How can we improve the Microsoft Edge developer experience?

Add a DirectWrite Anti-aliasing Tuner for IE/Edge

Chrome and Opera (both based from Chromium) use Natural Symmetric and Outline for larger text but they have no Advanced DirectWrite parameters to tweak font rendering. Firefox has DirectWrite parameters in about:config and it's complex but can be simplified by installing anti-aliasing tuner extension. IE has terrible font rendering. IE9 font rendering can be tweaked by installing AATIE plugin but AATIE plugin won't work in IE10 and IE11. We Hope IE/Edge will have built-in DirectWrite Anti-Aliasing Tuner to give us the choice of tweaking DirectWrite font rendering in a very simple manner. It should include the ability to use Outline (Unhinted Grayscale) rendering and different font rendering between font sizes.

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      • Brian Chavez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd second this, in addition to having the ability to DISABLE font-smoothing/ClearType/anti-aliased text. As someone with myopic vision, I don't need my computer helping me blur text when my myopia does it for me.

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