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Rocket Surgeon
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Whitby
2020-05-11, 10:57

I have been convincing myself I'm going nuts, but finally worked it out.

I have three screens:
  • One WXGA+ old one, that I run my email and Microsoft Teams on.
  • My laptop Screen (2015 MBP 13" Retina) that I use for what I'm referring to.
  • One big 1080p screen that I do my main work on.

When I write a new email, the Mail app is on my 1440x800 screen, but it pops up the "Compose email" window on my Retina laptop screen. In doing so, it appears to use non-retina graphics for the compose email window, so the text is blurry and ill-defined. If I move that window off the laptop screen to one of the others and back again, it's nice and crisp again. It's pretty subtle, so for several weeks I've been chalking it up to me just getting old.

Anyone else noticed this?
The Ban Hammer
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
2020-05-11, 11:16

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Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
2020-05-11, 12:17

I haven't seen that and my setup uses two 1080p monitors along with the 15" MBP. I don't use Mail though, I use Spark instead. I can test with Mail at some point to see if I see the same thing though.

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Rocket Surgeon
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Whitby
2020-05-11, 12:21

Originally Posted by kscherer View Post
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Catalina, 10.15.4
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2020-05-11, 12:39

The other day, I saw macOS try to render a window as retina on a non-Retina screen, so everything was double-size; it then apparently got stuck as it realized it wasn't doing the right thing. Never seen that in all these years.

Seems Catalina has quite a few strange screen management bugs.
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