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What exactly is the difference between “Grayscale” and “RGBA” font anti-aliasing settings?

I've just switched to Ubuntu, and I'm trying to replicate the Windows ClearType font quality using the Unity Tweak Tool. The default anti-aliasing is "Grayscale", and I'm trying to change it to ...
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Microsoft Word - Antialiasing for font selection panel

Is there a way for me to enable anti-aliasing on the Font Selection pane in Microsoft Word? I know that there are other ways for me to search for fonts, but for a quick search the non-anti-aliased ...
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How to fake my screen to be CRT instead of LCD?

I assume that the operating system detects whether I have LCD or CRT, so it can select the allowed antialiasing methods? I want to get rid of this "brilliant" antialiasing for x-axis, called subpixel ...
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How to antialias trendline in Excel?

I have created a couple of line charts in Excel 2011 for Mac. The actual data line looks good and is antialiased in a nice way but when I then add a trendline it is jagged and ugly: I have tried ...
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Force Direct3D anti-aliasing in a Direct3D game?

Some old games look really jagged nowadays on large displays without any anti-aliasing, but don't have any option built-in to the game to enable it. On a PC with an NVIDIA graphics card, it's ...
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OSX-quality antialiasing on Awesome WM + Arch Linux?

I'm running Arch with Xorg and Awesome WM. The antialiasing rather sucks. How can I get OSX-quality antialiasing or something similar?
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What PPI must be used before the human eye can't distinguish each pixel

The question arose when I was discussing anti-aliasing with a friend, basically explaining the basics. He then asked why we don't just use a huge resolution to which I replied; computing power. ...
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_Working_ sub-pixel rendering with Linux

This is what I am looking for. Beware: I don't want the simple pixel-level antialiasing. I am looking for real, subpixel-rendered fonts. That means, practically, anti-aliasing under the pixel level. ...
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disable broken auto-downloaded website fonts in SeaMonkey/Firefox

I've set up Windows 7 for high performance; and now some corporate web-sites have very weird-looking fonts. After using archive.is for one such page for an unrelated cause, I noticed in its progress ...
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How do supersampling works?

The definition that can be found in the web says: "Splits single pixel into sub-pixels (...)" and this is the part that I do not understand. Typical pixel on screen is made of 3 sub-pixels. What ...
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Deactivate anti-aliasing when deleting a selection in Photoshop

I have a simple task to complete with Photoshop that i'm not able to do. I have an image which i want to select an area and delete it without anti-aliasing, i want to cut to the exact selected ...
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How to fix font anti-aliasing in IntelliJ IDEA when using high DPI?

I use a higher DPI setting which makes IntelliJ (actually Android Studio) have really messed up fonts. I use MacType which renders my fonts beautifully elsewhere, but I guess Java VM somehow ...
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How to render fonts in Windows 8 like in XP?

I just got new PC and upgraded from XP to Windows 8 (yeah I skipped Vista and Win7) and now I have a problem with all this font rendering with smoothing-antialiasing-ClearType crapola. It is hard to ...
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How to enable font smoothing for specific fonts?

I prefer disabled font anti-aliasing on my desktop, but some websites use custom fonts that look absolutely horrible without anti-aliasing. I could disable custom fonts completely from Firefox font ...
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Can I use aliasing (e.g. “4xAA”, etc.) provided by 3D graphic cards to make my desktop look better?

All modern 3D video cards support some form of hardware-based "anti-aliasing" for games. The idea is to render the frame bigger than the screen resolution, and then downsample it to get smoother ...
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Disable anti-aliasing for some fonts in Windows 8

How do you disable anti-aliasing for only some font names in Windows 8? Specifically, I like to use Terminus which is an awesome coding font, but looks like garbage when rendered with ClearType and ...
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AA doesn't work due to monitor?

I have a monitor (with TV tuner - Philips 221T1SB), native resolution of 1920x1080, but there is an Overscan in Catalyst. It says from left to right '10%' and '0%', if i set it (all the way to the ...
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Font size of emacs in ubuntu

I use emacs in ubuntu and I use Monaco 10 as its default font. However, the font rendering seems a bit odd compared to my gnome terminal with the same font size: It's a bit smaller and not as clear as ...
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Font smoothing in Wine

I've recently switched from Windows to Linux (elementary OS), and installed Notepad++ with Wine. It works fine, but looks like Windows 95. I tried setting registry settings to make the fonts look ...
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More crisp font for iTerm on OSX

On iTerm on OSX Mountain Lion the default Monaco font is not very good for white on black text Aliased text is ugly Anti-aliased text is too bold I would prefer more crisp anti-aliased font. ...
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Getting crisper fonts in OS X after switching from Windows

I have switched my programming environment from Windows 7 to Mac OS X Lion, and I missed the Windows' crispy front rendering, for example, under Eclipse, you can check the screenshots. OS X: ...
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X11 Exempt Monspace fonts from hinting in fonts.conf

I am using the following ~/.fonts.conf to encourage font smoothing, particularly in GTK apps like firefox: <?xml version='1.0'?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'> ...
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How to draw a line wich is 1 pixel width and many pixels length without anti-aliasing?

I wish to draw long black line in Photoshop with no anti-aliasing. If I use Line tool it draws line with anti-aliasing. I.e. any imprecise line location relative to the pixel margins produce ...
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Tweak Chrome image scaling anti-aliasing to match Internet Explorer 8?

I was quite surprised to see that the image scaling anti-aliasing of Internet Explorer 8 seems to be significantly better than that provided by Chrome and Firefox. The screen-shot below is of ...
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Turn off anti-aliasing in Lubuntu

I have an X setup with XMing on Windows 7 as X the server and X clients (for example lxterminal) started on a Lubuntu 11.10 running in a VirtualBox VM. This works well, but I don't really like the ...
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Can I disable anti-aliasing in Photoshop?

