Custom Resoltuon On rMBP

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  1. jlin615 macrumors regular

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    I know there are couple solutions out there to change the rMBP resolution to 2880X1800.

    Anyone know if there's a way to run 2560X1600 rather than 2880X1800? Also will running resolution above the rMBP's built-in 1920X1200 resolution be safe for the machine?
     
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  4. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    take note its going to look like **** if you ever bother to do that.
     
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Can you provide a link for me to check it out?
     
  6. jlin615 thread starter macrumors regular

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    As in everything will still look too small in 2560X1600? Or as in quality won't look sharp?

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    Yes link please.



    Has anyone tried this? http://quickresapp.com/ I'm looking for a simple app, Switch X seems too complex.
     
  7. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    it will look too small and it will look blurry since its not the native non-hidpi res.
     
  8. Rocky244 macrumors regular

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    2560 x 1600 will not look blurry unless you are bionic. That's like standing 40 feet away from a 1080p TV and saying that 720p looks blurry.
     
  9. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    SwitchResX isnt complicated at all. Its awesome, Ive used the QuickResApp, I didnt like it at all myself.
     
  10. jlin615 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Based on your screenshot, it does look pretty simple. But the setup menu had so much of options. LOL

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    Will running resolution higher than the rMBP's built-in 1920X1200 resolution be safe for the hardware? Void warranty?
     
  11. AZREOSpecialist, Aug 28, 2012
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    Actually all non-HiDPI modes will look blurry except for the native panel resolution of 2880x1800. Using any of the HiDPI modes will not result in blurry text. Your highest-resolution choices without having blurry text are 1920x1200 (the highest scaled resolution available via Display preferences) and the native 2880x1800 (available through SwitchResX or other app). Everything else between these two resolutions is non-HiDPI and will lead to some amount of blurry. However, at 2560x1600 the text and images will be so small that you may not even notice.
     
  12. Stetrain, Aug 28, 2012
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    Perfectly safe, won't void the warranty. Worst thing I could imagine is that you download some odd piece of software that messes something up, but absolute worst case that would be an OS reinstall.

    By the way, the "Looks like 1920x1200" built-in mode is actually 3840x2400. 2560x1600 should be a piece of cake by comparison.
     
  13. stevelam, Aug 28, 2012
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    read up on basic resolution info and then come back and try again. it will look blurry by definition. it will look small and blurry.
     
  14. jlin615 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just tried QuickRes and SwitchResX. QuickRes was barely functional and SwitchResX was a little buggy and had way too much options in there. Anyways, 2560x1600 does look a bit blurry compare to 2880x1800 and 1920x1200. I think I have to stick with 1920x1200 because 2880x1800 is too small and 2560x1600 is blurry.
     
  15. jlin615 thread starter macrumors regular

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    By the way, can you guys check something for me?

    Go to System Preferences > Displays > Color

    Let me know if you guys only have the two profiles "Color LCD" and "Display". I know "Color LCD" is the factory color profile, but wondering where did the "Display" color profile came from.
     
  16. Rocky244 macrumors regular

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    I don't need to read up, and I've seen enough of your posts to know how misinformed your reading is. Have a nice day.
     
  17. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    accuse me of whatever you want, as another user has already confirmed blurriness above. thanks for playing!
     
  18. Rocky244 macrumors regular

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    I didn't "accuse" you of anything. Also, it's clear that I also own the computer, and I have tried it myself. I'm not arguing, I just stated something I know to be true. If you happen to think differently, that's fine. The OP has tried it already and agrees with you. I hope it helps you feel better... you always seem to be looking for a fight, who knows why.

    I won't be reading your response, but you're welcome to leave one, if that'll also make you feel better.
     
  19. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    For once I agree with stevelam (though I try not to display such a caustic personality)... 2560 still renders text to be small, and it is extremely blurry compared to 2880. There really is no advantage in this case.
     
  20. unethical macrumors member

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    free app

    I was running 2880 res in win7 for a week. Got use to it. Not bad at all. Great to have so much room.

    I didn't read every post here, but I noticed someone mention the blurry resolution that's at default. Once you actually use the 2880x1800, you can see how sharp it becomes. Since 1920x1200 is not the native resolution, it DOES appear blurry, even though it's probably the same pixels. Looks like ink on paper that smeared (at default).

    For those who don't know, there is a FREE app for this called SetRes. You can just make it a startup app so it just goes to 2880.

    http://wineskin.urgesoftware.com/tiki-view_blog_post.php?postId=51

    Direct link to app: http://wineskin.urgesoftware.com/Special/SetRes.app.zip
     

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