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Oblivious

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#1 12 years ago

I just a moment ago was informed about and realized the benfits of using ClearType fonts instead of Standard on my LCD (19" Samsung). Sheesh! I've been looking at blocky/grainy fonts for 5 months now! doh!

Perhaps I'm the only idiot who didn't know, :clueless: but in case I'm not the only one out there with an LCD who isn't aware of it, give it a shot. Text is so much cleaner looking now. :stallard:

To enable it: in your Display Properties, Appearance tab, click Effects , select FONT SMOOTHING = CLEARTYPE, and apply it.

Info: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/WhatIsClearType.mspx

PowerToy ClearType Optimizer DL: http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/7/0/b7019730-0fa3-47a9-a159-98b80c185aad/setup.exe

[COLOR="Blue"]<--Thanks to littlejohn1959 for clueing me in--> [/COLOR]




*The.Doctor

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#2 12 years ago

Heh, text looks way better with cleartype on. even though i think cleartype is meant for LCD displays, it also works well on both of my CRT monitors. Text looks so much better with it on.




marvinmatthew

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#3 12 years ago

I too have clear type enabled.

But what exactly does it do?




Oblivious

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#4 12 years ago

marvinmatthewI too have clear type enabled.

But what exactly does it do?

Are you running an LCD or a CRT? It's supposed to really clean up text, but mainly for LCD.

It makes text go from what's on top to what's on the bottom in this pic below (same font):

textsr2.jpg

The M$ link in the 1st post explains it better than I can.




marvinmatthew

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#5 12 years ago

I guess that it has been such a long time ago that I enabled it, that I forgot what a big difference it makes.

Thanks for the explination.




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#6 12 years ago

Holy hell! Thanks for that! Never knew about it either till now.




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#7 12 years ago

Yeah, I always have it enabled. It's a million times better.




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#8 12 years ago

ObliviousI just a moment ago was informed about and realized the benfits of using ClearType fonts instead of Standard on my LCD (19" Samsung). Sheesh! I've been looking at blocky/grainy fonts for 5 months now! doh!

Perhaps I'm the only idiot who didn't know, :clueless: but in case I'm not the only one out there with an LCD who isn't aware of it, give it a shot. Text is so much cleaner looking now. :stallard:

To enable it: in your Display Properties, Appearance tab, click Effects , select FONT SMOOTHING = CLEARTYPE, and apply it.

Info: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/WhatIsClearType.mspx

PowerToy ClearType Optimizer DL: http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/7/0/b7019730-0fa3-47a9-a159-98b80c185aad/setup.exe

[COLOR=Blue]<--Thanks to littlejohn1959 for clueing me in--> [/COLOR]

Jesus, I knew about ClearType, but never enabled it. Looks stunning on my 22" LCD.

+Rep, well done. I'm so suprised I never tried this earlier.




Oblivious

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#9 12 years ago

^Cool! But don't thank me, thank littlejohn1959 for this. He informed me about it in a PM. I just had a feeling I wasn't the only one in the dark about it so I thought I'd post this!

Here's a thread of his so you can give him some +rep if you'd like, something I already did. :D




Oblivious

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#10 11 years ago

*bump*

For those who missed it the first time...




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