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Question: How to make display fit external monitor

Hi there,


I have an external monitor connected to my Macbook Pro but the display doesn't fit the display size, if you see what I mean. When I make a window full screen I can't see the far left or right hand side (including the red and yellow buttons on the left hand side), and when there is no window full screen I can see a tiny bit off but not all of the top menu bar. It seems like the detected screen size is bigger than the actual screen size, so these bits and getting cut off. Is there a way to resolve this? Thanks for your help!

MacBook Pro with Retina display

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Dec 9, 2017 8:10 AM in response to stevesayskanpai In response to stevesayskanpai

Stop using mirror display and use extended display mode instead. Mirroring mirrors your computer's display to the external monitor including your computer's display resolution. Extended display mode allows your external monitor to use its native resolution.

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Dec 9, 2017 8:22 AM in response to stevesayskanpai In response to stevesayskanpai

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the above screenshot show how Extended Desktop works (a picture is worth a thousand words).

the items in this display are icons of your screens, and when re-arranged to represent the actual displays on your bench, the mouse moves freely across the boundary between displays and can drag a window with it.


also note the [√] Mirror Displays checkbox

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