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Nav
01-02-2006, 14:32:38
Today discovered you can make the fonts on windows all smooth curvy mac osx like by turning on the 'ClearType' font rendering option in Display Settings | Appearances | Effects.

All the text looks much nicer and is now easier on the eyes. Damnit why didn't I know before!

I found this out because the new IE7 public beta preview has it turned on by default.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/ie7/ie7betaredirect.mspx

Gary
01-02-2006, 14:50:53
Hmmm just seems to bold it doesn't it ?

Nav
01-02-2006, 14:57:05
No, bold is still clearly bold. It makes it smoother by adding more anti-aliasing. Makes your font readable too!

Funko
01-02-2006, 15:21:41
What is this IE you speak of?

Venom
01-02-2006, 16:12:10
Oooh look at the elitist Opera prick. Isn't he special.

Beta1
01-02-2006, 17:07:58
just seem to make everything look slightly fuzzy to me

Nav
02-02-2006, 09:09:59
Do you use a CRT? I think ClearType works best on LCD's because they are much sharper.

Gary
02-02-2006, 09:42:13
I have one of each - the left one is LCD, the right one CRT :D

Anyway, surely CleaRType should be ideal for CRT ;)

MattHiggs
02-02-2006, 09:51:50
Someone fucking shoot Gary.

Funko
02-02-2006, 11:23:05
Originally posted by Venom
Oooh look at the elitist Opera prick. Isn't he special.

:lol: Opera. So 2004.

Venom
02-02-2006, 13:26:47
Fine. Firefox or whatever's the "cool" opensource browser these days.

MattHiggs
02-02-2006, 13:33:17
Is Firefox the predominant browser nowadays? What sort are the percentages of usage for people visiting this site?

Most of the people I know and everyone at work uses Firefox nowadays.

Funko
02-02-2006, 14:19:20
I think firefox topped out at 7 or 8 percent.

A lot of computers are work PCs which people don't have freedom to choose browsers on and a lot of users aren't internet literate enough to know there's a choice or like to stick with what they know is safe.

Funko
02-02-2006, 14:22:19
Oooh, looks like in Europe at weekends it's much better than the worldwide stats.

http://www.spreadfirefox.com/node/12956

MattHiggs
02-02-2006, 14:22:22
Wow, that's quite surprising! I thought at least 30% of people would be using Firefox. Shows how much I know.

Funko
02-02-2006, 14:23:52
And it looks like they hit 10%. Woo.

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=28853

Funko
02-02-2006, 14:24:57
Oooh and in Europe 20%

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060117-5995.html

Venom
02-02-2006, 14:25:48
Everything you say from here on out will be considering wrong without strong proof and written documentation otherwise.

MattHiggs
02-02-2006, 14:57:32
I bet the percentage for home use would be a lot higher.

Everything you say from here on out will be considering wrong without strong proof and written documentation otherwise.

That's a forum rule.

Funko
02-02-2006, 14:59:31
Originally posted by MattHiggs
I bet the percentage for home use would be a lot higher.



Yeah...

It's doing really well anyway.

LoD
02-02-2006, 16:12:44
Originally posted by MattHiggs
Is Firefox the predominant browser nowadays? What sort are the percentages of usage for people visiting this site?

Most of the people I know and everyone at work uses Firefox nowadays.

On my site Firefox's share is about 30%. So it really depends where you ask at.

Sir Penguin
03-02-2006, 05:03:59
This program makes ClearType more readable on CRTs:

http://www.ioisland.com/cleartweak/

SP

Gary
14-02-2006, 23:02:13
IE7, did anyone spot where they hid the 'back' button ?
OK found it

Asher
16-02-2006, 02:38:07
Yes, it would be the button with the arrow pointing left in the top left of the screen... ;)

Gary
16-02-2006, 08:20:52
:o Yeah ok :p Havve to say I prefer my buttons grouped in one place where I know where they all are.

Gary
21-02-2006, 20:58:56
Warning - history fails. I have none saved for last week ! :mad:

Darkstar
22-02-2006, 03:15:07
I believe the words Beta and Microsoft were mentioned together. If you've tried it, you should be happy your computer didn't explode instantly. ;)