I'm currently working on some very small images in Photoshop. It always tries to anti-alias the edges, but this makes them really blurry on this scale. Is there any way to turn this off, so I can ...
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How to turn off ClearType and use whole-pixel anti-aliasing in Windows 7?

In Windows XP, you can have whole-pixel anti-aliasing by setting "Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts" to "Standard", or have sub-pixel anti-aliasing (for LCD monitors) by setting ...
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font anti-aliasing not working as expected

it seems that my linux has problems with anti-aliasing fonts. As you can see in the picture the labels of the menu items are slightly pixelated. . On another system with exactly the same font ...
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Turn Off Anti-aliasing in Outlook 2003

I am running Outlook 2003 in Windows 7x64 with Internet Explorer 9. When I read a mail in the Reading Pane or by opening it, the text is anti-aliased. When I reply to a message, the text is not ...
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Why Windows 7 dialog fonts are not anti-aliased?

As you can see my Windows 7 dialog fonts are not anti-aliased, but other fonts are ok. How can I get the anti-aliased fonts back?
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Pixelated PDF in Apple Preview slideshow mode, but not in regular window

I have a PDF which is a presentation exported from OpenOffice. Two of the slides in this presentation have embedded .eps graphs. When I run the presentation using Preview's slideshow mode, the ...
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How can I make non-anti-aliased text look good in Firefox on Mac OS X?

After being a Windows user for the last 10 years, I got a MacBook Pro, which I'm working on configuring to my liking. I find small-size anti-aliased text to be blurry and hard to read, so I typically ...
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Pixelated fonts in Safari when using tap to zoom

In OS X Lion 10.7, when using Safari, I double tap content and it is zoomed. Everything works well, but some of the fonts seem jaggy. There is no anti-aliasing when zoomed. Pulling back to actual ...
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Macbook Air - fonts not aliased on external monitor

I have 2010 Macbook Air 11", which is connected via DisplayPort to HP LP2475w LCD monitor. Unfortunately the text displayed on the external monitor has rough edges and as far as I can tell, it is not ...
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How can I improve font appearance in google chrome?

. On the left is firefox 4, on the right is chrome 12. Is there a way to make chrome render prettier fonts? The above image was taken on windows xp. Below is another example from windows 7.
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OS X 10.6: sub-pixel antialiasing

I'm using a Core2Duo Mac mini with the latest OS X 10.6 version. Though the option "Use LCD font smoothing when available" is selected in the System Preferences, Appearance page, when I take a ...
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How can I turn off anti-aliasing for xterm / rxvt?

My system (Debian squeeze) uses anti-aliasing for fonts, which is fine for the most part. However, I would like to disable it for terminal fonts in xterm and rxvt, and can't get that to work. I tried ...
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Per-application font hinting and anti-aliasing in Gnome

How can I change font-hinting and ant-aliasing on a per-application basis for Gnome? I am specifically looking to enabled hinting for gvim without affecting my other applications. It seems like the ...
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Make some of the fonts aliased

I would like to use aliased fonts in my IDE (geany), while still using anti-aliased fonts in other applications. I remember doing this for emacs (unfortunately I don't remember how I did that). How do ...
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Stop Microsoft Word 2010 from smoothing screenshots?

When I insert JPEG screenshots into Microsoft Word, it smoothes them instead of preserving the original pixels from the bitmap. When I then print to PDF (using Acrobat Distiller), depending on my ...
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How do I disable font smoothing/hinting/anti-aliasing on Firefox 4?

Full disclosure: I'm predominantly a Chrome user on Windows, but I finally let Firefox download and install the latest version, 4.0. Considering this version has been in development forever, I frankly ...
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Does Google Chrome have a flag to disable anti-aliasing on WebGL?

I have an issue I would like to investigate but I don't know how to disable anti-aliasing. Any help is appreciated.
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If I enlarge a streaming web video, it looks pixellated. When I fullscreen, it looks smooth. How can I force this smoothing filter always?

I want the same smoothing filter to be applied even when I don't fullscreen, at any scale. Windows 7 64bit, nvidia geforce 9500 GT. Firefox browser.
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Application interfaces are blurry while the chrome and window are clear

In some applications, the elements are really blurry. The first time I noticed it was when I was watching a YouTube video a few weeks ago, the browser (I've tried with Internet Explorer, Firefox and ...
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Anti-aliasing Japanese text on Windows 7?

On most websites that display Japanese text, it does not appear anti-aliased in my browser, while Latin text of course does. Kanji is universially anti-aliased, which is somewhat understandable, but ...
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How to turn on/off fonts anti-aliasing in Notepad++?

Is there a way to turn on/off anti-aliasing in Notepad++, either through settings or a certain plug-in?
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Advanced reading on Anti-aliasing?

I know the basics of how anti-aliasing works, but i wanted to read more about the advanced techniques used to get better looking and more performant AA. Where can i go to do so?
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Photoshop - How to create a completely non anti-aliased image

How to create a completely non anti-aliased image... see the white dots on the body outline... by the way this thing is transparent and is being displayed on desktop via an application... ...
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How to turn on FSAA on Mac? (27" iMac i5)

I'm playing StarCraft2 there's no option to turn on FSAA in the game. As you know, there is no way to set FSAA in Mac OS X. How can I turn this feature on? My Mac is 27" iMac i5 with ATI Radeon HD ...
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Browser fonts have messed up Anti Aliasing in Ubuntu 10.04

After years of developing on Windows (.NET) I kept hearing about all these new kids on the block using Ruby and Python. Since I wanted to try them I thought it would be nice to check out Linux at the ...