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Default 05-17-2010, 04:55 PM

Originally Posted by ppafford View Post
Thanks, Keep checking back as I update it from time to time. Also if you see any gems, please post
Found this GEM at Customize - OS X Daily - Please add this to the list (as with an automated process at start we can save some screen real estate)

This is a particularly handy trick for when you have limited screen real estate and want to fit more of a windows display on screen. A perfect example of this are the Hackintosh owners out there that are working with small netbook screen resolutions and some windows just don’t display properly, or won’t even fit on the screen. Instead of changing the actual screen resolution and losing screen real estate, you can scale all windows within OS X up or down by using the Terminal:

defaults write -g AppleDisplayScaleFactor 0.8

This will render all displayed elements at 80% of their original size

killall Finder

To set back to the default simply change the Scale Factor to 1.0 like so:

defaults write -g AppleDisplayScaleFactor 1.0

If you want to make things larger and easier to see, scale up to 1.2 or more, just play around until you find what works best for you. Remember to kill the Finder after each change in order to make changes take place.
Note: Virtually scaling up and down GUI elements can lead to some quirky appearance issues with certain apps, so test scale factors to find what works best for you and your apps.

After changing my ScaleFactor to 0.8 and restarting the OS, Safari stopped working. I changed back to ScaleFactor 1.0 restarted and Safari now works... (just to save you from pulling your hair out)

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Default 09-15-2011, 05:54 PM

Is this a dead thread?

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Default 09-23-2011, 04:59 PM

Not for me! Made a Mini 9 Hackintosh already, and I'm starting on my newly-acquired 10v today!
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Default 10-17-2011, 12:10 AM

Someone should mention the dual boot threads for those of us whose triple boot dies horribly. Several tries later, the triple doesn't flow, where dual 10.6.7/Win7 is rock-steady.

This is the one that got my dual boot working:

After that, I used the 10.6.7 thread:

Good enough for me!

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Default 10-26-2011, 03:09 AM

It would be good to have one thread that answers nearly all the questions that keep popping up. These must be happening because it's not obvious where the answers to these questions are.

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