Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope

Originally developed by Microsoft for Windows XP, ClearType is a technology that enables users to increase the overall quality of all fonts displayed on their computer. To enable ClearType in Windows, follow the steps below.

Windows Vista and later users

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the search box, type cttune.exe and press Enter.
  3. The Windows ClearType Text Tuner opens. Go through each step to configure and enable ClearType.

Windows ClearType Text Tuner

Windows XP users

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel, double-click the Display icon.
  3. In Display properties, click the Appearance tab.
  4. In Appearance, click the Effects button.
  5. In Effects, check the option for Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts, and select the ClearType option.

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