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Claws224, IEEE Datacommunication Engineer
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I cant get my imac 24 back to original display

Customer Question

I can''t get my imac 24" back to original display mode I have no idea what happened. I tried display in system preferences. the displays are so big I cant even get to the google part of my in my comcast page. I wont even be able to read all of your answer. All I want is the settings the computer camewith. everything is zoomed in.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.

Hi,

Could you poen your Macintosh HD and go to /Users/<yourusername>/Library/Preferences/ByHost and remove the following file then reboot:

com.apple.preference.displays.<stringofLetters&Numbers>.plist

Let us know what happens.

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I did all that, but nothing chenged
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I didn't reboot!!!!!!!
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.

Ok,

In that case could you reboot your mac and as soon as you let go of the power button pres and hold the shift key down till your machine opens in Safe Boot, This may take a little while so be paitent.

Once the machine is open in Safe Boot go to the Apple preferences menu and set the resolution to the one you wish to use as default.

Reboot the machine like normal and let me know what happens.

Thanks

Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.

Ok,

Sorry I missed your last post.

Did it come back ok after the reboot?

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
is restart reboot?
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.

Yep,

Reboot, Restart, Soft Boot are all the same thing.

Thanks