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Windows 10: Force IE 11 to use NonAntialiased Font

I have an Email Client which uses Internet Explorer 11 for displaying HTML. Is it possible to force IE 11 to use a NonAntialiased font/quality? Thank you.
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Windows 10 - non crisp fonts - how can I fix it?

I've been seeing all articles and questions in the internet but still didn't find a solution. Problem is this : On the right side, you see a blurry font as opposed to the left side where you see ...
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New monitor - text looks bad both on and off applications, ClearType tuning won't apply

I just received a new monitor from Acer, the XZ342CK, which is an 21:9 1440p 144hz monitor. I noticed a problem with viewing texts that was not present before changing to this new monitor (I was using ...
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Jagged font issue on Full HDTV Display on Windows 10

Those who jump in as soon as seen the title, I know this is an ongoing problem for years and I just wanted to check if there has been any development about this issue. It seems Microsoft won't fix it ...
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Windows Font Appears Lighter

Since today (perhaps a late reaction to a previous Windows update?), the fonts in Microsoft Outlook and in the Start Menu (see example below) and Windows Apps appear lighter (less font-width) than ...
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Why does Windows 10 has some text as ClearType but not others? How can I enable Clear Type on it?

I'm using Windows 10, I'd noticed that some fonts is blurrier than others. With a propper zoom, I'm able to see that some of them has sub-pixel antialias (ClearType) but not for some of them. Windows ...
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Why would text be blurry in Excel 2016 under Windows 10 on one PC and not the other?

Issue I am opening the same spreadsheet on two PCs, and the text looks crisp and beautiful even at lower zoom levels (55-100%) on one of them, but blurry at any zoom level ≤88% on the other. Why ...
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Why are WSL GUI apps rendered with blurry fonts with Xming?

When I try to use Xming with WSL to run GUI programs, I see fonts with grayscale anti-aliasing, like with Firefox as you can see here: This happens with every distro I've tried (Arch and Ubuntu), and ...
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What has happened to my anti-aliasing on text?

I've been working from home for a few days and when remoted into my machine the text has been perfectly readable. Last week I did the same and had no issues at all, yet this week text on some sites is ...
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Is there a way to manually adjust ClearType in Windows without "choosing which looks best"?

In Windows you can adjust the ClearType settings (with the ClearType Text Tuner) but to my knowledge there is no way to manually tweak them (as in moving some bars or something), you are only given ...
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How to Disable Direct Write in Windows 10?

I find ClearType, Direct Write, etc. font rendering systems not very aesthetically pleasing. So I download a free software called MacType on my Windows 10. The problem is that it does not render ...
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Turn off font smoothing in SeaMonkey for Windows

I'm running SeaMonkey on Windows 8.1, and I have recently upgraded to version 2.40. Although I have full-pixel AA and ClearType disabled entirely (which can be seen either by running ...
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Odd Windows Font-Rendering Issue (With Video Demo)

See Video Demo at: vimeo.com/155636855 I've grappled with this issue for too long--now I would love some outside help. * This has nothing to do with VM technology--see added note at end of post * ...
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Disable cleartype Windows 7 title bar text

Removed Segoe UI and its similar fonts. Changed every font to Arial in Advanced appearance settings. Regedit font substitutes Segoe UI to Dotum. Windows 7 Help appear blurry text, so I removed ...
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How do I change Windows 10 fonts? [duplicate]

With Windows 7 it was possible to change the fonts used by Windows for title bar, menus, popups, etc. This way I could get rid of "anti-aliased" fonts such as Segoe UI that are blurry and use "...
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How to improve the text clarity in Windows 10

I have updated from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 but after the update the text is not clear and crisp as it used to be in the Windows 8.1.So How can I improve this text clarity.
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ClearType Text Tuner: what exactly do all steps do? [duplicate]

In Windows, when adjusting ClearType text, following the option to turn on/off ClearType & ensuring the monitor is set to native resolution, one is supposed to follow 5 steps. I've already tried ...
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How to completely disable Subpixel rendering in Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am - unfortunately - one of the persons, for whom subpixel rendering is a visual burden instead of a help. So I am trying to disable it completely in Windows 8.1, but it still pops up a lot of ...
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Corrupted rendering of Courier New font in Windows Server 2003 [duplicate]

I have two virtual machines with Windows Server 2003 running in VMware Workstation 11.0.0 on Ubuntu 14.04.1. Unfortunately several days or weeks ago both the machines started to render all four fonts ...
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Terrible font rendering in some applications but not others

I'm not sure what's changed, but all Windows updates are done, and all browsers are fully up to date. Chrome 40, Firefox 35, Opera 27. This is what my fonts look like at the moment: I have ...
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ugly font in XP, how can I restore it?

The XP SP3 workstation I used in workplace changed font rendering to ugly one in sudden(maybe after rebooting with chkdsk messages). How can I restore the font rendering setting back to normal? ...
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Not clear/sharp font in Windows after connecting it thru Remote desktop for the 1st time

Today I've logged in thru remote session to my Windows 7 machine for the 1st time. After that I came back and on started working on site (physically on box), bud noticed immediately that my font is ...
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How to force Windows to use cleartype for all font sizes

I have some large Excel spreadsheets and often have to zoom out to have an overall view of them. However as I zoomed out, the characters are rendered in a smaller font, and until some point size it ...
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How can I enable ClearType fonts in Firefox?

Is there a way to enable ClearType font rendering in Firefox tabs, regardless of the O/S settings? Some pages look awful on FF, while look much better in Internet Explorer. My understanding is that ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 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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