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Old November 29th, 2003 (4:51 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/pro/using/howto/customize/cleartype/tuner/default.asp

    Be sure to bookmark it and tell me what you think of it.
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    Old November 29th, 2003 (5:09 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 (5:15 PM).
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      Did you customize it? There are 6 different settings...
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      Old November 29th, 2003 (5:29 PM).
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      Meh. Still Mac OS X's looks better.
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      Old November 29th, 2003 (5:32 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 (5:49 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 (6:05 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 (6:13 PM).
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          Old November 29th, 2003 (6:33 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 (6:37 PM).
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              Try going to that url I posted.
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              Old November 29th, 2003 (9:18 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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                  Hey DUDE, it's really nice thing that you found there...
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                  Old November 30th, 2003 (7:28 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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                      Ya, Thanks for the help i liek this Font so much better!
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                      Old November 30th, 2003 (7:45 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 (8:00 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 (1:21 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 (3:47 PM). Edited November 30th, 2003 by Shingo`.
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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...
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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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                                    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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                                      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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