What is the best app to display 2880x1800?

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  1. Lord Flashheart macrumors regular

    Lord Flashheart

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    I am getting a new 15" Retina MBP and want to know which res switching app is best to display native 2880x1800? Which do you prefer? Is one better/more stable than the others?
     
  2. johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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    I've had no issues with SetResX. And you can't beat the price...
     
  3. Snookerman macrumors 6502

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    Is this it?
     
  4. johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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  5. Mac.User macrumors 6502

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    I prefer RDM.app it just adds a resolution selected to your menu bar, and is free.
     
  6. johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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    Hey--turns out that's just the more current version of "SetResX". Thanks for the tip!
     
  7. goMac macrumors 603

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    I can't even imagine using that res normally, it's totally unreadable. To each their own I suppose!
     
  8. johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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    I agree--total novelty. But still fun to see what this display is capable of. ;)
     
  9. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Where do you get that one?
     
  10. Mac.User macrumors 6502

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    It mostly depends how good a persons eyes are.

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    You can find links on reddit.
     
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  12. treichert macrumors 6502

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    OMG Thanks so much, dude! Turns out this can enable HiDPI scaling on non-retina displays like my external Samsung. Fonts now render a lot nicer on my external display.
     
  13. johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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    It's an awesome little app.
     
  14. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Correction: It mostly depends how bad a person wants their eyes to be.
     
  15. hydesg macrumors newbie

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    whats the difference setting the resolution through display under preferences?
     
  16. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    LOL, I just downloaded RDM.app on my computer because I was hoping it would allow me to push my external display resolution from its native 1680x1050 resolution to 1920x1200 and it did way more than that - up to 4K! And, as far as I can tell it is at 60hz. I am doing this on a cMBP 2012 13" with an HDMI adaptor. Oh, AND it pushes my laptop's built in display to 4K also, and it makes my mouse cursor about 2 pixels tall :D

    After switching back to native resolutions everything seems so big!
     

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  17. Mac.User macrumors 6502

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    Its not really 4k as you don't have that many pixels on your display.
     
  18. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    OK, then scaled to 4K.
     

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