Best Resolution (Macbook Pro 16inch 2021)

  • 25 June 2022
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Hey Guys,


What is the best resolution to set within the Shadow Launcher.

I'm using the 2021 16 Inch Macbook pro, but 1920x1080p looks so small on screen.

The aspect ratio of the Macbook is 16:10 instead of 16:9 screens.

So the 16:9 (1920x1080) looks a bit stretched.

Hopefully a Mac Shadow user can help me out!



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Hi @fluxsystem,


Shadow can only support up to 144Hz at 1080p. If you are using resolutions above 1080p up to 4K, then your refresh rate can only be 60Hz.


I recommend looking up your MacBook on Apple’s website to find the specific resolution of your device to determine which resolution you want to use with Shadow. You can also check your “About this Mac” to find out that information. 

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Hi @Jonathan from Shadow 

The resolution of the MacBook is 3456 x 2234

So that is much higher then 1080. 
When i enable 1920x1080 the screen looks weird because 3456 x 2234 is 16:10 and not 16:9