Mac retina support in Qt

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Tue Feb 25 15:36:22 PST 2014

This is a question from a good friend and co-worker. I had never paid
much attention to this... but it appears that the Qt file chooser
doesn't look right on a retina display...


-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Darren Hart <darren at>
To: Dirk Hohndel <dirk at>
Subject: Re: subsurface build experience
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:21:11 -0800

On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 8:02 AM, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at> wrote:
> On Sun, 2014-02-23 at 00:52 -0800, Darren Hart wrote:
>> Any idea why a QT file open dialog seems not to run with native
>> resolution? Seems to be a scaled version to cope with the retina
>> display?
> Ah - Mac. And no - it should use the native open dialog on a Mac.
> Can you send a screenshot?

Attached. Finder on the left, Subsurface open dialog on the right.

Darren Hart

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