RMBP at custom resolutions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WiBu, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. WiBu macrumors member

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    For a very specific reason I need to be able to take screenshots in very quick succession, I do this using a little shell script and it works how I need it to on older MBPs, but I have a little problem when it comes to RMBPs.

    The resolution is effectively double whatever it is set at, so 1280x800 becomes 2560x1600 and so on, making screenshots take a lot longer to take and take up much more room.

    I'm wondering if it is possible to force the screen to be a resolution, such as 1280x800, without the scaling being applied?

    I realise I could achieve this with an external screen and going into clamshell mode, but I would rather avoid that if I can.
     
  2. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    Yes, just download SwitchResX and change your resolution to 1440x900 or 1280x800. These aren't scaled.
     
  3. WiBu thread starter macrumors member

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    I was hoping for something that avoided any extra download/software, but if it works, great. Thanks.
     
  4. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, software is called SetResX not SwitchResX.

    It's not really software, it's more of a script. It't only 132 KB so it doesn't take any space at all.
     

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