Stevo wrote:The dropdown list is using a different font; I believe Mint is using the Ubuntu font, plus it's a bit harder to compare between light text on a dark background against the opposite. That said, on the Debian forums this has been discussed ad naseum, it seems for GTK apps using libcairo, such as Chrome, that certain patches that Ubuntu applies will give thicker, darker fonts, for those that prefer that. The Apple patents that formerly prevented these patches on Debian have expired. LXDE and xfce are also GTK desktops... I don't think we'd see any difference in QT4 applications such as Kwrite between the distros.
I don't know if Debian has added the patches upstream, but it would be easy to add them to the M11 libcairo.
Yes, the difference is very noticeable in Chrome/Chromium. Hopefully those patches will enter Debian Stable and Mepis.