Text anti-aliased since 6.7.9(.2?)
I found that since 6.7.9(.2?) the text of a document is anti-aliased. This makes it harder to read as the text appears not that sharp anymore. This is mostly recognized when I execute NP++ on my Windows server and connect with RDP. Is there any setting to turn anti-aliasing off? Or the function which is causing this blurred text?
Thanks in advance!
Same here. The text is blurry as if Cleartype is being forced on. How do we turn it off?
This bug should be fixed in next version.
Just downgraded to 126.96.36.199 because of that. What version is expected to have the fix included ? And will it bring the old behavior or some kind of compromise ?
@Stefan The fix was merged yesterday so it should be included in the next version. The program will not go back entirely to the old behavior. There is a system-wide “use ClearType” setting (can be found somewhere in the control panel). If this setting is turned on, then the program will use ClearType, otherwise it won’t.
I’m glad this is fixed. Cleartype gives me a headache, always has, and I have to disable it system wide (well, if I want to continue to be employed, anyway).
@jonandr Thanks for taking care of it quite quick. When can we expect the release approx.?
@Sebastian-Block don’t know exactly when, the maintainer is on vacation right now so it’s probably going to be at least a couple of weeks.
the maintainer is on vacation right now
Break stuff (by accepting bad code) and then leave for vacation, that’s always a great way to make friends with everyone :)
Well anyways, glad people actually care about proper, crisp font rendering. And if that guy is able to break the Windows BlurryType setting for NPP with just two lines of code, it should also be possible to implement the fontQuality property in a menu that lets the user decide which one to use, independent of the system settings. Ultra-low priority wishlist item…as I may stay downgraded until fixed for as long as I like.
Come on ! It’s not worth moaning about. Let’s stay positive !
So, In the meanwhile, you can get back to the default font quality :
- With the Yaron’s solution, using the Python script plugin, valid for both views, in the start.py python file
- With my own solution, using the NppExec plugin, valid for current view, in the Npp Exec Console dialog
Again, it’ll give us the opportunity to use these two very powerful N++ plugins !
However, I agree that an option, about font Quality, in N++ settings, would be nice :-)
For reference here’s what it looks like on a computer where I have cleartype disabled because it doesn’t display well (I can see colors in the fonts):
It may look just fine to everyone else though.
The fix is at https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/commit/759fc1b
I just tested with 6.8. Enabling / Disabling windows clear type will change how the N++ menu is displayed but not where i read and edit the document. The “Enable smooth font” switch does nothing on my machine. “SCI_SENDMSG 2611 1” in NPPExec does help but is not persistent. This is really frustrating… Am i doing something wrong ?