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#1 slumdogtrillionaire

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 13:18

im using a crt 1024x768@60hz just to compare font sharpness. i have to say XP font rendering is the sharpest.

even after fiddling around with font settings clear type etc i cant get the font to be as sharp as xp in 7 or 8.

can the same sort of rendering be achieved in 7/8 as present in xp?

the sharpness makes a huge difference in eye comfort.


#2 +jamesyfx

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 13:25

Well, ClearType was never really meant for use with CRT screens. You'd probably get the best results with it turned off.

Also, I think the standard Windows fonts have been updated in Windows 7 and 8, so they look a bit off without ClearType on. Don't quote me on that though.

#3 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 13:29

Edit: Never mind. Didn't see "CRT". LOL! I need some coffee!!

#4 OP slumdogtrillionaire

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 13:35

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They are smoother, too. The XP ones have jaggies.

Edit: CRT...mmmkay....I'm an idiot....Just ignore me.... ;)

I need to go get some coffee....lol...


lol dude the 'computer' is softer than the more contrasty + cleaner edges 'my computer' on the crt ;-) but since that is a screenshot capture it shouldnt matter if its the crt im seeing it on.

#5 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 13:37

lol dude the 'computer' is softer than the more contrasty + cleaner edges 'my computer' on the crt ;-) but since that is a screenshot capture it shouldnt matter if its the crt im seeing it on.


Heh...Quoted my post before I made it better. *facepalm* it's one of those Wednesdays. :)

#6 OP slumdogtrillionaire

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 13:41

Heh...Quoted my post before I made it better. *facepalm* it's one of those Wednesdays. :)

:rofl: all cool mate

#7 OP slumdogtrillionaire

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 15:00

ok i got rid of all traces of font smoothing in windows 7 using the registry entry below. but it doesnt work fully in windows 8. e.g. the screen resolution window in windows 8 still has plenty of text rendered using some smoothing. any ideas with windows 8 smoothing removal?


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"FontSmoothingType"=dword:00000000
"FontSmoothing"="0"