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Chapter 7. Hardware Annoyances > CLEAR AND SHARP LCD FONTS

CLEAR AND SHARP LCD FONTS

The Annoyance:

Here's something that made me mad: I upgraded my system to Windows XP, bought a cool LCD monitor, and looked forward to seeing crisp, sharp fonts. But no, XP just ignored my hardware and forced me to dig around to find my LCD's type-display settings on my own.

The Fix:

If XP won't do it for us, I guess we'll have to do it ourselves. There are three methods to turn on ClearType, Microsoft's font-rendering technology that makes characters easier to read on LCDs. Choose the method that's easiest for your situation:


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