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I picked this one up from Mac OS X Hints. (I'm putting it here so I can easily find it when I need to.)

I've done this for jEdit 4.0 running on Mac OS X.

Here's the issue. If you use a Mac, you know the menubar, with File, Edit, etc. goes at the top of the screen, not inside the application window like those Windows apps do it. Fitts Law and all that... So anyway, with Java apps, there is an easy fix for those apps that don't do it the Mac way...

Find the Java application you want to fix.

Control-click on the App and select 'Show Package Contents'

Open Contents, then Resources, then find 'MRJApp.properties' This is the file you need to edit. (And use a good text edit like BBEdit or jEdit, not TextEdit!)

Add this line at the end

com.apple.macos.useScreenMenuBar=true

Yay, Mac-like menubar!

(Note: for jEdit 4.0 you'll need to use the Mac OS Adaptive appearance. I haven't tried other apps yet...)



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