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On a Retina MacBook Pro some Java applications (such as IDEA 11.1.3 that is supposed to support it) won't run in HiDPI mode. When I got to "Get Info" on the app, I can see that the "Open in Low Resolution" checkbox is checked and disabled. Is there a way to change this? I have Java 1.6.0_37 installed.

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It doesn't sound like the application actually supports HiDPI mode. Here's a tutorial for modifying Microsoft Word's application package so it will support HiDPI Mode: http://imgur.com/a/0P5KY. Perhaps it would work for this application as well.

Summary of the link:

  • Make a backup copy of the application

  • Open the application folder, then right click the app and choose "Show Package Contents"

  • Edit Contents/info.plist

  • Toward the bottom of the file, just before </dict>, add the following lines:

    <key>NSHighResolutionCapable</key>
    <string>True</string>
    
  • Move the app package out of the applications folder. Then move it back in.

  • The application may now allow a hacked, possibly glitchy retina mode.
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thank you, this was very helpful. –  Anonymous Feb 22 '13 at 19:16

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