Does text look better with DirectWrite?

Slimjet 1.2.0 (based on Chromium 37) has officially introduced the feature of using DirectWrite to render the text in the web pages. The option is enabled by default.

DirectWrite uses sub-pixeling positioning and anti-aliasing. It does make the strokes of the text look smooth and more natural. But on the other hand, it makes the text look a little blurry, just like the text you see in a PDF file. Not everyone likes the smoothing effect. There are plenty of people who always like to see clear pixels with sharp boundaries. If you are one of those people, you can easily turn off DirectWrite by typing slimjet://flags in the omnibox and turning on the option “Disable DirectWrite“. 

Feel free to reply to this post and let us know if you like DirectWrite or not.




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