Retina resolution scaling

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by chromite, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. chromite, Jun 15, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2014

    chromite macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2013
    Does OSX Yosemite change the way retina resolutions scale? I have a 15" RMBP and I would prefer to use 1920x1200 but it just looks fuzzy. Is this changed so it looks crystal clear like the default retina resolution? Thanks.
  2. leo.andres.21 macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2008
    Centre of the Attention
    I think it's got to do with the sharpness of the new interface. Texts and images are too sharp, and scaling is not so smooth just yet (at least in my case) So anything other than native is going to be less than perfect as of DP1. Hopefully DP2 brings a boat load of performance improvements. :cool:
  3. SmOgER macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2014
    It's too blurry, not too sharp.
  4. dmccloud macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
    There's no way to change it to be crystal clear. 1920x1200 is 2/3 the native resolution (2 pixels at your desired resolution = 3 pixels at native resolution), so you cannot simply double pixels like Apple does at "best for retina settings" in order to get a clear, sharp display.
  5. chromite thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2013
    Could Apple change the way it works so instead of just doubling the pixels they make each thing on the screen have its own independent scaling, like how text scales? I don't know much about this stuff but if they can do it with text, couldn't they apply it to everything on the screen?
  6. SmOgER, Jun 16, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2014

    SmOgER macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2014

    Sadly Apple doesn't have custom DPI settings for UI, like Windows has...

    I would very much like to have that as well, as with current settings any zoom in safari (even like 104%) makes the text much sharper and easier to read. I believe the same would go for system UI. And it's ridiculous that on rMBP (with default scalling) the UI elements are bigger than on MBA.
  7. chfilm macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    The situation is far worse when it comes to 4k displays.

    This has been thoroughly discussed on this forum already, but 4k at 28" really just requires a better scaling approach or it's useless. Otherwise all that would make sense would be a 24" 4k display or 5k for everything above (since only the x2 mode makes sense for the true retina experience.) and we need the screen estate of the current 2560 resolution on the apple thunderbolt display on any future 4k screens, but at retina resolution.

    I am just so damn curious how they will figure this matter out. It's frustrating to have a nMP standing around and no proper display available yet..

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