Change Scale Factor to get more pixels on your MacSeptember 4th, 2009 | Posted by in Life Hacks
For you guys (me included) wanting better resolution on your 1024×600 netbook (Eeepc, MSI Wind, etc.)
Here is a cool tip from troniu.
Start Terminal and type:
defaults write -g AppleDisplayScaleFactor 0.8
And you got 20% more pixels
More details here.
Problems that I found on EeePC 1000h:
- Safari doesn’t open anymore
- PhotoBoth effects page 2,3,4 shows shifted
- Context menu on dock icons shifted up
- OS tray bar icons not scalled correctly
- It seems there is a conflict with SwitchResX application and is not possible to rollback after a reset. It only worked after I uninstalled SwitcResX
My recomandation is to use this per application, since there are some big problems when downscaling the entire desktop.
To do that, just type in terminal the following command:
defaults write com.applicationpath AppleDisplayScaleFactor 0.8