External Monitor Scaling OS X Yosemite vs Windows 7

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FrakkinShip, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. FrakkinShip macrumors member

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    A few months ago I purchased a BenQ GW2765HT to use with my Macbook Pro. I noticed a stark difference in the scaling between OS X Yosemite and Windows 7.

    Windows 7 seems to handle scaling better on the monitor, meaning that everything isn’t tiny. However, what I see on the retina display with Windows 7 is extremely tiny because of the resolution. On OS X Yosemite, the scaling isn’t as nice as I thought it would be: everything is tiny.

    I have attached photos to show what I am referring to. What is causing this and is there anyway to fix it?
     

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  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    What is you System Preferences->Display pane set to?
     
  3. FrakkinShip thread starter macrumors member

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    "Default for display." for both the retina display and the external. Choosing "Scaled" for the external monitor shows other the native resolution, 1080i and 720p.
     

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