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Should I remove ClearType Tuning Control Panel Applet?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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United States Rank #4,805
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 62.21 days


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ClearType Tuning Control Panel Applet

What is ClearType Tuning Control Panel Applet?

ClearType is Microsoft's implementation of subpixel rendering technology in rendering text in a font system. ClearType attempts to improve the appearance of text on certain types of computer display screens by sacrificing color fidelity for additional intensity variation. This trade-off is asserted to work well on LCD flat panel monitors. Some versions of Microsoft Windows, as supplied, allow ClearType to be turned on or off, with no adjustment; other versions allow tuning of the ClearType parameters. A Microsoft ClearType tuner utility is available for free download for Windows versions lacking this facility. If ClearType is disabled in the operating system, applications with their own ClearType controls can still support it. Microsoft Reader (for e-books) has its own ClearType tuner.

About  (from Microsoft)

Windows 7 users should take advantage of the built-in ClearType tuner found in the Windows Control Panel under Appearance and Personalization to tune their ClearType settings. Windows XP and Vista users can use the online ClearType Tuner, or the ClearType PowerToy to activate and tune their ClearType settings via the W...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\winnt\help
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C9E4932C-8417-4E4C-A0E3-EE534810AB4D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 533.77 KB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove ClearType Tuning Control Panel Applet?

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Or, you can uninstall ClearType Tuning Control Panel Applet from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ClearType Tuning Control Panel Applet, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ClearType Tuning Control Panel Applet.

Win XP 82%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 83.43%
Windows 7 8.25%
Windows Vista 5.10%
Windows 8 2.75%
Windows Server 2003 0.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 83.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.77%
Windows 7 Professional 1.76%
Windows 10 Home 0.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.64%
  Germany 6.20%
  United Kingdom 4.56%
  Canada 3.33%
  Australia 2.51%
  Italy 2.46%
  Taiwan 2.16%
  Japan 1.58%
  Netherlands 1.52%
  Poland 1.46%
  France 1.40%
  India 1.29%
  Brazil 1.05%
  Egypt 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.26%
Intel 11.46%
Hewlett-Packard 11.33%
American Megatrends 9.96%
Sahara 7.72%
ASUS 3.74%
Acer 3.49%
Toshiba 1.99%
Samsung 1.12%
Compaq 0.75%
Lenovo 0.75%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 2.78%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.50%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.22%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.22%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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