Mac OS X “haxie” developers
have released their latest add-on, an addition for users of Apple’s recently released update to Mac OS X — 10.1.5. This new software, called Silk, enables Carbon applications to display anti-aliased text using Mac OS X’s Quartz engine.
“Updated Carbon applications can use Quartz anti-aliasing technology for high quality text display,” Apple reported in its long list of improvements for the Mac OS X 10.1.5 release. 10.1.5 is a free 22.4MB update available for download through the Software Update pane in System Preferences.
“Why wait for developers to update their Carbon applications when you can get the silky smooth text everywhere, right now?” queried Unsanity.
Implemented as System Preferences pane, Silk enables all running Carbon applications to display text using Quartz rendering. It also provides you with an Exclude list feature, enabling you to keep certain applications from display anti-aliased text, if such text looks bad. A drop button enables you to quickly detect whether or not a specified application is Carbonized or not.
What’s more, Silk is free. Silk joins Unsanity’s numerous other freeware and shareware “haxies” for Mac OS X, all designed to enhance Apple’s operating system in various ways.