Retina Display Sucks, How can I fix/revert it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hazanshu, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. hazanshu macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2014
    I purchased a 15inch retina.

    Third party applications refuse to work and end up in worse resolution than what would be expected of a normal display screen on a Windows 98 computer. Since third party applications are pretty much the whole point of using an operating system for me how can I either

    a) Fix it
    b) Use a normal mac display (I would rather not have minor enhancement with major defects)

    I would wait for third party applications to update to retina, but hey look how great thats worked out so far.
  2. hazanshu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2014
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Which applications???

    I have had no problem with any third party apps on my rMBP, you clearly have a problem with some specific applications, maybe yopu should have researched your usage before buying a retina screen.
  4. JoelTheSuperior macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2014
    London, UK
    Which applications are you having problems with?

    The vast majority of applications have been updated for retina but even those that haven't will run at a level of quality that's no worse than what they would run at on a standard 1440x900 screen (the resolution that the MacBook Pro with Retina Display's 2880x1800 resolution emulates).
  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    A pixel-doubled app will look worse on a retina than if it was running on a regular screen.

    That said, it's been a good couple of years since I've come across an app that hasn't been updated for retina. What are you using that's not updated?
  6. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2012
    The only one I've run across is ChemDraw - the 2014 edition *still* doesn't have retina support and they apparently have no plans to add it, so it looks hideous.

    They know that it's the only drawing package that chemists use, so they have no need to put any effort in.

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