Font smoothing

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by radiologyman, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. radiologyman, Oct 24, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2015

    radiologyman macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2011
    I recently started using a mac and just found out that Apple enabled font smoothing by default. I turned it off and entire OS X looks much sharper, like removal of semitransparent film. I read that this does not disable smoothing completely. Is there a way to force OS X to turn off smoothing altogether? Is smoothing/antialiasing used on IOS? Thx!
  2. lite426 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2013
  3. johny979 macrumors regular


    Oct 13, 2014
  4. radiologyman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2011
  5. SR71 macrumors 68000

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I disabled it and am seeing no difference to when it is enabled.
  6. Asthmatic Kitty macrumors member

    Asthmatic Kitty

    Sep 29, 2014
    the only difference i can notice is the date/time in the menu bar. font smoothing makes it look like it's in bold, does look a bit better with font smoothing turned off.
  7. radiologyman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2011
    You have to restart to see changes applied system wide. But some people are less sensitive to such things. For me it was marked improvement, it was bugging me since the day I got macbook

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