12" screen configuration

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by joscejrod, May 4, 2016.

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What screen resolution do you use with your macbook?

  1. 1280x800

    16 vote(s)
    29.6%
  2. 1440x900

    38 vote(s)
    70.4%
  1. joscejrod macrumors 6502

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    Hello guys!! Are you comfortable using the macbook with 1440x900 max resolution?
     
  2. joscejrod thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hello. I created this thread in other forum by mistake. Now it's fine. I'd really appreciate to know your thoughts about this!!
     
  3. garirry macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    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.
     
  5. joscejrod thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm talking about configuration in screen preferences...
    -1280x800: default configuration.
    -1440x900: more space to work but smaller things.
     
  6. iToph macrumors regular

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    1440x900 is just too small for me. Don't wanna grab my glasses everytime I use the Macbook.
     
  7. where is it macrumors 6502

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  8. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  9. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    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)
     
  10. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    1440x900. I do set text to be larger in most cases.
     
  11. applesith macrumors 68030

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  12. Picapau21 macrumors 6502

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    Second that!

    I would like apple to allow even higher resolutions by default.
     
  13. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  14. garirry macrumors 68000

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    OH, that's what you meant, I thought you meant you would run the screen at a lower resolution, my bad.
     
  15. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    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.

    https://www.thnkdev.com/QuickRes/
     
  16. deeddawg, May 5, 2016
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    deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Wow. To do that I'd need a fresnel lens a la Brazil so I could read the display...

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    1280 x 800 is just perfect for the Macbook, thats why it is the default setting.
     
  18. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  19. happyslayer macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  20. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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  21. izzyfanto macrumors regular

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    How do you set it to that without having to manually do it for every webpage?
     
  22. Trey M macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  23. where is it macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  24. izzyfanto macrumors regular

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    Ah ok thanks!
     
  25. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

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    The quality of the text also just looks worse on anything but 1280x800, almost loses the retina appeal
     

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