User Interface Tweaks - Activate Clear Type

With Windows XP, Clear Type delivers improved font display resolution over traditional anti-aliasing. It improves readability on color LCD monitors with a digital interface, such as those in laptops and high-quality flat desktop displays. Readability on CRT screens can also be somewhat improved.

To turn Clear Type on, follow the next steps: just go to your "Display properties" in Control Panel, then click on the "Appearances" tab. Then go to the Effects button (see picture 1).

  1. Right click on the Desktop and select Properties.
  2. Go through the "Appearances" tab and click the Effects button (see picture 1).

    Picture 1
  3. Check use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts and change the list to "Clear Type". Then just click OK, Apply, and close down your dialogs. Some people may not like the Clear Type, I am one of them. Test it out and see if you like it.



Lex van der Horst

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