TextMate / Sublime Text 2 Sudden Light Font Fix

Suddenly, my fonts got REALLY thin and I couldn’t figure out why. I started to wonder if it was ever any different or if I was imagining things.

That said, the fonts looked really thin and so did all others.

I’m glad I found this post: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20090828224632809

that details how OSX can sometimes detect your external display as a CRT and disables font smoothing.

Type this in the terminal to force the mac to always use 2: LCD font smoothing.

defaults -currentHost write -globalDomain AppleFontSmoothing -int 2

The number 2 here corresponds to Medium - Best for Flat Panel. You may also use 1 for light smoothing, and 3 for strong smoothing, as per the original OS X font smoothing options.


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