Tag Archives: Displays

How to maximize screen real estate in OS X

DisplaysIconXIn most instances you may want to have as much desktop space on your Mac as possible to get your work done. While you can organizing windows on your screen and streamline your workflow to reduce clutter, nothing beats having a large workspace on which to open apps and view numerous windows of your files. For any Mac there are several approaches you can take to increase this and get more work done, or at least have more area on which to put your clutter. Continue reading

How to turn off your monitor without turning off your Mac

DisplaysIconXQuite often you may have some task running on your Mac that you might wish to keep going while you step away from your system. However, you may wish to save some energy by turning off your display for a while. Of course if you sleep your Mac, then you will clearly interrupt your task, but there are other ways to shut off your monitor while keeping your Mac going. Continue reading

How to access Expert Mode when calibrating your Displays in El Capitan

ColorSyncIconXCalibrating your Mac’s display will ensure the digital values in images are translated to display properly on the display devices you use, and is an important step anyone doing image editing and graphic design. To help with this, OS X has a built-in display calibration tool which supports both basic and expert modes for calibrating your display. These options are nothing new for OS X; however, in El Capitan Apple has made the calibrator’s expert mode hidden by default. Continue reading

How to rotate your Mac’s display

DisplaysIconXFor the most part you will likely set up your Mac’s display in its default landscape orientation; however, there may be times when you might find it could be more convenient to have your Mac oriented such that its display is at a 90 or 180 degree orientation.

For instance, flipping an external monitor on its side will allow you to better view letters and text documents, especially when handled in full-screen mode. Continue reading

How to put your Mac’s display to sleep

DisplaysIconXWhen working at your Mac, there may be times when you would like to simply shut off the monitor without interrupting your work. For example, if you are downloading files or in the middle of processing a large amount of data that will take hours to complete, or if you are simply playing music and do not want to view anything on your display, then you might like to blank out the display. Continue reading

Calibrate your Mac’s monitor to ensure proper color representation

DisplaysIconXEvery monitor you use with your Mac, be it a built-in one or an external one, will have different color output properties. For example, in one monitor you might see more red than another monitor, which may cause color balances to be off either between two monitors you use with the same Mac, or when you view an image on a different Mac.

To adjust for this, manufacturers generally include Continue reading