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    Stanley
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    Talking New MAC user - help
    A few days ago, I switched camps from WindowsXP to Mac OSX. Should 've done this much earlier... :-)

    But here's a question (I start from scratch with this machine/software): Is it possible to turn the font-smoothing on the internet-browsers off ?

    I have a feeling this uses a lot of the computer's resources...

    greets
    Stanley

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    hokiethang
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley
    A few days ago, I switched camps from WindowsXP to Mac OSX. Should 've done this much earlier... :-)

    But here's a question (I start from scratch with this machine/software): Is it possible to turn the font-smoothing on the internet-browsers off ?

    I have a feeling this uses a lot of the computer's resources...

    greets
    Stanley
    I actually do not know if you can turn it off, but i do know that with it on, i havent had a problem with system resources. I usually keep two e-mail clients, iChat, 2 web browsers, iCal, iTunes and Terminal open and rarely do I have problems wiht the machine slowing down because of font smoothing. Also, congrats on making the switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiethang
    I actually do not know if you can turn it off, but i do know that with it on, i havent had a problem with system resources. I usually keep two e-mail clients, iChat, 2 web browsers, iCal, iTunes and Terminal open and rarely do I have problems wiht the machine slowing down because of font smoothing. Also, congrats on making the switch.
    I agree, I have not had any problems either.

    Also welcome to the family.

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    I wouldn't worry about font smoothing its not worth thinking about. Though.. im sure there is a UNIX command to disable it...

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    Mike
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    Go to Version Tracker and search for TinkerTool, you can change it then.

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