I have a MacBook Pro notebook with native resolution of
2560x1600 which makes all my desktop details unreadable. I tried increasing DPI, but icons remain small, so I decided to decrease display resolution. I thought that resolution of
1280x800 would work the best, as 4 pixels of the native resolution would become one pixel in the lower resolution. But
1280x800 is not available to set:
$ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2560 x 2538, maximum 32767 x 32767 eDP1 connected 1440x900+0+1638 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 286mm x 179mm 2560x1600 60.0 + 2048x1536 60.0 1920x1440 60.0 1856x1392 60.0 1792x1344 60.0 1920x1200 60.0 1920x1080 59.9 1600x1200 60.0 1680x1050 60.0 59.9 1600x1024 60.2 1400x1050 60.0 1280x1024 60.0 1440x900 59.9* 1280x960 60.0 1360x768 59.8 60.0 1152x864 60.0 1024x768 60.0 800x600 60.3 56.2 640x480 59.9 DP1 connected primary 2560x1440+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 597mm x 336mm 2560x1440 60.0*+ 1280x720 59.9
So I set resolution of
1440x900 and the desktop is blurry.
I tried setting the native resolution with
xrandr --output eDP1 --scale .5x.5 but the effect s not any better.
How to set
1280x800 resolution which is 1/4 size of the native resolution of
2560x1600 to make my screen look better?
It's strange: when I boot to MacOS and try changing retina display resolution to scaled it also offers 1440x900, but the resulting picture is very good.