An app for different 11 inch resolution options?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mcneilis, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. mcneilis macrumors member

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    I (probably stupidly) assumed there would be a resolution other than the native one which would take up the 11 inch Air's full screen without black side bars. Maybe it's a naive question but is there an app that can help with this at all?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. mikeray macrumors regular

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    My MBA 2013 can do five screen resolutions:

    1366 x 768
    1152 x 720
    1024 x 768
    1024 x 640
    800 x 600

    And only the native resolution does not have black bars.
     
  3. mcneilis thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, that's the point I'm making. I am looking for an app that could offer a 16:9 ratio at a lower resolution than the native.
     
  4. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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  5. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

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    This was dissapointing to me also since I wanted to have a lower resolution, full screen option too. 13" one has multiple full screen resolutions
     
  6. mcneilis thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, you can't add customisable 16:9 resolutions on QuickRes, and ResolutionTab doesn't support the 11 inch MacBook Air.
     
  7. solmaker macrumors member

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    >Unfortunately, you can't add customisable 16:9 resolutions on QuickRes...

    Actually, MBA 11" can add 1280x720 and 1920x1080 (!), which are precisely 16:9, but you have to enable "Show Stretched Sizes" in the Advanced tab bar of QuickRes preferences. Pretty sweet!
     
  8. mcneilis thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah, I was using the free version. I've just bought the paid version and have tried out the 1280x720 option. Not bad so far. Many thanks for this. :)
     
  9. solmaker macrumors member

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    Thank you & dmk for cluing me in to QuickRes and these possibilities!
    - log-rollin' solmaker
     

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