I recently upgraded to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. To my great disappointment, TeXShop (3.43) built-in previews are blurred:
I usually work on several pages documents and this kind of blur is very eye-tiring to me.
I tried (temporarily) switching to sans-serif fonts, but it doesn't get any better (nor does it by zooming under 200%). I also tried various combinations of font rendering options for Mac OS, again with no result at all.
Any suggestion (including other previewers which reportedly do not have this problem) is very welcome.
EDIT: Thanks everyone for reporting and pointing out possible solutions. As far as I understand the problem, it seems to be a combination of both Yosemite fonts rendering and TeXShop fonts processing. In my own case serif fonts are blurred everywhere, though the same fonts appear as more or less readable depending on the application (TeXShop pdf preview rendering is by far the worst). I summarize possible solutions, which I suggest to try in order:
- Change TeX previewer/editor [I tried many in the last days, the best of which seems to be TeXWorks, though all of them are far from satisfying to me, at least for zoom lesser than 180-190%]
- Turn off (uncheck) "Use LCD font smoothing when available" under 'System Preferences > General' [didn't work for most of users in the comments, yet slightly improved sans-serif fonts rendering in my TeXShop shell]
- Change anti aliasing (font smoothing) options via command line in terminal (detailed instructions may be found here http://mac.software.com/tweaks/change-font-smoothing) [slightly improved general rendering of sans-serif fonts in my case]
- As a last option, changing fonts might help a bit, especially for sans-serif ones