After upgrading to Artful Aardvark (17.10), the background of text on windows and menus is rough/jagged and is the desktop color rather than the color of the surrounding dialog. How can I fix this? Any help would be appreciated.

Please see screenshots below.


  1. Desktop -> Right-Click -> Menu.


  2. Browser-title


  • Arc is the theme setting. I tried to play with Adwaita and Ambiance but change on the issue. – jamesM9 Nov 2 '17 at 17:35
  • I mean tried other themes but same issue. – jamesM9 Nov 2 '17 at 18:29
  • I tried to create a fresh VM image but same issue. There something not right about the Artful Aardvark release. – jamesM9 Nov 3 '17 at 1:08

After some messing about, I solved this by using gnome-tweak-tool to change the font anti-aliasing from Subpixel to Standard.


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