On Aug 21, 2007, at 2:54 PM, Jay Soffian wrote:
On Aug 21, 2007, at 5:10 AM, James Hicks wrote:
I love how Monaco 11 looks like against my dark
TM background when
"light" smoothing style. However I can't stand the rest of the OS
especially Helvetica in Safari and prefer those to be in "standard"
they all just look too fat in "light" while Monaco looks anaemic in
You can try this. Quit TextMate:
% defaults write com.macromates.textmate AppleFontSmoothing -int 1
That should enable light smoothing for TextMate only.
I haven't tested this, but I did find that the AppleFontSmoothing
preference changes in my Library/Preferences/
ByHost/.GlobalPreferences.<hex>.plist file when I adjust the
preference in the the Appearance system preference panel (it changes
in com.apple.systempreferences.plist as well, but I doubt that
affects anything but the preference pane).
(Aside, does anyone understand the difference between the
preferences under Library/Preferences and those under Library/
There might be other knobs as well. I found this page, but it's over
5 years old:
Report back what you find!
WOW! That totally works!
That looks a LOT better.
This also works:
defaults write com.macromates.textmate AppleFontSmoothing -int 0
But it's MUCH lighter, maybe a bit too light, that one.
Something in between would be best.
Do you think you could do 0.5? What would be the syntax for that?
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