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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by joscejrod, May 4, 2016.
Hello guys!! Are you comfortable using the macbook with 1440x900 max resolution?
Hello. I created this thread in other forum by mistake. Now it's fine. I'd really appreciate to know your thoughts about this!!
I don't see why would you want to reduce your display resolution on a MacBook. And even if I wanted for some reason, I'd only accept resolutions that are exactly four times smaller in area (that way, pixels just need to double, and there's no annoying stretching problem). Which is why I think this display should have a 2560x1600 resolution.
MacBook's display is scaled by default to 1280x800 and there's an option for 1440x900 for more space. The built-in OS X scaling works very well and things aren't blurry or stretched if that's what you mean. At the native resolution text and buttons would be too small to interact with.
I'm talking about configuration in screen preferences...
-1280x800: default configuration.
-1440x900: more space to work but smaller things.
1440x900 is just too small for me. Don't wanna grab my glasses everytime I use the Macbook.
1440/900 then set webpages to 110-125%
Running at max (1440x900), everything else (websites, etc) are viewed at 100%, no problems and it's how I like it.
If I could run it at 1650x1080 without having to use any extra software, I would.
I run it at 1440x900 just as I had on my MBA13 and honestly don't notice the smaller physical size of the display when using it.
1280x800 is just not enough screen real estate for me. It's the reason I gave my MBP13 to a family member and bought a MBA13 (back in the pre-retina days)
1440x900. I do set text to be larger in most cases.
More space FTW!
I would like apple to allow even higher resolutions by default.
I turned mine up to 1440x900 as the first thing when setting up, and have not looked back.
I'm coming from the same resolution on a 13" MacBook Air, and have no issues so far. Scales beautifully and is highly readable.
OH, that's what you meant, I thought you meant you would run the screen at a lower resolution, my bad.
Pick up a copy of QuickResX. Works like a charm on the 12" MacBook, toggling any resolution you want. I go 2304x1440 whenever I'm working on particular apps or websites, then jump back to 1440x900 when I'm done.
Wow. To do that I'd need a fresnel lens a la Brazil so I could read the display...
1280 x 800 is just perfect for the Macbook, thats why it is the default setting.
It's really easy to do using RDM for free, no extra software needed after set: http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...na-display-hack-to-run-native-resolution.html
I've had my 13" rMBP at 1920x1200 HiDPI for a couple years without issue. The only time I need to reset is on a major OS revision.
I use QuickRes 4.4.3. I generally keep the MacBook at 1440x900. I occasionally take it back to 1280x800 when it's late at night and my eyes get tired. But usually have it at 1440
I'm running 1680x1050. Anything else feels too big. I don't use an app to run this res.
How do you set it to that without having to manually do it for every webpage?
1280x800 for me. I had it on 1440/900 but decided everything was just a little too small for my tastes. It'd be interesting to try the 110-125% zoom on the browser on 1440/900 mentioned above, however I really am happy with 1280x800 overall.
I primarily use the rMB as my leisure machine while I typically do my office work on my MBP. If I used it more something more complex, I'd likely use the 1440x900 res.
I use Chrome so you can just set the default zoom in preferences.
If you use Safari then you can create a custom style sheet. There are tutorials on Google to do that.
Ah ok thanks!
The quality of the text also just looks worse on anything but 1280x800, almost loses the retina appeal