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

    Dec 11, 2010
    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


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    What is you System Preferences->Display pane set to?
  3. FrakkinShip thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2010
    "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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