Fix jEdit fonts for MacBook Pro with Retina display

Assumptions: jEdit was installed into /Applications directory.

  1. Close any running jEdit
  2. Edit /Applications/
    1. At end of file, add the top two lines below above the bottom two lines, and save
  3. Drag jEdit to desktop
  4. Start jEdit and see if fonts fixed
  5. If fixed, drag jEdit back to /Applications, and retest.



  1. thank you thank you thank you!

  2. Thank you so so much! It worked for jEdit but somehow did not work for gedit low resolution problem. Any suggestion?

  3. Thanks - worked well for me (mavericks, jedit 5.2pre1)

  4. You don't need to drag it out after editing, just re-read the plist like this: defaults read /Applications/

  5. Your tip works! Thank you


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