Some alternatives that others have presented below, in case this answer does not work for your system: Unbelievable how difficult Apple can make simple things like setting headless computer VNC resolution, why? I am using only Apple computers, but I totally hate this kind of I do not know what. Well, to be honest their development time for something like this is better spent getting the new 4K displays to work with the Mac Pro's drivers I don't really blame them, but it is kind impressive that the Apple Remote Desktop team doesn't support this more natively.
Anyways, if this helped more than the selected answer, please up vote it, as I found the AirDisplay drivers to really break my experience, wouldn't want another going down that path. Useful tip for planning advance for the screen to go black and not getting locked out: Before changing the resolution with Display Menu, open a terminal window.
Type "killall ScreensharingAgent" but do not press return. Make sure that terminal is the frontmost application. Change the resolution with Display Menu. The screen will go black. Press return.
The screen will now display as intended without locking you out. Simply using Display Menu worked for me on Yosemite; no terminal commands were required.
Will it work with Team Viewer? SwitchResX worked for me. Jace Browning Jace Browning 1 6. Down votes are for incorrect answers, not answers you don't like. It's down votes on helpful answers that drive helpful people away.
This is actually an excellent answer because SwitchResX doesn't black out the menu bar like Display Menu does. This should be the accepted answer for that reason alone. This is the solution that worked for me. But both Apple and Display Menu were limiting my resolutions to presumably what made sense for the server, not the client. SwitchResX solved my problem. Now connecting to my server from my Macbook in full screen mode is a joy. This should be the accepted answer. None of the other solutions here work if there is an external display connected that does not support a higher resolution e.
This step is necessary to allow this resolution to show up in the menu chooser in later steps. Enable "Show displays in menu bar". This convoluted method has worked for me. Szabolcs Szabolcs 4 17 Depending on what OS version you are running, this is a good answer!
I apparently tend to use old OS 10 versions on servers, while using Still pretty frustrating that this is still an issue in I succeeded to update the resolution on my headless Mac Mini Server with the most simplest option: Just hold the 'Option' key while you press on 'Scaled' button in the settings. This will bring up all available resolutions and you can change to whichever you like.
Angel Kjoseski Angel Kjoseski 2. This was the best solution for me. We have a bunch of headless Mac Minis that a bunch of people remote access into and this was preferred over Display Menu because in order to download Display Menu you must log into the App Store. Resolution also persists.
Mike Kormendy Mike Kormendy 7. Daniel Stenning Daniel Stenning 1 1. Josh Santangelo Josh Santangelo 1 4. Graham Miln Use cscreen from Brew. Thread starter linkmaster03 Start date Nov 10, What are the dimensions for the Mac OSX backgrounds? In pixels please They come in various sizes. It largest ones I have are x Others are as small as x, or x for patterns. You can check them yourself in the "Desktop Pictures" folder, which is in the "Library" folder on your startup disk.
But like if i wanted it to just fit the screen, not a pattern, like the size of the regular blue background, what pixel dimensions would it be? It will give you serious control over what your desktop looks like. Hovering over an image will give its title, while a glance at the icons below will show you the file size and the rating of the image.
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