rMB displays Google search results strangely?

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  1. jayla008 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Was wondering if retina screens and/or the small 12" screen on my 2016 rMB display websites a little differently?

    Google search results seem to display differently compared to my 2013 27" iMac.

    Eg. When doing a search for a shop, my iMac would display the shop details to the right with a stack of search results to the left. However, my rMB displays everything in 1 column with all the shop details at the top following with the results below. The search results on my rMB also seem to have a box around them whereas my iMac doesn't display this.

    Both machines are running the same OS X and same version of Google Chrome.
     
  2. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    It would depend on what screen resolution you were running. If you were running at say 1920x1200 on your iMac then there is plenty of space to display things side by side. On a rMB, the screen resolution by default is equivalent of 1280x800 (HiDPI), therefore much smaller and would only have enough space for the one column you've mentioned. Try changing the screen resolution and making your browser window bigger.
     
  3. jayla008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My rMB display is set to "scaled, more space". When I do a screen shot the image dimensions are 2880x1800.
     
  4. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    That's because its running 1440x900 in HiDPI mode. Basically the screen resolution is 2880x1800, but your Mac pixel doubles all of the UI elements. This is how Apple get things to look clear on a retina display. All the UI elements appear nice and smooth.

    If your iMac isn't the iMac 5K, then the screen resolution is 2560x1440 pixel at its native resolution. This isn't classed as HiDPI, and as such gives much more room in Safari or Chrome. If you had the iMac 5K, the screen resolution would be 5,120x2,880 but in the Display preferences it would be show 'Looks liken 2560x1440' as shown in my screenshot. Again, vastly much more screen real estate than 'Looks like 1440x900'

    I hope this makes sense.
     

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