Did the 10.8.3 fix the issue with Bootcamp on the MBPr?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FatGuy007, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. FatGuy007 macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2012
    New York
    If you don't know already, Windows changes resolutions different than Mac, so the only way to have a good zoomed in view in windows 8 (in 2800x1800) is to DPI scaling which messes up some apps (cough Google Chrome cough). Has anyone be able to test to see if it can pixel double (where they concentrate the 2800x1800 resoultion into a 1440x900 for more solid ppi) in Windows just like OSX?
  2. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Bootcamp has nothing to do with how Windows does its rendering and no OS X update can fix anything about it. If you want resolution-independence in Windows to work similarly to how it does in OS X, all you can do is ask Microsoft to implement it in some future Windows version.
  3. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    And Google Chrome is bad with DPI scaling on Windows because the Chrome team is intentionally holding DPI scaling hostage so that they can sell more ChromeBook Pixels...

    If you want proper DPI scaling, switch to Firefox or Internet Explorer.
  4. cbaty08 macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2013
    Oh snap! I've been trying to find an answer about whats up with the dpi in Chrome in W7 on early '13 rMBP 15".

  5. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    Yep, no prob!

    Both Firefox and Internet Explorer should scale DPI properly. Firefox will also scale its user interface, so if you want to use a theme, make sure it contains higher resolution graphics as well, otherwise it'll look blurry.

    Internet Explorer, on the other hand, doesn't do well at higher DPI settings, so the interface is slightly distorted, though websites display properly.
  6. cbaty08 macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2013
    While I appreciated the tip on IE; NOT EVEN ONCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Unless the website I MUST visit demands IE)

    regardless, THANKS!!!
  7. DTKblaster macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2012
    set scaling in win8 to 199%, it avoids the screwy things you get at 200% and is pretty much on par with OSX when it comes to displaying non hi-dpi programs.

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