Is there any way to get the display resolution I want?

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  1. jas5279 macrumors member

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    Just bought MBP 13". Came down from 15.6" and I'm facing issues that I feared I would face from the smaller screen. Guy with very sensitive eyes here. And I knew change in screen size would definitely have a negative impact on my eyes and that's what it did. Everything is smaller on my MBP than what I am used to of. Scaling resolution does help if I can get the perfect res that I want. I'm playing between 'Looks like 1280x800' and 'Looks like 1024x640'. The former is smaller than what I want and the latter is too big. Also, the issue with the latter is the warning itself that some apps won't work with this res. Is there any way possible I can get a resolution somewhere between these two? Maybe, choose 1280x800 and make everything a bit bigger (like scaling icon size, text size etc.)? If I ultimately have to choose between these two only then I'll go with 1024x640 because the other one is too small for me. Really struggling here at the moment.
     
  2. ixxx69 macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately I don't think so. There was never a standard display resolution between those, and really anything below 1280x800 is going to cause a lot of apps problems anyway as they were never designed to go below that resolution.

    You can talk to your optometrist about reading glasses to make everything a little bigger. Or you might have to go back to the 15".

    That's a drag. Good luck!
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Switchres X will give you any scaled resolution you want, how good it will look is another matter but it could help.

    https://www.madrau.com/
     
  4. Valdna macrumors member

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  5. jas5279 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried this. The only resolution between 1024x640 and 1280x800 is 1152x720 but when I set that, the text seems a bit blurry to me. Is it just me or do you feel the same? Can you check?
     
  6. Valdna macrumors member

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    I can say without even testing that it is blurry :D
    Tried it and yes, it looks awful...
    Running 2048x1280 on my 13inch... so i'm a little picky about lower res anyway...
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Scaling outside of halving of the resolution does cause slight blurriness that's the nature of a retina screen.
     
  8. jas5279 thread starter macrumors member

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    I see. Its not blurry for me on 1024x640 but it is on 1152x720. I'm struggling - 1024x640 is too big and 1280x800 is too small. Any suggestions/ideas?
     
  9. Trusteft macrumors 6502a

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    Can you not go for 720p?
     

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