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Published on 08.24.06 by Brent Trahan

Turn Off Clear Type in Internet Explorer

Learn how to turn off clear type in Internet Explorer 7. Clear type is a new feature of IE7 that makes text look smooth for easier reading.

A new feature of Internet Explorer 7 is Clear Type which makes the text on a web page look smooth instead of looking crisp and sharp.  Clear Type is supposed to make reading text easier on a web page.  This guide shows you how to turn off Clear Type.

I have to admit when I first started using Internet Explorer 7 the Clear Type text gave me a headache for a few days.  After getting used to it I have to say it is much easier to read text with Clear Type turned on.  I suggest giving Clear Type a try before you turn it off.

What is the difference?

The top photo is text with clear type turned on.  The bottom photo is text with clear type turned off.



How to turn Clear Type Off

Click Tools in the upper right corner of Internet Explorer 7 and select Internet Options.  Select the advanced tab in the Internet Options window.  Scroll down to the Multimedia section of the Settings window.  Uncheck Always use Clear Type for HTMLRestart Internet Explorer 7 for the changes to take affect.

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