Clear Font on Safari For Windows
  • Problem: Font is not as clear as other windows applications when using Safari browser.
  • Reason: Safari is using its own font rendering algorithms.
  • Solution: If you prefer to us windows' font rendering scheme, try following:
    1. Open Safari Browser, go to "Edit" -> "Preferences", then "Appearance", change "Font Smoothing" to something else. Does not matter.
    2. Quit Safari Browser and do following:
      • Windows XP: open the hidden folder %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\
      • Windows Vista: open the hidden folder %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Safari\
        • Edit WebKitPreferences.plist:
          • <key>WebKitFontSmoothingType</key> <integer>4</integer>
        • Edit Preferences\com.apple.Safari.plist:
          • <key>FontSmoothing</key> <integer>4</integer>
        • Value 0,1,2,3 stands for Apple's standard, light, medium, strong Font Smoothing, 4 is an unpublished value, stands for windows font smoothing.
    3. Note: The two .plist files do not exist unless you do Step 1 to change "Font Smoothing".
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