Resolution Independence on Lion

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by saintforlife, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2011
    This is a question for people currently running Lion on their MBAs. I want to try to see if Lion supports resolution independence for the screens.

    Can you do a quick test and lower your resolution a bit from the native 1440X900 and let me know how the fonts in Menu bar, icons etc. look. Do they look blurry and like crap like on Snow Leopard? The native resolution on the current MBA makes stuff look too small for my taste and my eyes hurt because of it.

    If Lion in its current state does not support resolution independence, what are the chances that it could be implemented before its summer release?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

    Jun 29, 2010
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    Since it was already mentioned in your other thread you couldn't have just asked it there? Why did you need a seperate one?
  3. macrumors 68020


    Dec 18, 2006
  4. macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    I think you're confused a little bit. Resolution independence would mean that you wouldn't have to lower your screen resolution in order to make the UI bigger. Essentially, what it means is that on a 13" MacBook Air @ 1440x900, the text would be the same size (in real, actual inches/mm/cm/whatever) as it would be on a 13" MBP @ 1280x800.
  5. macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    But, you're missing the most important part. Just as in Windows you can set the size of text so whether it's smaller or larger it looks accurate and not a mess like it does on non-native OS X display settings.

    Some people want the smaller text and others larger. Until Lion there was no option. Lion will change OS X and the future of Mac displays. I feel like Apple is finally improving the resolution of 15" MBP and both MBAs as it knows Lion is the solution that ensures all users are happy.
  6. macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    I didn't include that part, but yes, I understand that it won't look crappy when the text is scaled up or down because you're still using the native resolution of the display.

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