I'm developing an application and on one machine with Retina display I have a few problems regarding resolution. To debug it I want to have resolution and dpi settings, so, where can I find a configuration file with these settings?


I don't know how to see the pixel densities of displays, but the resolutions are stored in ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.windowserver*.plist. If you have multiple displays, it doesn't tell which display set is active or which is the main display though.

system_profiler SPDisplaysDataType only includes the currently active displays.

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  • Thank you, system_profiler is quite helpful. I use 10.8.2 and it looks like I don't have com.apple.windowserver* in directory you specified or anywhere else. – Andrew Oct 14 '12 at 22:20

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