[futurebasic] Funny Looking 8.5?

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From: tedd <tedd@...>
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 18:49:59 -0400
>>>I was shocked and dismayed (*smile*) to have seen something looking funny
>when one of my apps was running on an iMac 333.  The letters tops appeared
>squared off.  I checked to see what font was being used and had to resort to
>amazement...just plain old Geneva.<<
>
>I have seen a similar problem, it was the new OS 8.5 feature that antialiases
>fonts on screen w/o help from ATM. Go into the "Appearance" control panel and
>disable it totally or set it to work only on fonts bigger than what it was
>set for. If you use one of the pre-programmed "looks" it sets this to, I
>think, about 12 point and that makes some of the more popular sizes of the
>most common fonts look bad.


Not only what you two describe, but have any of you noticed that programs
like PhotoShop have menus that are a different color than the new off-white
8.5 menus? What is does is to create a horizontal banding of white and
off-white on menus. Any one notice that?

So apparently even the big-boys are not up to speed with the new appearance
manager.

tedd

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