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    ClearType

    I don't know if everyone is using this already and I've just not seen it, but I found a "gadget" today which may help some people with flat/lcd screens, that run Windows XP.

    If you right click the desktop, select Properties, then the Appearence tab, then click the Effects button, put a tick in the "Use the following method to smooth the edges of screen fonts" and set the drop down box to "ClearType", OK and Apply.

    I wasn't sure at first, but it really does seem to make certain fonts at least, easier to read. I assume there is some kind of hit somewhere, but I haven't noticed it yet.

    As I said, it could be you all use it anyway, when I first loaded XP, I went on a spree of turning all the tricks and gadgets off.
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    I'm one of those people who can't seem stand ClearType or any anti-aliased font settings. It's probably not the fault of the fonts themselves but my eyes just see them as "blurred" fonts.

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    My eyes see them fine until my brain explodes and my eyes go with it. ClearType gives me the worst headache, I'm not quite sure why.
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    Yeah, I cant stand fonts like that either, just seem blury and give me a headache.

    And everything looks... just weird.
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