El Capitan font rendering on non-retina displays

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by create90mph, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. create90mph macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2009
    How is the font smoothing issue working out for everyone in El Capitan for non retina displays?

    For me in Yosemite it was awful on my 2012 iMac, and I had to tern off font smoothing. Have things improved in the El Capitan?

    Any other non-retina users out there? What is your take on this issue? Do you have font smoothing on or off?
  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    I am a MacBook Air user and I keep font smoothing on. So far so good.
  3. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003
    The new font (and font smoothing in general) is hideous on non-retina displays, IMO.
  4. create90mph thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2009
    I just finished upgrading, and I would agree. The font smoothing is making everything look too bold. And with it turned off, it's much harder to read.

    I wish there was a way to have somewhere in the middle. Is there a way to adjust font smoothing outside of system preferences?
  5. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2012
    Looks beautiful on my 2010 non-retina Macbook. Very happy with it!
  6. create90mph thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2009
    So... I just restarted my mac (instead of logging out) and it look 10x better with font smoothing turned on

Share This Page

5 September 30, 2015