How to Change the ClearType Font Settings in Vista
ClearType font smoothing makes text look sharp and clear on a LCD monitor. On a regular CRT (tube) monitor, this could make the text appear blurry and will need to be turned off.
If your screen is an LCD and you are not running it at it's native screen resolution
, then this can also cause blurryness.
1. Right click on a empty area of your desktop and click on Personalize. (See screenshot below) 2.That's it,
Click on the Window Color and Appearace
link. (See screenshot below) 3.
Click on the Open classic appearance properties for more color options
link. (See screenshot below) NOTE: If the color scheme Windows Aero (All Vista editions except Home Basic) or Windows Vista Standard (Only Home Basic edition) is not running, then you will not see this screen, but see the screen in step 4 instead. 4.
Click on the Effects
button. (See screenshot below) 5. To Turn Off ClearType Font Smoothing - NOTE: It should be Off (Unchecked) for CRT monitors and On (Checked) for LCD monitors.
A) Uncheck Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts. (See screenshot below step 6)6. To Turn On ClearType Font Smoothing NOTE: It should be Off (Unchecked) for CRT monitors and On (Checked) for LCD monitors.
B) Go to step 8.
A) Check Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts. (See screenshot below)7. To Change the ClearType Font Smoothing Method
B) Continue on to step 7.
A) Click on the drop down arrow and choose the method that looks better to you. (See screenshot below)8.
Click on OK
Click on Apply
in window for step 4 above to see the changes applied. NOTE: See if the fonts look sharp and clear to you. If not repeat the steps with a different setting until they do. 10.
Click on OK
and close the window from below step 2 above.