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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, built-in font smoothing

I've just installed Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 onto my Windows XP to evaluate it and check whether it meets my preferences the way it did before. Okay, I've temporary defeated an urgent bug with a ...
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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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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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How to make ClearType looks ok even with large fonts

I discovered that on large/huge fonts ClearType does have a negative impact. Just take a look at http://patterns.dataincubator.org/book/ page (check title with huge fonts versus normal text). If you ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can you force an app to use Cleartype?

The app we use for development (CodeWright 7) is quite old and has Cleartype turned off by default. A newer version has the option to turn on font smoothing, but I'm stuck with this version and ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Is Windows XP standard font smoothing on by default?

There are two font smoothing options for Windows XP: Standard and ClearText. I know the default is NOT to use ClearType, but I am wondering if "standard" is on by default in the majority of XP ...
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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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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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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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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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How to disable antialiasing in Eclipse?

My settings are OSX Mountain Lion java version "1.7.0_17" eclipse cpp 4.4.1 Thunderbolt display I have tried running in the terminal: defaults write org.eclipse.eclipse AppleAntiAliasingThreshold ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 ...