rMBP Windows 8 Resolution

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by callmemike20, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    I recently purchased a 15in rMBP, which has a resolution of 2880x1800. I installed Windows 8 via bootcamp and used the 19**X1*** (can't remember exactly) and used the 150% DPI scaling. While this is great, there are still some apps that don't support DPI scaling.

    Is there a way to set my resolution to 1440x900 (exactly 50% of the native resolution) within Windows 8.1? I noticed the closest option available is 1366x768. Why isn't 1440x900 an option?

  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
  3. Janichsan macrumors 65816


    Oct 23, 2006
    Just to clarify: are you using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. There's quite a difference between those two regarding decent HiDPI support.

    I have Windows 8.1 installed on my rMBP, and it works fine in HiDPI at 2880x1800. For applications that do not support HiDPI properly (though I haven't had problems with that yet), you can set their behaviour in the program's compatibility settings: right-click on the app's icon, select "Properties", go to the "Compatibility" tab and check or uncheck the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" box, depending on the app and/or your preferences.

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