LO version: LO 188.8.131.52 x64
OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64
Disable anti-aliasing for fonts does not work
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open menu 'Tools' → Options → LibreOffice → View
2. Deselect the option "Use anti-aliasing"
3. Restart LibreOffice
Bug: The anti-aliasing is not disabled. Even if I disable the OpenGL and /or HW acceleration, nothing changes.
In Windows all the anti aliasing are disabled and all other applications are shown without anti-aliasing, as well LibreOffice 184.108.40.206.
Anti-aliasing should be disabled. Blurred fonts are very uncomfortable for my sight. I have to switch back to LO 220.127.116.11. Please someone fix it soon.
User Profile Reset: No
I set it as major bug, because blurred fonts for some people are so uncomfortable, that they can't work with it.
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0
would you please post a screenshot?
did you try LibO 18.104.22.168? is it unaffected by that bug?
*** Bug 107760 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Confirm the apparent non-function of the "Use anti-alaising" checkbox.
Believe this is all wrapped up in Windows font rendering issues of bug 106990
Font rendering has all shifted to DirectWrite, and OpenGL rendering matches Default GPU/CPU rendering, but quality of the font rendering is rough--so UI does not seem to respond to the "Use anti-alaising"
M. Meeks thinks a change to CLEARTYPE_QUALITY rather than DEFAULT_QUALITY may help with the font rendering to UI and to document canvas--if not a more complete rework of the DirectWrite rendering on Windows builds becomes more important (bug 107521)
I confirm this issue.
Disable ClearType don't change screen appearance.
I want to do some test without anti-aliasing enabled but I can't.
Version: 22.214.171.124.0+ (x64)
Build ID: b78c398817940bbbe0b9ebe848a923cef1856758
CPU threads: 2; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default;
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@62-TDF, Branch:libreoffice-5-4, Time: 2017-07-28_09:02:44
Locale: es-ES (es_ES); Calc: group
This way does not work:
I’ll check 126.96.36.199 (installer needs reboot).
188.8.131.52 still anti-aliasing forced, but rendering is horrible (eats the rightmost column of pixels). Reverting to an old version.
I discovered that fonts were broken in 5.3.
I installed v5.4.1. Even if disabled anti-aliasing and H/W accel., fonts still rasterizes by DirectWrite/ClearType.
However, I disabled ClearType/DirectWrite on Registry for standart GDI font rendering: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
; Value "0" or "1": switch to gray font smoothing (Smooth edges of screen fonts: 'Standard')
; Value "2": switch to colored font smoothing (Smooth edges of screen fonts: 'ClearType')
Or, run this BATch file as Admin for disable Cleartype and enable GDI font rendering: https://paste.ee/r/1h0lh
(Need log-off and again log-in on Windows).
I tried 184.108.40.206. GDI font rendering works (of course if disabled anti-aliasing and H/W accel. from Settings and Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Open Expert Configuration: org.openoffice.Office.Common -> View -> FontAntiAliasing: false).
Thank you. In both paths:
(I don't want clear type also in Windows)
In LO: Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Open Expert Configuration: org.openoffice.Office.Common -> View -> FontAntiAliasing = false
But it doesn't work. (WIn7 SP1 64 bit). Will the latest LO version help?
Where can I disable the and H/W accel.?
I have tested now the LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 and the disabling of the font rendering works! The bug can be closed.
Created attachment 158912 [details]
Anti-aliasing still present
(In reply to 7qia0tp02 from comment #11)
> Created attachment 158912 [details]
> Anti-aliasing still present
Still a problem in
Version: 18.104.22.168 (x64)
Build ID: 4d224e95b98b138af42a64d84056446d09082932
CPU threads: 12; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18363; UI render: default; VCL: win;
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI-Language: en-US
"Use anti-aliasing" is disabled in Options -> View, but text in Writer is still anti-aliased.
Hi Lubos - might be interesting for Skia =) use-anti-aliasing seems to mean "enable cleartype" in the modern world - and some people want to be able to turn that off; FYI =)
Thank you for your feedback, then I open the bug again.
I had set it as "Worksforme" because I have actually disabled the anti aliasing in the Windows registry, and it affects the windows for all applications.
I hope it will be properly solved in LO.
Luboš Luňák committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
no reason for the FontAntiAliasing setting being UNX-only (tdf#107744)
It will be available in 7.0.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.