It's been two weeks now since I got my new retina and I find it awesome.
I'm a frontend developer so I need a lot of screen estate to get things done in a good fashion and the way I was used to.
My big conundrum is this:
When I am at "Best for Retina" everything is big, clear sharp, etcetera. At the office or at home I usually have a external monitor which makes things better, but when I want to use only the mac display for the development I have the following issues:
best for retina is to small to get things done (can't even see properly the google developer tools bar)
using setresX I am changing my resolution to 2048x1020, that seems to be the best resolution that makes the compromise between the size of the display and how big the items are on screen. The drawback is that EVERYTHING is blurry
- that is because the default non-Retina resolution of this mac is 2880x1800, on that resolution everything looks sharp, but it is incredibly small, my eyes hurt and I shed tears after 10minutes of usage.
(I'm not talking about other best for retina resolutions because they decrease the performance heavily, and it is annoying in its own way.)
So, what I was thinking is to leave the display at 2880x1800 but increase the system's font size, I think that would do the trick, would it?
Other similar threads are also present but none discuss this exact issue,
How can we make the 2880x1800px resolution usable on this 15" screen?
Please come up with some ideas, I'm about to try TinkerTool (http://www.bresink.com/osx/TinkerTool.html) to increase the font-size, but I don't know if it's a good solution yet.
I'll come with some possible options, up until then please come with some feedback of your own.