Resolution Hack on Macbook

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  1. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    Ok, so I have looked all over, up and down, and even UNDER! And I just can't find this damned hack. It's part of the terminal, I had it saved as a favorite, and it's gone now. It lets you "proportionatly" change the Macbook resolution, and I just can't find this anywhere...anyone know it or where I can find it?

    Thanks in advance.

    Oh someone please say something, you have to know wut I'm talking about. There is a code you put into terminal, and it basically changes the size of everything on the screen, so you can have more screen space, but everything is smaller, or if you want, less screen space where everything is bigger.
     
  2. ChiltonWebb macrumors member

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    You're looking for the Quartz Debug tool in the Developer/Apps folder.
     
  3. Rapmastac1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Or you can use Quartz Debug as suggested above. I'd be wary of this: lots of apps are buggy at the moment when running at any scale other than 1.0.
     
  5. majorp macrumors 6502

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    has anybody tried this in leopard, does it work any better?
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    In Leopard, Apple is apparently working on vectorzing the GUI (last image) so that it scales beautifully and quickly. There is no word on whether there will be a "vector aqua" or if it will just be a dev tool like it is in 10.4 but what we do know is that there will be icons that go to 512x512.
     
  7. Rapmastac1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What exactly is the quartz debug? Explain it a bit please...
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Quartz Debug
     
  9. xPismo macrumors 6502a

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    Thats cool.... I cant really see a reason for me to use it... but I know my dad will love it. These tiny pixels are a pain for the older users.
     
  10. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    Last I heard they had created icons at 512x512.
    That's not the same as planning to use them at that size.
     
  11. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    Thats just not for macbooks, i had fun with that a few months ago on my PowerMac
     
  12. Rapmastac1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Where do I find this, I look in Utilities, and it aint there, then I check on my install disc, and I look into a folder and see Dev Apps or something, along with a lot of other files that have SDK in them.
     
  13. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Download developer tools from Apple, install and then it will be in Macintosh HD > Developer > Applications > Performance Tools
     
  14. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    Bring this post back to life.....

    does anybody have any ideas how to mess with my resolution using leopard?
     
  15. wordy macrumors regular

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    I assume they set that 512x512 guideline to start transitioning icon and program devs into including them so that in future releases they could be used. They are very much in use already though! Zoom in all the way on dictionary.app and most of the new leopard icons for that matter!
     
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