Font Smoothing, external displays & Snow Leopard 10.6

Discussion in 'macOS' started by doug in albq, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. doug in albq Suspended

    doug in albq

    Oct 12, 2007
    Many are having issues with font smoothing not working correctly on external displays with SL 10.6.

    I researched this issue and found this blog posting:

    the blog itself discusses the issue, and the fix is found in the comments.

    Basically, for now the fix is to open Terminal App and enter:

    “defaults -currentHost write -globalDomain AppleFontSmoothing -int 2″

    without the quotes, and hit return.

    a log out or restart might be required.

    this fix seems to stick even after re-boots and shut-downs.
  2. myke323 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2006
    I just got a new Dell display for my MBP, but the fonts didn't look quite right. After some research, I found this thread which ended up fixing my problem.

    Just wanted to bump it, because I couldn't find much info on this; but I would think the problem is somewhat widespread...

    Anyway, thanks for the fix!!

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