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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.
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
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.
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.
I'm using XP Home and fixed the fuzzy text by:
- Right Click on desktop
- Under the "Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts: (choose) ClearType
That did it for me
Windows Registry editing fixed the font thickness issue for me completely, we can tune the font thickness/darkness by calibrating FONTSMOOTHINGGAMMA value to
between 150 and 190 hexadecimal( 336 to 400 decimal )
- START -> RUN -> REGEDIT
- search for FONTSMOOTHINGGAMMA by keying "Ctrl F"
( will automatically take us to CurrentUser\ControlPanel\Desktop path)
- double-click mouse on FONTSMOOTHINGGAMMA enter any thing between 150 and 190 hexadecimal.
(the Lower the value, the thicker the fonts.)
- close the REGEDIT tool
- LOGOFF and then LOGON
Now all the fonts are very thick & very dark in Chrome Browser.
But we must make sure that ClearType smoothing is enabled in Windows( controlPanel -> personalization -> appearance
-> Effects -> ClearType smooth check (ticked box) )
OR alternately in RegEdit ...
FONTSMOOTHINGORIENTATION=1 for LCD-screen, 0 for CRT-screen