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Is there a way to set custom DPI on Mountain Lion?

by OBender / August 2, 2012 11:59 PM PDT

I'm wondering if there is a way to set a custom DPI on higher resolutions on Mountain Lion?
When I say custom I mean anything but 72 or 144(retina mode?)

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2012 3:06 AM PDT

If you notice those evenly divide so any other number would mean that pixels might not be able to hit the right pixel on the LCD resulting in that fuzzy Windows look you see on the common other laptops.

Apple has had a thing for pixel perfect displays and this would be a way to break it in far too many ways.

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PS. The hardware angle.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2012 3:08 AM PDT
In reply to: I'm going with no.

The LCD is made at some DPI. So to change it in numbers not divisible by 2 from the hardware 144 DPI means that we have to use other LCDs.

Maybe an external display is the answer?

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That's too bad though...
by OBender / August 3, 2012 3:10 AM PDT
In reply to: I'm going with no.

Well, I admire their effort Happy but it would be nice to have that ability available somewhere under the hood.

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Can you find any LCD with adjustable DPI?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2012 3:18 AM PDT

Mind you I and talking about the real DPI and not about software since the DPI is a hardware thing.

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