Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 15, 2013, 02:19 PM   #1
TeeRom
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Can't get monitor's native resolution to show up in display setings

I'm trying to us a Dell E20WFP monitor with my 2012 Macbook Air. The native resolution of the monitor is 1680x1050. That is not present in the settings to change it to. The closest options are 1920x1080 (won't work) and 1400x1050. How can I get the correct resolution to show up?
TeeRom is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 2013, 05:41 PM   #2
r0k
macrumors 68040
 
r0k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Detroit
Quote:
Originally Posted by TeeRom View Post
I'm trying to us a Dell E20WFP monitor with my 2012 Macbook Air. The native resolution of the monitor is 1680x1050. That is not present in the settings to change it to. The closest options are 1920x1080 (won't work) and 1400x1050. How can I get the correct resolution to show up?
That's the resolution of my MBP. I'm surprised to hear there is an external monitor that supports it. How do you have your monitor connected to your Mac? DisplayPort to VGA? DVI? HDMI? Mine is connected via Mini DisplayPort to VGA and my monitor native resolution (1920x1080) shows up just fine in the scaled list.

I would think that the monitor native resolution should show up as the top (first) choice in the "scaled" list of resolutions and would be automatically selected when you pick "best for display".
__________________
-r0k
Macbook Pro (late 2011) + iPad mini + iPhone5 + (GS4 for work)
Got a scan to ftp scanner? Enable ftpd in Mavericks!
r0k is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
is the imac native display (monitor) hdcp compliant?? blue21 iMac 0 Mar 29, 2014 07:43 PM
How to have external display at native resolution? waloshin MacBook Pro 2 Jul 31, 2013 08:13 AM
Mac mini monitor suggestions/display resolution? USB123 Mac mini 26 Nov 6, 2012 03:15 PM
Strange external monitor issue in native resolution aussiej MacBook 0 Oct 15, 2012 02:09 PM
Retina Display native resolution solves all display problems? Mattgfx MacBook Pro 13 Jun 26, 2012 05:53 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:50 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC