5 macOS display settings you need to know about

Apple MacBook serves as a perfect tool for watching movies and browsing the web, mainly thanks to its stunning Retina screen technology. Apple has been working on improving Mac’s display for years in an attempt to offer better user experience.

The Cupertino company includes a number of settings into its Macs to help you get the most out of your computer’s screen. With that in mind, we have created a list of 5 macOS display settings in the section below. Before we proceed, make sure you now have a modern version of macOS installed on your machine.

  1. Scaled resolution

Apple’s Retina display technology has been an integrated part of every Mac. A Mac that features Retina Display offers stunning clarity, with crisps images and more details. However, one major drawback is that you cannot lower the native resolution on a Mac with Retina Display. This means that you cannot increase the size of text and icons.

Fortunately, Macs with Retina Displays include a great feature called scaled resolution that allows you to make text and app icons much bigger for easier viewing. To do this, click on Apple at the top and then select System Preferences from the drop-down menu. After that, hit Display and choose Scaled Resolution.

  1. Boost text size

If you cannot read text within an app on your Mac, then you now can easily bump up text size in any macOS app. If you are having trouble reading text messages, launch the Messages app, then select Preferences and hit General. Once you are in, just simply move the slider at the bottom to increase text size.

In the Mail app, head to Mail, select Preferences, and then click on Fonts & Colors. After that, hit the Select button next to Message Font and choose your desired font size. If you want to increase text size in Chrome or Safari, just simply press Command + Plus.

  1. Adjust brightness and boost pointer size

macOS includes a smart feature that lets your Mac automatically adjust the brightness of your display based on the surrounding lighting conditions. To enable auto-brightness in macOS, click on Apple icon at the top, then select System Preferences from the drop-down menu and select Displays. When you are in, simply check the box next to Automatically adjust brightness.

If you wish to make your pointer bigger, then head to System Preferences, then select Accessibility > Display and move the slider to the right to increase your cursor size.

  1. Night Shift

Starting with macOS 10.12.4, Apple finally brought Night Shift mode to the Mac. Once enabled, the feature changes the color of the display to a warmer hue for easier nighttime reading. To activate Night Shift in macOS, head to System Preferences > Displays > Night Shift and turn on the switch for Night Shift.

  1. Transparency and contrast settings

In macOS, you can reduce transparency in windows for easier reading. To do this, open System Preferences on your Mac > Accessibility > Display > Increase Contrast.

You can also disable window transparency by heading to System Preferences > Accessibility > Display and then hit the “Reduce Transparency” option.

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