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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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 retina display features be enabled on older (non-retina) displays?

I have an older iMac, without a true retina display. I want to be able to scale the user interface like the retina macs do, but I can't seem to find a way to do that. Does anyone know a way to trick ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Is there a way to make some application have different resolution on a Retina Macbook Pro?

I use "Best for Retina display" in my settings. It's suitable for my eyes:) But I'd like to get more spaces in some applications by using the highest resolution. So is there a way to do so?
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How can I use the full resolution of a Macbook Pro Retina 15"?

It is supposed to be a 2880 x 1800 pixel display, but System Preferences won't let me set it higher than 1920 x 1200.
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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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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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How do I fix mura issues on my 15 inch retina Macbook Pro with a Samsung display?

My 2.3 Ghz 15 retina Macbook Pro with a Samsung display, seems to have some "mura" spots on the display. I have owned this laptop since July, and just recently have become aware of it. You only ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Retina-ready slideshow

I'm looking for an easy way to view a simple slideshow of photos with 1x1 pixel ratio, with play/pause button. I want 1 image pixel to be equal to 1 retina screen pixel, as shown by default with ...
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MS Office not fully Retina compatible?

I have MS Office 14.2.4, a.k.a. “the Office 2011 update that added Retina support”. However, when I insert a PDF into my document, it seems to me that it does not display at the native Retina ...
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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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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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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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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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Resizing problems with Java web app on Retina display

I have to use a Java web app on my Retina 13" MBP, but either Java or the app is trying to help me by not resizing any text when I change the zoom factor in the browser. Text handled by the browser ...
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images work for iPad Retina simulator but not for iPad Air?

Running in iPad Retina simulator, everything looks great. Correct scale, etc. But when running in iPad Air simulator, graphics and positioning are all half of what they should be. Basically the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...