Is it possible to turn off Retina Display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iSir, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. iSir macrumors newbie

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    I was just wondering if was possible to make the display look non-retina.
     
  2. entropi macrumors 6502

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    yep, just set to it 2800 x 1800 with one of the apps made for this and prepare to sit close to the screen... ;)
     
  3. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    Why would you want to make the display not appear to be a retina display?
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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  5. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Just curious, even though it's none of my business...

    Why do you want to turn Retina off and have the display look non-Retina?:confused:
     
  6. ljx718 macrumors 6502

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    more working space? less processing? i know if you put it at 1920x1200. its actually doing double the work going 3840x2400.

    i used to have it at 1920x 1200, but i found that the regular "best for retina" setting was the best.
     
  7. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    It's not a feature. You can't just turn it off if more battery life is what you're seeking. The best you can do is increase the resolution to get more usable working space.
     
  8. playsontheleft macrumors regular

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    SetResX - looks like a shifty site but the application's golden. Lets you run a rMBP at 2880x1800 along with a good number of non-Retina resolutions by disabling scaling.

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    While I don't often use resolutions other than 2880x1800, which is what I use most, I find that animations seem smoother and battery life increases slightly when the Retina scaling is disabled. Nothing hugely dramatic, though.
     
  9. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.:D
     

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