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How to adjust ClearType text in Windows 7

Description: This is a technical article intended to help with adjusting ClearType text in Windows 7. This information can be useful to make text on your monitor(s) easier to read.

  1. Close out of all open windows and programs on the machine, so only a blank desktop with icons remains.
  2. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
    Windows 7 Start Button
  3. In the Search Programs and Files box, type Clear Type and press Enter.
    Windows 7 Start Search, ClearType
  4. Check or uncheck the box depending on whether the option is being turned on or off. Then select Next.
    Windows 7 ClearType Toggle On Off
  5. If there are multiple monitors, select whether to tune them all or just one. Then select Next.
    Windows 7 ClearType if Multiple Monitors
  6. The program will make sure the current monitor is set to its default (Native) Resolution. Once finished, Select Next.
    Windows 7 ClearType if Multiple Monitors
  7. It will take 4 steps to tune the text. In each window, select the box of text that looks best. Then select Next.
    Windows 7 ClearType Configure
  8. Once the 4 steps are complete, the program will announce its completion or go on to the next monitor if there are others to be tuned. (Start from beginning of document to tune another monitor if the second option from Step 5 was selected.) Then select Next.
    Windows 7 ClearType Configure
  9. When the tuning process is complete there will be a green checkmark located on the screen(s) that were tuned. Select Finish to close the ClearType Text Tuner.
    Windows 7 ClearType Configure