by Steven Bytnar (sbytnar at kagi.com).
News: It looks like font sizes lower than 9 points are not smoothed.
News: Added info on how to disable the error/warning messages for MacOS X.
What does this extension do?
It patches the Appearance Manager so that you can set the minimum font smoothing size to a value lower than 12 points. It actually sets the lower bound to 6 points, since you probably cant read anything smaller!
Information on how to make the hack "permanent" are included in v1.0.1.
Your smaller font smoothing settings are saved between reboots in v1.0.1.
This software requires a PowerPC processor. It does not work with the 68K Appearance Extension.
Virtual memory does not need to be turned on in order to use this software.
This patcher is "smart." It should work for past and future versions of MacOS, assuming no major changes are made to the SetThemeFontSmoothing function. :^)
This software is freeware.
Get SmallerFontSmoothing v1.0.1. About 76KB.
Using SmallerFontSmoothing under OS 9 and OS X
SmallerFontSmoothing does not work under MacOS X. It warns that it can't patch the OS. To get around this problem, follow these steps:
I have a few ideas of where I can go with this program.
If you can think of any simple hacks that you'd like to see, I can probably do it.
Feel free to mail me suggestions, but I might have already thought of them! =-)
If you are having problems with this program, too bad. I'll listen to your complaints, but I might not reply to them. ;-)
I misspelled The Fragmalyzer.