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. How do I force ClearType to stay enabled?

  • Question for visitors: Is this applicable to other Windows versions? If so, please leave a comment or edit the question. – JohnEye Mar 5 '17 at 17:28
  • Yes, I have this on 8.1 right now. – reinierpost Mar 26 '19 at 14:16

Solution found. In the Windows remote desktop client, there is an option to enable all sorts of eye candy. In the Remote Desktop Connection dialog, click Show Options, navigate to the Experience tab and select a non-automatic connection speed. Then you can allow the desired visual options.

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    Niceeeeeeeeeeee – Denees Feb 23 '17 at 7:12
  • When using terminal mode rdesktop on Linux, you can use -x 0x80 to enable this. – domen Jul 25 '17 at 8:39
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    When using xfreerdp on Linux, you can use +fonts option to enable font smoothing. – Ruslan Jan 23 '20 at 9:34

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