• Vs code : Consolas font looks bold


  • Sublime text 3: Looks normal


  • VS Code default font:


Even though in the settings I set font weight to 100, nothing works. What's the problem?

MBP 2015 Retina, Sierra 10.12.6, VsCode 1.33.1

  • Using external display with resolution lower than retina's. However in Sublime everything worked fine
    – Konstantin
    May 16, 2019 at 6:14
  • They all look pretty much the same to me. Did you check your uploaded images, all on the same screen?
    – Tetsujin
    May 16, 2019 at 8:13
  • The font weight you want must be present on the system. Font geometries are not dynamic. // All I can see is that VS Code renders text completely different from Sublime.
    – Daniel B
    Aug 1, 2019 at 13:32

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This happened to me after I was messing with font smoothing from this article fixing osx blurry fonts. When I did the following command to undo the settings I had messed with, vscode went back to the thin beautiful font.

defaults write -g CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled -bool YES

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