Switch­ing to HiDPI mode

Mac Format - - POWER UP YOSEMITE! -

1 En­able HiDPI

In Ter­mi­nal, en­ter: sudo de­faults write /Li­brary/Pref­er­ence s/com.ap­ple.win­dowserver.plist Dis­playRes­o­lu­tionEn­abled -bool

true fol­lowed by ® . You’ll then need to en­ter an ad­min ac­count’s pass­word. Af­ter­wards, when you see the com­mand prompt again, log out of your ac­count, and then log in again.

2 Se­lect a HiDPI otp­tion

Open Sys­tem Pref­er­ences and click the Dis­plays icon. Hold down å and click on the Scaled op­tion to re­veal a list of res­o­lu­tions. Sev­eral are marked as ‘low res­o­lu­tion’. If you se­lect one of those op­tions, the desk­top will be pro­por­tioned for that res­o­lu­tion, but it will be ren­dered in HiDPI mode, so it will ap­pear sharper than nor­mal.

3 Quickly switch modes

You can switch be­tween HiDPI and nor­mal res­o­lu­tions in the Dis­plays pane at any time. If you find your­self do­ing so fre­quently, try SwitchResX (free, madrau.com). This adds an icon to the menu bar that en­ables switch­ing be­tween res­o­lu­tions in a cou­ple of clicks – some­thing that Ap­ple used to al­low from the Dis­plays menu ex­tra but took away!

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