Michael Geary wrote:
>> I don't think there's anything you can do in the browser.
>> Font smoothing is called the ClearType Tuning tool in Windows
>> and it wasn't included automatically in IE 6 or Win XP. It
>> is included automatically with IE 7. This affects the whole
>> OS, not just the browser. It's a utility you can run to
>> customize the settings and makes a big difference in viewing
>> text on a LCD.
>> I just tell my users to get it from Microsoft and install it ;-)
> ClearType is built into Windows XP; it's just not enabled by default. The
> setting is in the Display control panel, Appearance tab, Effects button.
> Microsoft's ClearType Tuner isn't required - but it is beneficial since it
> lets you fine-tune the text appearance.
> If you turn on ClearType, it takes effect for all browsers and all (or most)
> applications. The only thing special about IE7 is that it overrides the
> system's ClearType setting.
>> Still not as good as a Mac, but a bit closer :-)
> Funny thing... I do all my text editing on my ThinkPad instead of my Mac
> because Windows text quality is so much better... But to each his or her
> own. :-)
> In any case, there is nothing you can do about this with CSS or any other
> browser technology. Either the machine (or browser) has ClearType turned on
> or it doesn't.
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It is interesting.
I use Vim on my Mac and have the text smoothing set just above my vim
font size, so the text is very crisp.
The only windows machine I have is a laptop with a decent but two year
old screen, so it's just OK.
At this point I'll bow out of this thread before it becomes a Mac vs
Thanks for your direction to the settings in XP, I was looking for it.
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