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ClearType Tuner

Step 1: Turn on ClearType

With Windows, ClearType delivers improved font display quality over traditional forms of font smoothing or anti-aliasing. ClearType improves readability on color LCD displays with a digital interface, such as those in laptops and high-quality flat panel displays. Readability on CRT screens can also be somewhat improved.

Windows 7 users should use the built-in ClearType tuner found in the Windows Control Panel under Appearance and Personalization to adjust their ClearType settings. Windows Vista users should use the online tuner found on this page to turn on and tune their ClearType settings from Internet Explorer. The tuner should be used with Internet Explorer because it depends on an ActiveX control. Alternatively, users can download the Windows PowerToy version of the tuner.


Use the check box below to turn ClearType on or off. ClearType is on by default in Windows Vista. Once you have turned ClearType on, please click "Next" to tune your ClearType settings.

 Turn on ClearType

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