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Resolution Problem & Cats

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A friend has cats and they've somehow stepped across her MacBook Pro keyboard and set the screen resolution so its huge. So huge in fact she can't use Preferences to set it back to the default. Is there a keystroke combination or something like that that she can use to reset to default resolution? :)

 

Thanks! :)

 

-=Tim=-

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Tim,

I assume that by "huge" you are meant "low resolution", which makes everything looks huge. You can try the following steps:

  1. Click the black apple at the top left of the screen and select "System Preferences"
  2. At this point, the focus is in the search box, so type displays and hit return. This should opens the "Displays" preferences
  3. Hit the tab key twice to put the focus to the resolution list
  4. Use the up/down arrow keys to select the desire resolution

Please reply to let me know if it helps.

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Thanks, I'll try that out.

 

I read somewhere that if I reboot holding down the shift key I'll do a safe boot and get default Preferences, can anyone else confirm that? :)

 

-=Tim=-

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They might have accidently enabled the Zoom in the Universal Access.

 

Try Apple-Option-(Minus Key)

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more likely the cat walked across the trackpad while pressing Ctrl. try holding Ctrl and dragging two fingers down on trackpad (scroll down).

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They might have accidently enabled the Zoom in the Universal Access.

 

Try Apple-Option-(Minus Key)

 

This was the problem however I didn't fix it. My friend called the Apple Store and someone talked her through it. :)

 

Thanks to all! :)

 

-=Tim=-

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