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MacOS Mojave: The text in the editor is dimmed / hard to read. #17486
I know this OS was just released as a developer beta. So that is why I am reporting this so it can be properly dealt with as most of us are developers. This is going to make a lot of developers uneasy about installing this OS unless this is fixed.
The code within Atom using MacOS Mojave is very dim, stylesheet and syntax theme, UI theme do not effect the dim of the editor text.
Steps to Reproduce
Expected behavior: Readable text
Actual behavior: Code within Atom is very hard to read within the editor.
Reproduces how often: 100%
Using the default "Light" theme
Using Atom One Dark
Note: The actual text appearing on screen is "dimmer" than what these snapshots look like
This does not look theme related . Almost as if the text itself is just "dim" / "opacity"
@atom/maintainers My hunch is that this might have something to do with GPU rendering; there's been some fairly significant changes to Metal in macOS Mojave. I haven't had time to install the beta yet, but I'm guessing this will affect all Electron apps, potentially even Chrome/Chromium.
Yeah, might be.
The text also looks really thin (for macOS) and based on the screenshot
referenced this issue
Jun 19, 2018
Agreed. Atom's editor with default settings looks pretty rough on non-Retina monitors after the Mojave update. I've tried increasing the
Yes, this is a global configuration change that effectively reverts a change that Apple made to font rendering which makes fonts look very thin on non-Retina displays. This change has affected other Electron-based apps like VS Code, so until there's a general solution for all Electron apps, this workaround will have to suffice.
I'd love to know if anyone has noticed any negative effects to the fonts in native macOS applications after running this command and rebooting their machine!
For what it's worth, this also affects Atom/VS Code on my Retina display. The colors are dimmer/thinner there as well.
It appears certain Electron apps like Discord and Slack are not affected by this issue. It could be related to the specific fonts they are using.
This was referenced
Oct 3, 2018
I don’t think it is backported yet, is it?…
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