13" rMBP Owners- Resolution & font smoothing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lankox, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. lankox macrumors regular

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    #1
    1) Wondering what resolution you are running day to day?
    Best for Retina is too big and the 1440x900 seems a little blurry to me.

    2) Have you turned off font smoothing?
    I turned off font smoothing which helped with the blurriness a little but also make the fonts look a little washed out.

    3) Notice any UI lag difference between resolutions?
    I didn't notice any difference going from Best for retina to 1440X900.
     
  2. chrise2 macrumors 6502

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    I'll use the 1140 x 900 normally. Best for retina is just too low resolution. I'll sometimes go all the way to 1680 x 1050 when I really need space, but that's tough on the eyes.

    I think increasing the resolution increases the choppiness a little bit, but its nothing that I particularly care about. It might also be in my head. I'm also not demanding and I don't consider a computer unusable if the applications menu doesn't swoop in buttery smooth at 60 fps. As long as the computer works and doesn't crash, I'm happy.
     
  3. mike5065 macrumors newbie

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    you could try TinkerTool, which allows you to reduce (or increase) the effects of font smoothing, without turning it off altogether.

    I have a cMBP 13", and set font smoothing to "Light" (there are 3 settings), which seems to be the best setting for most usage, to my eyes.

    I'm not sure how this will behave on a Retina screen, but it's certainly worth a try.
     
  4. lankox thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the suggesting. Looks like a good compromise.
     

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