How to disable scaling for specific applications in Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by pismodude2, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. pismodude2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    Scaling is great, but some applications just cannot handle it well. On Lion (10.7), we could simply run the terminal command for AppleDisplayScaleFactor to change the scaling for the whole operating system and applications, or individual applications. Example:

    defaults write AppleDisplayScaleFactor 0.85

    ...used to make iTunes 85% as big as usual. This is no longer working for me, is there a new command now? I have already tried switching to a non-scaled resolution to run these old scaling commands, to no avail. Programs that emulate other operating systems need an option not to be scaled though (ex: Parallels Desktop, Microsoft RDC).
  2. cameronjpu macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2007
    Did you find a solution? I just moved a client from SL to Mtn Lion and they miss the AppleDisplayScaleFactor function. I'd love to know a way to scale an application to larger size. Thanks!

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