Resolution Independence of Screens

Idea created by tom.earnest on Oct 15, 2016
    • Hemant Kumar Patel
    • tom.earnest
    • arehkopf

    Need to be able to display screen(s) created on a Retina 15" MacBook for a large iPad Pro on a 12" MacBook8,1.


    The screen that is on the iPad Pro is not the same dimensions as the screen on the 12" MacBook8,1.  I keep thinking about the Words Resolution Independence, but they might not be correct for this idea.


    I want to shrink slightly the Layout(s) shown on the iPad Pro (they fill the screen of course), to fit on my 12" MacBook.  I simply cannot do it.  There is a  feature to shrink by + / - 25% from 100% , but 75% is too small - Too much wasted space.  + / - 5 % would be much better.


    Here is my first post in another area, but it was suggested that I post it here instead as product idea.


    There is an FM App I am helping my Brother with that takes up all the screen real estate on the current iPad Pro (the Big One).  I have tried to display this on the 12" MacBook8,1 and am unable to get it to work without scrolling the windows - not a good thing, but I have not been able to get him to re-size it to fit 12" and up - at least not yet.  I cannot see "buttons" he put at the bottom of the screen - bad idea anyway I think.  But it is his "Baby".


    There is a feature in FM to adjust the size by 25%. i.e., 100%, +/- 25%.  It is in 25% increments.  At 75%, I can see the entire window of the application, but it is too small to work with very well.  If FM could somehow implement +/- 5% or 10% increments, this would open up a lot more apps for the 12" MacBook8,1.  90% would probably work for me and I could use most of the screen real estate on the MacBook.


    Ultimately, I think redesign for 12" screens and lower resolution products is the answer - but the "designer" wants to make it available on an iPad Pro more than a 12" MacBook8,1.  He designs on a 15" MacBook Pro.


    In the meantime, I hope FM would implement +/- 5% or 10%  Enlargement or Reduction of the FM Windows.  +/- 25% is not where it should be.  Too be fair, I know when FM could not do many things that it can easily do now; so, the have made great progress from the initial versions when a .pdf was not even possible, etc.


    This App Does Not seem to require Retina Display - most Apps do not. It would be beneficial to keep the older machines (Macs & PC's) where they could use the new Retina Apps.