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May 20, 2003

Pixel imperfect.

Since I first mentioned how I was tinkering with various OS X Finder settings to customize the views, I’ve had a few requests from viewers wanting to know what my windows looked like using 9 point aliased fonts. I’m reasonably happy with how the text labels look on the desktop, but the list and column views are inconsistent at best. I’ve actually gone back to using 10 point aliased fonts in my Finder windows because I couldn’t stand looking at clipped characters and grotesquely malspaced words any longer. Here are a few screen dumps to peruse.

Mac OS X desktop using 9 point aliased type.
Mac OS X Finder column view using 9 point aliased type.
Mac OS X Finder list view using 9 point aliased type.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

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