MacBook Pro :: Wrong External Monitor Resolution - Right Settings

Aug 3, 2010

I currently have a MBP1, 1 running 10.6.4 on an external monitor with the ideal resolution at 1920x1200. From time to time, when I wake my MBP from sleep through external keyboard/mouse to have it run solely on the external monitor, it sets the display at 1600x1200, so everything seems squished vertically. After a fresh reformat, the problem persists, though it is less frequent. It's just a minor annoyance that I can't seem to find a solution to fix permanently. I usually have to go to safe mode and adjust the resolution back to normal. Alternatively, only sometimes if I put it back to sleep and wake it up again with the external keyboard, it will detect the right settings.

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Hardware :: Wrong External Monitor Resolution - Everything Squished Vertically

Aug 12, 2010

I currently have a MBP1,1 running 10.6.4 on an external monitor with the ideal resolution at 1920x1200. From time to time, when I wake my MBP from sleep through external keyboard/mouse to have it run solely on the external monitor, it sets the display at 1600x1200, so everything seems squished vertically. After a fresh reformat, the problem persists, though it is less frequent. It's just a minor annoyance that I can't seem to find a solution to fix permanently. I usually have to go to safe mode and adjust the resolution back to normal. Alternatively, only sometimes if I put it back to sleep and wake it up again with the external keyboard, it will detect the right settings.

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Feb 5, 2009

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MacBook Pro :: External Monitor Resolution To 1680x1050

Oct 27, 2010

I just found out that if I use the "mirroring" mode, and I set the resolution to 1680x1050 and 60hz(my monitor max resolution/hz), it's all kinda blurry... But if I put in sleep mode ma MPB and wake it up "switching on" my bluetooth keyboard, the monitor in my MBP doesn't even start and it just use the external monitor. In this case, there's no more blurriness but the settings are the same! Then, I can even turn on my MBP monitor (pressing some random key on its keyboard) and nothing change, still no blurriness...

How can this happen? By the way, there is another funny issue: if I use this "trick", the applications that should run in "fullscreen" (not really fullscreen, just the window that use all the screen size), like iTunes, don't do it anymore....

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May 19, 2010

I have a Macbook Pro 13 inch 2010 model hooked up to a NEC Multisync EA231 WMI external monitor. The monitor is supposed to have a resolution of 1920 X 1080, but my computer only recognizes 1600 x 900 as the highest resolution. I've tried both mirrored and extended desktop, and I've also hooked up the monitor through a DVI adaptor and through a displayport cable. An Apple support person suggested using a dual-link DVI adaptor, but according to the Apple site this shouldn't be necessary for 1920 x 1080 resolution (I've also heard that it's a buggy piece of hardware). Any suggestions for getting optimal resolution?

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Jul 5, 2010

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Apr 16, 2012

I have just connected an external 19" monitor to my 15" macbook pro. I am using both displays and that is fine, however I would like to be able to change the font sizes in my 19" monitor, because the default one is too small. I have to get awfully close to the monitor. I am not sure how i can display it better. When I tried changing resolution from 1440x900 to others, I didn't make it right, is that the only way? All I want is for screens in this monitor to have larger fonts (all programs, whether its safari, chrome, mail, etc). I should mention I am a brand new mac user.

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MacBook Pro :: Supported Resolution For External Monitor

Dec 12, 2014

I have a 15 inch macbook pro mid 2010, Processor  2.66 GHz Intel Core i7.

I want to buy an external monitor to connect and work with. My question is: whats the highest resolution it will support for an external monitor.

Will it support a 2560x1440 monitor?

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MacBook Pro, iOS 8.1.2

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May 17, 2009

I just started using my MacBook with an external monitor, and love this new set up. But, I have a quick question. When I hook it up, my screen looks like an enlarged version of what's shown on my smaller MacBook screen. This is okay, but I'd like everything (dock, menu bar, etc.) to be the same size as on the MacBook screen, only with extra desktop space, if that makes sense. Currently, since everything is just enlarged, I don't feel like I have any extra screen real estate - windows and the dock take up the same amount of space relative to the screen size as they do on the MacBook. My resolutions are 1280 x 800 on the MacBook and 1280 x 720 on the external monitor. I tried playing around with different resolutions but keep getting a No Signal error on the monitor when I use anything else. I know this is kind of a difficult question but does anybody have any ideas?

