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Windows 7: Firefox and Chrome, letters appears inside eachother


16 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit + all other OS'
 
 
Firefox and Chrome, letters appears inside eachother

Hi!
I have this computer here I'm trying to fix for a customer. The problem is that some text appears to stack up so it might seem like 3 letters are in the place of one.
As you can see in this picture.


I think this problem might be related to windows cleartype, but i can't figure out how.
Text looks normal in IE.

Anyone got any ideas on how to fix this problem?

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16 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Have you run through different screen resolutions and refresh rates?
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16 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit + all other OS'
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roban View Post
Have you run through different screen resolutions and refresh rates?
I just tried to change resolution, change refresh rate and both at the same time, but it's still the same.
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16 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Does it happen with other fonts?
Have you reset the zoom?
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16 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit + all other OS'
 
 

Yes and yes. I've tried to use different font in the browsers, but I don't know how to change language in windows (don't think this would help since the problem is still there when changing language in browser). Also tried to enable and disable the zoom on font, and the zoom utility. Not sure which one you mean.
Still no luck..
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16 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donkristo View Post
Yes and yes. I've tried to use different font in the browsers, but I don't know how to change language in windows (don't think this would help since the problem is still there when changing language in browser). Also tried to enable and disable the zoom on font, and the zoom utility. Not sure which one you mean.
Still no luck..
Yeah, that's why I edited the language comment I made. I was speaking of the view tab in the menu there is a reset option for firefox. For chrome you just adjust the zoom percentage back to 100. But sounds like that's not the cause.

What about the DPI setting?
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16 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit + all other OS'
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donkristo View Post
Yes and yes. I've tried to use different font in the browsers, but I don't know how to change language in windows (don't think this would help since the problem is still there when changing language in browser). Also tried to enable and disable the zoom on font, and the zoom utility. Not sure which one you mean.
Still no luck..
Yeah, that's why I edited the language comment I made. I was speaking of the view tab in the menu there is a reset option for firefox. For chrome you just adjust the zoom percentage back to 100. But sounds like that's not the cause.

What about the DPI setting?
Tried to change DPI aswell, same thing.
Even tried reinstalling the GPU-drivers, no result.
But I think it might be related to cleartype or w/e it's called. When I edit the settings in there, the letters that merge into eachoter change.
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16 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donkristo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donkristo View Post
Yes and yes. I've tried to use different font in the browsers, but I don't know how to change language in windows (don't think this would help since the problem is still there when changing language in browser). Also tried to enable and disable the zoom on font, and the zoom utility. Not sure which one you mean.
Still no luck..
Yeah, that's why I edited the language comment I made. I was speaking of the view tab in the menu there is a reset option for firefox. For chrome you just adjust the zoom percentage back to 100. But sounds like that's not the cause.

What about the DPI setting?
Tried to change DPI aswell, same thing.
Even tried reinstalling the GPU-drivers, no result.
But I think it might be related to cleartype or w/e it's called. When I edit the settings in there, the letters that merge into eachoter change.
Have you tried recalibrating then?
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17 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit + all other OS'
 
 

Recalibrate the monitor? It's on a laptop, so I'm not sure how to do that. Could you help me?
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17 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

I meant the clear type settings, sorry.
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