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Enable ClearType on the Welcome Screen

Posted On 2007-08-12 by FortyPoundHead
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As laptop users and other LCD owners are quickly realizing, Microsoft`s ClearType technology in Windows XP really makes a big difference for readability. But the this feature is enabled on a per-user basis in Windows XP, so you can`t see the effect on the Welcome screen; it only appears after you logon.

But you can fix that. Fire up the Registry Editor and look for the following keys:
(default user) HKEY_USERS \ .Default \ Control Panel \ Desktop \ FontSmoothing (String Value)

HKEY_USERS \ .Default \ Control Panel \ Desktop \ FontSmoothingType (Hexadecimal DWORD Value)


Make sure both of these values are set to 2 and you`ll have ClearType enabled on the Welcome screen and on each new user by default.


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