The MacBook Pro Retina is a new line of laptops from Apple Inc that combines features of the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and the iPad's Retina Display.

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My external display is bad with mac book retina display

I have mac book pro retina display 15". I have BENQ monitor GW2450 My the display is not clear and font looks very bad like some white dots in all fonts. Loks like resolution is not right. In the ...
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Problems with Macbook Pro '13 Retina screen

I have a weird issue in my retina screen: Apple Applications have clear graphics, but when it comes to open other applications (eg: Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop), all of the graphics stay blurred ...
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powerpoint2011 looks blurry on retina display

I'm now using powerpoint2011 on my macbook pro retina'13, and found that the screen looks so blurry. I tried update my office to newest version(14.4.5), and it has made the screen suitable for retina ...
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Turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

How do you turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? All the previous methods—such as the one’s listed here—that have worked on ...
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Two-finger scrolling/touch on Windows To Go (Windows 8.1) on MacBook Pro Retina

I installed Windows To Go (Windows 8.1) on a USB hard disk on my MacBook Pro Retina late 2013. I have already updated the Apple Multitouch driver. One finger click on the touchpad works fine but ...
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13" Macbook pro keyboard, trackpad & USB not working

When I open the screen, the keyboard and track pad is unresponsive. The power button works. USB in both sides give out power, I tried plugging in the laptop cooler and it worked. But USBs do not ...
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upgraded rmbp 13 inch late 2013 to 10.9.5, now external (usb) keyboard not working

I upgraded my retina macbook pro to 10.9.5 osx and my external keyboard is not working. I'm not 100% certain that the keyboard stopped working immediately after the upgrade or shortly afterwards. My ...
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NVIDIA Driver Update on Retina Macbook in Windows 8 on Parallels 9

Is it possible to upgrade to the latest nvidia drivers for the retina macbook (nvidia gt 650m, 750m)? When I try this, the driver software indicates that there are no nvidia drivers on board...
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Magnet on back of macbook pro retina

I would like to personalize my MBPR... maybe something like: My problem is that i would like to change it on a daily basis, like the "Frank" does with hes hats (see 30Rock)... so, a stencil is quite ...
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Ubuntu 14.04- Force lower resolution on Macbook Retina Display

I am dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro Retina Display. I have also installed the proprietary Nvidia drivers. Everything works fine, but the problem is that since the screen is such a high ...
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Brightness keeps changing in Windows 8.1 (on Macbook Pro Retina)

Before anyone gets too excited, it's not the "Adaptive Brightness" feature of the OS. I've already turned that off. Also it seems to have nothing to do with ambient light. It actually seems to do ...
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What scale should I resize images on Mac retina to look normal on Windows

I am on OS X with Retina - chosen setting 1680 x 1050, the one after Best (Retina) When I open an image in preview 800 x 600 res., Retina display upscales it and it looks bigger than it actually is. ...
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Kinesis Mac Alt Key

I'm using Kinesis Advantage with my macbook pro retina, mid-2012, OSX Mavericks -- though this has been happening with previous OSX versions too. Every once in a while, my Alt key (mapped to the ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display

I purchased my MBP in December 2012, and now that I have to use it for work, I'm seeing ghost imaging when I swipe between screens. I completely feel like this shouldn't happen because it's basically ...
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vbox windows 8 guest on a Mac book retina resolution [duplicate]

I'm using a retina Mac book pro, and using virtual box. How can I use the high resolution(2560*1600) in a windows 8.1 guest OS ? Thanks. EDIT: Be more clearly, I have already installed the guest ...
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Advice on SSD performance bottleneck needed

I guess I need some advanced advice on SSD, SATA, in/out limits etc. I'm programming a video installation where I continously read and write quite a lot of data: To the first SSD, drive A, I write ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Version (late 2013) - no sound or webcam on Ubuntu

I have a new Macbook Pro retina (late 2013 model) running Ubuntu 13.10. I can't get the sound to work. I have tried the solution here , but it's not changing anything. I also tried the following ...
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How do I set up a dual monitor PC to share those monitors with my Mac Book Pro

I currently run a PC with a Geforce GTX 670 and Dual DVI ports. Each DVI port on the graphics card is hooked into an Asus 21" monitor. I also have a 15inch Mac Book Pro Retina (Late 2013) model. I ...
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Windows 8 on a Retina Laptop with external Monitor

If you use a Windows Laptop with a Retina display and you attach an external display, there seems to be no way to set the scaling individually for both screens. The retina should be 150 - 200%, but ...
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Retina Macbook Pro battery life [closed]

What are normal figures for battery life on the newest Retina Macbook Pro systems and what could be draining battery. I have tried all of the tips on Apple support discussions and don't know if I ...
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Getting awesome wm to work with macbook pro retina display (hidpi)

How can I get Awesome WM to display sanely on MacBook Pro retina display? At the moment everything is incredibly tiny..
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Can we enable 1920 X 1200 HiDPI mode on OS X 10.9.2?

with RDM, we can enable a number of displays such as the Retina 15" or Retina 13" to do the 1920X1080 HiDPI but with some screen area blacked out. Can we enable 1920 X 1200 by overriding some system ...
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Connecting a macbook pro to an external display [closed]

I just ordered a 13" macbook pro w/ retina and a 1920x1080 AOC (2436VH) external monitor. What setup will give me the best resolution on the external? mini display port to HDMI? I'd like to use the ...
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Analyze disk usage on a retina mac

Disk Inventory X doesn't work on retina screens. Even if I set it to Scaled -> More Space, the window spawns too small to use and if I resize it I get the "rect width is not an integral value" error ...
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How do you stop MacBook Pro retina from switching to scaled resolution?

