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Enable Cleartype on Welcome Login Screen
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 3 | Unrated
Enable Cleartype on Welcome Login Screen

By default this feature does not start until after you log on.  But with the tweak below you will be able to make it start as windows loads so it will be enabled on the welcome login screen.

Start regedit, if you are unfamiliar with regedit please see our FAQ.
Navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop.
Locate the key FontSmoothingType.
Change the value to 2.
Restart.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    perfect - concise thanks very much
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Fast, concise, neat.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    When i look in my registry under users .default, the smoothing type is already 2 (without me changing it) but the last time I logged in it appeared as if the form was not using clear type. Is there something else to check here (like a cleartype config for default user)? I did notice that my user profile has a REG_DWORD value 'FontSmoothingGamma - 4b0 (1200)' which is not present in the .default values. Could this have something to do with it?
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Worked like a charm. No problems at all. An excelent, concise solution.
     
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