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Javier Alvarado
Javier Alvarado
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How do I run Android Studio with Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6?

I am installing Android Studio on my iMac running OS X version 10.9.5. I noticed that in the on the download page on the Android Developers site there's a note that says "On Mac OS, run Android Studio with Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 for optimized font rendering. You can then configure your project to use Java Development Kit (JDK) 6 or JDK 7." How exactly do I do this? Does it automatically pick one JDK over the other? I installed Android Studio and JDK 7 before reading this, and then went back and downloaded JDK 6. Do I have to uninstall everything and start over?

1 Answer

You can choose which JDK you want your project to use by going to File->Project Structure...

A dialog should pop up and allow you to change the path to whichever JDK you want to use.