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    Unsmooth screen fonts (XP Pro SP1)

    Are many of you using LCD screens (either notebook computer or flat panel)? I find that the anti-aliasing doesn't look very good up close, but maybe it works if you have your monitor at arms length. It occurs to me that over the years I've judged many monitors and notebooks to have "fuzzy" displays when it could have been Windows display settings all along. My apologies to all of those that I unfairly criticized, but in my defense, the manufacturer might oughta think about changing the default. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Unsmooth screen fonts (XP Pro SP1)

    I have a desktop PC with a 17" flat panel monitor; at a distance of 3 feet, the anti-aliasing has a very pleasant effect. When I got this monitor a few months ago, I experimented with the settings, but decided to keep the default. The only minor quibble I have is that double quotes are slightly fuzzy even at a distance.

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    Re: Unsmooth screen fonts (XP Pro SP1)

    Microsoft has an online ClearType tuner that might help.

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    Re: Unsmooth screen fonts (XP Pro SP1)

    Thanks, that was interesting. I have trouble seeing much difference after tuning. I think I am more accustomed to jaggies than blur, or maybe it's just a preference for that??

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    Re: Unsmooth screen fonts (XP Pro SP1)

    I'll buy that theory; I prefer the jaggies to the slightly fuzzed-out look of ClearType - depending on the display. Some seem to handle it better than others, my ThinkPad sure didn't like it!
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