For macOS El Capitan and below,
Retina Vs non-Retina
The default farmerswife Client app is now "Retina optimised" for Retina Display machines, but does work on all Macs (including those without a Retina Display) running on macOS Mojave, Catalina and Big Sur. On very big Retina screens (e.g. Mid 2020 16" MacBook Pro) users might notice that the Retina-optimised fw Client app can be less responsive.
They can then choose between:
“more crisp and less fuzzy, maybe a bit sluggish on scrolling and typing” (fw_client_v607.dmg) vs.
“fast, but a bit fuzzy” ("fw_client_v607-nonretina.dmg").
Please see below, if you encounter "font smoothing" issues when using the "Retina optimised" app.
Follow the instructions of this window to add the farmerswife Client application to the macOS Applications folder.
Drag the farmerswife icon from the left onto the Applications folder to install.
After the successful installation, double click on the farmerswife Client application icon now located within the macOS Applications folder to launch it.
The connection details should be remembered if you've replaced the previous installation. If not, you need to enter the server connection details. If your server is hosted locally, please check with your IT person for the IP address. If you are a cloud-hosted client, you can contact support.
Running a demo version of farmerswife? Check out the connection details.
When using the Retina app, some users may find that some fonts appear blurrier than others. This can be affected by the Font Smoothing setting, found within System Preferences of your Mac, on the General Tab.
With this setting ticked, fonts can appear thicker, potentially causing blurriness on some. With this un-ticked, fonts can appear thinner and crisper.
You can see how to alter Font Smoothing within Terminal on macOS Big Sur here. Disclaimer - this is a link to an external site, the content of which, farmerswife is not responsible for.