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ClearType: Improving your LCD Appearance

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

With more and more people using flat panel displays, it might be useful to try Microsoft’s ClearType technology. An option in Windows XP, ClearType font enhancement technology is intended to enhance the readability of text on LCD devices like your laptop or flat panel monitor. According to results from the University of Texas, people selected ClearType text 80% of the time. Also, when completing everyday office tasks, participants read from a computer screen 30 seconds faster.If you have Windows XP, you can turn ClearType on…

  1. Right-click on your Desktop and select Properties
  2. Click the Appearance tab
  3. Click the Effects button
  4. Click the checkbox by Use the following method to smooth edges of font screens
  5. Select ClearType from the drop down box
  6. Click OK

Note: this option should only be enabled if you are using an LCD display – and of course, your mileage may vary.