No looks like Resolution xy option on external 4k Display MacBook Pro 13 | 2018

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by steffen84, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. steffen84 macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2018
    I have a new MacBook Pro 13 | 2018 on my Mac mini 2018 i have the option for looks like Resolution xy on my external 4k Display. Is there a way to enable this dialog on the MacBook Pro?

    MacBook Pro

    Mac Mini
  2. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    This was bothering me as well. I thought it was because I got the "made for Macbook" LG Ultrafine but I didn't realize that was still an option on other machines. Seriously at a certain point you dumb down the OS so much that it starts to get limiting.
  3. steffen84, Dec 23, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2018

    steffen84 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2018
    I have looked up this issue in the apple discussion board and found the solution:

    You can enable the option with this command in the terminal:
    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ DisplayResolutionEnabled -bool true

    After rebooting the MacBook the option disappeared can’t get it to work again.
  4. steffen84 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2018
    Okay I think I have found the issue.
    Only the left Thunderbolt 3 ports in my MacBook Pro supports the "looks as option" in the System Preferences.
    Can anyone check if their MacBook Pro 13" shows the same behaviour?

    According to the Apple website all Ports in the 13" MacBook Pro 2018 are full speed ports.
    The 2017 had the right side ports with reduced data speeds..

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