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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Is my 13" rMBP capable of running a 4k monitor at 2560x1440 scaled resolution?

I have a late 2013 13" rMBP and a 4k monitor (3840x2160) that's running at 60Hz over mini display port. Right now it uses a scaled 1920x1080 resolution so everything is displayed at 2x HDPI (retina ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15" (mid 2012) screen is glitching in specific situations

The display of my macbook is glitching as you can see in image below. However this is happening only if I'm trying to do some on graphics heavy tasks, just like opening big Rhinoceros project. The ...
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MacBook shut down at 20% battery with no warning?

My 2013 13" MacBook Retina (OS X 10.10.3, Yosemite) shuts down when I have about 20 minutes of battery left. Not sleep, full shut down. It does this with no warning at all. I seem to remember ...
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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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Phantom Displays on Startup

I have been experiencing a problem with my Macbook Pro (2015 late with the Intel HD Graphics 6100) where the computer detects 3 retina 31 inch displays upon startup. Possibly because Retina displays ...
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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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( Performance advantage )2015 Macbook pro 13" 8GB vs 16GB model? [closed]

I m planning to buy Macbook pro 13" 2015 model for day to day development purpose. I m confused b/w 8GB and 16GB version.!! Does 16GB version gives much performance advantage over 8GB version?? Any ...
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using “old” non-retina screen resolution chooser

I have a 4k display, but my laptop seems unable to performantly use it (videos jitter, etc) is there a way to treat the display as 1080p display and let the display upscale it? Of course, Preferences ...
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Will upcoming Skylake based MacBooks support 5k displays?

Details about Intel's upcoming Skylake processors indicates that they support DisplayPort 1.2 and Thunderbolt 3, but not DisplayPort 1.3 or DisplayPort 1.2a. Does Thunderbolt 3 support an external 5k ...
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How to omit the rightmost 30 display pixels of my MBPR display

I managed to damage my MacBook Pro Retina's screen. The rightmost 62 pixels are dead. Can I force the display on my Mac to identify itself as smaller as it actually is, so all programs using the ...
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MacBook Pro Left click not working on trackpad as well as mouse

Hey guys just today my macbook pro's (late 2013) left click is not working. I am on yosemite and everything was fine till yesterday night. I tried to connect a usb mouse again then i am not able to do ...
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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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How can I stop my retina display from taking 2x sized screenshots?

I recently got a retina display MacBook, and all my screenshots (via ⌘ CMD+⇧ SHIFT+3 or ⌘ CMD+⇧ SHIFT+4) end up being twice the size compared to how they appear on-screen. How can I stop this from ...
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Is this a dead pixel or stuck pixel?

I've tried the apps and I've tried to apply pressure this hasn't worked at all, so I phoned Apple they tried helping over the phone. That didn't work. They said my warranty covers it but I want to ...
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Can I use nearest-neighbor scaling with Intel Iris and Windows 10?

I have been looking into purchasing a 15" MacBook Pro. The problem is that I'm not too fond of Retina display and need to dual-boot Windows and be able to see the resolution without any blur caused by ...
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Screen Recording on Retina MBP is always double of original size

I fail to record screen (full or part) with QuickTime Player as well as Voila program I purchased (the author use QTP as a screen recorder, thus it has the same issue): On the screenshot above you ...
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MacBook Pro Display Issue

I own a 11 month old MacBook Pro 13" with Apple Care. From the last 2 months, I've noticed a bright line on my screen which is about 0.5 cm in size. Should I be worried? Will Apple be able to repair ...
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Youtube full screen doesn't work properly on yosemite

Since my macbook is a 13" model, I like to use my entire screen when watching YouTube. But a problem has started. When my Firefox isn't in full screen, and I click the full screen button of my ...
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No retina (best) display option

I have 2015 early macbook pro 13", but I can't seem to find the 2560x1600 resolution. The highest resolution I can set it on is 1680x1050. Default for display is only 1280x800. What's the problem ...
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Virtualizer that provides Retina resolution with Mac OS X as the Guest OS

Do any of the virtualizers running on Mac OS X provide Retina resolution when the Guest OS is Mac OS X? Parallels Desktop For Mac VMware Fusion VirtualBox For example on a MacBook Pro (Retina, ...
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How can I determine the battery impact of using scaled resolutions on my MB Pro Retina?

(My machine is a stock mid-2014 MB Pro Retina 13") I noticed a definitive drop in how long my battery lasts when I switched to the largest resolution available (to have more space to work with) ...
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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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Macbook Pro screen replacement doesn't display correctly

I've tried to replace the display on my MacBook Pro (ME294ll/a) Late 2013 but the image is not displayed correctly. It looks like this: My brother had the same problem: …but he just reconnected ...
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Trick OS X into thinking it has a Retina display?

