If you own an Apple notebook with a Retina display , you may have noticed that Apple has removed the resolution selection from your system, so you are only allowed to change the amount of information displayed on your screen based on what Apple considers to be “screen-friendly resolutions”. But if you want to get a little more out of your amazing monitor you can use Quickres .
This program allows us to carry out two independent and complementary actions. The first of these is “unlock” access to any resolution our screen has , including the maximum resolution of our laptop screen, i.e. up to 2880 pixels in the case of the 15″ MacBook Pro. Access to non-native resolutions and even others with HiDPI support is also allowed.
The second utility seems much more interesting from my point of view, is the possibility to select our “favorite” resolutions . In this way we can quickly modify the resolution of our computer and adapt it according to the program or task we are doing, so that we can use Final Cut with an optimal size for it, or simply the default resolution for browsing Safari.
The application is free and we can download it from the developers’ website.