A retina display is a marketing term to indicate that at a normal close viewing range, the size of each pixel is smaller than the size which the human retina can distinguish rendering each pixel to be a point of light and not an area of light.

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1x icons appearing on retina MacBook Pro

I updated my retina MacBook Pro to OS X Yosemite and noticed that a number of the icons in preference windows are appearing at 1x, which looks terrible. The weird thing is that it seems to be the same ...
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When woken up from sleep, some Chrome windows are blurry

I have a 2nd monitor attached to my Retina MBP. I was on OS X Mavericks and had this problem, where sometimes the displays would go to sleep and when I wake them, many tabs within Chrome look blurry ...
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iPad 4 retina display

I have done everything offered on the Internet for trying to fix my problem. When I go to pull up app for the Apple Store or iTunes Always the same response "cannot connect to the App Store or ...
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Screen Capture on Retina MacBook Pro at a Lower Resolution?

I use Command+Shift+4 to capture screenshots on my MacBook Pro with a Retina display. I'd like to paste these captures immediately into another app I'm using. The problem I'm encountering is the ...
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Working with 3D software on MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch

I'm choosing new laptop (I'm currently on very old Mac) for working with 3D, especially with Autodesk Maya and Pixologic ZBrush. I found, that there is no support for retina right now, and I guess it ...
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How to extract keyboard layout icon

I need to get those flag icons: Question is How do I do it? As far I've tried : searching the web for them (duh..), extracting them from Ukelele package (only non-retina ones are there), ...
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My MacBook Pro Retina display backlight doesn't work

The backlight on the display of my MacBook Pro 15 retina early 2013. I have tried to make it brighter by pressing F2 but it didn't work, and when I bring a light from the back of the display exactly ...
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What is the maximum resolution for using two external monitors with a Macbook Pro 15" Retina?

I've got a MacBook Pro 15" retina with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB. I'm looking for two high-resolution monitors to hook up to it. Can anyone tell me what the maximum resolution is that is ...
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What does 3x retina mean?

People have described the display in the iPhone 6 Plus as having "3x retina." My question is, What does 3x retina mean?
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Interface Scaling / Independent Resolution per Application on MacBook Pro Retina

I have a MacBook Pro Retina and I run it on the unsupported/non-HiDPI 2560x1600 to be able to work on multiple windows at the same time. This resolution increases the DPI allowing a large screen real ...
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Macbook Pro Retina (early 2013) Trackpad Dead

So I was watching some great BBC documentaries on YouTube last night, and before I fell asleep, I plugged in my Macbook (early 2013, 13") and set it on my nightstand. When I got up today, I was ...
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Changing display resolution on Retina machines while in Command Line Mode

I frequently prefer to boot into the command line mode (CMD + S on boot) instead of booting to the normal GUI-imposed version. I do most of my work in the terminal, so it's nice to save some time and ...
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MBP(Retina) and high-dpi mouse — can I make mouse movement really 1:1?

I'm using OS X Mavericks (10.9.3). Looks like when I disable mouse acceleration (which I certainly don't want) by using the command defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -1, the ...
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Apple has ditched matte laptop displays: Display replacement options?

I was thinking about buying a MacBook Pro for coding while not at home, but suddenly realized that they all come with glossy displays. The glare/mirror effect is utterly unacceptable for me. Are there ...
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How to understand if a customer mac is retina display?

A customer of mine is not able to say if she owns a Retina Display. She sent this info: 15-inch (1680 x 1050) NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256 MB graphics Can I understand from it, if she owns a retina ...
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Does half-resolution on Retina displays really look the same as native?

If you run a retina display at exactly half resolution (i.e. 1280x800 on a 13" Retina MacBook Pro [native 2560x1600]), that it will not look blurry at all and will look the same as if the display was ...
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Why does my MBP Retina Mid 2012 show Intel HD 4000 when it came with an Nvidia GT 650M?

