Is it possible to turn off Retina Display?

iSir

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Jun 10, 2013
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I was just wondering if was possible to make the display look non-retina.
 

entropi

macrumors 6502
May 20, 2008
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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... ;)
 

ljx718

macrumors 6502
Dec 13, 2008
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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:
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.
 

PDFierro

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Sep 8, 2009
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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.
 

playsontheleft

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Jul 2, 2012
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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.



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.
 

Shrink

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Feb 26, 2011
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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.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.:D