Manuel Bauer

macOS Mojave: Reactivate font smoothing

macOS Mojave

With the update to macOS Mojave, Apple disabled the default subpixel rendering, which smoothed fonts on not so high resolution displays.

Even on my 27" monitor at work with a resolution of 2560x1440 font looked very thin and somehow broken.

Solution to fix this was pretty easy. With the following command entered in a shell (and a reboot afterwards) it is possible to reactivate the font smoothing 😄

defaults write -g CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled -bool NO