When I click the Apple logo in the top left -> About This Mac -> more info... I see: Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB But I bought it with nVidia GT 650m graphics. So I click the Displays ...
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Screencasting in 1080p from a retina display without scaling, possible or not?

I want to make some tutorials in 1080p on my MacBook Pro with retina display. Is there a way to record the screen "natively" in 1920x1080? I don't care if it would look scaled and blury at the time ...
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Retina display support for XQuartz X11 applications

I use a MacBook Pro with retina display, OS X 10.8. I'm trying to run applications on a remote cluster via X11 ssh forwarding. I see everything with bad resolution, and guess this has to do with my ...
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How can I use 1920 X 1200 HighRes Mode (on a Macbook Pro)?

with some quick hack we can easily enable 1920 X 1080 HighRes mode on OS X 10.9.2. However, most Macbook Pro (Retina) today have 16 by 10 screens. How can we do a quick hack and modify the 1920 X 1080 ...
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How to find if my Photoshop CS6 has Retina support

Is there a way to tell if my Photoshop supports retina? If I find it's out of date with that feature, how do I update and make sure it went thrught?
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iPad Mini Retina with yellow tint

I just got a new Space Gray iPad Mini Retina 32GB Wi-fi and today I noticed that the whole screen has a yellow tint. This seems to be a common issue and I will go to an Apple Store as soon as possible ...
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Display on an HP 23fi monitor with a MacBook Pro

I've recently started using a Mac. I've been on Debian + Thinkpads exclusively till now. I have an HP Pavillion 23fi monitor which I've been using with my old Thinkpad X201 via the VGA port. It ...
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Macbook 13" retina trackpad stuck

My trackpad is stuck in the downer position, it doesn't "click up" again. I can still use my trackpad for tapping and it functions just like before but I cant click it so it goes down, it is stuck ...
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What are the consequences of running the 13" retina MPB in higher native resolutions

This question is basically about how do different resolution settings affect the performance of your macbook. By default retinas are set at the "retina" display mode. You can also set them to the ...
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Retina BMP bug workaround

I have faced a bug in Mac OS X Mavericks on Macbook Pro Retina. It is either rare or just Retina guys never work with BMP, because the only related link I've found is this one: ...
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How to watch a 1080p video on retina display with a 1:1 pixel ratio (with no scaling up)?

I am trying to watch a 1080p video on my Macbook Retina 13 but it is scaled up to the 'scaled resolution' 1280x800. If the video is scaled down to 1280x800 before being displayed, I will be losing in ...
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Can a non-retina MacBook's screen be replaced with a Retina screen?

I'm using a MacBook Pro Late 2011. The processor, RAM, hard drive - just about everything else still work fine. I'd like to have retina display without necessarily buying a new unit. Is there a way ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 13": change resolution to 1920x1200 pixels

How can I change the resolution of my MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Late 2013) to 1920x1200 pixels? The MacBook is able to use this resolution! It's e.g. using it, when connecting a second display which ...
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Blur Interfaces of TeXworks on MacBook Pro with Retina Display?

I am using TeXworks as the LaTeX editor on my new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The interfaces are super blur. It seems that TeXworks does not support the retina resolution. See below. The ...
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How can I increase text size in single-user mode?

I spend a lot of time in single-user mode on our company Macs as part of my maintenance and OS mass-deployment work. We recently made our first foray into Retina display territory by purchasing some ...
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Why images on retina display are pixelated and videos are fine?

I just bought retina display Macbook Pro 13". I have noticed that bitmap images (which are not vector graphics are pixelated and fuzzy) on several websites. But videos seems to be fine. Why is that ...
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White streaks (image retention) on the sides of iPhone 5S screen?

Not sure why this happened, but I had a conversation for 50 minutes and then realised some weird white streaks on the screen after I hung up. The streaks are now gone (gladly), it seems like the ...
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How to deal with retina images on iBooks Author?

