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Windows 7: Weird Font Rendering and another Silly Question

17 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Weird Font Rendering and another Silly Question

I can't possibly be the only one to have noticed this, but I haven't found any other threads that discuss it.

The way fonts are rendered in IE9 is just plain weird. It makes some things too big, and distorts the whole page. I've attached two screenshots. One is IE9, and the second is the correct rendering in Chrome. Anyone know how to fix this?

And anther silly question for the obssessive-compulsive types out there. Is there any way to reset the length of the address bar? I dragged it by accident and now I'm going crazy trying to get it exactley the way it was.

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18 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

This might sort out the address bar issue:
How to Reset the Address Bar in Internet Explorer |

Looks like this may be the answer to your font rendering:
Windows ClearType Tuner
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18 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I get fonts very blurry in IE9 but using Windows Clear type Tuner might fix it for IE9 but would make it worse for every thing else .
Sounds like your problem is some other issue.
Resizeing the address bar is easy just place the mouse cursor on the end between Address bar & the first tab & it will change into adouble headed arrow , right click & drag.
If one of your problems is blurry text it might be best to switch to another browser untill Microsoft fix it.
I'm very surprised that IE 9 was made final before this was fixed.
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20 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
I get fonts very blurry in IE9 but using Windows Clear type Tuner might fix it for IE9 but would make it worse for every thing else...I'm very surprised that IE 9 was made final before this was fixed.
Thanks for the warning. Next week IE9 will be offered on Windows Update, so some of us may choose to avoid/hide it for a while.
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21 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7

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