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    Thanks, it looks like that might indeed fix it.

    Retina Macs have pretty much become the norm (the first Retina MacBook came out in 2012, the first 5k iMac in 2014), so this will really make a difference on being able to use NoMachine with Macs.

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    This is a bit frustrating, because this one technically tiny (but effectively crucial) thing is preventing me from fully using nomachine. Everything else works fantastically for me, much better than any other remote desktop solution I have tried so far (but all the others support HiDPI).

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    No, that does sort of the opposite. Now, the NoMachine client’s UI elements are sort of blurry because they are not drawn in HiDPI anymore, but the forced scaling of the pixels of the remote desktop stays the same.

    So, what I would need would be something like a “Open in forced High Resolution” checkbox, which would make the NoMachine client’s UI elements tiny, but display the remote with 1:1 pixel ratio, but unfortunately that does not exist. (I know that it would work because if I use ScreenResX to effectively force Retina scaling off systemwide, everything on my Mac gets really tiny, but the remote desktop is displayed correctly).

    So it seems the only way is for the nomachine client to just not scale, or pass the right flag to the system to stop scaling. I thought this should be really simple code-wise, but now I see that nxplayer is linked against Carbon, and maybe there is just no way to tell the (very deprecated) Carbon framework to do so?

    But it’s worth noting that the client’s UI appears very sharp, so Carbon does at least seem to have support to display high resolution images.

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