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[Guide] HP Elite 8300 & 6300 Pro (all form factors) using Clover UEFI hotpatch

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I don't think it will. It has more to do with what Apple has done since Mojave with macOS. When you use any monitor that is less than Retina quality with Mojave or Catalina the fonts can look jagged and blurry. What is your monitor's resolution ? Try loading up High Sierra and compare how sharp the fonts look on the same monitor you're using now.
Thanks for the reply. Both of my monitors are 1920x1080 (both 1080p), different brands though. I also tried to use just one monitor. No dice. I tried all those command line smoothing options as well, nothing makes it better. btw, big sur beta had the same font rendering as catalina
 

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Thanks for the reply. Both of my monitors are 1920x1080 (both 1080p), different brands though. I also tried to use just one monitor. No dice. I tried all those command line smoothing options as well, nothing makes it better. btw, big sur beta had the same font rendering as catalina
Even 2 of the 3 lowly 21.5 iMacs now have 4K Retina displays. A Retina 4K 4096 x 2304 P3 display which is a higher resolution than all 4K TVs have, 3840 x 2160. So it seems that Apple doesn't seem to care about people that still use 1080p displays. The best looking fonts on a hackintosh seem to require at least a 4K monitor that can scale down to a Retina like resolution. The LG 4K is one example. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PGL2WVS/?tag=tonymacx86com-20 Not nearly as cheap as a 27" 1080p display. May be a good investment if you read text all day long. Your GT 710 would only give you a 30Hz refresh rate though. The lowest cost LG Ultrafine that Apple endorses costs $700 to get true 4K Retina on a standalone monitor.

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Thanks for the info. Can't spend that kind of money. Seems tinker tool's font smoothing option set to light and uncheck old font smoothing makes things a little better or maybe I just want to see that it looks better :D
 
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