Running Aptana Studio/Zend Studio/Eclipse on a Retina MacBook Pro

Eclipse based products such as Aptana Studio or Zend Studio are not retina-ready. Luckily, there’s a way to force it to running in Retina mode. Just follow these instructions:

  1. Locate Aptana Studio.app
  2. Right click it and select Show package contents
  3. Open Contents/Info.plist with your favorite text editor
  4. Locate the two lines that read
    </dict>
    </plist>
  5. Above those two lines, insert this:
    <key>NSHighResolutionCapable</key>
    <true/>
  6. Save the file
  7. Right click Aptana Studio.app and select Get Info
  8. Confirm that the info panel has the checkmark Open in Low Resolution unchecked

Note: It’s possible that Finder won’t detect the changes you made. In that case make a copy of Aptana Studio.app, delete the original Aptana Studio.app and rename Aptana Studio Copy.app to Aptana Studio.app

Aptana should now look like this:

It’s not ideal yet as the chrome icons are still blurry, but it’s a great leap forward nonetheless: text is now rendered very crisp.

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3 Comments

    1. Zo extreem goed vind ik die toch niet eerlijk gezegd. Vind ‘m vrij niet-intuïtief met momenten (projectenbeheer bvb). Zie niet meteen een meerwaarde dat Aptana Studio overtreft.

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