What are the alternative resolutions?

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  1. iLondoner macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking for the ability from time to time to display more on the screen than the standard pixel-doubled 1152x770.

    What are the alternative scaled resolutions for the Macbook?

    Some of the applications I use (e.g. Garmin Mapsource running under Parallels Desktop) don't display sufficient detail at low resolutions.
     
  2. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

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    Default is actually 1280 x 800.

    It also supports 1440 x 900.
     
  3. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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  4. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    That's probably the best one.
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    to make eyes bleed!
     
  6. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure why Apple quoted that one.
     
  7. newellj macrumors 603

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    From the Apple product page:

    2304-by-1440 resolution at 226 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
    16:10 aspect ratio
    Supported scaled resolutions:
    1440 by 900
    1280 by 800
    1024 by 640
     
  8. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502

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    Yep. The 1280x800 is what it is set to by default. You can select the one lower, and the one higher in settings. To set the display to any other resolution Han these three (including full 2304x1440), you'll need a third party software solution.
     
  9. newellj macrumors 603

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    I'm happy at 1440x900. Much smaller than that and I'll need a new prescription... ;) or in this case maybe this one is more appropriate: :cool: <- wearing eyeglasses
     
  10. redheeler, Apr 16, 2015
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    redheeler macrumors 603

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    From left to right, the scaled resolutions in System Preferences on the rMB are:

    1024x640
    1152x720
    1280x800 (Default)
    1440x900

    Retina MacBook Resolutions.png
     
  11. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502

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    oh, look at that - you're right - there are 4. I only remembered 3. Good job.
     
  12. newellj macrumors 603

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    Good work. At the risk of asking potentially stupid questions, why does Apple list only three, including the default setting?
     
  13. Ozy macrumors regular

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    Install http://www.madrau.com to see all available resolution combos.
     
  14. redheeler macrumors 603

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    My guess is because the list is entitled "Supported scaled resolutions" while 1152x720 HiDPI is not scaled but native and can be assumed from the actual resolution given.
     
  15. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    What's listed when you Option-Click the "Scaled" button?
     
  16. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Like the rMBP Option-click does nothing different. Only on the Retina iMac does it display a list.
     

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