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Old November 29th, 2003, 04:51 PM
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If anyone that is running Windows XP wants to improve the quality of the text on the screen, go here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...er/default.asp

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Old November 29th, 2003, 05:09 PM
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I turned it on with my emulated PC. It seems ok.
But I have to say, I've seen better smoothing (in Mac OS X).
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Old November 29th, 2003, 05:15 PM
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Did you customize it? There are 6 different settings...
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Old November 29th, 2003, 05:29 PM
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Meh. Still Mac OS X's looks better.
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Old November 29th, 2003, 05:32 PM
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I find it hard to believe something else looks better when the quality is already superb. May I see a screenshot?
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Old November 29th, 2003, 05:49 PM
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Here's an example. If you want, I'll attach the 3 other settings.
Some people could call this writing fuzzy.
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Old November 29th, 2003, 06:05 PM
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That doesn't look better... There are JPEG artifacts all over the image. ;;
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Old November 29th, 2003, 06:13 PM
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I have to choose the right one... I'll check later.
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Old November 29th, 2003, 06:33 PM
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I use it, but only on the log on screen. I am woundering why it's on the log on screen.
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Old November 29th, 2003, 06:37 PM
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Try going to that url I posted.
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Old November 29th, 2003, 09:18 PM
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I for some reason never knew about this. Looks nice, I have to say. Thanks Shining Arcanine. Where do you find these gems on Microsoft?
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Old November 30th, 2003, 12:18 AM
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The bumpy jagged text didn't suit me anyway. I didn't need a widget on Microsoft's site to configure ClearType. It was already on for me.

But I didn't know Microsoft's site had a configuration option for it...

I'll start posting a few Australian Personal Computer magazine articles in the Computer/OS Talk thread soon.
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Old November 30th, 2003, 02:56 AM
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Hey DUDE, it's really nice thing that you found there...
I like it a lot!!!
Now I don't have to harm my eyes to chat with y'all.
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Old November 30th, 2003, 07:28 AM
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I find these tips in the Windows XP Expert Zone. Most of them are things I know. Some remind me of things I have forgotten. Others are ones that I have never heard about before and a really nice such as this one for example. I think ClearType should have been enabled by default when it was turned on in the system properties but it apparently wasn't. Now it is.
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Old November 30th, 2003, 07:38 AM
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Ya, Thanks for the help i liek this Font so much better!
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Old November 30th, 2003, 07:45 AM
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It isn't a font, it is a modification to the way to see fonts.
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Old November 30th, 2003, 08:00 AM
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1 more notes: It only works on Truetype and Opentype fonts... not roaster fonts...
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Old November 30th, 2003, 12:41 PM
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No wonder when I tried it at my granny's it didn't work with her Chinese font.

But the Chinese all over drew me crazy.
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Old November 30th, 2003, 01:21 PM
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Roaster fonts aren't that common on my PC so I don't have to worry about them.
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Old November 30th, 2003, 03:47 PM
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Eusine/Masato/Shigeru, I'm on a Windows and I found the font Lucida Grande on my system. TrueType. Does this look like it?
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Old November 30th, 2003, 10:22 PM
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It looks like Lucida Sans...
Shingo, I would continue to be preferred to be called Vito around here...
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Old November 30th, 2003, 10:40 PM
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ClearType is ok.. Not the best meh.
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Old November 30th, 2003, 11:18 PM
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It is supposed to make text easier to read...
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Old December 1st, 2003, 01:12 PM
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One time ClearType smoothed a font that I didn't want it to. The font turned out unreadable. And sort of like black explosion messes.
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Old December 3rd, 2003, 08:00 PM
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It made it easier to read my small, cursive font... Very good techology.

(I have a 19 inch flat screen montor.)
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