How to Make Your Mac Screen Smaller?

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Do you want to make your Mac screen smaller? You can easily adjust the resolution of your display to make the screen smaller. This is a great way to free up space on your desktop or to make text and images look sharper.

On your Mac, open System Preferences and select Displays in the sidebar. Select your display on the right, then click the pop-up menu next to Resolution and choose Scaled. From there, you’ll be able to select the resolution you want to use.

Once you’ve selected a resolution, it’s easy to resize any window that’s open on your Mac. Move your cursor to any side of a window—top, bottom, left, or right. As the cursor nears the edge of the window, it changes to a double-ended arrow. When you see this double-ended arrow, click and drag it until the window is at your desired size.

If you want even more control over how big or small your screen is displayed, there are keyboard shortcuts that can be used instead of manually resizing windows:
• Make everything on your screen bigger or smaller: Press Ctrl + Shift and + (to make it bigger) or – (to make it smaller).
• Reset resolution: Press Ctrl + Shift + 0.
• Zoom out: Press Option + Command + Minus (-).

Using these methods, you can easily adjust the size of items on your screen with just a few simple steps!

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Reducing the Screen Size on a Mac

To reduce the screen size on your Mac, open System Preferences by selecting the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen. Then click Displays in the sidebar. Select your display on the right, click the pop-up menu next to Resolution, and choose Scaled. From there you can select a lower resolution to reduce the size of your display. If you’re not sure what resolution you should choose, it’s best to start with the one that’s currently selected and work your way down until you find an option that looks good for your needs.

Reducing an Enlarged Window on a Mac

To reduce an enlarged window on a Mac, start by placing your cursor at one of the edges of the window. When your cursor reaches the edge, it will change to a double-ended arrow. Click and drag this arrow to resize the window as desired. You can also use the green, yellow, and red buttons in the top left corner of the window to adjust their size. The green button will enlarge or maximize the window; the yellow button will reduce it to a smaller size; and the red button will close the window completely.

Reducing Screen Size

To reduce your screen size, you can decrease your display resolution. To do this, press Ctrl + Shift and + to make the screen bigger or Ctrl + Shift and – to make it smaller. You can also press Ctrl + Shift + 0 to reset the resolution to its original size.

Unzoom the Whole Screen on a Mac

To unzoom the whole screen on a Mac, press and hold the Option and Command keys together, then press the Minus sign (-). This will reduce your screen to its original size. If you continue pressing the Minus sign, it will zoom out further each time. You can also use the same method to zoom in, by pressing the Plus sign (+) instead of the Minus sign.

Enlarged Mac Screen: Causes and Solutions

Your Mac screen may have been enlarged because you enabled the Zoom feature in System Preferences > Accessibility > Zoom. This feature allows you to zoom in and out of your screen with a modifier key and scroll gesture. If this is the case, you can adjust the zoom level back to normal by going back into the Zoom settings or simply pressing Command + Option + 8.

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Restoring Full Screen on Mac

To return the window to its normal size on Mac, move the pointer to the green button in the top-left corner of the window and choose Exit Full Screen from the menu that appears or click the button. This will exit full-screen mode and restore your window to its normal size. You can also press Control + Command + F on your keyboard to exit full-screen mode.

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James Walker

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.