Is it possible to make the font a bit bolder? I use the dark theme and the characters are so tint they look very faint on my screen. I am wondering if I can make them look abit contrasty, I might be even ok with disabling antialiasing in Joplin (but not system wide).
The easiest method is probably to increase font size, or as @dpoulton suggested you can change the font.
The more complete answer is that Joplin supports a userchrome.css thanks to the recent work of @devenzuegel . I think this can be used to make the editor text bold, but unfortunately I haven’t dug into it yet and don’t know exactly how that could be done.
I am not a dev so I cannot say if there may be circumstances where specifying a font may cause Joplin to work any harder at anything. However I have tried this on my machine using Source Code Pro and not noticed any sluggish editor behaviour.
Welcome, however Source Code Pro is not a bold font (but it seems that it may be an Adode font - are they any better?).
I do not use black / dark themes because I am old and prefer my notes / docs to look like ink on paper! Many things make me feel old but this need to have dark modes or themes has dated me the most, I just don't see the point !!
In the options where you choose an editor font it there’s a warning that you must use a monospace font. It looks like you’re not using a monospace font.
Unfortunately this is a known bug with the Joplin editor that likely won’t be fixed anytime soon. I would suggest switching to a monospaced font. It looks like Bitstream Vera Sans also comes in a Mono variant so that should be your best bet.
I don't know what OS you have so, I am going to keep this generic.
Open a word processor, for example, I opened Libreoffice. Click on the fonts dropdown to see what your system has available. I looked for something mono, but bolder. For example:
Source Code Pro Medium
Source Code Pro Semibold
Source Code Pro Black (which is really really BOLD)
I like DejaVu Sans Mono and Overpass Mono as well.
If nothing on your system interests you, check out https://www.fontsquirrel.com/ for more fonts. Look at the "Classifications" on the right and click on "Monospaced". Download and install a font that interests you. https://fonts.google.com is another good site. You will have to figure out how to install fonts on your system, but I (on linux) just download the zip file, move it to ~/.fonts/ Unzip it and then fc-cache -f -v to make the system aware of them. I am sure there is some more elegant want to manage fonts on a linux system, but ... that's what I know.
Hey @CalebJohn That CSS is great in theory, but … does anyone know of a way to figure out what tags and properties are used behind the scenes to render the editor and menu items? Otherwise, I am just guessing.