a trick to make your Air's screen resolution to 1920x1080

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by aleni, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. aleni macrumors 68020

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    i use Mountain Lion GM, and it supports airplay to apple tv.

    what a neat trick i found when airplaying my 11" air to my full HD tv via Apple TV was the screen on my air looks like it has 1920x1080 resolution. text a little bit fuzzy, but not that bad.. the best thing is when you are working with photoshop or adobe illustrator, your work art still looks sharp! so it's like having a 1920x1080 in your air.

    it's really convenience to work with, but don't try to read websites with it because it will make u dizzy.

    sorry for my bad english..

    here's the pic, notice how much workspace i got in my air.

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    note: why did my pic became rotated? i put it in dropbox.
     
  2. asting macrumors 6502

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    This is a poor idea. All you're doing is making the ui smaller and making it split pixels unevenly because the new resolution isn't a multiple of the LCD screen's native resolution. It may look "sharper", but i assure you it's not.
     
  3. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like the idea either... 1440x900 is just fine. Any lower would be too low and any higher would just be a huge strain on the eyes ( on my eyes at least for sure ).
     
  4. n1tut macrumors regular

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    My bad... Completely ignored the fact that he was talking about a 11" MBA and not 13".
    In that case it's just worse... even smaller screen than the 13", even more pain.
     
  6. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    Dude... with how far away it looks like you're sitting... ask Santa for a bigger TV ;)
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    when I screen share, much higher resolution screens (1900x1200) are scaled to fit on my mbp 13in screen (1280x800)


    I prefer the standard rez
     
  8. aleni thread starter macrumors 68020

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    it's in my bedroom, and i don't watch TV from the bed, i usually watch from the floor lol.

    btw i don't recommend the cramped resolution for doing anything else other than working with photoshop and illustrator.

    everything looks a bit fuzzy because of compressed resolution, but work arts in photoshop and illustrator still look sharp!
     
  9. amd is the best macrumors member

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    I also like this feature although I wish there was a way to accomplish it without my Apple TV being present. Just force the higher scaled resolution would be nice when I run of of landscape while running several virtual machines on my Air.
     
  10. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    So basically it renders at 1920x1080 then downscales to 1366x768.

    As 1366x768 isn't a multiple of 1920x1080, you will lose details in the process while also losing performance.

    What's the point? Aren't UI elements small enough on the 11" MBA already?
     
  11. aleni thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The point is using this technique when u work on photoshop or illustrator only, because the images doesn't seem compressed, so bigger real estate is really useful. This technique is worthless for anyting except PS and AIbecause everything seems so small and fuzy.
     
  12. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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    What are you guys complaining about? This guy found a way to add more pixels to the existing MBA. It's excellent.
     
  13. asting macrumors 6502

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    I can't tell if you're poking fun at op or not because obviously this doesn't add pixels and just screws up the screen by scaling.
     
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    No, it doesn't
     
  15. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    You don't watch TV from bed, but you watch on the floor? Odd.

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    He's the one who said when he sits near the refrigerator it increases the battery life of his MBA too. :cool:
     
  16. aleni thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I dont watch the tv from bed coz it's too far away. Fyi, i have a sofa near the tv on my bedroom, so i watch it from there or from on the floor sometimes. But i rarely watch the th on my bedroom, i often do it on the living room instead.

    U guys don't understand the point of scaling 1920x1080 to 1336x768. Everything is a bit fuzzy yes, but artworks in photoshop and illustrator still look sharp and it's more enjoyable to work with than the 11" 1336x768.
     
  17. asting macrumors 6502

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    "Artworks" are not more sharp because you're not adding pixels.


    It should be pretty apparent that the only person to find this useful also can't figure out how to rotate a photo, which says a lot.
     
  18. aleni thread starter macrumors 68020

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    geez. bro. i didn't say more sharp, but the sharpness is quite the same like when in 1336x768 11" air but with much more real estate to work with with artworks. when i get home, i'll take a pic the artwork both from 1336x768 and 1920x1280 compressed to let u see the difference.

    and about rotating photos. i took the pic with my 4S, then it uploads to my photostream in iphoto, and then i scaled it a bit smaller. the pic was appeared just fine, not rotated, then i uploaded it to dropbox, and pasted the image link here, and it's became rotated. must be dropbox's bug. suddenly, when i visited this thread again, the photo came out fine, not rotated like before.

    jesus, why would u think i can't rotate a damn photo. are u that smart? :eek:
     
  19. hackerwayne macrumors 6502a

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    I actually liked it that way. But probably not 1920. It increases some workspaces. For example, if i wanted to have more window/workspaces on the desktop but don't actually care about its clarity. Anyone figured out how to do this w/o Airplay?
     
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