Does anyone use 2880x1800 as daily resolution?

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  1. -BigMac- macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious if anyone is using this resolution full-time on the retina macbook pros.

    I noticed a rather large performance boost (particularly with scrolling and minimizing/maximising apps) when using the 1:1 resolution, and am wondering how people (if anyone) cope with the UI size on a daily basis.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Way too small for me. I'd rather just use my rMBP as it was intended by apple :)
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I don't but I'm curious as to why you'd want to?
     
  4. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    Real-estate?
     
  5. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    I would if I had one... especially before the LASIK when I was 3.0 short sighted... could look at tiny characters all day long :D not so much these days but I would definitely give it a shot... as a programmer I like to have tons of lines of code visible @ once :D
     
  6. vpro macrumors 65816

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    switch back and forth.

    Mainly yes but do switch back and forth. Depends on my work and mood too.
     
  7. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    How do you do it?:confused: I could just barely read text at that size
     
  8. AndersBrohus macrumors regular

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    In OS X i use the full hd "look a like" resolution, but in Windows i use it with a 125% bigger :)
     
  9. jasonvp macrumors 6502a

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    I do. If the text size on a given browser window is too small, I CMD+ it up. I bumped iTerm's default font size up a hair as well as Adium's and Mail.app's (some PLIST editing required for Adium). I do like the added real estate the resolution gives me.

    jas
     
  10. bushido Suspended

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    can u even use the full resolution besides as an option in games?

    anyway, i use the highest 1680x1050 on my 13 inch
     
  11. jasonvp macrumors 6502a

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    With an inexpensive utility called SwitchResX, yes, you can.

    jas
     
  12. KdParker macrumors 601

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  13. bushido Suspended

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    oh dear, just tried it. hell no, took forever to get the cursor from one side to the other part of the screen and my eyes r still tired ^^

    ... time for a nap
     
  14. dsc888 macrumors 6502

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    No. I use 1680x1050 which is one step above the Best for Retina setting and it's the most comfortable setting for my near 40 year old eyes. The 1400x900 is nicer but I wanted more real estate.
     
  15. chronolegacy macrumors newbie

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    personally, no. too small, and took too long to drag a cursor from sides to sides, but some people do appreciate the real estate though
     
  16. hakuin macrumors regular

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    You can probably use BetterTouchTool to increase the cursor speed beyond its normal limit.
     
  17. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    I did on my friend's rMBP once....it was a bad experience to say the least....though I could see the use if I had to multitask it up.
     
  18. aleni macrumors 68020

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    everything becomes tiny, my eyes getting soured by looking at the native 2880x1800 res.
     

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