Sharpen Text on Display

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Freis968, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Freis968 macrumors 6502a

    Freis968

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    Is there a way to sharpen up the text that is displayed? Since I put in my new ATI 3870 HD card the text has a "soft" look to it and does not seem as sharp as it was before. I notice it real bad in iCal, where my highlighted entries are sort of blurry.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Sure is. Take a look at "font smoothing style" in the Appearance preference pane.
     
  3. Freis968 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Freis968

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    I did not notice any change. Do you have to restart the Mac for it to take effect?

    I think it is this graphic card, if not.

    Thanks for the advice though, I have never noticed that before.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You shouldn't have to restart the computer, but you may have to restart individual applications to see it take effect.
     
  5. ronbo191 macrumors newbie

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    It worked great for me. Thank you BlueRevolution.
     

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