A. XP, like Windows Me, supports ClearType. On LCD screens, ClearType offers a 300 percent higher than usual horizontal resolution, providing much clearer text than usual. To enable ClearType, perform the following steps.
- Right-click the desktop and select Properties.
- Click the Appearance tab.
- Click Effects.
- Under Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts, select ClearType.
- Click OK.
- Click OK on the main dialog box.
You can also edit the registry to enable ClearType.
- Go to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\FontSmoothing registry subkey, and set the value to 0 to disable font smoothing or 2 to enable font smoothing.
- Go to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\FontSmoothingType registry subkey, and set the value to 0 for no smoothing, 1 for standard smoothing, or 2 for ClearType.
To enable font smoothing for the logon screen, go to the HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop registry subkey, and use the same values as above.