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    MikeMoss is offline Junior Member
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    Hi

    My wifes Dell Studio laptop running Windows 7 64 bit, has a weird problem.
    All of the text in Chrome looks fuzzy, like it is very low resolution.

    If I open the same web page in Firefox or IE it looks fine.

    Anyone have any idea what causes this?
    I'm running Chrome on my PC with the same operating system and I don't have this problem.

    Mike

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    In XP there used to be a setting called Cleartype accessible trough the control panel.

    This is an anti-aliasing software...

    Maybe it is active on your computer and not on your wive's...

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    Hi

    Clear type is active and only Chrome has fussy type.
    Everything else has nice clear type.

    I did find a solution of sorts on another forum, but I don't really know why it works.

    I did this: R-clicked on Computer

    Then L-clicked on Properties

    Then Advanced System Settings

    Then Performance.

    UN-checked EVERYTHING except: Smooth edges of screen fonts - Smooth-scroll list boxes - Use visual styles on windows and buttons.

    Once this was done the type in Chrome looked just like the type in all the other programs.

    Restoring the Aero setting later did not make the type go fuzzy again.

    mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMoss View Post
    Hi
    All of the text in Chrome looks fuzzy, like it is very low resolution.
    Hi Mike,

    I expect that your wife's computer has been set up to display larger fonts. In the Windows 7 display settings, there are three text size options:

    Smaller - 100% (96 DPI)
    Medium - 125% (120 DPI)
    Large - 150% (144 DPI)

    There are two ways to fix the "fuzzy" text in Google Chrome:

    1) You can change the display settings to 96 DPI. This will make the text smaller on the screen and should also prevent the rescaling of the fonts in Google Chrome.

    2) If you want to keep the larger fonts on the system, do the following:

    Right-click on the Google Chrome icon on the desktop and choose "Properties".
    Select the "Compatibility" tab and check the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" checkbox.
    Apply the changes and click OK to close the properties dialog.

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    Default Clear Type in XP

    I'm using XP Home and fixed the fuzzy text by:
    1. Right Click on desktop
    2. Properties
    3. Appearance
    4. Effects
    5. Under the "Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts: (choose) ClearType
    6. OK

    That did it for me

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