Macbook Pro + 4k monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tigo013, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. tigo013 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2018
    Has any bumped into the situation - whereby the fonts are fuzzy with a glow on their 4K monitor - as the monitor is on native display?

    This has been annoying me with the macbook pro 15" 2018 - as I didn't have this issue with the 2015 13" machine. I've noticed that there's a setting of resolution switcher utility that came with parallels, - that allows me to use the same resolution as the screen native - but with retina (hidpi) enabled. This resolved the problem of the fuzzy - glow in the fonts, - but then the bit-color depth dropped.

    The monitor is connected via a USB - C cable.
    Resolution is 3840 x 1600 - 30 bit color = fonts that glow and difficult to read text on the screen.
    Resolution is 3840 x 1600 - 24 bit color = fonts are great - everything is legible with no more glow.

    Any idea what's going? - Am thankful it's working and managed to get legible fonts now.
  2. maflynn Moderator


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    May 3, 2009
  3. tigo013 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2018
    Many thanks Mike, - - followed the trail and instructions by Marcus - and now the screen fonts - everything looks normal again without needing to switch the resolution to retina....- cheers mate.

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