Blurred text in preview app. (OSX 10.11)

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by fenjen, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. fenjen macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012
    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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  2. haginile macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2006
    yeah, happened during beta too. I filed a bug report and was marked as duplicate, so it's definitely a known issue.
  3. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    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.
  4. kwokaaron macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2013
    Have you tried changing the Preview preference ('PDF' -> Uncheck 'Smooth text and line art')?
  5. fenjen thread starter macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012
    Yeah I tried that. It doesn't work sadly.

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