I use a laptop more often than a desktop PC as this is lot better while I am roaming around all throughout the day. But then one of the problems with a laptop is that unless you hook it up to an external monitor, the texts displayed on your built-in laptop screen are not often the best of quality and sometimes unstable – keeps changing from time to time if you observe carefully. Sometimes it could be little out of focus, could be low on intensity or the texts might even start to blink or glint at times just to scare the nerve out of you. Specifically if you don’t have a brand new laptop, this problem could be even more noticeable.
For a long time I didn’t know that Microsoft has developed a software based solution to tweak a hardware based problem like this. This Microsoft tweak has actually given a way to try and fix this problem or at least to improve quality to some extent using a feature called “clear type”, and this feature is available in Windows 7. Since, I have found that out just a while ago, I am going to tell you what you can do in case you are also facing similar problem with your laptop screen;
1. First go to your windows start menu and then in the search box there at the bottom, type this command “display”. This will launch the display correction window of the control panel as shown in image 1.
2. Here you can see there are several settings on the left hand side of the screen that you can use to adjust and make the picture quality of your display come good. Since we are talking about improving the text quality right now, we are going to choose the option “adjust clear type text” and hit enter on it. This will launch the next screen as shown in image 2 below.
3. At this point you will need to make sure that the “turn on clear type” feature is tick marked and enabled as shown in the image. Then hit the next button as shown by the arrow key. This will pop-up another screen with a display icon saying “Windows is making sure your monitor is set to your native resolution”. Hit next on it and you will come to the screen as shown in image 3 below.
4. Here you are presented with several options to choose the most clearly visible text box based on your laptop’s display configuration. Right now in the image, you are only seeing two options, but that’s not all. There are few more out there, you will get them if you keep on clicking the next option at the bottom. You just need to select the one that suits your cause out of many available samples thrown at you. Once you have done that by choosing the correct box and ended the process with few hits on the “next” button, your laptop’s display will be set permanently to this clear type text you have chosen. This should improve the text clarity of your laptop to some extent.