View Full Version : IE7 runonce stupid clear font type

29-03-2007, 04:57 PM
Iím stuck with this stupid looking font in my browser after I installed IE7. (It's lighter & a bit harder to read).
I used the clear font tool and it made the font look a bit better in web pages it makes my desktop icons look like crap.

I have got around this before on other computers by using a reg key to disable the runonce webpage after you install IE7.

I have tried uninstalling IE7 and reinstalling it with no luck.

I have tried changing fonts in IE and tried the clear type fonts utility.
But I don't like the way it makes the icons look.

Does anybody have a method that maybe I haven't tried?


29-03-2007, 08:04 PM
To use ClearType for screen fonts

Open Display in Control Panel.

On the Appearance tab, click Effects.

In the Effects dialog box, select the Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts check box.

Click ClearType in the list.

I guess you might just need to and un-check the box.

29-03-2007, 09:31 PM
Thanks bees but I had tried that.

Anyone else?


30-03-2007, 03:54 PM
Sorted. But not sure how.

I ended up reinstalling windows, thought that would fix it for sure... But...
It was Back! in IE6???
I thought maybe it had to do with my graphics card or driver.

Anyhow I left it and went ahead and installed IE7 disabled the runonce as before... And it fixed the problem. :)

Still I'm unsure exactly how installing IE7 did this.