Retina Display, is this normal ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by potatosalad, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. potatosalad macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I just recently received my new 2015 13" rMBP.:)

    Maybe I'm a little bit confused. When I zoom in from "Accessibility" using ^Control. It is not so sharp as I thought, including the dock icons. Same with text.

    Do I need to update my laptop's software? Or is that how it is meant to be? Or do apple means Command + to zoom in text and where it is actually sharp ? :confused::(

    Sorry if this is a silly post. I'm still new to this.

    http://imgur.com/a/sN0pJ#79WFSI1

    Cheers,
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You're doing a software zoom, I'd venture to say font smoothing doesn't adjust itself to the new size when you do so, hence the crappy quality.
     
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Yes, that's normal. It functions the same way as when you take a photo of a certain size and zoom beyond 100 %.
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Yes, it's normal. If you uncheck "Smooth images" it'll be a little sharper but still pixelated.
     
  5. potatosalad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Damn... That's a bit surprising... Expected a write display. Don't get me wrong. I like the display compare to my old one.. 2009 model. Oh well... Would like it too be clear. Slightly disappointed. Cost me an arm and a leg. But a Nice upgrade maybe. Better not complain and appreciate it
     
  6. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - My advice would be to not use that zoom feature and instead zoom in the apps themselves.
    Alternatively, try running the display at a different resolution if things are too small for you - perhaps look into SwitchResX for more resolution options.
     
  7. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    Or can't use use a safari plugin called zoom plus font or something. You can just adjust the font sizing %.
     

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