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    Unhappy White Glare arounf fonts causing eye strain

    Hi,

    I am using openSUSE 11.4 with this monitor http://bit.ly/kEySM2

    I use this PC mainly as a HTPC and also for internet surfing, checking email ....etc.

    One problem that I have been facing since I migrated from CRT to LCD is difficulty in reading small

    fonts. Fonts that you cant zoom. Like for example the fonts on the dialog boxes or menus of some

    applications.

    I see a kind of white glare surrounding the fonts making it "hazy" & therefore causing difficulty in reading.

    Is there a way to improve the situation ?

    Please see my sig. for detailed specs.

    TIA.
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    Default Re: White Glare arounf fonts causing eye strain

    Hi,

    this is probably a stupid question, but are you running at your monitor's native resolution?

    Lenwolf

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    Default Re: White Glare arounf fonts causing eye strain

    Quote Originally Posted by lenwolf View Post
    Hi,

    this is probably a stupid question, but are you running at your monitor's native resolution?

    Lenwolf
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    Default Re: White Glare arounf fonts causing eye strain

    I followed instructions given here SubpixelHinting - openSUSE Community Wiki

    Still looking for a way t make fonts darker/easy to read.

    I can read the fonts of this page in FF just fine but I have to lean forward to read for example the favorites toolbar in FF.
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    Default Re: White Glare arounf fonts causing eye strain

    Update : Changed & increased font size using gnome-appearance-properties ......did the same with Firefox.

    Although it looks a bit ugly now but I can at least read without strain now.

    @lenwolf

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    Default Re: White Glare arounf fonts causing eye strain

    suse kid wrote:

    >
    > Update : Changed & increased font size using
    > *gnome-appearance-properties* ......did the same with Firefox.
    >
    > Although it looks a bit ugly now but I can at least read without
    > strain now.


    I would urge you to consult an optometrist and detail your issues. You may
    well find the answer to be right in front of your eyes - literally. I
    suffered from similar "nuisance" vision effects for years before a competent
    exam revealed problems that required surgery to correct. Best use of an
    hour or two at the doctor's office I ever made!

    --
    Will Honea

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    Default Re: White Glare arounf fonts causing eye strain

    From your posted image, it looks like you're not running at the native resolution of your LCD (as lenwolf asks about). However, you might want to take a look at anti-alias/sub-pixel hinting, which works well for CRT's but not necessarily for LCD's.

    SubpixelHinting - openSUSE Community Wiki

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    Default Re: White Glare arounf fonts causing eye strain

    Hi
    My wife had a similar problem with a new Samsung and HDMI just some weeks ago (on a Win-Box, so I refused remembering).
    It looks like if you need to explain the server to fully cover the monitor screen.
    Just giving the right Pixel information is not enough.
    Adjusting the settings of the monitor itself will probably not help.
    Cheers BN

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