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Jul 24, 2009

So I've had a 15" Unibody MBP since around November and I haven't been able to get it to work with my Hanns G 19" widescreen monitor. It should work at a 1440x900 resolution but its not even listed as an option when I hook it up. The monitor has both VGA and DVI inputs but I'm using the mini to VGA adapter (I picked up VGA to connect to a projector at school). I don't know if using the DVI adapter would do the trick or not and I'm not willing to waste $30 to find out as I'm a pretty poor college student at the moment.

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Nov 1, 2009

I have a mbp 15" and it runs at 1200 x 800 (for example)let's say I have an external monitor which is 24" Can I run that external monitor at 1900 x 1200 (I don't know the real resolutions)would it work? If not, why? Is there a way I could make the MBP run at a higher resolution so it looks like iMac resolution?

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Apr 6, 2012

I use an external monitor from Dell with my Macbook Pro 13.3". For some reason I am not allowed to set this monitor at highest possible resolution? Or perhaps that's the best for this monitor which admittedly is quite old. But when I go into my system preferences it shows option for higher resolutions but doesn't allow me to select one.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Feb 3, 2010

I have my MacBook hooked up to an external monitor of 1920 x 1080 resolution. I don't use the MacBook screen at all. Every time I turn on my MacBook it displays on the external monitor as it should, but at the MacBook's 1280 x 800 resolution, which obviously looks nasty and stretched on the big monitor. I fix this by simply putting the Mac to sleep and pressing a key on my keyboard to wake it up again; and it loads in the proper resolution. Is there a way to make it display 1920 x 1080 on boot up without having to sleep and wake every single time? Keeping my MacBook in sleep mode when not in use isn't an option.

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MacBook Pro :: Cannot Change External Monitor Screen Resolution To 1920x1080

Mar 25, 2012

I have been having some problems with my Macbook Pro. I have a new BenQ screen connected to it via the Mini Display Port to VGA adapter from Apple. No matter what I do, I cant seem to be able to change the resolution to anything higher than 1280x1024, which is a pretty stupid resolution to have on a 27'' monitor. Sometimes when I plug it in, it gives me the option to change the resolution to 1920x1080.

But when I select it, the screen goes black and displays the message "No signal detected". Now, as it happens, I have a copy of windows installed on a partition of my hdd, and the screen works flawlessly on it. full HD with 75 Hertz. So that shows that it is not a hardware problem, it has to be a software problem. I tried everything, including reinstalling OS X, and deleting the "windowserver" files. no success.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Get Native 2560 Resolution On External Monitor

Jun 27, 2014

I have a Samsung SB970 S27B970D 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor with native resolution of 2560x1440. When I connect it to my 2012 13" MacBook Pro via mini display port to DVI, I am unable to get anything better than 1080p. 

Here's what System Information shows for my displays. Intel HD Graphics 4000:   Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 4000  Type: GPU  Bus: Built-In  VRAM (Total): 768 MB  Vendor: Intel (0x8086)  Device ID: 0x0166  Revision ID: 0x0009  Displays:Color LCD:  Display Type: LCD  Resolution: 2560 X 1600  Retina: Yes  Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)  Mirror: On  Mirror Status: Hardware Mirror  Online: Yes  Built-In: Yes  Connection Type: DisplayPortS27B970:  Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz  Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)  Display Serial Number: H3HCA00500    Main Display: Yes  Mirror: On  Mirror Status: Master Mirror  Online: Yes  Rotation: Supported  Television: Yes 

As you can see, 2560 should be supported. 

Also note that we have two different MBPs and two different Samsung monitors (same model, ordered at different times) that do the same thing. 

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Apr 20, 2010

I've just bought a MBP 15" and am wondering if I can connect a 24 inch monitor too make it a extended display. Can someone make a recommendation on what monitor (24 inch) display to buy? And Which connector to get so I get full resolution on the external display?

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Oct 28, 2009

I have the new macbook unibody, and use it from time to time to dsiplay things to an external montior, plasma, projector, etc. Using a mini-display adapter to a converter to get s-video was a challenge, but I figured it out. I have used this many times, as I am a DJ and need s-video out to connect to most devices.I was at an event saturday night, and the display on the external device (projector) kept displaying my desktop, NOT the external feed.

It was NOT set up for mirroring, as it seems like the displays were 'switched'. I had my desktop on the projector, and my external on my macbook pro monitor. I tried to fool around with arrangement and resolution, but to no avail. I understand that sometimes you have to drag your source to the right (of left) to get it to display on the external, and this was done, but it was still reversed.I know it was something simple to get the 2 switched back to the way it should be, but I could not figure it out. Any advice? None of my apple buds can figure this out.

