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Windows 7: Browser font has changed all of a sudden. Pls help restore it!

19 Feb 2014   #1

Browser font has changed all of a sudden. Pls help restore it!

It came about when I once installed some new fonts, but have since removed them. I seem to have followed all instructions correctly on how to remove it but i find im now at my wits end. Something so seemingly small is driving me batty (because the font is so thick, its hard to read, c's look like o's, i's look like l's etc).

I'd really appreciate if someone can help me. If you are confident in how to do this, i'd be happy for you to jump on team viewer and take over my PC because my patience is officially over.

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19 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

This page shows you how to change the text font on Google Chrome:

Make sure you restart Google Chrome for the changes to take effect!

Here's a screen shot of my text font settings to help you change back to the default Google Chrome settings.

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I hope this helps .

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19 Feb 2014   #3


the problem is now solved.

Thanks for your suggestion, but incidentally thats not what did it. I've followed those instructions before and it did nothing for me at the time. I tried it again this time and restarted Google, but still nothing (I had the exact same settings as the one your provided in your screen shot, but 'Franklin Gothic' font still managed to find its way onto certain webpages - not all).

What solved the problem was going into the fonts folder in control panel (Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Fonts) and deleting the culprit font. Then I restarted my computer. That seemed to work.

Frustratingly that was a solution i arrived at by chance and no-one had suggested it, im not sure how i did it and im also not sure why your suggestion didnt do solve it (as it made much more sense than what i did)

Thank you all the same
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20 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Your welcome!
Glad to hear your problem was solved .

I actually also tried changing those font settings from my screenshot in Google Chrome, and it didn't change the font at all . I'm sorry that I actually suggested that, I should have really tested it out to see if it actually worked!

Anyway, its great that it all worked out for you .
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