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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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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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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 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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firefox aliased/jagged fonts in xfce

I've been using linux mint 7 for a couple of weeks now and I'm pretty happy with it, but I wanted to try out other desktops, e.g. KDE/Xfce I'm not sure if it's KDE's fault of Xfce's, but firefox's ...
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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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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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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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Bad font anti-aliasing in Ubuntu

I'm switching from Fedora 8 to Ubuntu 9.04, and I can't seem to get it to get a good font anti-aliasing to work. It seems that Ubuntu's fontconfig tries to keep characters in integral pixel widths. ...
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Anything (apart from GDI++) to improve font rendering on Windows?

As GDI++ development has stopped... do any of you guys know a better GDI32 replacement for Windows? Should work on Windows XP 32-Bits?
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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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Monaco font not antialiased in some GTK apps

I have a strange issue with the Monaco font on Ubuntu Karmic. I have recently installed the Monaco font just to see what the hype is all about. The problem that I am facing now is that is not ...
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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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Turn off font smoothing in SeaMonkey for Windows

I'm running SeaMonkey on Windows 8.1, and I have recently upgraded to version 2.40. Although I have full-pixel AA and ClearType disabled entirely (which can be seen either by running ...