Font Smoothing in Mint (or other Ubuntu-based distros)

Written by Scott

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The default fonts on my Mint were driving me crazy at this resolution (1280×1024), and options for the kind of font smoothing that XP and Vista have weren’t readily apparent. But thanks to the knowledgebase that is the Internet (yeah, I’m sure it’s also in some man pages in Mint as well) here’s how to enable:

From Terminal, type:

sudo gedit ~/.fonts.conf

(or even better, copy and paste into Terminal!)

Likely is blank. Copy this into it:


Save, Log off/in…done.