Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Safari browser font now super bold - Mac Software Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Safari browser font now super bold jasonfj Posted: September 10, 2009 11:58AM in Mac Software edited January 2014 Since I installed Snow Leopard the bold font in Safari is now a rather ugly extra bold font. The rest of the type is still ok. Comments Reply 1 of 10 bbwi Posts: 812member September 10, 2009 1:01PM Yep, this is by design unfortunately.Here's how to revert itIn Snow Leopard, you can only choose between Automatic and Standard CRT. Since few people use CRTs these days, most users now have only one option: Automatic. The problem with the Automatic option is that OS X incorrectly detects many third party LCD monitors as CRTs, and consequently, disables LCD font smoothing. You can force OS X to use LCD font smoothing on all displays with this Terminal command:defaults -currentHost write -globalDomain AppleFontSmoothing -int 2The number 2 here corresponds to Medium - Best for Flat Panel. You may also use 1 for light smoothing, and 3 for strong smoothing, as per the original OS X font smoothing options. Reply 2 of 10 rokcet scientist Posts: 962member September 10, 2009 1:09PM Yet another 'flaw' in Snow Leopard! To add to the list of, at least, dozens, and perhaps even hundreds of other 'flaws', shortcomings, and glitches causing headaches, aggravation, and considerable productivity loss for thousands of loyal users ...Snow Leopard was clearly not yet ready for release! Shame on Apple! Reply 3 of 10 jasonfj Posts: 547member September 11, 2009 11:45AM thanks for the tip but that hasn't helped. It appears the actual font is different - extra bold or black. Reply 4 of 10 ireland Posts: 17,746member September 11, 2009 1:57PM Post a screenshot please. Reply 5 of 10 jasonfj Posts: 547member September 11, 2009 2:41PM http://homepage.mac.com/jasonfj/.Pic...ri_fatfont.jpg Reply 6 of 10 ireland Posts: 17,746member September 11, 2009 3:38PM I am definitely not seeing that on my SL Macs. Reply 7 of 10 bbwi Posts: 812member September 11, 2009 5:36PM just go into safari preferences and choose a smaller font Reply 8 of 10 ireland Posts: 17,746member September 12, 2009 7:16AM Quote:Originally Posted by bbwi just go into safari preferences and choose a smaller fontThat's not the issue. Looks like a bug to me. Try repair permissions and restart your Mac. Reply 9 of 10 bbwi Posts: 812member September 12, 2009 7:05PM Quote:Originally Posted by Ireland That's not the issue. Looks like a bug to me. Try repair permissions and restart your Mac.How does this at all resemble a permissions problem? If you're using a Macbook then maybe you zoomed in by accident. Are you using a Macbook? Reply 10 of 10 ireland Posts: 17,746member September 13, 2009 8:21AM Quote:Originally Posted by bbwi How does this at all resemble a permissions problem? If you're using a Macbook then maybe you zoomed in by accident. Are you using a Macbook?Believe it or not this sometimes helps with this sort of issue. Resemble? It's not about resembling, it's about going through the motions. It's certainly not zoomed in, that's for damn sure. You can argue all day, but trail and error can't be argued with. Sign In or Register to comment.