Anyone use the 1600x900 display setting?

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  1. iMas70 macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone use the 1600x900 (largest text) display setting? I've tried the default setting and one up but I prefer the largest. My eyes are pretty good. I just think it's easier to see.
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    I would never use that large scaling on an iMac. Everything would get super crammed. I use the default 2560x1440x2. And for the record, my eyes are crap! In fact, I zoom in all the time, but I love the screen real estate still. More menu bar items, more space for windows side by side, more visible objects in apps like Final Cut. Besides, I think it just looks nicer in its default setting - everything seems to have the right proportions, especially with respect to the menu bar
     
  3. iMas70 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just changed to the default setting while reading your reply. I see what you mean about having more real estate but it's not as easy to read what's on the screen. I bumped it up one while typing this reply. I think I can live with this setting. I might go back to the other one though.
     
  4. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    Fair enough - personally I'd say it feels way too crammed and everything is too huge at anything but default. Even 2048x1152 is pushing it I think.
     
  5. sammich macrumors 601

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    There might be an adjustment period involved, or your eyes really aren't able to handle the smaller size. With the former, I'd give it a go for at least one session. For the latter, you can stick with the larger size (lower effective resolution) or get glasses (no offence intended).

    Or perhaps you're sitting too far away? My eyes are roughly 2' from the screen (27" monitor) and I use 2880x1680. That's practically my comfortable limit and it took me a day or so to adjust to it.
     
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  7. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    With the way the UI is headed in every major OS number since 10.10, yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if more and more help was needed just to be able to see anything.
     
  8. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    I mean, yeah. I sit 10 inches from mine probably...
     
  9. cynics macrumors G4

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    I have a 2013 iMac so its 1440. I just ctrl + for the desired text size in apps (safari, messages, etc). I don't need to stare at much else for it to bother me.

    Last time I had my eyes check which admittedly was a couple years ago I had a little better than 20/20 and the native text size on 1440p was annoyingly small. I could read it but required effort, or something, hard to explain. A simple ctrl + made it better without losing the screen real estate for multitasking.
     
  10. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    The default text size for most UI elements on a 1440p panel (27") is somewhere around 11, 12point text. That's about the size of text people normally use on print
     
  11. cynics macrumors G4

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    I can see that but I sit much further away from my screen then I read printed material.

    No way could I use bash at the OEM size for too long.
     

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