Home | About | Tips & Tricks | Life Savers | Links | Guides | Reviews | Privacy | Cookies | Site Map | Contact Me


This site uses cookies. By accessing this site you are consenting to the use of these cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use, visit More About Cookies
Act Now! ORCS Web Managed Hosting

64. Turn On/Off Cleartype

Clear Type is enabled by default on Windows Vista. Originally the type face was used to visually improve information on a laptop LCD screen. While clear type was also available in Windows XP, in XP, it was not enabled by default.

Personally, even on a desktop PC i find clear type quite sharp. However, some people may not like clear type so here is a way to disable (or enable it after you have disabled it).

1/ Right click on a vacant part of your desktop.

2/ From the drop down menu that appears, Click Personalize.

3/ In the Personalize window, Click the Windows Color and Appearance option.

4/ In the color and appearance window, Click the open classic appearance properties for more color option.

5/ In the classic appearance properties window, Press the Effects button.

6/ A small effects window will now appear.

7/ Under the use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts section you will see an option box.

8/ Click the arrow to the Right of the box and select either standard or cleartype depending upon which you require.

9/Next click OK followed by OK again to close the classic appearance setting window.

10/ Finally Close the personalization window.