We just got 50 new 17" TFTs to replace some ageing CRTs.
The only problem is that the text looks to jaggedy, especially when compared to the CRTs.
When I enable ClearType it looks great but I can't see a way of doing this for all users on all the computers in Group Policy.
Does anyone know how to do this, maybe using a registry edit?
or just simply change to using the native resolution of the panels for those computers.
I will try this then
run the following as a logon script batch file:
regedit /s \\Server\share\registry\cleartype.reg
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
If I leave that running for a couple of weeks I think it will work. I'll get back to you if I hit any probs.
P.S. Is this the best way of implementing changes to the registry through group policy? If anyone has any better suggestions then let me know.
albertwt (23rd February 2011)
Not enough. ClearType makes a noticable difference, even when using the nativ resolution.Originally Posted by SimpleSi
You have three choices;Originally Posted by thom
1 - Create your own custom .ADM template.
2 - Use PolicyMaker registry extension (a freeby download add on to GP).
3 - Use scripts as you have already suggested.
It hasn't worked
I tried using HKEY_USERS and HKEY_CURRENT_USER but neither has implemented cleartype.
Does anyone have this working?
I got a bit further!
MAX PC says
I then downloaded the Microsoft ClearType Tuner PowerToy http://www.microsoft.com/typography/...ePowerToy.mspxHKEY_USERS \ .Default \ Control Panel \ Desktop key and look for the FontSmoothing and FontSmoothingType values. The tip says that both should be set to 2
On the advanced tab there is an "apply to default user" checkbox. So i ticked it, applied it, OK'd it and restarted it (the PC).
:P The welcome screen showed smooth fonts! I then logged on as a student user and no smooth fonts :cry:
After you used your Power Toy, did you remake the student profile as that will have the settings not set to cleartype, so will need remaking
We don't use mandatory profiles or anything like that. I did it on a new PC which no students have logged into, I then logged on as a test user i had created
I still couldn't get this working but today I found a great guide on creating custom ADM Templates (source).
I followed this guide to make a "Configure Font Smoothing" template.
OK, so I should have been configuring the new Media PCs but you know how easy it is to get sidetracked
After about 5 hours I think I have it perfect! I will only really be able to tell when the new term starts.
I have attached it so everyone else can use it. If you can see a way of improving it in any way then let me know (you can open up the file in NotePad to see what I have done). ADM ectensions aren't allowed here so I will upload it as text and you just need to give the file a .adm extension
;;;This script modifies the "User Configuration"
;;;To install in the GPO Editor right-click "Administrative Templates"
;;;Choose "Add/Remove Templates"
;;;Browse to where this ADM file is saved and click "Open"
;;;To enable the setiing...
;;;Open the "View" Menu and choose "Filtering..."
;;;Un-check the box marked "Only Show Policy Settings that can be Fully Managed"
;;;Go to User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Control Panel>Display
;;;In the right-hand pane double-Click "Configure Font Smoothing"
;;;Set the preferences as desired
your source link does not work?
I've updated the source link above - http://media.wiley.com/product_ancil...D/4298Web1.pdf
Looks great Thom - thanks!
Looking at the template you created and noticed it doesn't actually do anything. I mean, I don't see any registry keys modified.
Am I missing something?
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