Quantcast How do you change resolution/dpi on Macbook Pros?

Closed Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Notebook Guru
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    53
    Rep Power
    17

    Default How do you change resolution/dpi on Macbook Pros?

    I was at a busy apple store recently, looking at the 15.4" macbook pros. The resolution on these laptops are 1440X900. If one wants to change the resolution (i.e. to 1280X800) or the dpi, how is this done? On windows machines, you can do it via right-clicking on the desktop.

    Gary

  2. #2
    Sam
    Sam is offline
    Notebook Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    9,249
    Rep Power
    58

    Default Re: How do you change resolution/dpi on Macbook Pros?

    Go to System Preferences > Display to change the screen resolution of the Mac.
    Last edited by Sam; 13th August 2007 at 04:32 PM.
    Apple MacBook Pro 13 | OS X Snow Leopard | 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo | 4 GB RAM | 250 GB HDD | SuperDrive
    Raidmax Desktop | Windows XP | 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad | 4 GB RAM | 500 GB HDD | ATI Radeon HD 4850
    Apple iPhone 3G S | Bell Canada | 16 GB | Incipio Feather Metallic Black

    Mac Switcher's Guide | Windows on a Mac Guide | My Flickr


  3. #3
    NBR Reviewer
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Kansas City/Osaka
    Posts
    2,463
    Rep Power
    31

    Default Re: How do you change resolution/dpi on Macbook Pros?

    this isn't something you are going to want to do, the screen will look like **** if it isn't at its native resolution.

    what are you looking to change the resolution for? if you need to increase the text/icon size you can do that from your view settings in the menu bar, when you have finder open.

  4. #4
    Notebook Consultant
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    140
    Rep Power
    17

    Default Re: How do you change resolution/dpi on Macbook Pros?

    go to the dock, and click on the light switch (system preferences) and go to the screen tabbie, and change the resolution from there.

    cherry.
    Dell Inspiron 500m l Intel Centrino 1.3 GHz l 14.1" TFT LCD l 512mb RAM l 40gb HDD l Since Jan '03 and still kickin'

    Apple Macbook Pro l 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo l 15.4" Glossy LED LCD l 2gb RAM l 120gb HDD l OSX Leopard l LOVIN' IT

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Screen resolution, dpi, and monitor settings.
    By lordofericstan in forum Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24th July 2007, 04:53 AM
  2. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 29th November 2006, 07:27 AM
  3. How to change dpi?
    By chrisnsx in forum Dell
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13th September 2006, 02:35 PM
  4. 1000 dpi vs. 800 dpi
    By Geggy in forum Accessories
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 28th August 2006, 08:14 PM
  5. wmv on macbook pros?
    By Scrb45 in forum Apple and Mac OS X
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11th July 2006, 12:33 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:22 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.2
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1