iTunes 11 .... Font's heavily anti aliased?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by steffi, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    To me it's all blurred.

    Next to the fonts are just much crisper in

    These fonts are terrible.
  2. nmilne macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2012
    Me too. These fonts are now a real challenge to read. How do you set them back to the previous ones (simply) - I use varifocal lenses and the way that the fonts show are terrible

  3. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    Agree. Even on a retina MBP they look blurrier.
  4. britsky macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
    They look great to me on a 15" Retina. Is there any particular screen where they look unfocused to you? I'll be glad to screenshot and share the same for a comparison.
  5. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
  6. rmclachlan macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
    I agree, the text is fuzzy. Looks terrible. Is this something to do with rendering on Retina screens?
  7. gweedo macrumors member


    Jul 23, 2002
    Font smoothing in system prefs

    I had the opposite problem... fonts in iTunes weren't using anti-aliasing, and looked chunky and horrible. I fixed it by adjusting my system preferences settings for font smoothing (it is under the General tab). Mine was set to 12 (which turns off smoothing/anti-aliasing for any fonts smaller than 12 point). I changed this to 8, and now iTunes looks much better (non retina).
  8. Axmann macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2009
    iTunes 11 forces ClearType, the worst technology ever invented.

    I like each pixel to either be on or off. I don't like ClearType AT ALL.

    It's a problem with iTunes 11, not your screen. iTunes 10 didn't do it.

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