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Remove some antialiasing effects System
This is apparently floating around on MacFixit, although I couldn't find it there in the forums or on the main page. The following hack will disable the anti-aliasing effect in some applications. I'm not sure which apps, as I haven't tried this myself yet (I actually like the anti-aliasing).

If you'd like to experiment, here's what you need to do.
  1. Create a folder named '.OpenStep' in your home directory (mkdir ~/.OpenStep).

  2. Create a file called 'environment' containing one line of text:
    From the terminal, vi ~/.OpenStep/environment and then type the above line. Save the changes and quit. I'm guessing that QD_MINSIZE is the size below which the anti-aliasing is disabled.

  3. Logout and login again, and you should (might?) have less anti-aliasing than you did previously.
If someone tries it, post back with your observations as to where it does and doesn't work.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 02, '01 09:36:19AM

'Didn't have any effect on the 'grimy' appearance of the antialiasing on my PB Pismo.
Too bad.

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Yes, it works
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 02, '01 12:18:35PM

I'm the author of this one, I posted it on comp.sys.mac.system. A few things

1) It only works on Carbon, not Cocoa. Someone said there's a defaults item for Cocoa but
I haven't found it if so.

2) The space after the semicolon shouldn't be there. The OS is very picky about the format
of this file; that may be causing problems. (OTOH, it may not)

3) The MINSIZE setting is ignored if the ANTIALIASING setting is 0. Otherwise it is the size
below which no anti-aliasing occurs.

4) You have to log out or reboot before it takes effect.

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