I own a Wacom Cintiq 13' display/input device. It connects via HDMI to my Mac Pro and works nice so far, except that all the menus, buttons and controls in OS X are very tiny. A resolution of ...
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Retina display problem - GUI Java applications display fix

On my MacBook with retina when I open Java GUI applications with Oracle Java Se 7 (JEdit, Eclipse) I encountered the same display issue (font antialiasing an overal GUI with very bad resolution). $ ...
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Using an early 2009 15“ macbook pro as a display for new, 13” retina macbook pro

I just purchases a 13" retina macbook pro, and am loving it. However, I now have my old 15" macbook pro lying around, and was wondering if it is possible to use it as a second display for my new ...
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significant eye sight drop from using Macbook Pro retina

I've been using the Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, late 2013 model) for 1.5 years now, and I've noticed my eye sight has dropped significantly since then. The time I spent on computer was the same as ...
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“Open in Low Resolution” - what does it actually do?

The application information panel on retina MacBooks features a checkbox "Open in Low Resolution" with you are supposed to use when you experience e.g. visual problems (according to Apple). But what ...
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What are the effective scaling modes on OSX with a 4K display? Is an effective real estate of 2560x1440 possible?

I have a 2015 retina macbook pro, the default scaled resolution of 1920x1080 would be too small for me. I currently have a 2560x1440 display and couldn't accept less real estate. Under the display ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Dual External Monitor Performance

According to the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Technical Specifications, the Graphics and Video Support for the 2015 Retina MBP 13-inch is: Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Dual display ...
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Missing Windows logo during boot?

I'm currently dual-booting Windows 10 TP and OS X Yosemite. I installed Windows in UEFI mode. When I boot my MacBook into Windows, the blue Windows flag is missing, and all I have is the spinning ...
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Scaling all UI elements when using an external monitor

When I use my Macbook Pro's internal monitor, I have the following options in the Display settings menu: The best thing here is the Scaled option, which means that I can use the native resolution of ...
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Can I have different virtual desktops with different resolutions/scaling?

I'm really frustrated by the way some applications are not HiDPI aware and resort to pixel doubling - video games, GIMP, etc. Is it possible to have one of my virtual desktops (I think apple uses a ...
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Text is blurry in many apps after disconnecting external monitor

I have a 2015 Retina MacBook pro. Sometimes I connect it to a 24" Dell external monitor via thunderbolt->dvi. Whenever I disconnect the monitor, many apps (chrome, most noticeably) have blurry text. ...
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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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is 8GB enough for iOS dev and occasional VM?

I'm going to buy a rMBP 13'' (i5, 256gb) exclusively for iOS\OSX development. I might run a windows VM occasionally (visual studio). I plan on keeping it for ~2-3 years. Should I go for the default ...
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Downscale a iMac 5K screenshot to 50% using commandline

Open the Screenshot in Preview Select “Adjust Size…” from the Tools menu Change the Width and Height to 50 percent of the original Change the Resolution to 72 pixels/inch I wish to do this on CLI ...
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Retina monitors and old Mac Pro

I have an Early 2009 Mac Pro with one DVI out, one Mini DisplayPort out, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics card. I'm wondering if my Mac will support retina graphics, and if so, are any of the LED ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 13,3" tingling/buzzing sensation

Okay, so YESTERDAY i bought my (super very wow expensive) Macbook Pro Retina 13,3". Huge investment for me. Yesterday night i tried charging i for the first time, and it started tingling against the ...
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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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Should I upgrade my Mid 2009 MBP 15 2.8 to MBPr 13?

I code on eclipse and XCode on my Mid 2009 MBP 15 inch 2.8 ghz works very good. (very good = acceptable compile times and almost no occasional freezes. You don't get because of the slowness ...
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Why is it that my MacBook Pro Retina's resolution is detected as different based on the application?

The actual advertized resolution is 2880 x 1800. Taking a fullscreen, screenshot gives me an image that is 2880 x 1800. Going to this site tells me my resolution is 1440 x 900. The built in Digital ...
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MBP Retina 13", very contrast images stays on the screen

I have a weird issue with my MBP, not that it causes any discomfort or troubles, just want to make sure it isn't something serious. I don't even know how to exactly describe the problem, but only can ...
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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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AmazonBasics Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to VGA Adapter resolution is maxing out at 1280x1024

I've got the latest MBPR 13" (i7 - early 2015 on Yosemite 10.10.3) and am trying to use the AmazonBasics Thunderbolt to VGA adapter (located here: ...
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How do I get VMware Fusion to use the native screen resolution within a scaled OSX desktop?

I'm using VMware Fusion 7.1.1 to run both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on a mid 2014 15-inch retina Mac. I've heard it is possible to run VMware in such a way that the screen's native resolution (in my ...
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Where can I find this Macbook 2015 wallpaper used in Apple's advertisement?

Help me find this Macbook 2015 wallpaper used in Apple's advertisement (https://www.apple.com/macbook/). A resolution of 2880x1800 would do great. Kindly redirect me to the link if this question has ...
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Rendering a pixel font on Retina display

I've got this simple custom pixel font I use for programming: creep. I recently purchased a new MacBook with Retina display and noticed that the font's pixels don't quite match up with the screen's ...
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How do I extend the lifespan of my MacBook's battery (2015 Retina Model)

I have just received my 2015 Retina MacBook. I would really like the battery to last long. Is there anything I can do to extend the battery life because my retina MacBook Pro's battery got ...
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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 ...