I want basically insert an image as a background for a page on a books I am creating on iBooks Author. My question is this: I have a retina version of the full screen image (iPad) that is 2048 x 1536 ...
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How can I stop my retina display from taking 2x sized screenshots?

I recently got a retina display MacBook, and all my screenshots (via ⌘+⇧+3 or ⌘+⇧+4) end up being twice the size compared to how they appear on-screen. How can I stop this from happening?
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How do I make the iPhone app emulator retina-size?

I'm developing an iPhone app and the only device I have for testing is an iPad 2. I can run the app on the iPad and it will use the internal iPhone emulator (or whatever it's called). But the display ...
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If I add an SSD to a non-retina MBP 13" will weight drop to 3.5 lbs

I'm shopping for a new computer for university, and I'm considering the MBP 13". I don't do graphic intensive work, so I do not need the retina display. It's not worth the extra cash. However, because ...
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Problems with iPhone 4s rendering the media query properly

I have been working on this problem for awhile now. I think that I have the proper media query for the iPhone 4s (retina); however, the Safari Mobile will not render my stylesheet correctly. Most of ...
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Why does Dia interface look blurry on my Mac?

I have installed the latest Dia and XQuartz (X11) on my Mac OS X 10.8.3 retina display. As seen in the screenshot below, why do the items and anything I draw look blurry and pixelly? What can I do ...
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Why do browsers not render pictures in native pixel density on retina display?

It seems to me that browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) on my retina Macbook Pro do not render any pictures at native pixel density. For example, when I open an image from google images and then ...
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External display has blurry fonts on Dell U2312hm- MacBook Pro Retina

I just bought a new Dell external display (U2312hm) for my MacBook Pro Retina. The fonts appear to be very blurry. I've searched and found a solution here, but it didn't fix my problem. I ran the ...
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Possible to connect 3 2560x1440 monitors to macBook retina?

I've connected 2 Dell 27" monitors to my retina using the thunderbolt/minidp to dp ports to get their full resolution. A touch of greed and the need for symmetry has kicked in and I'm desperate to ...
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iPhone 5 displaying single 1x icon instead of 2x?

All of the icons on my iPhone 5 display at 2x, but for some reason, my SchoolsFirst eDeposit icon displays the 1x image. Any idea how I can fix this? I tried deleting/redownloading the app, and hiding ...
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MacBook Pro Retina & Dell U2711 with miniDP to DP still no res higher than 1080p

I bought an external monitor, the Dell u2711 due to the res and wanting to get the most out of my laptop. Initially I used a mini dp adapter with dvi, hdmi and dp on and it wouldn't work, kept ...
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MBP Retina screen, shows facebook page faded even after closed

I'm experiencing something a bit odd on retina screen of my MBP 15". When i stay on facebook homepage for like 10-15 seconds then close it. Then switch to a greyish application, i can definitely see; ...
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Can I make a retina iPad display websites at full resolution?

In other words, can I make it appear to the web server as if the device is 2048x1536 pixels and device-pixel-ratio 1? I'm happy to pay for an app that does does this if there is one…
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may I demand product replacement? Macbook Pro Retina will have screen replacement for the 3rd time

may I demand product replacement - completely new Macbook Pro Retina? My 15" Macbook Pro Retina will have screen replacement for the 3rd time. For the first time it was ghost effect - replaced with ...
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Does DevonThink Pro Office support the Macbook Pro Retina display?

I'm considering getting a Macbook Pro with retina display, but I can't seem to figure out if DevonThink Pro Office, which I use for my research, will support the retina display. Since it is a program ...
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What is the ppi of the MacBook Pro retina 13" when at a resolution of 1680x1050?

I know the resolution when it's at the retina resolution of 2560x1600, but what about when it's scaled to 1680x1050?
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Kernel Tasks Swamping processor-2012 13" Retina

Acquired a 13" Retina liquid damaged - Apple Certified Tech. Trying to salvage. Haven't disassembled yet to see the extent of the liquid but it boots and runs. No liquid spill indicators triggered. ...