How to Display More Screen Resolution Options in Mac OS X

How to Display More Screen Resolution Options in Mac OS X

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These are instructions on how to display additional screen resolution options when setting the resolution of your monitor in Mac OS X Yosemite. These steps will likely work for other versions of OS X as well, including Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion.

Step One
Launch System Preferences from the Apple menu at the top left of your screen.
How to Display More Screen Resolution Options in Mac OS X

Step Two
Choose Displays from the System Preferences window.
How to Display More Screen Resolution Options in Mac OS X

Step Three
Click to select the Scaled radio button to display the recommended screen resolution options.
How to Display More Screen Resolution Options in Mac OS X

How to Display More Screen Resolution Options in Mac OS X

Step Four
If you're desired resolution is not on the list, hold down the Option key and click the Scaled radio button again.

Notice that many new resolution options will appear in the list for your selection.
How to Display More Screen Resolution Options in Mac OS X


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MiGlez - May 18, 2018 at 6:49am
Thank you man! it works !
Carlos Rivera - May 7, 2016 at 5:31pm
I have been looking for a way to do this for a month now (since I purchased my Macbook Pro. THANK YOU!!!
Nora - March 22, 2016 at 1:58am
Thank you! This was really helpful!
Peter______ - October 28, 2015 at 2:06am
Wow, thank you, this saved me.
mateen_ms - October 10, 2015 at 8:25pm
very nice..... its works also with non apple keyboard
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