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Aug 13, 2010

Recently I plugged my HD Monitor to my MacBook and the resolution changed (on the external monitor). I went to Display Preferences but I do not get any resolutions above 1600x1200. When I first used this monitor, I could use it at 1920x1080 and now I simply can't. I don't know if it's a PRAM issue. I reset it but nothing changed.

I'm using a HP 2309m monitor in VGA mode using the VGA-Mini display port adapter. I use the monitor with a PC in DVI mode, but I never use these connection at the same time. I noticed something. When I first used this monitor, Mac identified it as HP 2309 when I opened the display preferences. Now, it only recognizes it as Display.

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Sep 7, 2010

I have recently purchased the mini display port to DVI adapter and a Belkin DVI to HDMI cable, to plug into my MacBook & Samsung SyncMaster 2032MW monitor. However when I connect this all up the display resolution is appalling, blurry and doesnt fit the screen. I have tried all the available resolutions turned mirror-mode on & off and its still shockingly bad! Also tried this on my LG TV and still the same. I have a Dell laptop which I connect via HDMI and the resolution is amazing. I thought the MacBook would output the same?

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Mar 7, 2012

im using a 27" imac... recently just bought a mini displayport to HDMI cable to hook it up to my 24" Benq 241 monitor.Im pretty sure ive used this monitor before without a problem on my old macbook. The monitors max resolution is : 1920 x 1200 but im only getting the option of :  

1080i
1080p
720p
480i
480p
1600 x 900
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.... the rest go down in numbers  selecting 1080p gives a fuzzy picture... and 1080i, is what looks liek the highest - but still really pixellated?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Correcting External Monitor Screen Resolution?

May 9, 2012

I have a 27" iMac and have connected a Philips 160e as a pallette monitor via a Mini Display Port to VGA adaptor. the iMac sees it but auto picks the wrong resolution 1280 x 1024 (stretched) instead of the Philips' 1366 x 768 @ 60Hz.

If I try to change the resolution the screen goes black which is symptomatic of using the wrong refresh rate, and of course I can make no further adjustments. esc does not get me out of the black screen. 

What is worse the iMac seems to remember the wrong resolution/refresh rate after restarts. 

I have tried Safe Mode (it stayed black) and booting off an external hard drive into another system (back into black if I change the display settings).

I have gone into System Preferences > Display > Color >unchecked 'Show profiles for this display only' > selected > Philips 160E in the list

It only contains .icc profile information, which I suppose is to be expected but is the only access I can find to any specific model data. The same display works fine with an older 24" iMac, using a different adaptor because of the different display port.

Somewhere OSX is storing the settings for the external monitor, I'd love to be able to trash it or change it back.

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), The closest you'll ever get to there, is here.

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Jul 7, 2007

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May 4, 2010

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Jan 24, 2009

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Nov 20, 2007

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Nov 22, 2007

I have a G5 Quad with an Ati x1900 graphics card running into a 52" Samsung LCD. This was working fine through a dvi-vga adaptor until I switched the monitor resolution from 1920X1080 to 1360X768 which is not supported by the monitor .....blank screen. I plugged another 19" monitor into the other output on the card and both work fine but as soon as I remove the 19" the 52" reverts back to the unsupported mode. I have reset the pram and tried booting in safe mode but that did not help me. From bootup the 52" works fine until just before the login screen, then it switches resolution......blank screen. Would anyone know where these settings would be housed in OS 10.5.1 so I can modify (delete) them?

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G5 Quad
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Apr 19, 2010

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Jun 29, 2012

This happened before and a restart fixed the problem, but not anymore.  Out of nowhere, I startup and I'm getting a message on the screen of my Samsung 2033SW that the resolution should be 1600 x 900 60mhz.  This is a message from the monitor, not a Mac system message.  But there is no setting for 1600x900 on the system prefs.  I tried restarting, and so on, but nothing...  In previous occurrences, somehow some way, I started to see the proper settings and then I just selected them in system prefs.  But no longer.  I'm stuck on 1024 x 768, the closest to the proportional resolution I'm after.  I don't know of any way to force the proper resolution.  Are there some .plist files I can delete?  There are other issues with this machine which is old and I'm working around for now. 

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