I have been using 7.0.4 and am currently evaluating 10.5. I have the exact same editor font settings it both products, however, the font is very faint in 10.5. I have Monospaced 13 with "use anti aliased font". I've tried bolding the font but that just makes the characters thicker.
Even the window fonts appear differently even though I have the same settings (IDEA 4.5 look and feel with MS Reference Sans Serif 14). My main reason for using IntelliJ over other IDEs is the readability of the fonts. But 10.5 is too hard to see. Any explanation as to why the exact same settings result in a significant difference in appearance? Any suggestions on how to make the font "stronger" (at least in the editor)?
I have attached a screen print that shows 10.5 on the left and 7.0.4 on the right.