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How do I Adjust my Mac Resolution or Display?

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Your display’s resolution determines the size of text and objects on your screen. By default, the resolution on your display is set to show the sharpest text and the most detailed images. While it’s best to use the default resolution, you can manually set the resolution to make text and objects appear larger on your screen, or adjust it to make text and objects appear smaller so you have more space on your screen.

Depending on how you adjust the resolution, some app windows may not fit entirely on the screen. Using a scaled resolution may affect performance.

1. Set the primary display resolution.

  • Open the Apple menu
  • Open System Preferences
  • Click Displays, then Display
  • Select Scaled, and choose one of the available options.

2. Set resolution for a connected display.

  • Once the display is connected, open the Apple menu
  • Open System Preferences
  • Click displays, then display.
  • Press the Option key while you click Scaled to see additional available resolutions for the secondary display. Then selected a scaled resolution option for the display.

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