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reactivate sub-pixel antialiasing

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Apparently in 10.6 Apple defaults to turning off sub-pixel anti-aliasing (different from just font smoothing) with non-Apple monitors. Here's how to bring it back -


1. launch terminal

2. type or copy/paste

defaults -currentHost write -globalDomain AppleFontSmoothing -int 2

This will give you antialising with medium fontsmoothing. Found this on another forum and it fixed my issues with barely legible white text and black backgrounds. You'll also know this is working by going into your Appearance panel and noting that the 'Use LCD font smoothing' checkbox now has a horizontal line through it.

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