by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 2, 2019)
Windows includes support for a Microsoft technology called ClearType. According to Microsoft sources, this technology "improves the readability of text" on devices that utilize LCD screens, such as laptops, Tablets, and flat-panel monitors. The technology doesn't represent a different type of font format, but a different way to render existing fonts on certain types of monitors. In fact, Microsoft states that the technology can make screen text look almost as sharp and clear as those printed on paper.
To find out if you would benefit from using ClearType, all you need to do is use the Windows ClearType Text Tuner. This wizard steps you through a series of steps that help you figure out what adjustments are best for displaying text on your device. To use the ClearType Text Tuner on a Windows 10 system, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The ClearType Text Tuner.
Figure 2. Picking which text is clearer.
Figure 3. Done tuning text.
To use the ClearType Text Tuner on an earlier version of Windows, follow these steps:
This tip (6168) applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10.
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