Microsoft ClearType.... what a joke!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by stoid, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!

    So at the web office I work on campus, they re-imaged our machines finally with Windows XP and a fat bundle of beautiful software (CS2, MX 2004, etc.), but out LCDs were looking hella fuzzy. At first I thought that it was because the techs hadn't set the displays back to native res, and an LCD interpolating a lower res is always hideous. After cranking the res back up though, the text still seems shockingly out of whack. After about 30 minutes of churning through utterly confusing preference panes and worthless help docs, I finally found what I was looking for. Microsoft ClearType text alaising preferences. As soon as I disabled ClearType, the on screen type suddenly became clear.
    if(softwareCompany == "Microsoft") {
       ClearType != "clear type";
  2. TheMonarch macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2005
    Bay Area
    ClearType isn't too bad IMHO, Its actually better than OSX's crappy font smoothing (Which makes everything seem like its half bold or something weird like that)...
  3. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    You can't be serious.

    ClearType is so much better than XP's crappy default fonts!

    You need to change ClearType to how you want it. Google it.

    ClearType is able to be controlled and configured to your liking.

    I can't use XP without cleartype.
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    Wow, I just enabled ClearType on my PC with LCD and for me it's much better. Feels easier on the eyes. :cool:

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