Fix Blurry Text

Question

Does text seem a little foggy on that new LCD monitor?

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This question was answered on July 21, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Here's something that got my pulse racing: I upgraded my system to Windows XP, bought a cool LCD monitor, and looked forward to seeing crisp, sharp fonts on the screen But noooo, XP just ignored my hardware and forced me to dig around to find my LCD's type-display settings on my own Anyway, if you’re not impressed with how text is displayed on your LCD monitor, read on:

If XP won't do it for us, I guess we'll have to do it ourselves: Right-click anywhere on the desktop, choose Properties, select the Appearance tab, and click the Effects button Make sure that the Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts option is checked, and choose ClearType from the drop-down menu (By the way, this fix is ideal for setting your notebook's fonts as well.) If you would like to do even more fiddling around with your ClearType settings, grab a free copy of <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,22318,00.asp" target="_">ClearTweak</a>.

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on July 21, 2006