View Full Version : What font does Windows use on its desktop?

Thomas Veil
Oct 5, 2006, 12:34 PM
You know, that thin, crappy-looking font that they use for all the file names, folder names, etc.?

I'm designing a Mac-vs.-PC bumper sticker, and I want to use that font for the Windows half of my message. :D

Edit: And...is there a way to remove anti-aliasing in Photoshop text, so I can make it look as clunky as possible?

Oct 5, 2006, 01:37 PM
i think it's called Tahoma.

Oct 5, 2006, 02:07 PM
change anti-aliasing to none in your option bar

Oct 5, 2006, 02:09 PM
i think it's called Tahoma.

Thats correct

Oct 5, 2006, 02:10 PM
i think it's called Tahoma.
Yep. Older Windows versions used MS Sans Serif

Thomas Veil
Oct 5, 2006, 03:21 PM
Thank you all.

The aliasing didn't look quite as bad as I wanted, to I just rendered the layer and applied a mosaic filter.

Once again, thanks! :)

Oct 5, 2006, 10:50 PM
when you finish post an image. im looking forward to seeing it.

Oct 10, 2006, 03:52 PM
I thought it was Verdana, with no anti-aliasing. I'm probably wrong though, since you all seem to agree on Tahoma.

Oct 10, 2006, 04:36 PM
Its most definitely Tahoma. Has been since Office 97 and Windows 2000.

I know because I was using it at the time. Bad, bad memories. Good luck with your project!