Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm using Eclipse JUNO and ADT 21 on a MacBook Pro Retina 15" and the eclipse app itself looks very sharp (code blocks, images and texts). However, things are blurry in the Android Emulator.

enter image description here

What can I do to fix the blurriness of the emulator window?

share|improve this question

Eclipse's text is high resolution because it is drawn by OS X's APIs. I assume the emulator is simulating the actual resolution of the device, so it might not be able to run at retina resolution.

You can increase the screen's resolution to make the problem less noticeable. Go to System Preferences > Display and select Scaled. This Apple support doc might help: MacBook Pro: Frequently asked questions about using a Retina display

(The only way to get rid of blurriness completely is to run your retina Mac at full resolution.)

Edit - reword because I misread your question.

share|improve this answer
Note that by running at full resolution, the Android emulator will be much smaller (obviously) – Scott Earle May 23 '14 at 5:00

From my experience all Java 1.7 (eclipse run on Java) have blurry text on Mac retina .. according to some forum you have to downgrade to java 1.6 from Apple ..

1.8 should work with retina ..

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.