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rhapdog wrote: It seems, at least for me, this configuration portion is broken in this version.
rhapdog wrote: When using a standard CRT display, ClearType should be avoided. ClearType was designed to enhance the display on LCD monitors when using a digital input. If you have an LCD monitor, but are using the standard analog (e.g. VGA plug) then you will not get any benefit. When used on an LCD with digital input, ClearType is an eye saver. If used on a analog LCD or CRT, then all it does is make the fonts blurry.
rhapdog wrote: I don't understand why people want to be able to "disable" ClearType just for a single program. If you don't like it, it should be disabled all the time. If you do like it, it should be on all the time.
tuyen wrote:There is never a time when ClearType is an "eye saver" for me. Are you kidding? It's the exact opposite -- a total eye STRAIN.
tuyen wrote:But the fact that UltraEdit is still showing me ClearType is very disturbing, because it's obvious that they've done something to bypass the Windows setting. I only hope that it was an accidental bypass and not deliberate.
Mofi wrote: I use on my Windows XP and my Vista the Windows Classic theme
Mofi wrote: tuyen, I'm really wondering about your screenshot. The text in the title bars, the menu and the edit area is looking fine. Only in the quick search bar and the quick open bar the text looks blurry.
Mofi wrote:That's really strange. I have never seen that and can't reproduce it on my computer.
Mofi wrote: There are 4 other versions of this DLL in the *GdiPlus* subdirectories in the WinSxS directory. The version of this DLL is 5.1.3102.5581.
Can you find out which version the file GdiPlus.dll used by UltraEdit has on your computer?
Mofi wrote: I further have found out that GDI+ is also used by Office 2003 and maybe GDI+ was installed with Office 2003.
Mofi wrote:you won't believe it, but I suddenly have had the same problem as you.
It looks like in this DLL the font "Segoe UI" is hard coded or preselected.
Conclusion to workaround the cleartype problem:
I will also describe the problem and report it to IDM by email. Maybe the IDM developers can find a workaround for that problem within UltraEdit now after we know what is causing it.
- Copy C:\Windows\Fonts\SEGOEUI*.ttf to a backup directory in case you need to re-install them.
- Uninstall all 4 Segoe UI fonts via control panel.
PS: Using HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes\Segoe UI with Tahoma as substitution font has no effect without uninstalling the "Segoe UI" fonts.
Mofi wrote:Segoe UI? Never have seen such a font before. Was it installed before? No, it wasn't according to my logs of changes.
tuyen wrote:But I'm surprised it took this long before you encoutered the problem. :-)
tuyen wrote:And the thing I find really frustrating is that you have to go into the Fonts section of the Control Panel to actually delete the font. If you just delete the files from the Fonts directory, nothing changes. I don't understand that...because if the fonts are no longer there on the hard drive, how can they still be used? Maybe it requires a system reboot before the changes take effect?
mjcarman wrote:Segoe UI is one of the fonts added in Windows Vista and also included in Office 2007. It's the default for UI elements (captions, titles, etc.) Some of the fonts in that set (like Consolas) are designed for ClearType and look utterly horrid without it. Presumably that's why Office 2007 defaults to using ClearType even if you don't have it enabled in the OS itself.