After updating to MacOS Mojave many people complain that they see fuzzy characters. The problem is Anti-Aliasing on non-Retina displays but there is a solution

macOS Mojave Anti-Aliasing on non-Retina displays

Blurry Texts and Characters on macOS Mojave? Here is the solution

macOS Mojave is the latest update of Apple’s operating system that has landed on all compatible devices for a few days. Even I have a MacBook Air I noticed that some characters, especially those of the macOS settings and in the writings of Word, was blurred and before the update were not so.

Looking online I found that many people complain but luckily the solution is there and it is also quick and painless.

Blurred characters macOS Mojave: Why?

The problem would be present only on devices with the non-retina display where the default disabling of the anti-aliased subpixel is creating problems of characters not displayed correctly and very blurred on all the devices of the apple that do not have the retina display.

The anti-aliasing allows to reduce the scaling effect, just aliasing, but on devices with a low-resolution display this is detrimental for the display of the characters, which are therefore blurred.

Blurred characters macOS Mojave: The solution

So the solution is very simple and in practice you have to enable anti-aliasing. To do this you must follow the following steps:

  • Open the folder Utility
  • Launch the Terminal app
  • Type the command (without quotes) “defaults write -g CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled -bool NO
  • Press Enter and automatically the boolean variable Font Smoothing will be set to False, thus enabling anti-aliasing.

As if by magic, reboot for security, the text will be readable again without being blurred.

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