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Default How do I change the resolution of an application using terminal? - 08-03-2010, 11:24 PM

Hi Everybody,

So I've recently started working in a high-resolution application on my Macbook Pro. I'd like to run this app on my Dell Mini 10v since I'm going on a trip later this month but it keeps cutting off the main window. I remember that there was a command to change the opening resolution of an app in Terminal but I've completely forgotten it. Any help would be appreciated!

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Default 08-04-2010, 09:21 AM


per application it is:

1) find the preference file for your application - lets say its PhotoShop -

so its: com.adobe.Photoshop.plist

2) take away the .plist ending and type into Terminal

defaults write com.adobe.Photoshop AppleDisplayScaleFactor .75

.75 is the percentage; 1.0 is 100 %

Choose the scaling factor your app needs, sometimes it needs some testing or a calculator ;-)

Global for everything its

defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleDisplayScaleFactor .75

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