In my ongoing saga that is upgrading to Snow Leopard (mainly so I could search in specific folders from the finder), I just fixed yet another issue: The fonts on my 26″ LG screen looked awful, particularly in Eclipse. Sure enough, there is a bug that causes Apple not to detect that my screen is capable of doing sub-pixel anti-aliasing. Luckily I found a fix on jjgod’s blog.
Run this command from your terminal, then log out and log in:
[code lang="as3"]defaults -currentHost write -globalDomain AppleFontSmoothing -int 2[/code]
Woo hoo! Text looks good again.
If people had this many problems with a Windows Upgrade, they would have been crucified everywhere. Apple botches an upgrade and it’s radio silence…
And did I mention the color profile issue? Oh yeah, after you upgrade to Snow Leopard, your screen might look washed out because they forgot to include a the right color profile for your LCD. Or, as in my case, it just looks weird and I wasn’t sure why. All I knew is that I had to recalibrate it. Even after calibrating, it still didn’t look quite right to me, so I ended up picking one of the other included color profiles and going with that.