Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

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:
    QDTEXT_ANTIALIASING=0;QD_MINSIZE=18
    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.
    •    
  • Currently 2.50 / 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  (4 votes cast)
 
[3,317 views]  

Remove some antialiasing effects | 2 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the 'Remove some antialiasing effects' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Placebo
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.



[ Reply to This | # ]
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.



[ Reply to This | # ]