Experience Retina display-like images on non-Retina display Macs

QuickRes is a free app for easier resolution management on Mac. Switching between resolutions on a Mac isn’t that big a deal, but if you add Retina displays to the mix, you’ll find this app quite useful,” Fatima Wahab reports for AddictiveTips. “QuickRes allows you to change resolutions on your Retina MacBook from the Menu Bar, and on non-Retina MacBooks, the app lets you enable HiDPI, and experience output closer to that of a Retina display without an actual Retina display.”

“The app adds a display screen icon to the Menu Bar which allows you to select any one of the supported resolutions and quickly switch to it. From the app’s preferences, you can then enable HiDPI mode which will give you better display output than you previously had on lower resolution,” Wahab reports. “Granted that the output will always be better on a Retina MacBook, you will still find your non-Retina is better to read on with this app.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. Sent my 1280 x 800 MBP wappy, changed it to 1920 x 1080 but looked like crap and pointer was out of synch, plus couldn’t reach menu bar after that. Might be okay on newer machines but not looking promising here.

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