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Default Re: Virtually increase your Dell Mini Screen Resolution - 02-17-2009, 04:49 AM

I pasted: defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleDisplayScaleFactor 0.75
into a txt document and named it monitor75.
in terminal chmod 777 monitor75
cp /bin/monitor75

This allows me to run it as simple command from terminal: $ monitor75
I have another version that sets the monitor back to scale factor 1
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Default Re: Virtually increase your Dell Mini Screen Resolution - 02-21-2009, 11:25 PM

You can use the System Preferences: Universal Access option, select "Seeing" and turn Zoom on. Hit Options and select the min / mac zoom settings and then use Command-Option-= to zoom in, Command-Option-- to Zoom out.

(This may not be as useful as I hoped, as the "Zoom out" apparently only goes as far as the native resolution. Bummer. Sent a request to Apple to consider adding this ability.)
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Default Re: Virtually increase your Dell Mini Screen Resolution - 02-22-2009, 01:05 AM

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Originally Posted by tjolley
Quote:
Originally Posted by stace
I do it per app. So, for example, with System Settings...

Code:
defaults write com.apple.SystemPreferences AppleDisplayScaleFactor .75
Then I only get the prefpanes reduced, since those tend to be nonresizable.
OK, knowing that the only stupid question is the unasked question...how do you determine an application name for the format used above? I have a program I use called AASync2, but com.apple.AASync2 does not work as the application name.

Any help would be appreciated.
Try:
defaults write com.aasync.AASync2 AppleDisplayScaleFactor .75

It is usually the domain name backwards dot (app name).


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Default Re: Virtually increase your Dell Mini Screen Resolution - 02-22-2009, 10:48 PM

If you want GUI for this, then use Quartz Debug application (it's installed with XCode tools, which you'll find on OS X DVD).
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Default Re: Virtually increase your Dell Mini Screen Resolution - 02-23-2009, 04:40 PM

You can use:
Code:
defaults domains
to list all the 'domains' for your apps.

You can use:
Code:
man defaults
to read the manual page for the defaults command line (use SPACE to page, q to quit reading)
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Default Re: Virtually increase your Dell Mini Screen Resolution - 03-06-2009, 03:07 PM

I made two Automator apps that can do this. If anyone is interested here is the links.

Display Scale 100% http://files.me.com/ammonsc/e68idz
Display Scale 75% http://files.me.com/ammonsc/klldq2

Maybe there should be a "killall Finder" at the end of it so all the finder windows shrink as well?


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Default Re: Virtually increase your Dell Mini Screen Resolution - 03-10-2009, 07:19 AM

How Do I change it back to it's original size?
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Default Re: Virtually increase your Dell Mini Screen Resolution - 03-10-2009, 04:38 PM

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How Do I change it back to it's original size?
Use the same command with a Display Scale of 1. I made some Automator Apps to do it. I added a "killall Finder" to mine so that the Finder windows would reset as well.


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Default Re: Virtually increase your Dell Mini Screen Resolution - 03-13-2009, 06:33 PM

When I use the Util to set to 80% the text on the desktop icon's text doesn't look right. Is there a way to change the text size on the icons? For example soem icon names show on 2 lines. It looks reals strange.
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Default Re: Virtually increase your Dell Mini Screen Resolution - 03-14-2009, 04:28 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ammonsc
I made two Automator apps that can do this. If anyone is interested here is the links.

Display Scale 100% http://files.me.com/ammonsc/e68idz
Display Scale 75% http://files.me.com/ammonsc/klldq2

Maybe there should be a "killall Finder" at the end of it so all the finder windows shrink as well?
Sweet - these work great! Thank you!
 

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