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Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: October 09, 2019 08:46PM
So my AOC 27 in monitor is outputting 2560x1440 but it still looks like things are way too SMALL. I guess I'm comparing it to my old iMac 27 in 2009 glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (2560x1440 native) display with IPS. It could be that I'm still getting used to this resolutions coming from the 24 in 1920x1080 Samsung curved display. But I'm not sure?

I've been playing with SwitchResX but something just feels off - i wish i could explain it better than that. I always have to zoom in on webpages and Photoshop, etc. Here's a screenshot of SwitchResX from my desktop:



As it shows i am running 2560x1440 at 60Hz.

thanks!
Jerry







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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: October 09, 2019 08:58PM
Apple scales their icons and text to appear larger on smaller screens. Just setting the resolution high makes everything look small.



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: October 09, 2019 09:03PM
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C(-)ris
Apple scales their icons and text to appear larger on smaller screens. Just setting the resolution high makes everything look small.

ok i get that but like i said in comparison to my old 2009 iMac's 27 in (running at 2560x1440) this new 27 in display that i have now makes everything looks much smaller than 2560x1440. I'm being nitpicky just FYI.



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 09, 2019 09:03PM
I think you want to make sure your monitor is being recognized at its full resolution and then you can scale everything from the displays system pref.



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: October 09, 2019 09:06PM
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I think you want to make sure your monitor is being recognized at its full resolution and then you can scale everything from the displays system pref.

He can't because the monitor is a 4K and his machine can't drive that resolution.



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: October 09, 2019 09:08PM
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Apple scales their icons and text to appear larger on smaller screens. Just setting the resolution high makes everything look small.

ok i get that but like i said in comparison to my old 2009 iMac's 27 in (running at 2560x1440) this new 27 in display that i have now makes everything looks much smaller than 2560x1440. I'm being nitpicky just FYI.

It is the scaling that does exactly that. Resolution is the same on both monitors, but on the built in monitor Apple has the icons and text set to be bigger on their display vs if you plug in a different one. You can change the scaling in the Display Preferences.



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: October 09, 2019 09:32PM
You can scale up the icons on your Desktop in the Finder's View options and in the Dock from the System Preferences.



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: October 09, 2019 09:43PM
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Sarcany
You can scale up the icons on your Desktop in the Finder's View options and in the Dock from the System Preferences.

I did that - can i make Safari and Chrome open up with a zoomed in font sizes?



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 09, 2019 09:48PM
You are more like a one year old.
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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: October 09, 2019 09:54PM
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You are more like a one year old.

hey you were warned.



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: Rolando
Date: October 09, 2019 10:09PM
Try it at 1920x1080 and decide which you like better



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 09, 2019 11:41PM
You can use the A|A is Safari to make content larger.

Or you can use Cmd and + but you have to do this or the above each time you open the apps.




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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: October 09, 2019 11:51PM
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RAMd®d
You can use the A|A is Safari to make content larger.

Or you can use Cmd and + but you have to do this or the above each time you open the apps.

ok thanks I appreciate it!



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: October 10, 2019 08:54AM
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Sarcany
You can scale up the icons on your Desktop in the Finder's View options and in the Dock from the System Preferences.

I did that - can i make Safari and Chrome open up with a zoomed in font sizes?

You can change the default "actual size" zoom level using a css sheet in Safari.

Chroms is spyware from Google, so I can't help you there.



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: rz
Date: October 10, 2019 01:07PM
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Sarcany
You can scale up the icons on your Desktop in the Finder's View options and in the Dock from the System Preferences.

Problem I have with that is that I can scale the text in Finder windows using the View options, but if I open up a folder I've never opened before, it defaults back to 12pt. Any way to force Finder to have the default text size be bigger in EVERY folder I open?
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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: October 10, 2019 01:46PM
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rz
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Sarcany
You can scale up the icons on your Desktop in the Finder's View options and in the Dock from the System Preferences.

Problem I have with that is that I can scale the text in Finder windows using the View options, but if I open up a folder I've never opened before, it defaults back to 12pt. Any way to force Finder to have the default text size be bigger in EVERY folder I open?

This!



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: October 10, 2019 02:52PM
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Jerry®
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Sarcany
You can scale up the icons on your Desktop in the Finder's View options and in the Dock from the System Preferences.

I did that - can i make Safari and Chrome open up with a zoomed in font sizes?

You can change the default "actual size" zoom level using a css sheet in Safari.

Chroms is spyware from Google, so I can't help you there.


This has helped a bunch! I created a css sheet for Safari!



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: October 10, 2019 07:15PM
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Jerry®
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rz
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Sarcany
You can scale up the icons on your Desktop in the Finder's View options and in the Dock from the System Preferences.

Problem I have with that is that I can scale the text in Finder windows using the View options, but if I open up a folder I've never opened before, it defaults back to 12pt. Any way to force Finder to have the default text size be bigger in EVERY folder I open?

This!

Open the View panel in the Finder while you have a window open and active and set the view options how you'd like them. Then click the button use as defaults.



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: October 11, 2019 12:12PM
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Sarcany
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Jerry®
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rz
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Sarcany
You can scale up the icons on your Desktop in the Finder's View options and in the Dock from the System Preferences.

Problem I have with that is that I can scale the text in Finder windows using the View options, but if I open up a folder I've never opened before, it defaults back to 12pt. Any way to force Finder to have the default text size be bigger in EVERY folder I open?

This!

Open the View panel in the Finder while you have a window open and active and set the view options how you'd like them. Then click the button use as defaults.

I was gonna make that suggestion, but then I remembered that this is a Finder feature I've never found to work reliably. Others have better luck?



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Re: Sometimes you need to explain things to me like I'm a 2 year old: display resolutions
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: October 11, 2019 06:26PM
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rjmacs
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Sarcany
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Jerry®
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rz
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Sarcany
You can scale up the icons on your Desktop in the Finder's View options and in the Dock from the System Preferences.

Problem I have with that is that I can scale the text in Finder windows using the View options, but if I open up a folder I've never opened before, it defaults back to 12pt. Any way to force Finder to have the default text size be bigger in EVERY folder I open?

This!

Open the View panel in the Finder while you have a window open and active and set the view options how you'd like them. Then click the button use as defaults.

I was gonna make that suggestion, but then I remembered that this is a Finder feature I've never found to work reliably. Others have better luck?

If you've already opened the folder and changed view settings then it will have an invisible .DS_STORE file in it that overrides the defaults. If you delete the .DS_STORE file then it should revert to the defaults the next time that you open the folder... Except that you may need to reboot or relaunch the Finder before the change is reflected in the Finder due to caching.

...Also, if you're in one of the multi-pane views then you'll see the folder-contents in the view of the first folder you looked at before navigating down through the hierarchy.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/11/2019 06:27PM by Sarcany.
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