High-resolution displays can show more detail because they have more pixels than standard displays. This can be helpful, especially for video editing, graphic design, and gaming. However, it can be more demanding on your Mac’s hardware and may not always be a good fit for your setup.
To get the best picture and video performance on your Mac, you often need to adjust your screen resolution setting. Luckily, you can easily change the screen resolution setting on your Mac by following the instructions in this article.
How to Change the Screen Resolution for Your Mac’s Built-in Display
You can make motion on your Mac screen smoother by adjusting your Mac’s refresh rate. However, if you want to improve the overall appearance of your Mac’s screen, you can change the resolution of the built-in display by following the instructions below.
Now on the right pane of the window, you will see a list of resolution options for your screen in the form of thumbnails. Select the one that suits your needs by clicking on it; The thumbnails to the left of the default make the text larger, while the ones to the right do the opposite. You can hover over a thumbnail to see the exact resolution in pixels.
How to change screen resolution for external display
Apple provides an easy way to adjust the screen size on your Mac. You can do this by going into System Settings and changing the resolution for both your built-in screen and any external screens you have.
To go deeper, we’ve looked at apps that offer more options for controlling your Mac’s external display.
How to Create Custom Screen Resolution on Mac Using EasyRes
Choosing the right resolution for your Mac’s display can be tricky. Apple only provides a few default options, and they don’t cover all the different resolutions or aspect ratios your screen can support.
So, if you want more options, you can use a third-party app like EasyRes, which gives you a range of resolutions, including for external displays. Check out the steps below to learn how to change your Mac’s screen resolution using an app.
Change the viewing experience of your Mac
Adjusting the screen resolution can help when you need to increase text size or connect an external display to your Mac. Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of the steps involved in changing your Mac’s screen resolution.
In addition to changing the resolution, macOS offers even more options for customizing how your Mac’s screen behaves, especially when it’s idle.
Adding some personalization to your Mac like a custom wallpaper or screen saver is a nice touch. Fortunately, it’s very easy to set up a screen saver on your Mac that automatically activates during periods of inactivity.
Below, we’ll show you how to set up a screen saver on your Mac, customize the pattern, and choose the images you want to feature.
What is screen saver?
Screen savers are animated images that appear on a computer display after a period of user inactivity. Depending on what you want to set up, these can vary from random images to custom text or even a simple clock.
That’s everything you need to know to set up a screen saver on your Mac.
How to set up a screen saver on your Mac
As mentioned above, setting up and customizing your screen saver is pretty straightforward in macOS. So, to get started follow the simple instructions given below.
That’s it! Your screen saver should now pop up whenever you leave your Mac idle for a set period of time. You can use it along with other customization options on your Mac to make it even more of a viewing and working pleasure.
How to Password Protect Your Mac When the Screen Saver Appears
You can choose to require a password to log back into your Mac after your screen saver displays. This is a handy feature and can prevent unauthorized access to your Mac.
To password protect your Mac when the screen saver is displayed, open System Preferences, and go to Security & Privacy > General. Enable the Require password option and set it to Immediately after sleep or screen saver starts.