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Macbook Pro resolution question
December 31, 2010 12:42 PM   Subscribe

My macbook pro screen's resolution has somehow become out of whack.

The menu bar at the top is super huge, safari is crazy big, and everything seems to run off the screen. I've already turned the zoom off feature in universal access, which wasn't the problem to begin with. After many restarts and shut downs, the problem just won't go away. Can anyone help? Here's a couple of links to what I'm talking about:

http://i53.tinypic.com/x4p3yo.png

http://i56.tinypic.com/acwlc0.png
posted by punch_the_mayor to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
 
Apologies if this is too obvious, but:

The main resolution setting is in System Preferences, in the Display pane. Is it set to 800 x 600? Try choosing the bottom (largest) of the possible resolutions, scrolling down if you need to.
posted by xil at 12:56 PM on December 31, 2010


Resolution is the most obvious answer, as xil said. If that turns out NOT to be it, you may have turned on "zooming" which is designed for people with impaired vision. This can be turned off under the "Universal Access" option in System Preferences or by hitting Alt-Apple-8 on the keyboard. Give that a try.
posted by The Bellman at 1:17 PM on December 31, 2010


Yes, thank you both! Finally sorted it out!
posted by punch_the_mayor at 1:51 PM on December 31, 2010


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