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Improving Your Display with ClearType

The LCD screen used on a typical laptop PC or flat-panel display looks pretty good— until you get up close. That's when you notice the “jaggies,” those jagged edges and ragged shapes that come part and parcel with displaying text and graphics on an LCD screen.

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Microsoft says that Clear-Type is designed for LCD screens only, such as the ones in portable PCs and flat-screen monitors. Activating ClearType on a tube-type monitor might make text and other onscreen elements appear slightly blurry. Or, depending on your monitor, it might smooth out some of the roughness you typically get with some screen fonts. In other words, YMMV (your mileage may vary). The best thing to do is try it yourself, and see if you like it!



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