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FontSmoothing

Updated: August 1, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

FontSmoothing specifies whether font smoothing is enabled, and which type.

This setting has no effect on Server Core installations of Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012.

 

Standard

Specifies that the computer chooses the setting, based on a performance test.

On

Specifies that font smoothing is turned on.

Off

Specifies that font smoothing is turned off.

ClearType

Specifies that Clear Type is used for font smoothing.

This string type supports empty elements.

oobeSystem

For a list of the supported Windows® editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

The following XML output shows ClearType enabled for font smoothing.

<VisualEffects>
   <FontSmoothing>ClearType</FontSmoothing>
</VisualEffects>

See Also

Concepts

VisualEffects

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