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How To Make Fonts look Sharper on KDE 5 on Fedora 23

Introduction

You have taken the plunge and are running a Linux distro (maybe Fedora 23?) and have chosen KDE as your desktop on your laptop. But you wonder why do my fonts look so jagged? Well look no further, with a few clicks you can make the LCD screen on your laptop look much sharper.

Font Settings

With just a few tweaks you can make the fonts look sharper on the system. The following instructions are for KDE on Fedora 23.

Click Favorites > System Settings > Appearance > Fonts.  Click Force Fonts DPI box and select 96 DPI.

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For the drop down on Use anti-aliasing select enabled and click on the Configure button

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Click Use sub-pixel rendering and click on the drop down and select RGB. For Hinting style select Medium from the drop down. Click Ok save the settings and take you back a screen from which you can exit the settings.

At this point click apply and logout of KDE and back in to see the changes.

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