How to Adjust Your Mac Screen Size?

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Do you want to change the size of your Mac’s screen? This is a relatively simple process and can be done in just a few steps.

First, make sure that you have the most up-to-date version of your Mac’s operating system. To check, go to the Apple menu and choose “About This Mac”. If there is an update available, download and install it before continuing.

Next, open System Preferences by clicking on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen and selecting “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu. Once you are in System Preferences, select “Displays” from the list of options on the left side of the window.

On this page, you will find a variety of options for changing your display settings. If your Mac has a Retina display, you can use one of the preset resolutions to change its size; otherwise, select “Scaled” from the dropdown menu at the top and adjust your resolution as desired. You can also use the slider bar below to change your display’s brightness or contrast levels if desired.

Once you have made all of your changes, click “Apply” at the bottom right corner of the window and then close System Preferences when prompted. Your Mac’s new display settings should now be applied!

We hope that this guide has been helpful in helping you adjust your Mac’s screen size! If you have any questions or need further assistance with this process, please feel free to contact us for assistance.

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Resizing a Window That Is Off the Screen on Mac

To resize a window that is off the screen on Mac, you can use two methods.

The first method is to hold the Option key while clicking the green maximize button in the top left corner of your window. This will allow you to move your window back onto the screen and also resize it.

The second method is to use keyboard shortcuts. If you press Command + Option + M, this will minimize all windows on your screen. You can then click and drag any of your windows back onto the screen and resize it with the corner edges. Once you have resized it, you can press Command + Option + M again to restore all minimized windows.

Enlarged Mac Screen: Causes and Solutions

Your Mac screen may be enlarged if you have selected a scaled resolution in the Displays section of System Preferences. The scaled resolution allows you to adjust the size of text and items on your screen to make them more comfortable to read and use. If you find that your Mac screen is too large, you can reduce the resolution by going to System Preferences > Displays and selecting a different resolution or Default for display.

Reducing Screen Size

To reduce the size of your screen, you can adjust your display resolution. To do this, go to your computer’s display settings and select a lower resolution from the available options. This will reduce the number of pixels on your screen, making everything appear smaller. You can also adjust the scaling to make text and other objects on your screen appear larger or smaller. If you want to reset your resolution back to its original settings, you can press Ctrl + Shift + 0.

Resizing a Window to Fit the Screen

To resize a window to fit the screen, move your cursor to any edge or corner of the window until a double-headed arrow appears. Once the double-headed arrow appears, click and drag the window until it fits the screen. You may need to adjust the size of multiple sides of the window in order for it to fit properly. If you need more precision, you can press and hold the ‘Ctrl’ key while resizing. This will allow you to make very small adjustments to the size of the window.

Restoring a Mac Screen to Normal Size

To get your full screen back to normal on Mac, move the pointer to the green button in the top-left corner of the window, then choose Exit Full Screen from the menu that appears or click the button. This will return your window size to its original dimensions.

Effects of an Enlarged Screen

Your screen may look enlarged because you have set your computer’s resolution level lower than the maximum resolution supported by your monitor. Setting the resolution lower than the maximum will generally display larger images and icons on the desktop, and this appears as an enlarged display. It is important to note that if you want sharper images, you should use the highest resolution possible for your monitor.

Reducing Screen Display Size Using Keyboard

To reduce the size of your screen display using your keyboard, press and hold down the CTRL key and then press the – (Minus sign). This will zoom out and make your screen items smaller. You can also press CTRL + (Plus sign) to zoom in and make objects on the screen larger. Please note that this method may not work in all applications or web browsers.


In conclusion, changing the screen size of a Mac computer can be done in a few simple steps. First, press and hold the Shift key while resizing the window from the corner. Secondly, choose between Default for display or Scaled in the Apple menu > System Preferences > Displays. Finally, use the Ctrl + Shift combination to make your screen bigger or smaller, or reset the resolution. By following these steps, you can easily adjust your screen size to fit your needs.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.