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HOWTO: Turn ClearType Font Rendering On

ClearType font rendering in Windows adds a nice shadow to screen fonts. You may notice your desktop fonts have (or don’t have) this shadow:

No ClearType:
Without ClearType enabled

With ClearType:
With ClearType enabled

If you want to enable or disable it, go to Display Properties > Appearance.


Then click the Effects button and choose your option under the second drop-down menu.


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One Comment

  1. John John

    I love the cleartype idea. However, I hate the shadow under the desktop icon letters and most cleartype fonts are awfull. Take for instance candara with it’s stupidly small numbers 0 to 9

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