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Fonts smoothing on Windows - how to disable ClearType but still get a smoothing

For a quite some time I had had a nice font smoothing settings set on my Windows 7 Pro. I can't remember exactly how I set it, I'm sure I changed two parameters to get the effect: Control Panel -> ...
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Chrome 37 - BGR subpixel text rendering

I am lucky to have a screen with BGR subpixel layout. With lucky I mean that Google Chrome 37 now forced RGB subpixel rendering with their recently added DirectWrite text rendering method. Text is ...
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Why do some graphics programs use ClearType to render text in exported images? [closed]

Some graphics programs (for example, LibreOffice Draw running on Windows) use ClearType to render text in exported raster images. This is usually not the case with more "serious" graphics software ...
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ClearType keeps reseting (disabling) every time I restart windows

At work, I have a machine in which some fonts look awful, so I need to turn on ClearType to make them look good, and it works perfectly fine. But whenever I restart the machine, Windows keeps ...
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ClearType settings per-screen

I am a bit confused about the per-screen ClearType settings. Some people say ClearType can not be turned off for a single screen in a dual-monitor setup, but a PowerToy is able to change the ClearType ...
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possible to enable ClearType in Office 2013?

Is it possible to enable ClearType in Office 2013 on Windows 7? Fonts appear not to be rendered quite so well as in 2007, say. Some older references say that ClearType has been crippled out of 2013, ...
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Is it possible to have different cleartype and color settings in a multimonitor setup in Windows 8?

I just bought a Samsung 24C300HS and I have it connected to a Surface Pro. The color settings are horrible. I used windows' "Calibrate color" to adjust the color and clearType settings and with that ...
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How to check ClearType status through WMI/CIM

So I wanted to know if anyone knows if it is even possible to check the status of ClearType on a windows pc using WMI or CIM and if so, which subcategory I would have to look in? All I have been able ...
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Is there a way to get rid of cleartype/font smoothing in Internet Explorer 11?

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 ...
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_Working_ sub-pixel rendering with Linux

This is what I am looking for. Beware: I don't want the simple pixel-level antialiasing. I am looking for real, subpixel-rendered fonts. That means, practically, anti-aliasing under the pixel level. ...
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My ClearType won't become monochrome

I'm having a problem where my ClearType settings made with the built-in ClearType Tuner won't apply to any other applications, or even the operating system. I've set my Cleartype so that the text is ...
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No ClearType in Internet Explorer 11? [duplicate]

Problem Internet Explorer 11 (on Windows 8.1) seems to ignore system font smoothing preferences. Even though ClearType is enabled on the system, IE11 keeps smoothing using gradients. Question Is ...
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How do I prevent font smoothing from turning on when changing theme?

When I change my Windows 7 environment theme via Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization, it turns on font smoothing, even if the themes I'm switching between were saved with font ...
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How can I make cleartype change subpixel layout when I rotate my tablet?

I have a tablet running a full version of windows 8. I have cleartype enabled, but when I flip the device, the cleartype does not take seem to take into account the change in subpixel layout. Is ...
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Disable ClearType fonts in Windows8

How is it possible completely disable ClearType fonts in Windows 8. Fonts really look very ugly on my Windows 8. I tried disable via cttune.exe but it doesn't help. Thanks!
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How to render fonts in Windows 8 like in XP?

I just got new PC and upgraded from XP to Windows 8 (yeah I skipped Vista and Win7) and now I have a problem with all this font rendering with smoothing-antialiasing-ClearType crapola. It is hard to ...
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Fonts don't look as sharp after re installing windows 7

I have reinstalled windlows 7 on my Lenovo thinkpad T400 laptop. When I go into sites like Math.SE the math fonts look less sharp and are harder to read, comparing to what I had before. I have ...
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Why does the text become multicolored when a Windows screenshot is zoomed?

Take a screenshot in Windows: Now, zoom it: Why does the text become multicolored whereas it should only be black? Is this related to ClearType?
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ClearType keeps turning off on Windows 7 over RDP

Every time I log onto the computer, ClearType is turned off. I can turn it on manually, but after the session ends, everything is back to ugly. Especially the Consolas font in Eclipse looks very bad. ...
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How can I find out the current ClearType (and related) settings in Windows 7?

I want to compare the ClearType settings on two different Windows 7 machines, is there a way I can find out what they are without going through the Windows 7 Clear Type Tuning tool (which will ...
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Disable anti-aliasing for some fonts in Windows 8

How do you disable anti-aliasing for only some font names in Windows 8? Specifically, I like to use Terminus which is an awesome coding font, but looks like garbage when rendered with ClearType and ...
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Disable ClearType (blurry fonts) in Internet Explorer 10 on windows 7

I've installed recently the latest Internet Explorer 10 and found out again what was my issue with the previous upgrade -- blurry fonts aka ClearType! Unfortunately there are some apps that use IE ...
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Chrome on Windows 7 is not respecting ClearType

I've noticed that my fonts seemed jagged on Chrome, but not Firefox, it seemed strange so I decided to configure ClearType again. It was already turned on, but I re-ran the config anyway. What I've ...
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Why isn't Sublime Text 2 affected by system wide font rendering settings?

I've always thought my font looked too fat and blurry in Sublime Text 2, almost as if it's constantly bold, so I decided to open Gedit and Sublime Text side by side and compare. Indeed, all fonts look ...
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How to disable ClearType from all programs on Windows XP?

I want to disable ClearType fonts rendering from all programs, including Firefox and any other random program I might be using that uses this feature. This does not help me (in fact its already set ...
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Is there a monospaced font that have bold stand out when cleartype is turned on?

