Category: refresh rate

How to View Display Refresh Rate on Mac

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If you’re a Mac user running an external display, you may be interested in knowing what the displays refresh rate is. For whatever reason, refresh rate is hidden from easy view in the places you might think to look, but with a little effort you can show the refresh rate on display connected to a Mac.

Knowing the refresh rate of a display can be helpful for many reasons, particularly if you want to be sure you’re using the displays native refresh rate. Perhaps you connected an external display to a Mac and find the monitor is laggy or choppy, or the cursor…

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How to Change Refresh Rate on Mac Displays

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Changing the refresh rate of a display can be needed by some Mac users, particularly if they work with movie files and video editing. Generally speaking, most users should keep their displays set to the default refresh rate for their particular screen, but if you need to adjust refresh rate you’ll find it’s simple to do so with displays used on the Mac.


It’s important to note that not all Mac displays can change their fresh rate, though many third party external screens offer different refresh rate options. In fact, most Mac internal screens can not…

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