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Here is an interesting find which could be useful for all of us using laptops and/or external LCD displays:


In Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Apple removed the ability for the user to adjust font smoothing via System Preferences. For a flat panel monitor, some may prefer to view with the anti-aliasing turned up or down. This simple tweak can reduce eye strain, and improve the rendering of fonts on larger non-Apple branded monitors.


To adjust, open Applications/Utilities/Terminal and type the following:

defaults -currentHost write -g AppleFontSmoothing -int 2

Then reboot to see the changes. You can use any number between 1 and 4, which is the default. The value 2 is apparently best for flat panel screens.


Source: http://www.macworld.com/article/145157/2009/12/smoothsnow.html


I tried it on my D430 and, after a reboot, the fonts really do look nicer, beefier and I like it. Your milage my vary.

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