Icons Very Blurry and Weird bold font issue

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by liquified, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. liquified macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2014
    I'm currently running Public Beta 3 on my macbook pro. Everything seems really blurry and I am also getting some weird bold font in messenger. All my icons are blurry as well. Never had this problem with Mavericks. Attached is a screen shot of my system and the weird messenger thing and you can see the blurry icons. Am I missing some setting here?

  2. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    Is font smoothing enabled? Is bold text on in settings?
  3. liquified thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2014
    I have font smoothing enabled but i don't see any Bold text option in settings.
  4. liquified thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2014
    Could it be that my mac book is not retina display? I don't see why that would make a difference but with everything so blurry its just annoying at this point!
  5. liquified thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2014

    So I logged on as guest and everything suddenly turns clear as day. No issues with color or blurriness. What would be causing the admin user account to be blurry and no other users?
  6. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2011
    Try validating your fonts.

    How to use Font Book to validate fonts
    * 1. Open Font Book in your Applications folder.
    * 2. Select All Fonts.
    * 3. Now click in the list of fonts and select all (Edit > Select All).
    * 4. Under File in the Menu bar, select Validate Fonts.
    * 5. Duplicate fonts will be marked with either the yellow badge or a black dot.
    * 6. Select to remove or delete duplicates.*
    * 7. Delete font caches (how to)
    * 8. Restart your computer
    * Step 6 – remove or delete duplicates is where the tricky part comes in. You can select to let Font Book disable or remove duplicates, but I’ve found that it removes the one you have not been using rather than selecting the best option. See Font Management in OS X, by Kurt Lang, for more info on fonts.
    See Kurt Lang's directions here to remove font caches
  7. deviant macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2007
    i know it's late but i did the same thing, logged into guest account, logged out and now my master account looks ok. weird.

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