Posted by Lori Ayre on June 8, 2005

Mr. Gates did something kind of strange (and undesireable) with fonts when he delivered us Windows XP. As a result, some web designers report that "XP is the bane of my existence!"

Turns out the fonts of many web pages look much worse for those of us on XP versus say....well...Macs for one. But now more!

Follow these steps to amazingly clearer fonts everywhere including websites and even on Word documents:

1. Go to Control Panel
2. Select Display
3. Choose the Appearance tab
4. Click on Effects
5. Where it says "Choose following method to smooth edges of screen fonts", change Standard to Clear Type.

Immediate and very satisfying