Evince blurs PDFs by default (see comparison image). Is there a way to disable this behavior? Bonus points for a solution that works on a per-document basis.

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  • In the image, I meant "viewer" not "editor."
    – MarkovCh1
    Jul 6, 2011 at 5:52
  • Can you post an example PDF that has this issue? Preferably the PDF you show above.
    – user4124
    Jul 6, 2011 at 7:28
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    Can you add evince and poppler version to your question? (You can check it on Evince: Help->About).
    – sergio91pt
    Jul 6, 2011 at 9:14
  • @user4124: Any PDF will demonstrate what I am talking about. @sergio92pt: Version 2.32.0.
    – MarkovCh1
    Jul 6, 2011 at 11:39
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    What are your settings in Appearance->Fonts->Rendering? Also, what is your "other viewer"? On the same OS?
    – Christoph
    Jul 20, 2011 at 12:09

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What are your settings in Appearance->Fonts->Rendering? This may be an OS setting, not the reader's fault.

OP's answer: Disabling "sub-pixel rendering" in Appearance -> Fonts -> Rendering "fixes" the blur.

  • I don't see that setting. I'm using GNOME Document Viewer 3.26.0. Do you know how to do it nowadays? Mar 21, 2018 at 11:37
  • No, sorry, I don't.
    – Christoph
    Mar 22, 2018 at 8:21

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