rMBP Tips/Tricks/Apps

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  1. ohms12 macrumors 6502

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    So, it occurred to me that we don't seem to have a specific thread for tips/tricks and apps etc. Things maybe more specific to the rMBP, rather than the normal MBP.

    I'll start off: No time icon on the battery status?! Come on..
    (Yeah, okay, maybe not a tip.. but it bugs me nonetheless!)
     
  2. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    Is the option to right click on it and select show -> time not there ?
     
  3. ohms12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is, but it only shows "Icon Only" or "Percentage". My last MBP running Lion also showed "Time". Sucks :(
     
  4. genereyes macrumors member

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    This bugs me too. It's nice to see the estimate after clicking on it, but I would prefer having that time displayed like it was on my older MBP
     
  5. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    That does indeed suck very hard. A battery time indicator is rather essential.
     
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  7. brand macrumors 601

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    Is thread supposed to be about MBPr tips or is it another thread about people complaining about features the MBPr doesn't have?
     
  8. Pared3s macrumors regular

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  9. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

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    I don't have anything neat or cool per se..
    However, if you click on the launch pad you can see the icons pop out at you. I thought that was stunning and gorgeous especially on the rmbp.

    High Def/rMBP wallpaper: http://wallpaperswide.com/

    Enjoy! That's all I have for now. :D
     
  10. brand macrumors 601

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    Compared to the MBPr, or any MBP for that matter, its not.
     
  11. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    I'm currently looking at a $500 hit on the wallet with foreign CD/DVD releases this August. Haven't bought the app here yet, but it's a lot cheaper than what would happen in less than 60 days.

    :p
     
  12. ohms12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That battery info app looks quite cool, might try that out.

    Does anyone know how I can get notifications when the graphics cards change from discrete to the Nvidia one? I'm sure I saw someone post it, but I don't remember where...
     
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Is this not an option in system preferences? I feel like I changed it in there, but also use iStat these days so could be wrong.
     
  14. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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    http://codykrieger.com/gfxCardStatus
     
  15. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    RDM is nice to get access to resolutions Apple blocked out

    http://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/vi9yf/set_your_retina_macbook_pros_resolution_to/
     

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