4K monitor (BenQ) and scaling with MBP

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sshapiro Contributing Member • Posts: 865
Re: BetterDisplay?

Henry Richardson wrote:

I do not know if this is of any interest or relevance, but it might be.

https://github.com/waydabber/BetterDisplay

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/63642/betterdisplay

Fully scalable HiDPI desktop with BetterDisplay

Some Macs tend to have issues with custom resolutions. Apple Silicon Macs notoriously don't allow sub-4K resolution displays to have HiDPI ("Retina") resolutions even though most 1440p display would greatly benefit from having a HiDPI "Retina" mode. On other Macs the resolution options for wide displays are too constrained.

BetterDisplay solves the problem by unlocking your screens making them fully scalable natively while providing a nice HiDPI resolution slider to freely scale the desktop size. Also available is the option to create a flexible virtual "dummy" displays that support an unprecedented range of Retina resolutions. You can then utilize this dummy display as a mirror source for your display achieving any HiDPI resolution or for other purposes.

I heard about BetterDisplay when I watched this rather rambling video today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yhugLYaAZ8

More info:

https://www.theregister.com/2021/12/03/apple_m1_drivers

https://9to5mac.com/2021/11/23/enable-1440p-retina-scaling-m1-mac/

https://www.macworld.com/article/549493/how-to-m1-mac-1440p-display-hidpi-retina-scaling.html

I use the program and think it is excellent. It allows me to scale a Lenovo L24Q-30 monitor properly when connected to an m1 Mac Mini.

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