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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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_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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...