Lower-res remote down-scaling for Retina

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  • #29496
    Avatarkleinfelter
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    I’m getting down-scaling when connecting my Retina Macbook at 2880 x 1800 to a PC with a 1920×1080 display.  It makes it hard to read text.

    I’m guessing that maybe pixel-doubling happens and then it down-scales.  I understand the value of pixel-doubling. Otherwise, the remote display would be tiny on the Retina screen.

    I’d like to enable the scrolling viewport mode.  When I connect to a Linux remote running 1920×1080, I get a nice, pixel-perfect viewport display. It behaves as if the remote were a larger display than the Mac, with viewport scrolling.

    But when I connect to the PC, it behaves is if the remote were a larger display with scaling.  How do I make connections to the PC remote behave like connections to the Linux remote?

    Mac is using NoMachine 6.11.2. PC is using 6.11.2.

    #29543
    AvatarTor
    Contributor

    Hi. Can you compare display settings between those two connections and verify that they’re the same? More precisely verify that “Fit to window” is not checked when connecting to Windows.
    Do you’ve a scaling different than 100% in Windows display settings?

    #29626
    Avatarkleinfelter
    Participant

    Thank you for your reply.  “Fit to window” is NOT checked on either remote.

    When I view the display settings in NoMachine for the Windows connection, I don’t see a ‘scaling’ setting.  I have display quality set to medium, and resolution is set to 1920×1080 (which is the resolution used by the Windows machine).

    Hmmm… So I went into “Get Info” on the Mac, and told it to make NoMachine “Open in Low Resolution”, which uses pixel doubling to hide Retina resolution from the app.  That told NoMachine that my Mac had a lower resolution than the Windows machine, and it gave me a scrolling viewport onto the ‘higher resolution’ Windows machine.  That’s what I’d expect.  But then I cleared “Open in Low Resolution” and restarted NoMachine on the Mac, and it *still* behaves as if the Mac had lower resolution than the Windows machine.

    #29637
    AvatarTor
    Contributor

    When I view the display settings in NoMachine for the Windows connection, I don’t see a ‘scaling’ setting.

    I was talking about the Windows display settings, you can see the dialog attached to this post.

    But then I cleared “Open in Low Resolution” and restarted NoMachine on the Mac, and it *still* behaves as if the Mac had lower resolution than the Windows machine.

    Did you try to restart your macbook? Do you use default retina configuration, or is it scaled to More Space?
    Do you mind compressing and sending the directory ‘.nx’ in your home to forum[at]nomachine[dot]com? Thanks.

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