I've discovered an interesting thing with Mac OS X and font smoothing. When I have my 24" LCD hooked up to my MBP, all fonts look very crisp, sharp, and smooth: both on the external and internal LCD. However, when I disconnect the external LCD the fonts on my internal LCD appear very blurry and much stronger--not nearly as crisp as when the LCD is plugged in. My font smoothing settings are set to automatic. I've tried manually setting the smoothing setting when the external LCD is not plugged in, but none of the available modes seem to sharpen the text as much as when the external LCD is plugged in. It's really boggling. I want my fonts to be sharp all the time! Wondering if any of you have had a similar experience. Thanks in advance!