Disabling ClearType doesn't work everywhere!!!


  1. Posts : 550
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 19042.1415
       #1

    Disabling ClearType doesn't work everywhere!!!


    I want to disable completely ClearType, but I noticed e.g. in control panel windows still uses anti-aliasing for smoothing text.
    Disabling ClearType doesn't work everywhere!!!-cleartype-bug.png
    While e.g. on desktop, or in browser there is no aa:
    Disabling ClearType doesn't work everywhere!!!-cleartype-browser.png
    I read it is some bug. Any way how to fix this and disable ClearType for everything?

    I disabled it under "Adjust ClearType text", box is unchecked and also "smooth edges of screen fonts" is unchecked in "Visual Effects" setting!

    Thanks for help.
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  2. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #2

    Hello, Graphics settings such as AA can be managed system wide in control panel of your GPU.
    ex. NVIDIA control panel let's you override setting specified per program.

    I disabled it under "Adjust ClearType text", box is unchecked and also "smooth edges of screen fonts" is unchecked in "Visual Effects" setting!
    From what I know these settings apply only to Windows OS, not to programs.

    Your first screenshot is OS, and second screenshot is program (browser)
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  3. Posts : 550
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 19042.1415
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       #3

    zebal said:
    Hello, Graphics settings such as AA can be managed system wide in control panel of your GPU.
    ex. NVIDIA control panel let's you override setting specified per program.


    From what I know these settings apply only to Windows OS, not to programs.

    Your first screenshot is OS, and second screenshot is program (browser)
    It is probably Windows issue... It was on application controlled by default, but I turned aa off to be sure. Even after restart, it still uses ClearType!!!

    Yeah but I said: that "ClearType" is on in control panel, not the browser! It off for other programs too I see, but not the Windows! Except for some programs it is still on! So it works randomly for some things and for some it doesn't!
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  4. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #4

    Btw, AA setting has almost nothing to do with fonts.

    ClearType uses spatial anti-aliasing at the subpixel level to reduce visible artifacts on such displays when text is rendered, making the text appear "smoother" and less jagged.
    Therefore you also need to make sure screen resolution is set to native level, and revisit your DPI setting, following tutorial may help:
    Change DPI Scaling Level for Displays in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 648
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    Have you also logged off, and back on, or rebooted after disabling it?
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  6. Posts : 550
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 19042.1415
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       #6

    Bobby Phoenix said:
    Have you also logged off, and back on, or rebooted after disabling it?
    Just rebooted. But now also tried to log off and back on, didn't change!
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  7. Posts : 550
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 19042.1415
    Thread Starter
       #7

    It seems that anti-aliasing is hardcoded into explorer etc. and Windows simply ignores your setting... GO FIGURE... Do you know any registry keys perhaps to disable this??? I don't want any anti-aliasing!!! Source: Disable Cleartype completely : Windows10

    Found almost complete solution, this will disable most of AA!!!
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...d-0fee855e6e88

    It is still visible in Windows Settings (win+i) e.g.

    Font also look good even without AA and it is in ENG!!!
    Last edited by empleat; 30 Mar 2021 at 18:44.
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