How to get the content scale factor (hiDPI) on Mac on OpenJDK8?

Richard Bair richard.bair at
Thu Sep 26 13:26:28 PDT 2013

Hi Tobi,

You may want to file a feature request for it. As far as I know we don't expose any means for getting this via any API.


On Aug 5, 2013, at 1:32 AM, Tobias Bley <tobi at> wrote:

> With Apple JDK6 we can call the scale factor like this: toolkit.getDesktopProperty("apple.awt.contentScaleFactor“);
> Unfortunately thats not possible with JDK7/8. Is there another way to get the scale factor?
> Best regards,
> Tobi

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