I have a MacBook Pro, 15", Retina display.
It's great, really fantastic, but some older apps aren't "retina-aware" or "hidpi-aware". However, since the res is massive, I'd like to be able to take advantage of the large amount of screen space.
I have tried the following:
- Edit the package and .plist file to make the app high-resolution aware: this made the app (Pro Tools 8) have some non-aliased text, but UI was the same size
- Under Display, change the mode to a Scaled one, the option at the end with the 'most space': this worked, but there was a noticeable performance hit, the app text was still aliased (pixellated), though smaller
- Installed the Quartz Debug tool and used "User Interface Resolution". However the latest version doesn't have a DPI slider, just a "Enable high DPI resolutions" check box, which is checked [and unchecking it does nothing]
Basically if I could convince Mac OS X that the attached display isn't retina, or has a DPI of 96, there would be no scaling, and everything would be as I want (albeit it small and close to unreadable - I can work around that).
How can I achieve that?