly my display out is stuck at 640 X 480 resolution. I'm running a Macbook Pro with Win 7 on the bootcamp side, using a minidisplayport on both. On the mac side everything works fine. On the ...
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1answer
75 views

Mac OS X - Big TV windows too big

i have a 1920x1080 tv and i have my mac going into it. Since it is a 32", windows and the dock are large, and a lot of room is wasted. I understand this is what a high res screen is for. Like the ...
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1answer
172 views

OS X 10.8.2 renders blurry screen with slight vertical stripes on my new Dell monitor

When I visit System Preferences > Displays and change the refresh rate from 60Hz to 75Hz, then hit revert suddenly the display becomes clear and sharp. Selecting scaled resolution as opposed to "best ...
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2answers
406 views

Changing resolution leaves applications hanging off-screen

I'm using an external monitor with my MacBookPro (2012, last version before retina display). Without connecting to an external monitor, the resolution on my macbook is 1440x900, and life is good. At ...
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2answers
637 views

Screen resolution on Mountain Lion (trying to use 2048x1152)

I recently installed OS X Mountain Lion on a 27'' iMac (late 2009) and I am not able to set the display resolution to 2048x1152 as I did on Lion. In fact, the initial version of Lion didn't allow that ...
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1answer
555 views

How can I change my Mac screen resolution without scaling to fit my monitor?

I know how to change my screen resolution, but I'm looking for a way to display a 1280 × 786 region in the centre of my display, without it being stretched to fit my 27" monitor! My goal to record ...
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votes
1answer
401 views

Increase display resolution beyond built in display native resolution OS X

I was in an Apple Store yesterday and switched on AirDisplay on the 11" MacBook Air that I was playing with. A near-by 50" TV connected to an Apple TV soon flashed up the 11" Air display that I was ...
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1answer
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Adobe Illustrator : export PNG of specific resolution

The title says it. When I try to export a png I get the following dialog, where I can choose the PPI, but not the resolution. Playing with the PPI around to get the right size could probably work, ...
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2answers
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How can I get the current screen resolution from the command line on OS X?

How can I get the current display resolution from the command line in OS X?
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2answers
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OS X secondary monitor resolution off a MacBook Pro: how do I increase it?

I have a MacBook Pro, and have tried to connect both a Benq g900 and Samsung SyncMaster to it. They work, but in both cases the Mac drops down to 640x800 res, and won't increase it. I gather this is ...
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6answers
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Lion / name resolution order

(this issue went away for me with the 10.7.1 update - /etc/hosts now works as always for me) I've updated my Mac to Lion and now I notice that /etc/hosts is consulted last, even after DNS. This is ...
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3answers
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1080p - MacOS X - Screen / Font rendering very bad

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2009 and a samsung SyncMaster B2230 monitor. I have connected them through the standard display port adapter and a DVI to HDMI connector cable. Now the display resolution is ...
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9answers
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How can I change the system font size in OS X?

I'm using a Mac Mini on big flat-screen TV for playing media. The small font size is really annoying when sitting far away. Is there a way to increase the system font size in OS X?
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2answers
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Mac OS X - Force screen resolution

I'm trying to use the lastest version of a certain development tool and it's sort of difficult to use on a 1200x800 display. Using VMWare Fusion, I can set the screen resolution inside a VM to ...
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3answers
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MacOSX: change screen resolution to not-listed resolution

I just got a KVM switch box and when plugging my monitor on that box, MacOSX doesn't recognize all possible resolutions, esp. not the native resolution which is very annoying. Is there any way I can ...
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votes
1answer
955 views

Set resolution of unattached display in OS X?

I have an HDTV that I'm hooking up via DVI to HDMI from my Mac mini. In my struggle to eliminate overscan I managed to set the screen resolution to something not supported by the tv. How do I change ...
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votes
3answers
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Mac OS X screen resolutions

I have a Mac Mini, the previous generation, and I'm running dual screen on it however, due to circumstances, I am using it with a 17" and a 19" screen which is not ideal. Does anyone know of anyway I ...
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3answers
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Mac, VNC and multiple monitors

I asked a similar question here before but apparently I wasn't as clear as I had expected by the responses. That said, I'll try again. I have a Mac Pro with quad monitors which I would like to ...
2
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1answer
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OS X: Recovering from an incompatible screen resolution

I clicked on a screen resolution in OS X that was incompatible with my monitor and/or monitor cable. I can restart with the shift key held down and boot into a usable resolution, but if I restart in ...
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu resolution on Virtual Box(Mac OSX)

I'm running Ubuntu 9.1 inside VirtualBox 3.1.6 on Mac OS X 10.6.3. The screen resolution won't go beyond 800x600 and Ubuntu can't detect my monitor type. How can I increase the resolution beyond ...
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1answer
1k views

Forcing specific resolution on a specific monitor on Mac OS X

I have Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) installed with 2 monitors. Main: a 24 inch Dell monitor that Mac OS X detects and displays on 1920x1200 Secondary: a 19 inch Chimei monitor that supports ...
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1answer
573 views

How can I get 2560 * 1600 on Win 7 ? MacBook Pro 17 + Dell 30 inch 3008 WFP + Fusion 3

I run VM Ware Fusion 3 on a Mac Book Pro 17 hooked to a Dell 30 inch screen I CAN manage to get a Resolution of 2560 * 1600 on Mac OS X(MacBook Pro), but can't on Win 7 (on the exact same MacBook ...
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1answer
3k views

Mac OS X 10.5 VNC Resolution independent of hardware display

Is it possible to set the VNC display resolution that is independent of the hardware resolution when you are using OS X 10.5 Screen Sharing? I have a macbook and a windows box with 3 monitors. I'd ...
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3answers
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Fix screen resolution of macbook external monitor

I have a macbook 13" for about 3 years now, and last weekend I decided to format the disk and reinstall everything. Turns out that after reinstall Leopard, install all available updates, and connect ...