Jump to content

Tweak fonts for easier legibility under ML D630?


muranb
 Share

Recommended Posts

Has anyone tweaked their fonts under ML on the D630 1280 x 800 to make an improvement to legibility? They appear a little blurred throughout the system and it's quite hard work to use for long periods on the built in screen. Assume optimised for retina screens?

 

It's hard to explain but I find the font kind of soft and blurry and a bit too heavy rather than crisp and sharp as it is when I boot into Windows 8. It's almost like when the cleartype settings under Windows 8 are set incorrectly.

 

I know there is Tinker tool - been playing with that but can't seem to settle on a good configuration. Any recommendations for this or other methods?

 

Not sure if this is a ML thing or related to the hackintosh scene, more likely the former I assume.

 

Thanks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Administrators

You can turn on/off font smoothing through the "General" preference panel if you want to experiment; though I can't say it makes much of a difference. This being said, I've never found the font to be a problem in terms of legibility on any screen. If anything, I'd like it a tad smaller in fact!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks, have tried with font smoothing off but it doesn't look great. Assume Lucida Grande is optimised for Mac screens under OSX. if I could just make text appear as it does under Windows it would be ideal.

 

Size isn't the issue, it's the way the font is presented, just seems a little soft. Perhaps it is just a case of getting used to it as suggested.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...