Windows 7 - Disable the subpixel font smoothing feature

April 2018

This small manipulation will enhance the performance of CRT screens, which don't support sub-pixel smoothing. This function is useful only on LCD screens.
Here's how to disable it:
  • Open the Start menu and type in "Appearance"
  • Select "Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows"
  • Uncheck "Smooth edges of Screen Fonts"
Published by jak58. Latest update on May 7, 2013 at 02:58 PM by jak58.
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