It’s exciting to have a new Mac, especially if you’ve never worked on one before. You can indeed work on your new MacBook or Mac desktop straight out of the box, but to get the most out of your experience, you’ll want to tweak it up a bit. One of the areas where you’ll need to focus on is the Mac display setting. Fortunately, tweaking the display settings on a Mac is easier than you might think.
What You Need to Know About Display Settings
Whether you’re working on a MacBook or a Mac Pro desktop, you’ll be able to change the display settings according to your preferences. The most significant difference is that on a laptop, the screen is attached to the computer. On a desktop, the computer and the monitor are two different devices. On laptops, the size of the screen will depend on the size of your laptop. On desktops, your screen size will depend on the size of the monitor you purchase. This can be anywhere from a 15-inch screen to 21-inch or even larger.
How to Adjust Mac Display Preference
To access the display settings on a Mac, follow these steps.
- Navigate to System Preferences.
- Click on Displays.
- The Displays screen will open, and you’ll see four tabs: Display, Arrangement, Color, and Night Shift. These tabs will be different according to the type of Mac you have. However, the Display tab will be there regardless of device type.
- Under the Display tab, you’ll have two primary selections – Default Resolution and Scaled.
- By selecting default resolution, you’ll be telling the computer to choose the default settings. This is fine, but if you want to tweak the settings according to your preferences, you’ll need to select one of the scaled settings.
- The selection under scaled will depend on the type of your device. On some devices, you’ll be given different sets of numbers, such as 1024 x 968 and larger. Remember, the smaller the numbers, the larger the images and text will appear on the screen. On the other hand, the larger the number, the smaller the images and fonts.
- On other devices, you’ll see a graphical presentation instead of numbers. Just select the size of the text that appears better to you and your Mac device will change the display settings according to your preferences.
With this Mac display guide, we hope that we’ve helped you go through the process of changing the display settings on your Mac according to your preferences. But it’s also important to make sure that your device is performing at its best at all times. To do this, you’ll need a little more help, and Outbyte macAries could be your best choice. You’ll be able to optimize your storage space, RAM, and other system settings, so your Mac will continuously provide you with optimal performance.
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