Using SwitchResX on 15″ Macbook Pro
Over the holidays I found myself wanting more and more to chill out with my Macbook Pro on my lap in the living room. I love my Chromebook, but I wanted to do some work on some stuff that I just can’t do at the moment. This was the only option if I was gonna work and watch more than basic television and hang out with my daughter and wife. In my office I hook my mbp to an external monitor so I can have more real-estate to work on. It had been almost two months since I worked on something without the dual monitor setup and I was itching for more screen space(since multiple windows is not an option I care for).
A quick couple of google searches and I stumbled upon SwitchResX. Not sure if I was off my google game or what, but it wasn’t as easy as it should have been to find this, or at least a week ago I remember having issues when searching for a product.
Regardless I was pleased to come across this tool and found it actually does the trick. A regular mbp non-retina has a resolution of 1440 x 910 and you can increase that up to 1920×1080. I’m not sure if this is something that’ll I’ll wind up purchasing(after the ten day trial), although it’s at a pretty reasonable price point so I’m on the fence. I’m fairly certain if I start working on just the mbp more and away from an external monitor that this will be the way to go for sure to get a little more space. The obvious downside is that everything does become significantly smaller which can be rough on the eyes for long periods of time.