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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2015 MBP external monitor options

I've just purchased the 13" early 2015 MBP with Intel Iris Graphics 6100, and am planning on investing in two external displays to use at my home office. What kind of 4k support does this chipset ...
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Macbook Pro Retina with more than 2 external displays

I have an Macbook Pro with retina display and want to connect additional displays/monitors to it. But sadly 2+1 isn't enough for me, so I'm searching for solution: I want to buy two USB3.0 to ...
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Mid-2014 15" rMBP: Crashes on OS 10.9.5

Update #2: The MBP crashed at 1:31am in the morning while sleeping. Console log and kernel panic log enclosed below: ======== Console Log: 4/22/15 1:29:52.000 AM kernel[0]: ...
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How can I repair a broken key of a new MacBook Pro 15'' Retina 2015?

I have bought a new macbook pro 15" retina in March 2015, but with less than 1 month of usage, I feel that my enter key is very loose and probably (or almost) broken. Maybe it's not broken and the ...
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Power adapter green light blinking on - non genuine adapter

I recently acquired a new power adapter 85W for my macbook pro retina late 2013. I made sure the specifications matched the official Apple adapter and in fact I have not noticed any performance ...
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Late 2012 Retina MBP with Dell U2711 Monitor

I've had an ongoing struggle with my Dell Ultra Sharp 27" and my late 2012 Mac Book Pro running Yosemite 10.10.2. I'm currently able to run 2560 x 1440 @60hz(NTSC) through SwitchResX. I am using a ...
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Quick Time screen recording is larger than should be (Retina issue?)

I've tried to record a short movie by means of Quick Time Player. Unfortunately, the recorded video loses retina resolution. In addition, the Voila software fails to record desktop too. My question ...
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Windows jump around when resizing

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina) with an external 4K display. I'm running it with the lid closed, i.e., the external display is the only display. OS X 10.9.5. Normally, it works fine. The past couple ...
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Mac book doesn't boot

My Mac book pro 13.3 inch retina display August 2014, did not boot after a normal shut down. It gave sound on power on but after stays grey. I tried all options available on net CMD+C, C, SHIFT+CMD+V ...
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Use Retina resolution in Microsoft Remote Desktop

I've been trying to set up my new MacBook Pro [with Retina display 2015 edition]. I use a lot of university software via Remote Desktop connection, it worked very well on my Acer laptop and it's vital ...
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Can iMac 5 (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2014) be downgraded if it comes factory-installed with Yosemite?

Has anyone downgraded an iMac 5 (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2014) pre-installed with Yosemite to an older version of Mac OS? My Pro Tools 10 does´t work with Yosemite. I have two days to resolve this, ...
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Using 45W Power Adapter with MacBook Pro Retina 15

I would like to know if I am able to use a 45W MagSafe Power Adapter in my MacBook Pro Retina 15 with a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Adapter. I am normally using the original one (85W MagSafe 2 Power ...
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LG 31MU97-B monitor support on rMBP 15"

I want to buy LG 31MU97-B as a new external monitor for my Macbook Pro Retina 15" late 2013 with Intel Iris Pro only. But this monitor has real 4k resolution of 4096 x 2160! Can i get this resoluton ...
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Use Ram as graphics memory 5k imac

My graphics memory (4gb) is getting eaten up by my 3 or 4 apps that are open. Is there any way to allow the graphics card to use free RAM instead of swap memory? The second the graphics card dips ...
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High memory usage on MacBook PRO retina 16Gb i7 2,5ghz

I'm using a MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 16Gb Processor 2,5 Ghz Intel Core i7 Graphics Intel Iris Pro 1536 Mb OS: OS X Yoseminte v10.10.2 I'm having a problem with my ram. I think its eating too much ...
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Boot Camp only detects two out of three monitors

Setup: brand new MacBook Pro with Retina Display plus two 27" Thunderbolt displays. So, three displays in total, which works like a charm in OS X. Unfortunately, when boot-camping into Windows 8.1, ...
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Can you swap the display of a mid 2012 non-retina macbook pro with a retina version from the same year?

I know there are multiple versions of the retina display (LG/Samsung), and that officially they're incompatible with each other and the non retina version. But... Unofficially, is it possible? Has ...
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On a Retina Mac, how to capture a non-retina screen capture video

I need to make videos of my screen for tutorials and other documents. The problem is I'm on a retina mbp which means they get captured at 2x resolution. I can scale them down to 1x but then they look ...
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Macbook Pro Retina and 4k monitor (Samsung U28D590D) now showing “scaling options” in display

I have a Macbook Pro Retina mid 2014 running OSX Yosemite (10.10.1). I have connected an external 4k monitor (Samsung U28D590D), but I'm struggling to set the correct resolution. When I open "display" ...
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Can I disable the linear image scaling in Safari on a retina display?

I have two MacBook Pros: one with Retina, and one without. Although browsing the web with Retina has much sharper text, most images appear noticeably blurry. For websites that have not put in the ...
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Recover font antialias on Yosemite

I've changed some options related to font rendering by defaults write command in past (I can't recall was it lcdfilter, or something else). Now when I turn off antialiasing in system preferences font ...
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What adapter(s) do I need to connect a Retina MacBook Pro Thunderbolt output to a 2560x1440 NEC monitor?

I've got a 13" Retina MacBook Pro and an NEC PA241W 2560x1440 monitor. What adapters do I need to connect them at full resolution?
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Horizontal lines visible on retina monitor

I have a retina monitor, but I can see horizonal "pixel" lines on my screen. This occurred soon after I installed Yosemite, then the problem disappeared, now it has reappeared again. Restarting the ...
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Occasional low-resolution text rendering (Retina MBP running Yosemite)

My colleague has a 13" retina MBP running Yosemite. Text looks great on the whole, except for Finder windows opened from applications (i.e. File > Open). Using Finder from the desktop doesn't exhibit ...
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How can I change DPI on OS X?

Simple question, can't find a single simple answer on the entire internet. Although from what I have read, this might be a driver or hardware limitation. My problem I have a 1440 x 900 native pixel ...
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Highly abnormal graphic glitch on yosemite / retina: all white backgrounds appear pink

Suddenly, all white and transparent image backgrounds appear pink for me (but only on images, not on anything else that's renderered). For example, the SE searchbar looks like this: Or the latest ...
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Is it expected to have visual glitches while constantly moving one window from a retina monitor to a non-retina one?

It's a new macbook pro retina with gt750m, mid 2014 I'm moving firefox constantly from one monitor to the other, it glitchces similar to #50956 and #81021 - Doesn't seem to happen with Chrome however ...
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Change refresh rate of laptop LCD

How can I change the refresh rate of a 2014 retina MacBook Pro? System Preferences doesn't have this option, so I guess it must be buried in a plist somewhere. I want to use 72hz for video playback ...
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Can you use iMac Retina 5K as external monitor for a MacBook Pro?

I remember when thunderbolt came out there was a lot of discussion of how it had interesting magical bi-directional capabilities. Does that mean there is a way to use an iMac Retina 5K as an ...
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Test application for Retina and Non Retina

I have a MBP retina 13" running OSX 10.10. I am developing an app for Mac App store. Since I am having a retina display, I am not able to test the application for non retina models ? So how do I test ...
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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 ...