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Mac mini display problem.

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N1994 Calculating status...
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Dec 7, 2012 8:01 AM



I have recently purchased a mac mini (late 2012 one). I failed to find the screen resolution for my monitor on the display settings. My monitor is 1366 x 768 or

16:9. I connected it to the MAC Mini using the Minidisplay to VGA adaptor. Is there a way I can adjust the screen resolution to the my monitor's? it is not listed on the list.


Please let me know if it is possible.


Thank you

  • tzbikowski Level 4 Level 4 (1,945 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to N1994)

    You can adjust resolution in Displays (System Preferences)

    VGA is not ideal though. If you have a DVI port on your display you should use it.

  • Radost Calculating status...
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    Jan 23, 2014 12:17 AM (in response to tzbikowski)

    Hi guys,


    I have a similar problem but I never changed my monitor or added an external one.

    It's just that yesterday my monitor's resolution changed ... The best I can get is 1280 x 800 and its still too big for my screen ... Everytime I move with the mouse up / down / left / right, the monitor moves with it ! When I restarted my computer it fixed itself for about a second (the resolution was perfect for a second) and it changed back to 1280x800...


    I have a 2009 MacMini 10.6.8. and I never had problems before, so I hope you can help me find a solution !


    Here's a print screen of the options I have in the Preference menu (sorry but it's in French)Capture d’écran 2014-01-23 à 09.10.54.png

    And how my screen looks like ...


    Capture d’écran 2014-01-23 à 09.15.01.png

    Thanks !

  • motrek Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jan 23, 2014 5:38 PM (in response to N1994)

    There's a piece of software called SwitchResX that might help.


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