My eyes cannot tolerate either cleartype or font smoothing. When I got a new computer and moved up to Windows 7, Office 2010, and IE 9, I did a lot of research and took many steps to get rid of them both. Then I got an automatic update to IE 10 last year and couldn't find any way to create the pixelated type that my eyes can tolerate. So, I rolled back the updates until I reached IE 8 (I couldn't get IE 9 to work the way it had prior to the IE 10 update) and turned off automatic updates. My problem is that an increasing number of websites don't display properly in IE 8. I don't like Chrome--I really like the IE interface. Is there any viable option for me? Does IE 11 have an option to remove cleartype/font smoothing? Is there another browser with an interface more similar to IE?
I can tell from my research that lots of people can't tolerate cleartype/font smoothing. It's outrageous that Microsoft doesn't seem to care.