Apple Monitors: How To Change Resolution

This article explains how to change screen resolutions on Apple monitors when running Mac OS version 8 or later.
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You can change the resolution of your monitor to zoom in for detail work or to zoom out and see a whole page or more at a time. To change your screen resolution, follow these steps:

    1. Select the Monitors control panel from the Apple menu, it may also be called Monitors and Sound.

    Note: If you have more that one monitor, a separate Monitors control panel will appear on each display.

    2. Click on the resolution you desire in the Resolution section of the control panel.

    3. The new resolution will be displayed after you select it.

    4. Close the Monitors control panel by clicking the close box in the upper-left corner.

    5. If the image is distorted, adjust the video controls in the Monitors control panel or on the monitor itself.

Published Date: Feb 20, 2012