iTunes text looks like poop

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  1. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    #1
    yeah...just what the title of this thread is...

    check this out
     

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Open up System Prefs, go into "General", and make sure you have "Turn off text smoothing for font sizes" set to 8. I had exactly the same issue, and setting this from 9 to 8 fixed it! :)
     

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  3. mnkeybsness thread starter macrumors 68030

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    that's odd...i didn't have it set that way before
     
  4. macktheknife macrumors 6502a

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    This is just my opinion, but I think Apple un-anti-aliased the text in iTunes to speed it up. I've noticed that scrolling and browsing iTunes is much faster without the smoothed text. My songs with non-English text like French, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese are still smoothed, and when I scroll down to them, iTunes slows down a bit.

    This is just pure speculation of course. However, as much as I would prefer the smoothed text, I enjoy the increase in response from iTunes much more.
     
  5. Macette macrumors 6502

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    thanks for that - i was thinking it looked crap as well.

    bugger performance... give me style over substance any day ? that's why I'm a mac-user.... :D
     
  6. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Just to stir the pot. The text in iTunes on my computer did not change at all. It's still in it's anti-aliased goodness.

    I'm thinking some-peoples permissions got screwed up.
     
  7. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Please remember to report spam, personal attacks etc so that the moderators can deal with the offending parties.

    Thank you.


    BTW, My iTunes text looks just ducky.
     
  8. jethroted macrumors 6502a

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    Re: iTunes text looks like poop

    I agree that it looks pretty crappy on my system too, but man, what are you listening to?
     
  9. Skandranon macrumors regular

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    But will you look at the GUI!

    Is it me, or am I the only person who's felt that the iTunes GUI has gotten uglier and uglier with each new version? The jump to v.4 has been especially ugly... I'm still trying to understand the reason behind the little blue dot on the volume slider and the almost completely flattened metal control buttons.

    Plus, the anti-aliasing of the app-wide text seems a lot different to me too. Overall, something to get used to, I guess. :confused:
     
  10. mnkeybsness thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Re: But will you look at the GUI!

    i agree to some extent that some of the GUI features kind of look...well...crappy. as you mentioned, the little dot in the volume control bar?? i hate it! and the browse button needs to not be filled with that rainbow gradient...

    and then there is the itunes icon...i do like the way apple likes to slightly modify the icon, but suddenly it doesn't look nice in my dock with that bright green color.
     
  11. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: But will you look at the GUI!

    I quite like the green actually. :p
     

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