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Author Topic: QuickType - quickly toggle your ClearType status  (Read 6410 times)

lanux128

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QuickType - quickly toggle your ClearType status
« on: July 21, 2008, 09:37:54 PM »
on my LCD screen, ClearType is very useful when i am reading on-screen however this feature is not the best when it comes to fixed-width fonts. so whenever i'm doing some programming work, i need to disable the feature quickly, hence this tiny tool.

QuickType is a utility that sits in the systray for quick and easy toggling of the ClearType settings system-wide. my only wish is that it can do command-line toggling, that way i can call it up to toggle the setting and quit.

Note: it needs .Net framework, though.

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http://www.dotdeekay.dk/quicktype/


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Re: QuickType - quickly toggle your ClearType status
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008, 10:27:49 PM »
ClearTweak is much better, set it to 1000 it looks much better than the default microsoft cleartype.

it can also minimize to tray for quick access to various setting.

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Re: QuickType - quickly toggle your ClearType status
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008, 03:23:01 PM »
my only wish is that it can do command-line toggling, that way i can call it up to toggle the setting and quit.

lanux,

You are welcome to a copy of my command-line font smoothing program. You use it like this:

fs on/off c/s contrast

Examples
Turn font smoothing on, set it to ClearType, and set the contrast to 1000:
fs on c 1000

Turn font smoothing on, set it to Standard:
fs on s

Turn font smoothing off:
fs off

It is written in my favorite language - PureBasic (http://www.purebasic.com).
It's less than 4KB (right, KB!) and is absolutely free of mal-ware, nag-ware, ad-ware, viruses, etc.

Regards,
Eric



« Last Edit: August 15, 2008, 05:12:00 PM by ebs »

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Re: QuickType - quickly toggle your ClearType status
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2008, 06:23:53 AM »
thanks Eric. the command-line feature is exactly what i was looking for! :Thmbsup: