Enabling 2880x1800?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Orlandoech, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Thinking of getting a rMBP, I was wondering how you enable the 2880x1800 resolution?

    I know the native is 1440x900 and goes up to 1920x1200.
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    I think you can only use full resolution under Windows 7.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    The native resolution is 2880 x 1800 pixel, it just gets displayed as 1440 x 900.
    Anyway, here is a solution.
  4. nontroppo macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2009
    SwitchResX allows not only for resolution switching for any resolution but you can also set app triggers, so for example starting lightroom switches to 2880x1800 automagically, as well lots more control...

  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    The default resolution is actually 2880x1800 with all applications running at double size. Things look like 1440x900 size-wise but for example if you set a 2880x1800 wallpaper it will use the full resolution. The same applies for viewing images etc. in retina-aware applications like iPhoto and Aperture.
  6. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2012
    You can but everything is gonna loook very TINY
  7. Mabyboi macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
  8. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    Native 2800 res is a horrible idea on the tiny 15" screen.
  9. playsontheleft macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2012
    I seem to be the only person able to work very happily at 2880x1880, haha. I love having a lot of screen space and, while 1920x1200 is far easier on the eyes at first, it just seems that everything displays too large for me now - even on a 15" screen! I'm feeling very comfortable at 2880x1800 and love the amount of space that I'm provided with without sacrificing, for my eyes anyway, readable text.

    On the topic of this thread, I like SetResX. It has a lot of resolutions to pick from, including the obvious 2880x1800. It sits as a lightweight menu bar app for quick switching and it costs nothing. However, I've noticed that some resolutions (oddly, including 1440x900) display as if they were on a normal screen when you switch to them from SetResX rather than System Preferences - not Retinised at all. But 2880x1800 looks just fine and this app should suit your needs.
  10. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    I don't know, the more I use it, the more I'm liking it. All that real estate is nice to have

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