I've installed the 'Font Smoothing' portion of MSPlus and have been happy with the appearance of my 'Active/Inactive title bar', 'Message text', and 'menu text' set to "Book Antiqua" bold/italic...until recently.
I'm not sure if my problem is attributable to this, but I've recently installed DirectX v3.0b and my fonts no longer appear "smooth". I can check and uncheck 'Smooth edges of screen fonts' in the Display Properties/Plus! section, press 'apply' and see no change in any of my fonts. Even if the effect were extremely subtle, I'm sure I'd notice.
I've had to pick a different font style more pleasing to my eyes. I know this is a little obsessive but I'm really quite puzzled over it. I'd seen my fonts revert to "unsmooth" before and my fix had been to go back to 'Display Properties', undo 'bold', "Apply", then restore to bold. This would always bring it back. Needless to say, my fix no longer works. Any light shed on this would be met with much adoration. Thank you.