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Jun 30, 2013 9:45 PM

Hello,

 

Does anyone know how to get the text appereance found in the terminal app system wide?

 

Here is a screenshot showing the same text in terminal and textedit, same font, same size. At leas for me, the terminal text is much more clearer - easier to read.

 

I'm using mountain lion.

 

Best regards.

 

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MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,305 points)
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    Jun 30, 2013 11:17 PM (in response to julian_orlando)

    This is because unlike the Terminal, in TextEdit and many other programs, text is anti-aliased. This will smooth out the view and prevent the blocky look that is in the Terminal. Unfortunately TextEdit does not have any options for this, so you are stuck with an anti-aliased view, or will have to find another text editor that will give you this feature.

  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,305 points)
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    Jul 1, 2013 8:39 AM (in response to julian_orlando)

    One popular text editor that does prevent anti-aliasing is TextWrangler (http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/).

     

    With this program, you can set its default font to Monaco 10pt (the same that's used in the Terminal), and it should appear without being smoothed. Again, this is not going to happen in all applications, but if you are simply viewing and creating text files then you can use TextWrangler to do this and get the view you want.

  • Jeffrey Jones2 Level 6 Level 6 (8,425 points)
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    Jul 1, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to julian_orlando)

    You can turn off font smoothing for small fonts in System Preferences > General.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,510 points)
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    Jul 1, 2013 9:35 AM (in response to Jeffrey Jones2)

    You can turn off font smoothing for small fonts in System Preferences > General.

    Be aware there are some apps that won't even run if you do that.

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