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Old 05-27-2006, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it just me or does this actually make things worse rather than improving the readabilitly of words? i found it make all the edges of my text all blurry and just generally think it looks much better with clear type off?

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I dont know about the software, but enabling it in properties makes the type much better, most noteably on laptops.

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Old 05-27-2006, 10:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have an LCD TFT monitor...and I prefer to use Standard rather than ClearType text.

They have a Windows XP PowerToy which allows you to fine tune the contrast setting of ClearType font...

But in my opinion, Standard is still better.

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I have used both Standard and the Clear type. IMO the Powertoy is better. It allows you to fine tune the settings to best fit the indivual. Since my eyes are not perfect the powertoy actually makes the fotn clear without my contacts in. So i can sit confortably at my PC without my contacts in and see the LCD clearly.

But this is all just personal preference as are most things PC related. For me it helps. While others obviously dont like what it does.
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I disable it on every M$ product. It doesn't really help since my eyes are already used to seeing standard fonts.
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Unless you're using an LCD monitor at it's native resolution, it will look like crap. We have 17 inch LCD's here at work and some of the not so computer literate have ther resolutions set to 800x600 and it looks like crap with cleartype.
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and some of the not so computer literate have ther resolutions set to 800x600
Geez. Seeing a computer set on 800 x 600 makes me cringe.

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Old 05-27-2006, 12:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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well just for the record, ive got a 17" LCD and its set at 1152x864, and like i said i just think it looks clearer and more easy to read with clear type off.
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Yeah the native resoluton on these monitors is 1280x1024, but people complain that its too small and they can't read it.
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Old 05-27-2006, 02:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It takes awhile to get used to, but if i keep cleartype on I find it makes life better for my eyes .

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