I have a 27 inch monitor running 2560 by 1440 resolution.
As part of my academic role I am often working on my computer demonstrating ideas to supervision students or collaborating on papers with a colleague.
One of the challenges is that the other person is often sitting further away and may also have poorer eye sight than me. For some time my strategy was just to zoom the application to make font sizes bigger.
However, my latest strategy is to switch the screen resolution to 1600 x 900.
Normally on OSX, to do this, you have go to display preferences (e.g., and then go to spotlight and type “displays”). and then select “scaled” and select the desired resolution.
I was keen to find a quicker way to toggle resolution on OSX.
Display Menu is a useful application for quickly switching resolutions. It provides a dropdown list of resolutions from an icon in the menu bar. The basic version of the application is free, and the basic version is sufficient for the above functionality.