Mac M1 with ultrawide monitor: Apple will fix the resolution problem

Apple has recognized the problems encountered when using a Mac M1 with ultrawide or super ultrawide external monitors.

Mac M1s don’t seem to recognize the native resolution of these monitors …

Macworld an extremely short supporting document identified.

If the supported resolution is not available on an ultrawide or super ultrawide external display connected to your Mac with Apple M1 chip

If you connect an ultrawide or super ultrawide monitor to your Mac with Apple M1 chip, some resolutions supported by the display may not be available.

Apple is aware of this issue and the resolution is expected in a future macOS update.

To see additional resolutions for the external display, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Displays, then hold down the Option key as you click Resized.

The last line suggests, but doesn’t promise, that you may be able to enable a more appropriate resolution through the scaled options, but it’s unclear if this might include native resolution.

One of our readers found a solution for his problem:

Personally, I’m a huge fan of super ultrawide monitors, ending up with the 49-inch Dell UltraSharp.

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