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

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    Oct 12, 2007
    #1
    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:

    http://blog.jjgod.org/2009/08/18/snow-leopard-vs-dell-lcd-displays/

    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

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    #3
    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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