I spent some spare time looking into this issue and luckily found a workaround. Just want to re-state my disclaimer here.
Disclaimer: PEAKS does not officially support any OS other than Windows as of the time I am writing the post. The software may not be fully functional. Activating the software on OS X or Linux will consume the license, which means the same license can not be used again. I strongly recommend only following the steps to configure PEAKS Viewer (the unlicensed Studio) on OS X or Linux for PEAKS result sharing and presentation purposes.
Basically what happened here is that PEAKS 7 has some sizing issue with the Auqa look and feel from Apple Mac OS X. The workaround is to change the look and feel to a cross-platform one that Apple also support. To make things easier, I have put a modified version of the jar file here. And here are the steps:
- Check the version of PEAKS. Go to Help -> About PEAKS. In the dialog, you should see the build number, e.g. build 20131119. This build number must match the number in the downloaded jar file in the above link.
- Close PEAKS.
- Download the jar file and replace the peaksstudio.jar in the PEAKS directory with this one.
- Start PEAKS and now the PEAKS DB search results can be opened.
Enjoy PEAKS and happy sharing!