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De-uglify ExtendScript Toolkit on Retina Displays

Davide Barranca —  — 3 Comments

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:

  • Save and close the Info.plist file, then open the Terminal and:

(hint: type 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!

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3 responses to De-uglify ExtendScript Toolkit on Retina Displays

  1. Another way to do this, which is easier and less “destructive” is to use the free Retinizer app found here: http://retinizer.mikelpr.com/

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