View Full Version : ClearType

11-17-2005, 03:00 PM
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.

11-17-2005, 03:11 PM
Mine came as default.

Dante Shamest
11-17-2005, 03:34 PM
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.

11-17-2005, 03:52 PM
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.

11-17-2005, 05:43 PM
Yeah, I cant stand fonts like that either, just seem blury and give me a headache.

And everything looks... just weird.