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

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    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 603

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    I am a MacBook Air user and I keep font smoothing on. So far so good.
     
  3. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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

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    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 6502

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

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

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