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 different term? "Workspaces"?) be at the native resolution (ie "scaled" to "more space") while the other remain at "best for this display"?

I've done a tonne of searching and I can't find anything, but maybe it's just hurt by the fact I don't know the apple jargon.

I'd be happy with something like windows has that allows me to turn off DPI scaling for specific applications.

I have a 2014 Macbook Pro 15" retina with a 2880x1800 resolution.

Thank you for any help :)

  • I was wondering the same and it should offer that. I am tired of switching resolutions because some apps are too small to read. It would be so nice if I can view at different resolution with a simple swipe on my Trackpad to swipe spaces!
    – netrox
    Nov 28 '17 at 2:03

No, each Desktop (Space) will have the same resolution, whatever the Display's resolution is set at.

You could use an App like Display Menu to more easily/quickly change the resolution as needed/wanted as you change between Desktops.

  • Thank you for your answer. I'm not keen to hot-swap resolutions since I don't like all the apps shifting around; I'd rather stick with the current crappy pixel doubling. Edit: I'll mark your answer as The Answer after a few more days of vain hope that someone has another suggestion.
    – Will
    Jun 28 '15 at 5:04

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