Blurred text in preview app. (OSX 10.11)

fenjen

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Nov 9, 2012
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Hi guys,

I've noticed that preview blurs the text of my pdf's when zoomed out. Strangely this only seems to happen after I start it up and then swipe over to a next page. Before this the text is crisp. Then when it's blurry, if I use two fingers to scroll the page a little to the left or right, it's crisp again, until I lift my fingers off of the trackpad after which the text becomes blurry again after a second or two.
Is anyone else having this problem? And does someone maybe know how to fix this? A screenshot is added showing the same text normally and then with the blur (this is the exact same file).
 

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haginile

macrumors member
Dec 13, 2006
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yeah, happened during beta too. I filed a bug report and was marked as duplicate, so it's definitely a known issue.
 

Traverse

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Mar 11, 2013
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This problem has been in Yosemite since 10.10.3. You can fix it by grabbing the edge of the window and resizing it slightly so it re renders. It's annoying.
 

kwokaaron

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Sep 20, 2013
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Have you tried changing the Preview preference ('PDF' -> Uncheck 'Smooth text and line art')?
 
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