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    ClearType Tuner Power Toy (Any)

    Microsoft have released a new power toy, the ClearType Tuner power toy. This power toy lets you use ClearType technology to make it easier to read text on your screen, and installs in the control panel for easy access.

    More info on ClearType

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    Re: ClearType Tuner Power Toy (Any)

    Thanks. I had used the online version, but a control panel version is handy to have.

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    Re: ClearType Tuner Power Toy (Any)

    Steve Gibson had something to say about cleartype some years ago.

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    Re: ClearType Tuner Power Toy (Any)

    Thanks for the lead, Tony!

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    Re: ClearType Tuner Power Toy (Any)

    Thanks for the link Tony.

    I have been using the ClearType feature for a few years... that is, the one that came with Windows XP. It really enhanced the reading on my digital Samsung LCD 191T. I downloaded the new ClearType power toy just to see what might be different. It definitely provides a better crisper view than the original ClearType.

    I then tried the new power toy on with my wife's analog Samsung LCD 171s. It also made a nice improvement over the original ClearType.

    Thanks again for the link!

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    Re: ClearType Tuner Power Toy (Any)

    Another one that I've been using for about a year now (both for a laptop and my main 19" LCD screen) can be found here . Will have to download the MS power toy and see how they compare.
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    Re: ClearType Tuner Power Toy (Any)

    In the latest newsletter (Microsoft Office advice and news from Woody Leonhard,14 October 2004, Vol 9 No 19), Woody says:

    "Note: if you are using a CRT (non flat screen) monitor then Clear Type will make no difference - it only works on flat screens."

    This is incorrect. ClearType also works on CRT's. I have used in on my old 17" Dell and am using it now on my 19" iiyama 451 CRT. It does make a significant improvement.

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    Re: ClearType Tuner Power Toy (Any)

    Conversely, on my Dell flat panel monitor, all the supposedly-different screens produced by the ClearType wizard look almost the same!

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    Re: ClearType Tuner Power Toy (Any)

    It might depend on what CRT you have. More likely, I'd guess that you might have the brightness and contrast controls pumped all the way up, like many people tend to do. They should be set about 50%-66% of the total adjustment.

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