I’m no big fan of ESTK for a variety of reasons; when I finally replaced my old MacBookPro with a newer model with Retina display I got even more disappointed: pixels everywhere! There’s a quick fix/hack that I’d like to show you (also as a reminder for my future self, just in case ESTK is still going to be around in 2021 when I’ll get a newer Mac).
You may want to right-click the app, select Info and uncheck the “Open in Low Resolution” checkbox, alas it is grayed out. Don’t worry.
- Grab the ExtendScript Toolkit.app, right click it and select “Show Package content”.
- Go to Content > Info.plist and open it with the text editor of your choice.
- Go to the line before the closing
</dict>tag and add the following two highlighted lines:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<!-- LOT OF STUFF HERE... -->
- Save and close the Info.plist file, then open the Terminal and:
touch /Applications/Adobe\ ExtendScript\ Toolkit\ CC/ExtendScript\ Toolkit.app
touch and then drag the ESTK.app in the Terminal window to save you typing the rest – we’re all born lazy).
Now voilà, you open ESTK: text is crisp and clear and confetti fall from above. Cheers!