Mac Mini :: Display Resolution - Never Gives Option To Choose

Jul 17, 2009

I have 2 monitors connected to my mac mini. one with the mini displayport to vga, and the other mini dvi to vga. both of the monitors are exactly the same and they used to be set to the same resolution 1440 x 900. however one came unplugged and now it doesn't even give me the option to choose this resolution anymore. Is there anyway to fix this?

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Jan 11, 2011

I have an Acer 22" display (the x223w) that I have been using with my old powermac g4 for a few years and its been great. I recently got an Aluminum macbook and wanted to use the display with it at my desk. I got a cheap mini display-port to DVI adaptor from amazon and when I plug it in, the display looks a bit fuzzy! It is set to the same resolution as when it was hooked up to the powermac, but everything looks a bit bigger (doesn't this mean the resolution is lower?) and the text especially looks a little fuzzy. Is it the cheap adaptor? I have it set to 1680X1050 on both computers. I feel like I just want to adjust the sharpness, but the display doesn't have that option. Also, it seems weird since it looks fine with the powermac.

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I spoke with an apple tech who has me installing an update but I dont think she really knew what was going on and I doubt this will work. When I reboot back into the windows partition the display works during start up and I see the windows logo. So I dont think its a hardware issue (also the display still works fine with my macbook pro). But as soon as startup finishes I get a black screen. Under the control panel windows still recognizes that there is a 2nd display attached and you can still drag items over to the other screen, I just cant see anything. All black.

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May 18, 2010

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Jun 6, 2012

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Initial response seems to be no 

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In response to 2 however I'm told it'll happen automatically on June 30th but won't be able to use iCloud until after the 30th on compatible devices. I'm very confused at this point and don't see the point of the options - why not just allow legacy access for everyone after the 30th on devices or OS where needed?

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May 17, 2010

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May 5, 2009

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if I choose 24"LED, I can't use GTX285 or other card in future from Nvidia

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Jul 24, 2009

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Jun 3, 2014

I'm using a temporary monitor while my trusty old Mac HD Cinema Display is in the shop getting fixed. 

As a stopgap I am using a Samsung T190.  

My computer is a Mac Pro tower. I'm running 10.7.5 (Lion) as I'm still working with Final Cut Pro 7. 

I can't get an option to switch the screen resolution to 1920 x 1200 

I can go no higher than 1440 x 900. 

In my quest for a solution I read something about the option key and the "scaled radio button" in the display preferences. 

I don't see a "scaled radio button" in the preferences. 

Here's what the Display Preferences look like:

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Dec 24, 2009

The title says it all really... Quite a simple problem that I can't find any answer to!

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Aug 14, 2009

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Apr 26, 2010

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Jun 23, 2010

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Mar 4, 2009

So I have a late 2009 Mac Mini hooked up to my Kuro via the mini-DVI to DVI adapter then DVI/HDMI cable to my receiver. I get digital audio out of the Mini via another cable. First question, if I were to use a mini-display port to HDMI adapter would I get both sound & video?

I love using PLEX but my Mac Mini is my only "computer" (I have an iPad). I would like to sit at my desk and use photoshop and other tools. Second question, can I do dual display using the mini-DVI and mini-Display Port jacks at the same time on a Late 2009 Mac Mini?

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Sep 15, 2008

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Jun 12, 2010

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EDIT: Apparently, the color profile I was using is also missing from System Preferences. (Color LCD)

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Apr 10, 2012

I have a mac pro 2x2.66 intel I'm running os x 10.4.11 (i know i'm going to wipe and install soon) I have a 27" apple led connected with the atlong dp400 first, the issue doesn't seem to be hardware related and is user specific. 

I have two user accounts. I have been using the monitor and converter for a few months now and it's fine.

A couple of days ago, i logged into user1 (screen res is set to 2560) then I logged into user2 (the res was set to 1920) and user2 was fine as usual. I decided to change the resolution to 2560 and the screen flashed but instead of taking me back to the desktop, it logged me out and when i tried to log back in, it hangs while loading the finder. actually, it logs me out once and then the second time, just hangs. it opens a few finder windows that I had open but doesn't load any desktop icons and then, just hangs. 

I can log into my user1 account and even another that I made for guests but never use... I just can't log into user2 now. I have been googling and couldn't find the exact problem but i tried some solutions to things that sound similar. Because it seems to be user specific... By logging in with Terminal, i was able to move some preferences out of the users preferences folder and try to restart. plists like; [URL]

but it hasn't worked...  I'm hoping I'll be able to get into this account, as i have some info I need to export before i wipe this machine and reinstall. and getting access would be the least troublesome way... 

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Apr 6, 2009

I need to connect my 09' Mac Mini to my Yamaha RX-V2700 receiver which outputs to my Sony XBR HDTV. I know the mini has both mini-dvi to dvi and mini-dp to dvi or hdmi available via adapters. I was thinking to go with option 1 however I was wondering what is your opinions? Is mini-display port better over mini-dvi or are they the same? Audio will be carried over optical toslink.

Option 1:
Using mini-dvi adapter to dvi: Connect Dvi-Hdmi cable to receiver and output audio with toslink adapter.

Option 2:
Using mini-dp adapter to dvi or hdmi: Connect Dvi-Hdmi cable to receiver and output audio with toslink adapter.

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Jan 24, 2009

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Jan 21, 2010

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Apr 13, 2012

i have an mac pro intel 2x2.66 OS: 10.4.11

my screen died so i had to get the 27 led and have the atlona converter between the display and mac ( which works fine) I logged into my main user and then into user2 my main user's display resolution is set to 2560 and user2 was set to 1920 i opened preferences and switched resolution in user2 to 2560 the screen flashed a bit and logged me out. then it would not log back in (it actually logged me out of the main user too) 

what happens is that it starts to log in, there were a few finder windows open so, it starts to open those. but it doesn't show any icons or the text with available disk space... there's a beach ball for 30 seconds or so then it just logs back out. 

it's totally user specific because i can log in and use my main user fine. i can even log in to another user account that i never really used. 

I tried logging in in safe mode and get the same results. I can log in in with terminal with that user and see it's files, etc... I even tried using command line to move some prefs out out (i put them back after it didn't work). 

I imagine some file related to the finder is corrupted or something? one of the prefs i tried to move was as well as bunch of others like windowserver desktop displays, etc... 

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