Increase MBA resolution in Leopard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Particular, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Particular macrumors member

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    Any way to increase the resolution of the MBA in leopard beyond what is allowed in preferences? Any third party apps?
     
  2. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    The max resolution your computer can display is hardware limited, not software.
    It's like asking for a software update that will make your hard drive bigger.
     
  3. Particular thread starter macrumors member

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  4. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

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    Your best bet would be to just buy an external monitor.
     
  5. Particular thread starter macrumors member

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    I can't put an external monitor in my messenger bag
     
  6. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    Leopard was supposed to have a "resolution independence" feature that would let you change the DPI of the UI, but I'm not sure what happened to that.
     
  7. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    You could fake it in XP, as that OS supports scaling DPI below 100%. Vista supports scaling above, but not below 100%. OS X, needless to say, doesn't support scaling in either direction.
     
  8. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    that would've been a great feature. i wonder if they're gonna add it through a software update or if they just scrapped it. if it's the latter, i'm mad!
     
  9. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Leopard has some support for resolution independence; no applications take advantage of it right now, though.
     

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