Ensure to change your DPI Scaling Setting to get the sharpest text!

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  1. Spartan

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    For all 2016+ MacBooks, Apple Now defaults to a larger real estate on the expense of giving you a bit of blurry text/images due to them not using a 1:1 scaling ratio.

    I set mine to 1440x900 and the difference is literally night and day! The text is now so much sharper I feel like this is a different screen altogether!

    Be sure to read this guide: https://9to5mac.com/2016/12/02/15-inch-macbook-pro-screen-resolution-blurry/
     
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    That's because 1440x900 is exactly 1/2 of the display's native 2880x1800 resolution.

    It's probably my old man eyes, but I've never had a problem using other scaling settings on Macs. Windows, though despite dramatic improvements over the years, still can't hold a candle to macOS.
     
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    They were probably using fractional scaling which gets blurry because of interpolation and anti-aliasing that is needed to approximate when dealing with odd numbers. 1:1 and 2:1 are sharp and anything in between requires approximation/aliasing techniques. Even on Windows I set my laptop’s 4K display at 2:1 that way it’s like a 1080P in apps but I still get the 4K quality difference in 4K videos by keeping the resolution itself at max. Only downside with a nonstandard resolution like 2880x1800 is you end up with interpolation even at full screen on a 1080p video but it’s not easily noticable especially at that resolution.
     
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    I encountered a bug on my MacBook Pro, if I change the scaling to anything but the default, 'I' can work fine all day but if I reboot, when the loading progress bar reaches 70%, it just disappears and hangs on a black screen until I force shut it down, a few more reboots and it boots fine but happens every time when I reboot. I reported this to Apple, probably an issue with Catalina
     
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