Blotchy text in Tiger?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Demon Hunter, May 6, 2005.

  1. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    Anyone notice that text seems blotchy or bold or just kind of thick? I've played with the anti-aliasing options but they don't seem to change much.
  2. Qianlong macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2004
    I've got this with Firefox, sometimes the text just gets mudded or turned into bold text. It goes away with a refresh, but still annoying.

    ati 7500 vid card + vga Sony E500 CRT
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    I had some issues with that in 10.3.8 and .9 with Firefox, too... but haven't seen it since I upgraded to Tiger (although this might be because I have been using Safari since the upgrade, and only a couple of hours ago got my Fox back...;))

    12" iBook G4@800, 640 MB RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I've seen that problem on my system too (Radeon 9800) but can't recall which apps it was in. It wasn't in Firefox though, I don't have it.
  5. leosantos macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2005

    The main lines in any of my Safari windows are definitely bold and slightly blotchy. I can't seem to be able to get it to the way it was in Panther either, neither through Sys Prefs or Safari Appearance pref. Anyone figure this one out yet?
  6. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Did you reboot after turning it off? It was on by default by my iBook, and once I disabled, I had to reboot for the anti-aliasing changes to take effect.
  7. michaelltd macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2005
    Macromedia Flash has some text on tabs that get this way.. but I'm not sure if it did this too back in Panther.
  8. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    Thanks for the tip, I haven't restarted yet.
  9. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    No luck... it's still very thick, especially in Safari. :rolleyes:
  10. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    did you try going into system preferences >>> appearence >>> font smoothing style

    and change it to something else? I had to change mine from the Medium to the Standard and that made fonts look better
  11. leosantos macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2005
    Ah, beautiful...

    Yup, that did the trick for me. Odd, since Standard is supposedly better for CRT and I'm on a Powerbook. But whatever works...

    Thanks, Eva.

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