make display even lower then what apple has built in?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tbluhp, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    is there a way to make my macbook display even lower then 1280x800?

    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. bungiefan89 macrumors 6502a

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    Why not?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Well, 1280x800 is a fairly low resolution already, so I'm wondering what the purpose would be.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    You can change the resolution, if that is what you are after?
    Or do you want a lower resolution display panel?

    1280 x 800 is quite low for today, that was the resolution of a 15" PowerBook once (1280 x 854).
     
  6. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so I can have better display of my screen.

    For example the menu bar not all of my icons show up
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The lower the resolution, the grainier and less sharp your text and images will be. If you want to, anyway, go to System Preferences > Displays > Display and select the resolution you want.
    If your Menu Bar is too full, not all icons will show. Changing the resolution to a lower resolution will make that worse, not better.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    You want a HIGHER resolution then. Get a 13" MBA. You can't enlarge the native resolution.
     
  9. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    yes, you will need a higher res.

    Out of curiousity which macbook do you have?
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    Probably the white one from 2008.
     
  11. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    thanks :)
     
  12. east85 macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried to go into the System Preferences and click on the Dock Icon? From there you can manage the size of the icons in your Dock an manage magnification options.
     
  13. simsaladimbamba, Feb 12, 2012
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    The Menu Bar is not the same as the Dock.

    Menu Bar
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    Dock
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  14. east85 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, yeah I know this, it's just I had a bad hangover this morning and must have read/comprehended wrong. Posting while hungover, not a good idea.
     

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