MacBook running at native resolution

patrickiseengum

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Apr 25, 2016
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I'm looking to buy a MacBook, but I was wondering how running osx at the native resolution would look like meaning pixel-per-pixel. Has anyone tried it and is it usefull? Also if anyone has a foto as to how it looks would be greatly appreciated!
 

deeddawg

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Jun 14, 2010
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It's not an option offered by OSX (that I've seen). I don't know if there's a program or tweak to override it, but the best resolution you can choose without any mods is 1440x900 (which works quite nicely and to me doesn't feel too small)
 

patrickiseengum

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Apr 25, 2016
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You're absolutly right it's not a native resolution and there are indeed apps that can enable that. The reason why I asked was that I checked out te 1440x900 option and als found it not to be cramped so i was wondering what the native would look like.
 

wagsrules

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Dec 18, 2011
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I installed retina display menu and tried the native resolution. Running at 2880x1800 is useless on a 12" screen. Everything is microscopic at that resolution. Resolutions other than the apple HI-DPI ones are not as clear either.
 

jam_

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Sep 10, 2015
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1680 x 1050 in HiDPI looks awesome, sharp with more screen space than the 1440 x 900. Using SwitchResX and LCD font smoothing when available disabled.