Windows 7 - Desktop Icons have "fuzz" around font.

There's apparently some aesthetic fuzz around the font on my desktop icons.  How can I get rid of this.  Also, how can I get rid of other memory-sucking aesthetic elements and just have a straightforward interface?
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Right click on a blank area of the task bar and go to Properties.

Here you can disable Aero Peek.

In the Start Menu tab, there is button called Customize... in the top right. Click this and there are a plethora of options to choose and disable.



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1. Make sure you are running the native resolution of your monitor.
LCD unlike the old CRT monitors get slightly fuzzy when you run them in compatible resolutions instead of native. My LCD monitor native is 1280x1024 70hz. All other resolutions are slightly less clear.
2. Adjust your clear type fonts.
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display
Goto the screen resolution page and in the URL bar, click the word display.

3. Control Panel, System, Advanced Tab, Performance Settings to turn off the 3d effects.

Try setting the clear type fonts using the wizard.
Also try setting the LCD to fatory default.
Disable the Themes service and it should dumb your appearance down significantly....
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