Pinch to zoom and text on OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Silvereel, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Silvereel macrumors 6502

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    I'm just curious, why hasn't Apple implemented iOS' text rendering system in OS X? I can't really see a difference with the general text, but it's far better when it comes to zooming. If I try to zoom in on something in OS X, the text loses focus and becomes a total blur, whereas on iOS the blur is hardly noticeable. I don't think this is due to the Retina Display, although its been a while since I used an iDevice without it. So why doesn't Apple implement this better way of handling things across all of its devices?
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    In which apps? I've only tried it in Safari and TextEdit, and the text is perfectly crisp there.
     
  3. Silvereel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm seeing it on Safari. Is it just on my end? I'm using a 2012 iMac, and the text gets extremely blurred when zooming in with the Magic Trackpad. I don't see this on any of my iOS devices - I can actually read the text if while in the process of zooming.
     
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    The text remains at the same resolution while zooming, but sharpens up when you let go. iOS does the same, as far as I can tell.
     
  5. Silvereel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's definitely what happens on iOS - you can see that it's not scaling, but it's still readable. On the Mac, though, it's almost like it loses resolution. Maybe it's just because I've gotten so used to Retina on everything else...
     
  6. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    For me the text is very readable while in the process of zooming… maybe it's on your end :confused:

    (Change to 720p and you'll see what it looks like for me)

     
  7. Silvereel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Almost forgot about this thread... but yeah, mine's definitely not that smooth. Any idea what might be causing that? I'm running Mountain Lion on the late 2012 iMac.
     

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