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Fading Fonts

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by D., May 28, 2010.

  1. D.

    D. Flightless Bird

    My fonts have definitely faded .
    Is there a setting for this or might
    it be time for a " new " monitor ?
    TIA ,
    D.
     
  2. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    "D." <wdstk@sover.net> wrote:

    >My fonts have definitely faded .
    >Is there a setting for this or might
    >it be time for a " new " monitor ?


    Faded? You mean they look lighter, like a printer running out of ink?
    Maybe there's a monitor adjustment you need to make, fonts don't wear
    out from use.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    D. wrote:
    > My fonts have definitely faded .
    > Is there a setting for this or might
    > it be time for a " new " monitor ?
    > TIA ,
    > D.


    Is this a problem with a ClearType setting ?

    ClearType makes it possible to "darken" up the screen fonts.

    http://www.pctipsbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/cleartype.jpg

    Enter "cleartype" in your Help and Support search box, for
    info on how to set it up.

    Paul
     
  4. D.

    D. Flightless Bird

    Exactly like a printer running
    out of ink .
    The adjustments on my monitor
    are not functional , which is why
    I'm leaning towards replacing the monitor .
    Thanks for the reply .
    D.
    "Tim Slattery" <Slattery_T@bls.gov> wrote in message
    news:8c80061olnnsag5gsrha8dgtppaev6vmkn@4ax.com...
    > "D." <wdstk@sover.net> wrote:
    >
    >>My fonts have definitely faded .
    >>Is there a setting for this or might
    >>it be time for a " new " monitor ?

    >
    > Faded? You mean they look lighter, like a printer running out of ink?
    > Maybe there's a monitor adjustment you need to make, fonts don't wear
    > out from use.
    >
    > --
    > Tim Slattery
    > Slattery_T@bls.gov
    > http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  5. D.

    D. Flightless Bird

    Tried that .
    Thanks ,
    D.




    "Paul" <nospam@needed.com> wrote in message
    news:htp89u$f1s$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > D. wrote:
    >> My fonts have definitely faded .
    >> Is there a setting for this or might
    >> it be time for a " new " monitor ?
    >> TIA ,
    >> D.

    >
    > Is this a problem with a ClearType setting ?
    >
    > ClearType makes it possible to "darken" up the screen fonts.
    >
    > http://www.pctipsbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/cleartype.jpg
    >
    > Enter "cleartype" in your Help and Support search box, for
    > info on how to set it up.
    >
    > Paul
    >
     
  6. Johnw

    Johnw Flightless Bird

    D. wrote :
    > My fonts have definitely faded .
    > Is there a setting for this or might
    > it be time for a " new " monitor ?
    > TIA ,
    > D.


    Borrow another monitor to try first, that will then tell you if it is
    the monitor.

    Make sure the cables at the rear are straight, not pushed up against a
    wall & kinked.
    Also the connections are tight.

    degauss monitor

    http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&q=d...&aql=&oq=degause&gs_rfai=&fp=5b2a89e44e6a9932

    Roadkil's Monitor Test
    http://www.roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=20



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  7. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    I have read the other replies.

    However, before replacing your monitor.

    Some Video Adaptors (half the display) have their own color / contrast /
    brightness settings - it just depends what type of adaptor you have and if
    it comes with some accompanying software.

    To find out : right-click on a vacant area of desktop and select
    "Properties".

    (or goto Control Panel and select "Display")

    This will bring up "Display Properties".

    In "Display Properties", click on the "Settings" tab (across the top).

    Then, on the "Settings page", click on the "Advanced" button.

    On the "page" clicking on the "Advanced" button brings up, you should see
    various headings or "tabs".

    One of which is called "Adaptor", and here, depending what is installed on
    your system, you can change the refresh-rate and display-mode (size to
    pixel ratio) . This may help bring out a better display quality just by
    changing this setting.

    However, if you are lucky, there will be another page-heading or "tab"
    (such as Intel (R) Extreme Graphics) and it is on this "page" you can find
    settings for contrast, brightness and color tone plus options to save your
    settings as a scheme.

    The worst is that you don't have these options on your PC , but you would
    be loosing out if you did have them but didn't look...

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "D." <wdstk@sover.net> wrote in message
    news:uUH7W6p$KHA.5044@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > My fonts have definitely faded .
    > Is there a setting for this or might
    > it be time for a " new " monitor ?
    > TIA ,
    > D.
    >
     
  8. D.

    D. Flightless Bird

    Many Thanks Tim ,
    You are SO correct !
    I shall try them and let you
    know of my results .
    Best Regards ,
    Dick
    "Tim Meddick" <timmeddick@o2.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:e926UYr$KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >I have read the other replies.
    >
    > However, before replacing your monitor.
    >
    > Some Video Adaptors (half the display) have their own color / contrast /
    > brightness settings - it just depends what type of adaptor you have and if
    > it comes with some accompanying software.
    >
    > To find out : right-click on a vacant area of desktop and select
    > "Properties".
    >
    > (or goto Control Panel and select "Display")
    >
    > This will bring up "Display Properties".
    >
    > In "Display Properties", click on the "Settings" tab (across the top).
    >
    > Then, on the "Settings page", click on the "Advanced" button.
    >
    > On the "page" clicking on the "Advanced" button brings up, you should see
    > various headings or "tabs".
    >
    > One of which is called "Adaptor", and here, depending what is installed on
    > your system, you can change the refresh-rate and display-mode (size to
    > pixel ratio) . This may help bring out a better display quality just by
    > changing this setting.
    >
    > However, if you are lucky, there will be another page-heading or "tab"
    > (such as Intel (R) Extreme Graphics) and it is on this "page" you can find
    > settings for contrast, brightness and color tone plus options to save your
    > settings as a scheme.
    >
    > The worst is that you don't have these options on your PC , but you would
    > be loosing out if you did have them but didn't look...
    >
    > ==
    >
    > Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "D." <wdstk@sover.net> wrote in message
    > news:uUH7W6p$KHA.5044@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> My fonts have definitely faded .
    >> Is there a setting for this or might
    >> it be time for a " new " monitor ?
    >> TIA ,
    >> D.
    >>

    >
     
  9. Johnw

    Johnw Flightless Bird

  10. Johnw

    Johnw Flightless Bird

    D. has brought this to us :
    > Many Thanks Tim ,
    > You are SO correct !
    > I shall try them and let you
    > know of my results .


    More info.

    WinXP: Customizing the Look
    http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=288
    WinXP: Messing with the Display
    http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=308
    To change the refresh frequency for your monitor
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/videocards/ht/refrate.htm
    http://www.mysuperpc.com/vcu/monitor_refresh_rate_problem.shtml
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...isplay_change_refresh_frequency.mspx?mfr=true



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