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For fans of anti-aliased fonts - ever notice how Mozilla just doesn't render fonts as nicely as other browsers? The fix is on Tinker Tool's "Font Smoothing" tab.

Select "Manipulate font smoothing for applications using QuickDraw" and then choose to "Smooth fonts equal for greater than a size of..."

I chose 6pt. and that make pages looks nicer and cleans up the text in the URL, Bookmark and Status bars.

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My eyes say thanX
Authored by: Glanz on May 22, '02 06:30:25AM

Thanks a lot for that hint.... I have been so busy upgraging, installing packages, playing with Fink, that I completely forgot about MY EYES.. They thank you too! On an iBook, that's an essential tip for a Mozilla user....

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difference quartz/anti-alias
Authored by: serres on May 22, '02 10:11:03AM

there is of course a difference between simple (quickdraw) font anti-aliasing and the pdf-based subpixel-rendering in quartz. in quickdraw an e looks always the same, whereas with quartz every glyph looks different depending where it appears.

imagine this as rendering the whole page in an infinite resolution versus character by character edge smoothing.

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Can't see it
Authored by: Monkey Angst on May 22, '02 04:26:01PM

On my iBook (1024x768), doesn\'t look all that different. Can see the difference in the bookmark bar (and in things like BBEdit) but the majority of webpages don\'t look any different. Took some screenshots with smoothing off and on, the held them side-by-side and couldn\'t discern the difference. Not to say this is not a useful hint (note: it even smooths the preview text in Finder if you click a text file in column mode), but as for making Mozilla look as good as Chimera... not yet.

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Can't see it
Authored by: Monkey Angst on May 22, '02 04:42:15PM
OK, I stand corrected. When I set my resolution (in Netscape's prefs) to 72 dpi, and look at very small text, I can definitely see the difference! Regular-sized text still looks the same, though... wonder why... ---------------------- Brad Hawkins We all live under Monkey Law.

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