The Display preference pane is the central clearinghouse for all of the settings and configurations for your Mac's display. Having all display-related functions in one easy-to-access preference pane lets you configure your monitor and keep it working the way you want it to, without spending a lot of time fussing with it.
Display Preference Pane
The Display preference pane lets you:
- Set the resolution of one or more monitors attached to your Mac.
- Set the refresh rate used on each attached display.
- Control the display's orientation (landscape or portrait) if your display supports rotation.
- Set the brightness level.
- Arrange multiple monitors in one cohesive virtual display.
- Set secondary monitors to mirror the primary display or extend the desktop across the displays.
- Choose from existing color profiles.
- Create custom color profiles.
- Calibrate your display.
Launch the Display Preference Pane
- Click the 'System Preferences' icon in the Dock, or select 'System Preferences' from the Apple menu.
- Click the 'Displays' icon in the Hardware section of the System Preferences window.
The Display Preference Pane
The Display preference pane uses a tabbed interface to organize display-related items into three groups:
- Display: Control display resolution, orientation, brightness, and refresh rate.
- Arrangement: Arrange multiple displays when creating extended desktops or setting up mirrored displays.
- Color: Manage color profiles on your displays.