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I tried Java 7, then Java 6 (Apple's) but my Java (Swing) desktop applications behave as if I had a MacBook Pro instead of a MacBook Pro Retina.

Is there any setting I need to change somewhere?

Must I wait till ORACLE implements it in Java 7?

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Can you add more detail? What do you mean when you say that Java apps behave as if it's a MBP instead of a rMBP? –  nadyne Mar 11 '13 at 19:51

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Taken from the instructions for how to modify Eclipse’s plist to get retina display. I can verify, this works. Perhaps something similar can be done with your app, assuming that the Mac version has a plist.

  1. Do "Show package contents" on the
  2. Edit Contents/Info.plist.
  3. Just above
    Place this:
    <key>NSHighResolutionCapable</key> <true/>

Following were instructions on how to clear the cached version, but in a development environment while you are creating your apps, they are probably not useful.

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Good find! Links may break though, that's why fully documented answers are preferred on AD. Can you please summarize the solution in your answer? –  patrix Mar 12 '13 at 6:56
@patrix: edited in response to comment! –  Andrew Lazarus Mar 12 '13 at 7:04

The time for waiting is over. Oracle did implement this at last in jdk-7u40

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