I have a Dell Ultrawide u3417w. I recently bought a 2018 Macbook Pro and the fonts display considerably different than the 2016 Macbook Pro with the same software. Both laptops are running OSX 10.13.6. Fonts on the 2018 Macbook Pro have an orange/yellow hue around the fonts. Almost like a strange chromatic aberration. Please see images below.

This is how the fonts look using my 2016 MacBook Pro

This is the same monitor with my 2018 MacBook Pro. Notice the color around the fonts

Is there anything I can do here. The fonts are pretty difficult to read. Thanks!

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From the photo you posted it looks like the Dell is running wrong (low) resolution. Check that.

Also Check what Profiles is used for the Dell.

In Color Sync Utility, in the Utility Folder.

In there you can run verify and repair function.

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and verify what profile is used for the Dell.

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Some background:

Apple's ColorSync Utility is built in to OS X. ColorSync profiles are used in image-rendering devices so colors will match across different devices. For instance, if you have two monitors attached to your system that are of different makes or models, then it is likely their pixel response ranges are slightly different. As a result, reds may be more vivid on one monitor than on another one, or the blues may be deeper. These variations can be allowed for by creating a color profile for each device, so when image data is passed between them they will display it accurately.

In my case, I do not have Dell to show you its profile.

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