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I just purchased a Lenovo L220X monitor for my Windows 7 box. There is an older 17" LCD as a second monitor.

The problem is that this monitor is a S-PVA display (1900x1200) and Windows Cleartype which I normally am a fan of is making the text very heavy and slightly blurry. My second monitor is a cheap TN style panel, and if I drag this very paragraph between the two monitors, the cheaper one is easier to read. Google turns up a couple posts that turn up some info about why this happens, but I have yet to see any constructive advice about what to do about it. Turning it off completely is unquestionably worse; I've run the tuner tool and it hasn't helped.

OS is Windows 7.

What can I do?

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As I am using this monitor more and more, it appears to affect some fonts more than others. Particularly susceptible are that are deemed "optimized for Cleartype" From MS: "Yes. This version of Windows features new fonts designed to work with ClearType, including Constantia, Cambria, Corbel, Candara, Calibri, and Consolas." I'm experimenting with alternates now. BTW, helpful they all start with the letter C isn't it? – CoreyH Aug 24 '09 at 14:44
@CoreyH: What operating system are you using? – cp2141 Sep 10 '09 at 19:24
@cp2141 Windows 7 – CoreyH Oct 22 '09 at 20:00

You might want to give the Microsoft ClearType Tuner a shot - you can get it on Microsoft's PowerToys for Windows XP page.

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Windows Vista and above all have already had built-in ClearType tuner and it has much more tuning options than PowerToys' tuner – Lưu Vĩnh Phúc Sep 18 '13 at 6:39

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