It is very bad Although Clear Type has an effect on CRT monitors, its primary use is for LCD/TFT-based (laptop, notebook and modern 'flatscreen') displays.Clear Type in Windows XP currently supports the RGB and BGR sub pixel structures.Direct X 9 was released in 2003, which also sees major revisions to Direct3D, Direct Sound, Direct Music and Direct Show.support for floating-point texture formats, Multiple Render Targets, and texture lookups in the vertex shader.Windows XP can be upgraded to Direct X 9.0c (Shader Model 3.0), which later was included in Windows XP SP2.Windows XP SP3 added the Windows Imaging Component introduced in Windows Vista.Windows XP shipped with Direct X 8.1 which brings major new features to Direct X Graphics besides Direct X Audio (both Direct Sound and Direct Music), Direct Play, Direct Input and Direct Show.Direct3D introduced programmability in the form of vertex and pixel shaders, enabling developers to write code without worrying about superfluous hardware state, and fog, bump mapping and texture mapping.
The total number of GDI handles per session is also raised in Windows XP from 16384 to 65536 (configurable through the registry).
There are other parameters such as contrast that can be set via a Clear Type Tuner powertoy that Microsoft makes available as a free download from its Typography website.
With Windows XP, the Start button has been updated to support Fitt's law.
With the introduction of Windows XP, the C++ based software-only GDI+ subsystem was introduced to replace certain GDI functions.
GDI+ adds anti-aliased 2D graphics, textures, floating point coordinates, gradient shading, more complex path management, bicubic filtering, intrinsic support for modern graphics-file formats like JPEG and PNG, and support for composition of affine transformations in the 2D view pipeline. Use of these features is apparent in Windows XP's user interface (transparent desktop icon labels, drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop, shadows under menus, translucent blue selection rectangle in Windows Explorer, sliding task panes and taskbar buttons), and several of its applications such as Microsoft Paint, Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, Photo Printing Wizard, My Pictures Slideshow screensaver, and their presence in the basic graphics layer greatly simplifies implementations of vector-graphics systems such as Flash or SVG.
To help the user access a wider range of common destinations more easily from a single location, the Start menu was expanded to two columns; the left column focuses on the user's installed applications, while the right column provides access to the user's documents, and system links which were previously located on the desktop.