iTunes 11 .... Font's heavily anti aliased?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by steffi, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    To me it's all blurred.

    Next to Mail.app the fonts are just much crisper in Mail.app

    These fonts are terrible.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Me too. These fonts are now a real challenge to read. How do you set them back to the previous ones (simply) - I use varifocal lenses and the way that the fonts show are terrible

     
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    Saladinos

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    Agree. Even on a retina MBP they look blurrier.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    They look great to me on a 15" Retina. Is there any particular screen where they look unfocused to you? I'll be glad to screenshot and share the same for a comparison.
     
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    SamGabbay

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    I agree, the text is fuzzy. Looks terrible. Is this something to do with rendering on Retina screens?
     
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    gweedo

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    Font smoothing in system prefs

    I had the opposite problem... fonts in iTunes weren't using anti-aliasing, and looked chunky and horrible. I fixed it by adjusting my system preferences settings for font smoothing (it is under the General tab). Mine was set to 12 (which turns off smoothing/anti-aliasing for any fonts smaller than 12 point). I changed this to 8, and now iTunes looks much better (non retina).
     
  8. macrumors member

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    iTunes 11 forces ClearType, the worst technology ever invented.

    I like each pixel to either be on or off. I don't like ClearType AT ALL.

    It's a problem with iTunes 11, not your screen. iTunes 10 didn't do it.
     

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