Are you upgrading to Mojave? Blurry Fonts..

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by Rocko99991, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Rocko99991 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you going to upgrade to Mojave knowing Apple got rid of subpixel anti-aliasing making the fonts blurry?
     
  2. WishIWasHere macrumors regular

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    I upgraded this afternoon, and honestly I don't really see any difference. Maybe it's because my eyesight isn't what it used to be, but yeah, from what I'm seeing the whole thing is kind of overblown.
     
  3. TokMok3 macrumors 6502a

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    I just installed Mojave and the fonts are blurry on the News app, can you check that app and report with your observation... Thank You!
     
  4. WishIWasHere macrumors regular

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    Yeah I was poking around on the News app just a little while ago, and I just don't see any problem. Now like I said, my eyesight is not what it used to be, and since there was no News app on High Sierra then I can't compare it to what I was accustomed to. I'm sure other people have a different definition of blurry than I do, but I'm perfectly happy with the upgrade.
     
  5. 960design macrumors 68030

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    Yes, upgraded iMac, MBPr15 and 2 Mac Mini Servers to Mojave this morning. Haven't noticed any blurry fonts. But then again, I'm old and the close up vision is beginning to fade.
     
  6. TokMok3 macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you!
     
  7. ugh macrumors member

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    I didn't know, and I don't know why there aren't sticky posts everywhere! Would have saved me a lot of trouble, and literally a million other users!
     
  8. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

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    I think it depends upon Retina display or not - there are several threads about it - look around
     
  9. CreeptoLoser macrumors 6502

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  10. WishIWasHere macrumors regular

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    --- Post Merged, Sep 25, 2018 ---
    Geez, something went wrong with that reply lol. In case it wasn't clear, this thread was originally in the MacBook Air section, so I think the replies are related to the Air or other non-retina displays. I'm on a 2017 Air.
     
  11. lunarworks macrumors 68000

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    The new font smoothing is ugly, but not nearly as ugly as in Windows, so I can learn to live with it.

    Plus, it gives me incentive to get a new Mac.
     
  12. ugh macrumors member

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    Nah. Remote Desktop'd into my windows system from Mojave showed how much better windows font rendering is than Mojave.

    Steve Jobs just rolled over in his grave.
     
  13. Yvan256 macrumors 603

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    It would be helpful if someone could post a pre-Mojave screenshot of a web page and a Mojave screenshot of the same web page, for comparison.
     
  14. Paapaa macrumors member

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    +1 I'd also like to see how the font rendering now works in iTerm2/Terminal or Visual Studio Code? Any screenshots are highly appreciated!
     
  15. 960design, Sep 26, 2018
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    There are some examples posted here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17476873
     
  17. Man on the moon macrumors regular

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    I have gone back to High Sierra and this is all true.

    Even on 5K screen it looks off/Blurry and "Dark mode" is Terrible.

    I love apple but why are they trying to make the OS updated on Mac like the OTA iPhone updates. That's Silly
     
  18. 3lite macrumors 6502a

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    Did you turn font smoothing off? I personally see no difference otherwise.
     
  19. gatorknight904 macrumors 6502a

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    I am considering going back as well. Fonts are blurry on my mac mini set up after update to mojave.
     

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