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flock
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Cleartype

Post by flock » Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:53 pm

Hi, I'm a long time XnView user, but new in the forum :P

The cleartype system setting, when enabled, is utilized in browser view but not in options window (and all other windows started from menu)

it's could better to use cleartype in every window

see in this picture the different font rendering between folder tree and options window:

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tested with XnView 1.80.3

sorry for my english in advance...

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Re: Cleartype

Post by xnview » Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:18 am

flock wrote:Hi, I'm a long time XnView user, but new in the forum :P

The cleartype system setting, when enabled, is utilized in browser view but not in options window (and all other windows started from menu)

it's could better to use cleartype in every window

see in this picture the different font rendering between folder tree and options window:
tested with XnView 1.80.3

sorry for my english in advance...
Where do you set this option? I use standard font in the 2 dialogs...
Pierre.

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Post by flock » Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:04 pm

the cleartype font smoothing (introduced with windows xp and avalaible tlll now only for it) is a system-wide setting, not a XnView setting and when enabled, all programs should automatically use it

it can be activated easyly from the desktop:
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but XnView use it only in browser\viewer main screen, not in other windows

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ClearTypeInfo.mspx

PS: thanks for your wonderful program :wink:

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Post by helmut » Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:16 pm

Thank you, flock, for the detailed info.

Some addition: After activating ClearType, the ClearType can be seen in menus and the folder tree of the browser window (see first screenshot of flock above), but in *all* the dialogs the normal font is displayed.

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