Opened 11 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#8764 closed enhancement (duplicate)

MacBook Pro Retina Display support

Reported by: neic Owned by: neic
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Core Version: latest
Keywords: Retina macosx Cc: ggeldenhuis, Stereo


JOSM looks blurry on MacBook Pro with retina display.

As i see it there are minimum three changes to be made:

  1. Set HiDPI support in Info.plist to make the UI text render with higher DPI,
  2. make icons with higher resolution and
  3. make the map render with higher DPI.

I dont know the complications 2 and 3 will make, but 1 is easy to fix:

In the file josm/trunk/macosx/ add the lines


inside <plist><dict> … </dict></plist>.

It enables the HiDPI support in Apple Java 6 and make the UI text render beautiful.

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Change History (17)

comment:1 by stoecker, 11 years ago

See also #8654.

comment:3 by Don-vip, 11 years ago

In 6012/josm:

see #8764 - Enables the HiDPI support in Apple Java 6

comment:4 by Don-vip, 11 years ago

Owner: changed from Radfahrer to neic
Status: newneedinfo

Java 7u40 has been released, can you give it a try and tell us if it works ? Thanks.

comment:5 by Don-vip, 11 years ago

(you currently must launch JOSM with Web Start or manually to use Java 7 on Mac, the OS X package does not yet support Java 7)

comment:6 by Don-vip, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: needinfoclosed

Point 1 should be fixed. We won't do points 2 and 3 because it does not concern more than 1% of our users and it would burden JOSM for the 99% other people (and no one of us has a Mac anyway)

comment:7 by stoecker, 11 years ago

I want a non-Mac notebook with Retina display. Really. When can I buy one for reasonable price...

comment:8 by Don-vip, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

comment:9 by Don-vip, 11 years ago

Ticket #9310 has been marked as a duplicate of this ticket.

comment:10 by Don-vip, 11 years ago

Cc: ggeldenhuis added
Component: Installer MacOSCore
Keywords: osx added

From #9310 screenshot we could do something for preferences icons, I didn't think it would be so small...

@ggeldenhuis: To use Java 7 on Mac you currently cannot use Web Start. Can you try with regular JAR file ? "java -jar josm-tested.jar" to see if it's better ? InstallNotes#MacOS

by ggeldenhuis, 11 years ago

comment:11 by ggeldenhuis, 11 years ago

I will give it a go. java -version still show 6 on the command line. I am using the jar file locally copied into applications directory and not webstart. I will get it sorted and report back.

I've seen a possibly related issue when editing fields in Advanced Preferences. Screenshot attached.

comment:12 by anonymous, 11 years ago


I am using the Java Web Start version of JOSM with Java 7 and the text is clear and crisp.

However, the icons are still at the low resolution, and the map view also.

Is there a way to a least have an high resolution map display?

comment:13 by Don-vip, 10 years ago

Keywords: macosx added; osx removed

comment:14 by Don-vip, 10 years ago

Keywords: Mac removed

comment:15 by Stereo, 9 years ago

Cc: Stereo added

comment:16 by Don-vip, 7 years ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: reopenedclosed

Closed as duplicate of #9995.

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