What is the ClearType Text Tuner?

The ClearType Text Tuner is a program that helps make the text on your screen easier to read over long periods of time. After you choose the text samples that look best to you, the tuner will adjust the text on your screen to match your visual preferences.

Open the ClearType Text Tuner by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type cleartype, and then click Adjust ClearType text.


  • If you have multiple monitors plugged into your computer, some of the settings you adjust in the ClearType Text Tuner might not apply to all of the programs on all of your monitors.

  • If you upgraded to Windows 7 from Windows XP or Windows Vista and the ClearType Tuner PowerToy for Windows XP is still installed on your PC, you might want to uninstall it. The ClearType Text Tuner is included with Windows 7 and can replace the ClearType Tuner PowerToy. For more information about uninstalling programs, see Uninstall or change a program.

For more information about ClearType, see ClearType: frequently asked questions.