4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2007 3:07 PM by RReuscher
Ninda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Today I bought a new monitor and I wanted to change my resolution from 1440x900 to 1680x1050.

The thing is, 1680x1050 is not available from the resolution list on my MacBook Pro. I can't change the list either. Now it just looks awful on my wide 20inch monitor.

How can I change the resolution list to add 1680x1050?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (252,375 points)
    Open Displays preferences, click on the Detect Displays button. If the resolution doesn't appear then your monitor may not support it. Your external monitor must be a wide-aspect monitor.
  • Ninda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I did that and the resolution doesn't appear. The display settings for my monitor is 1680x1050 at the moment, while my MacBook Pro is still at 1440x900

    Is there a way to get around that?
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (252,375 points)
    Not sure I understand. You cannot change the MBP's display resolution as 1440 x 900 is its maximum. You can only use higher resolutions on external displays. Does your external display support a 1600 x 1050 resolution? If it isn't a wide-aspect monitor then it will not.
  • RReuscher Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    You need a 17in MBP to get that resolution. The 15in tops out at 1440x900,

    Don't mirror the monitor's, then you have the LCD at 1440x900 and the external at 1680x1050, they don't have to be the same when they are run as two separate monitors. If you mirror them, you can't do better than what the built-in LCD can do.