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#1 SifuMike

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 06:03 PM

I just found out the XP has a built in function to make fonts look clearer by filling in the gaps between pixels of text characters. It will make Web pages and documents look better.

ClearType is turned off by default because it will not work on older computers, but works fine on newer computers.

You turn ClearType on Control Panel>Display> click on Appearance tab> Effects button> option "use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts"> select "ClearType"> OK
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:12 PM

I believe this is mostly for laptops and perhaps other LCD displays. On my desktop with standard CRT, it makes the characters fuzzy.
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Posted 17 May 2005 - 03:37 PM

Yes, I forgot to say that this mainly benefits Laptops with LCD screens. :thumbsup: But you really need to try it on your CRT screen to find out if it benifits you. Accorging to MS you may see some improvement with a CRT screen.


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=294851&sd=RMVP

Because a standard cathode-ray tube (CRT) screen uses an electron beam to excite pixels, and does not have specific pixels at a specific location, you do not experience the same benefits that you experience on an LCD screen when you use a CRT screen. However, because ClearType still includes antialiasing support, you may see some improvement when you enable ClearType on a CRT screen.


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Posted 17 May 2005 - 04:00 PM

Yea I just now turned that on my laptop.

Its usually off on mine b/c of this:

1. Click on Start
2. Right Click My Computer
3. Click Properties
4. Click Advanced tab.
5. Click settings under the performance section
6. I click Adjust for Best Performance.

Edited by yanowhiz, 17 May 2005 - 04:09 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2005 - 09:46 PM

sweet...makes it so much better and clearer...thanks for this info




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