Mozilla FireFox Tips & Tricks: Activate ClearType Font

ClearType2On computers running Windows 7 and Windows 10, ClearType delivers improved font display quality over traditional forms of font smoothing or anti-aliasing. The goal of ClearType was to improve the readability on color LCD displays with a digital interface, such as laptops and flat panel displays. 

Recently I changed desks within the office, which also meant a switching out computers. My new computer is much faster, but after downloading Mozilla Firefox I noticed that web pages did not have the same clean effect as the other computer I was using. After much frustration my co-worker showed me a trick that fixed everything! Now, I’m going to share the same tip with you.

1. Right click on your desktop and select “Properties”.

2. Now click the “Appearance” Tab , and then click the “Effects” button.

3. Now select the “ClearType” effect in the second drop down menu box and make sure there is a check in the checkbox.

4. Click Ok 2 times, and you’re done!

Now open Firefox and browse to any website, you will see an immediate effect in the font rendered in your web browser.

To dial in the ClearType font on your computer to its maximum , visit the ClearType Tuner located on the Microsoft typology page and follow the on screen instructions.

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