I've got an early 2013 Macbook pro Retina. Until recently I was using bootcamp to use windows, but I found Parallels actually gave a better experience, so I've been using OSX more and more. ...
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New Macbook Pro Retina Spinning Wheel Then Complete Freeze

I checked the console and this message was repeating before crashing, although I am not certain it caused either the spinning wheel or the freeze. 12/11/13 8:45:56.106 PM ...
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New MacBook Pro Discreet Graphics

I don't do video editing or gaming. Is a discreet graphics card going to help me if I work in Photoshop mainly and like a snappy computer above all else.
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Why isn't rEFInd shell loading?

Because of a two-steps deep problem, I need to boot into an EFI shell and run gptsync. I downloaded the flashdrive binaries of rEFInd 0.7.4, used dd to write the image to a thumbdrive, and it seems ...
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Conflicting information for connection a thunderbolt mac to DisplayPort on Dell U2711

I've just picked up this monitor to take advantage of the resolution and extra screen estate. Didn't realise it'd be such a chore trying to find the right adapter for it. I've come across a lot of ...
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Wifi issues with iTerm2 as frontmost application on external monitor

I have reproduced this many times yesterday and today, and I am confident that I'm not just looking for patterns where there are none. I have a retina Macbook Pro (OSX 10.8) connected to a Dell ...
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Is it possible to have git gui / gitk look good on a retina Macbook Pro?

I really love git gui and gitk. They work very well for me and I know exactly how to use them. Sadly, they look really pixelated and ugly on my retina macbook. Since it's just text and chrome it would ...
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Retina Macbook Pro Scaling

How does apple "scale" the retina MacBook Pro? Does it actually switch the resolutions or does it just enlarge/shrink the ui elements? I am asking this because it seems as though the "best ...
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Retina MacBook Pro 13 inch screenshot resolution is higher than built-in display

My MacBook Pro 13 inch retina has a screen resolution of 2560 × 1600. How come when I take a screenshot (Command+Shift+3 for full screen), the resolution is much higher: 3360 × 2100?
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Arch Linux Install Scripts on MacBook Pro Retina

I've spent many hours trying to configure arch linux on my macbook pro. I get stuck at "Loading initial ram state" when I reboot after install. Here is the script(s), I've created chronicling my ...
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Lost system icons

I got an issue on my macbook pro retina 15". Brand new that I bought a month ago. Just updated it with 10.8.4 And now I lost all systems icons in finder, safari, app store and so on. I spent some ...
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How do I mute the startup chime on a modern Mac? [duplicate]

How can I get my Macbook Pro Retina to not make that annoying 'bong' chime sound when booting up? You can always hold "mute" during boot up, but that gets annoying fast if you always want the sound ...
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“Put display to sleep” hot corner not working

Does "put display to sleep" hot corner require some other specific settings? All hot corners work perfectly except for this one. Instead of putting the display to sleep it dimms the keyboard. What's ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15", Mid 2012 - High Speed HDMI Cable

I got a High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet that supports up to 4096 x 2160 pixels. I connected my macbook pro retina 15" to a 27" monitor that supports a resolution of 2560 x 1440 via this cable, ...
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Why don't all applications look alright on the Retina display?

According to my understanding if pixels per inch are increased on the screen, the content should only look better. Now when I use my Mac I see a lot of programs which have blurry text when viewed on ...
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Why does my Macbook Retina + Dual Link not allow my monitor to go over 60hz?

I got an Asus VG248 (refresh rate 144hz) monitor . I also have a dual link adapter. On my Retina Macbook 15", I cannot set my monitor refresh rate to higher than 60 hz. Why is this? I have ...
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Mac OS X 10.8.2, retina display: change DPI

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 ...
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VMware Fusion raw disk “Missing operating system” error for dual-boot system (Host OS 10.8.2 & Guest Ubuntu 12.10)

I am trying to set up a virtual machine in VMware Fusion to boot the Ubuntu 12.10 install from another partition on my main disk. I followed standard instructions for creating raw disks, but I get a ...
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Retina Macbook and optimizing Windows 8 Resolution

What's the best way to optimize Windows 8 (operating system) resolution on a retina MacBook? Text randomly appears too small, the wrong windows are the wrong size, etc.
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AutoHotKey - Swapping CTRL and Command/Windows keys

I'm using a macbook pro running Windows 7. I've tried a few different scripts and none of them get me what I need. I need them to act exactly like their counterpart, i.e. Ctrl key acting as Windows ...
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Testing retina.js without retina display?

I'd like to test retina.js, but I don't have a retina display, and without going to Best Buy (and staring at the pixels for 10 minutes), I don't have access to one. Since I have a standard display, I ...
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Windows 7 or Windows 8 on Retina Macbook

I'm now ready to finally bootcamp my retina Macbook, due to too many things just not working on Parallels (partly due to memory limit)... It seems that Windows resolution may be an issue - ...
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Disable of discrete/native graphics on MacBook Retina when using apps like VMware, VLC, etc

I got a MacBook Pro Retina a few months ago and I'm really happy with it. However, since I do a lot of work in different environments/OSes, I make heavy use of VMware to have them with me when I'm on ...
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Windows 8 graphics/resolution issue on 13" Retina MacBook Pro

I'm having an issue running Windows 8 on my new 13" Retina MacBook Pro. Installation completed okay, boot screen and Windows logo display fine, but after that the display contents appear to be ...
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Windows 7 resolution on a retina macbook pro

I installed Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro with retina display. Is there any way of making a resolution smaller than 2880 x 1800 fill the whole screen? For any resolution I select, it is displayed at ...
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Games on windows 8 in bootcamp lag even on lowest graphics

I've been playing Crysis 2 and Skyrim on my Retina MacBookPro (10,1) for months now. The two games used to run super smoothly even on nearly maxed out settings. This laptop has an Nvidia GeForce GT ...