MacOSX-Like Font Smoothing On Windows

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    ★★★★★ Limite is offline
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    Cool MacOSX-Like Font Smoothing On Windows

    From this:


    To this:


    Can you see the diference? :)

    How to install and use this program

    1- Download this file
    2- Extract this ZIP file in any directory, for example:
    C:\gdi
    3- Doubleclick the file:
    gditray.exe
    4- Now, on your task bar you will see a “G”

    5 - Click with the right mouse button and select the option:
    Enable
    6- Now, the “G” icon in your task bar should be like this:

    7- Right click the "G" icon in your task bar and choose the following config:

    8- Enjoy this beautiful font-smoothing.

    How to make the program auto enable the font smoothing on start up
    This program does not add an startup entry for you so if you want it to start with windows you will have to make some changes to the registry.
    1. Start regedit (Start > run > regedit)
    2. Go to the following address: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    3. Right Click in an empty area of the window and create a new String Value.
    4. Name it whatever you want and double click it. Under value data you should put the path where gditray.exe is located.
    e.g:

    5. Open the gdi++.ini file. (Right click the "G" icon on your task bar > Choose Open INI)
    6. Change the value of AutoEnable from 0 to 1.

    That's it, next time you restart your computer it will change the font smoothing on start up.

    Credits:
    http://estevaomascarenhas.com/blog/2...ng-in-windows/ For showing us how to use the program.


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    Account Upgraded | Title Enabled! Mr.Lucifer is offline
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    Re: MacOSX-Like Font Smoothing On Windows

    RightClick desktop > Properties > Appearance > Effects > Use the following method to smooth edges of screenfont > ClearType

    How is this better?

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    ★★★★★ Limite is offline
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    Re: MacOSX-Like Font Smoothing On Windows

    Cleartype looks pretty bad on my LCD screen.

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    Most Handsome jcgo16 is offline
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    Re: MacOSX-Like Font Smoothing On Windows

    i hate that font smoothing, kinda arghh in my eyes
    well nice tutorial

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    /\/\@573|2 NoPeace is offline
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    Re: MacOSX-Like Font Smoothing On Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Limite View Post
    Cleartype looks pretty bad on my LCD screen.
    There's a wizard that you can run to adjust the setting for clear type.

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