ClearType: PC screen text easier to read

ClearType – Use the built tool to improve the readability of the text on your LCD.  So if you feel the text isn’t displaying sharply, use it. The tool will take you through a series of screens, much like an eye exam. This will help you achieve the sharpest text possible. It’s on by default in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

To turn on ClearType (Windows 7)

  1. Open the Text Tuner by clicking the Start button (usually bottom left hand side of the screen), and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type cleartype, and then click Adjust ClearType text.
  2. On the first page of the tuner, select the Turn on ClearType check box, click Next, and then continue clicking Next until you reach the last page.
  3. On the last page of the tuner, click Finish to turn on clearer type. Administrator permission required If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

For the tool to be effective, you should have a video card and monitor that support a colour setting of at least 256 colours. You’ll get the best results with High colour (24-bit) or Highest colour (32-bit) support.

Text tuner makes text clear

Use the text tuner to make text as clear as possible, just follow more or less the same process as above.

  1. Open the Text Tuner by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type cleartype, and then click Adjust ClearType text.
  2. Make sure the Turn on ClearType check box is selected, and then click Next. On each page, click the text sample that looks best to you.
  3. On the last page of the tuner, click Finish to turn on ClearType. Administrator permission required If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

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2018-11-13T15:08:05+00:00

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