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 the retina iMac's GPU powerful enough for its huge display?

The retina iMac has a display with the huge resolution of 5120x2880. While I'm pretty sure the included GPU (AMD Radeon R9 M290X) must be definitely powerful enough for everyday use, I wonder if under ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the best RDP/VNC client for the new iPad that makes use of the retina display?

I am looking for a remote desktop client to connect to both my Mac and PC. I would prefer not to install any software on the remote computers and just take advantage of the built-in protocols. What ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I disable scaling for specific apps on Retina MacBook Pro?

Is it possible to set certain non-Retina enabled apps to not scale up (in other words, run at a native resolution) on the new Retina MacBook Pro?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Games no longer appear to be using Retina graphics

I just opened up Angry Birds Seasons today and the graphics looked blurrier than usual. I don't know how reliable a screenshot is but here is one I took and you can see it looks blurry. (Also, the ...
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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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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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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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Can I use a retina display at actual pixel size?

Unfortunately I just learned that Apple is has already discontinued the 17" MBP and Apple marketing has this quote: But if you’re looking for a reason why Apple offed the 17-inch now, you need go ...
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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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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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Does Acrobat Pro XI support Retina display?

I have not been able to find any official word from Adobe on this. A Google search only turns up comments from disgruntled users (such as myself) who complain about lack of support in Acrobat X. So: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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), ...