Question on "Scaled Resolution"

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

  1. Stairway macrumors newbie

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    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

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    #2

    its normal.

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

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    #3
    Yes, this is called "HiDPI" mode. The rMBPs do this by default, too.
     

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