For about three years now, I’ve been using an external monitor with my Macbook Pro.
I have a Phillips 43″ 4K display. It was top quality a few years ago and now there’s better newer models, but I’m reluctant to upgrade, because it was expensive and I want to get the most value out of it.
There are 8,000+ monitors for sale on Amazon.
That’s a lot of different screen resolutions.
Fortunately, there’s a solution.
After nine months working from home, I upgraded to MacOS Big Sur.
But something was off, it seems that Apple has reduced the options for screen resolution. And it was a problem, because on such a big monitor, everything was big.
Out of the box, you can see four recommended resolutions, scaling from Larger Text to More Space.
There’s an easy was to customise your resolution.
Note: This doesn’t seem to work for in-built MacBook screens, and for some external monitors that don’t support a custom scaled resolution.