Question on "Scaled Resolution"

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Stairway, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Stairway macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2010
    I'm running OS X 10.10.3 on my 2013 Mac Pro. I recently bought a Dell 5K display (UP2715K), and have it connected up to the Mac Pro.

    I can do the "Hold option while clicking scaled" bit, and see/select the 5K resolution option. As this is way too small for my use, I went back to the System Pref Display section. I get the various scale options from "Larger Text" up to "More Space". I select the option that displays as "Looks like 2560x1440". My understanding is that all this does is to basically zoom the full screen so that the desktop looks like a 2560x1440 screen would.

    However, if I go into the System Report "Graphics/Displays" section, the resolution shows as 2560x1440 instead of the 5K resolution... Is this normal? An OS X bug? Am I misunderstanding what the scaled resolution actually is/does?

    Thanks in advance for an explanation..
  2. netkas macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2007

    its normal.

    it's like retina mode on iphone, everything is rendered in 2x size.
  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Yes, this is called "HiDPI" mode. The rMBPs do this by default, too.

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