I've been facing an annoying problem for quite some years. Since Microsoft introduced the so called Cleartype tech around Vista, IE8 era. The bold display of Courier New font has been terrible. That ...
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What are all the places where ClearType can be disabled?

ClearType is a great technology. It takes us out the age of the pixel by smoothing fonts. Then you rotate your monitor and everything is messed up. Or you buy an exotic, non-RGB-pixels, monitor, to ...
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Smooth font rendering for Japanese characters

I am using Windows 7 and have set font smoothing to ClearType. However, Japanese characters display very roughly throughout the operating system. What can I do so they are rendered smoothly like other ...
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ClearType conditions

Is there a way to turn on ClearType (on the OS level) for the text after some threshold? For instance, "(>= 14 pt AND Bold) OR (>18 pt) OR (Font=='SomeClearTypeOptimized.ttf')". Otherwise the text ...
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How to turn off ClearType and use whole-pixel anti-aliasing in Windows 7?

In Windows XP, you can have whole-pixel anti-aliasing by setting "Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts" to "Standard", or have sub-pixel anti-aliasing (for LCD monitors) by setting ...
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Toggle ClearType (Windows 7)

Is there a tool or something which can quickly enable or disable ClearType without going through the windows 7 ClearType-configuration dialog every time? I need this because I have to make ...
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Consolas font occasionally turns ugly, blurry after months of sharpness

I've been running Windows 7 for the past few months using the default Consolas font and in the past couple of days it seems to randomly turn ugly and blurry. Consider this from Visual Studio (I don't ...
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Fine-grained control over font size in Windows 7

Are there any other means of configuration for the font size (and/or dpi) and Clear Type font rendering settings in Windows 7, than represented in the control panel? (Registry hacks etc. are ...
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Is ClearType enabled here?

I'm using PSPad as a code editor but I'm not sure whether ClearType is enabled. Although one may say that if I see no difference that I shouldn't make a point of it, but I'm just curious to know. I'm ...
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Is it possible to apply cleartype tuner to Windows Server 2008 when in remote-control mode?

I want to have better font rendered when I remote to my server but trying to use Internet Explorer to do that is not working. I've tried to switch to the lowest security level but the issue remains. ...
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Force cleartype fonts in Google Chrome

Firefox allows you to force webpages to use the fonts you specify by unchecking "Allow pages to choose their own fonts instead of my selection above" in the advanced fonts settings. I use this to ...
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How to fix Windows XP's extremely sharp fonts?

I'm on a Mac, but I need to work with Visual Studio, so I run WinXP with Parallels. Windows 7 is to heavy for my Mac Mini. Compared to Windows 7 And Mac OS X, WinXP has terrible fonts. They are ...
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How to turn off cleartype for one application only?

I'd like to leave cleartype on for most of my applications, but 1 or 2 of them really need it turned off because the characters look horribly fuzzy with it turned on. I'm using Windows 7. Is there ...
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Is it possible to disable ClearType in Internet Explorer 9 Beta

Is it possible to disable ClearType in IE9b? I know about Options->Advanced->Multimedia->"Always use ClearType in HTML" option, but that doesn't solve my problem. btw, besides all web sites that are ...
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Does ClearType work on a Quattron display?

Sharp has a display technology called Quattron, which utilizes a 4th, yellow subpixel. ClearType is an anti-aliasing strategy that utilizes these subpixels to make fonts look smoother. I know that ...
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Tweaks to make Cleartype better at high resolutions?

Cleartype is great when displaying small text (say 10-16px). However when you display something above 20px it starts looking like mud. Just compare it to Photoshop. Photoshop rendering at small size ...
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ClearType setting ignored in Windows Virtual PC with Windows XP Pro

I have a VM set up through Windows Virtual PC for Windows XP Pro and I have been completely unable to get ClearType to work. I have turned it on in the Display -> Appearance -> Effects dialog but it ...
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How to make ClearType looks ok even with large fonts

I discovered that on large/huge fonts ClearType does have a negative impact. Just take a look at http://patterns.dataincubator.org/book/ page (check title with huge fonts versus normal text). If you ...
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Text display quality in Visio 2010

I'm missing text display quality settings (esp. ClearType) under Visio 2010. Any idea how to turn on ClearType rendering?
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can't disable anti-aliasing on second monitor on Vista (Lenovo ThinkPad T500 2055)

I've got a new ThinkPad T500 2055 with Vista SP2 and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650. I just extended my desktop to an external monitor, and I can't figure out how to disable font anti-aliasing on the ...
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Windows 7 cleartype fuzziness

I noticed that there are many posts on Super User about ClearType, but none seems to address the question I have. I am on Windows 7 and I find fonts very fuzzy. To be specific, some letters are more ...
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Clear Type problem in Windows 7

I try to tune ClearType in Windows 7 x64 using the ClearType Text Tuner. I can choose whatever options I want on the first 3 pages, but on the last page, whatever I choose is reverted as soon as I ...
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Can ClearType be taught y-dir AA and reverse subpixel-order when turning the display?

Recently I bought a Dell Latitude XT2, a multitouch Tablet PC. It runs happily and fine on Windows 7 now (though lacking the Tablet buttons and the nice "Auto" mode of the tablet). Anyway, when ...
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Can you force an app to use Cleartype?

The app we use for development (CodeWright 7) is quite old and has Cleartype turned off by default. A newer version has the option to turn on font smoothing, but I'm stuck with this version and ...
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Cleartype for S-PVA panels

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 ...