I have installed The Magnifier under Windows Vista. When I enlarge the desktop or images the magnification is sharp. However I tested it with various applications and the magnified text is poor and hard to read. What is wrong? What can I do?
In Windows Vista, The Magnifier's capabilities rely on the video driver itself (and settings in Windows). I believe what you are describing is the screen smoothing Windows uses on LCD type monitors (ClearType). To change this setting in Windows (not a setting in The Magnifier), you can do the following: Right-Click on the Desktop | Select Personalize | Click on Window Color and Appearance | At bottom, click on "Open classic appearance properties for more color options" | Click on Effects button | Clear the checkbox "Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts" - you may also select Standard, or ClearType, to view the differences on your display. I believe if you clear this option, the text will be sharp and clear when magnified. Depending on how large your magnification setting is, the other settings may be acceptable. You should reload applications after changing this setting.
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