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Windows 7: Text is small and grainy now..

30 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 
Text is small and grainy now..

I was trying something with my monitor that I used to but for some reason it made all my text everywhere sharp and not as focusable as it was by default.

Even as I see this pic before then I see crap text. You guys won't. Here's comparison..


Default.


^ Sharp.
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31 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

It's not really clear what is going on - "sharp and not as focusable" seems a contradiction in terms.

For text readability, check your resolution and dpi, and then go to Control Panel > Display > Adjust ClearType text and set it up as you like.

Also there is: Control Panel > System > Advanced System Properties > Performance Settings > Visual Effects tab: make sure "Smooth edges of screen fonts" is ticked.
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31 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

I forgot what's DPI..I don't think it's in the menu of my monitor.

I tried the Cleartype step to set everything as bold as it could be but no changes..

Smooth edges options was checked already, too
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31 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Right click on desktop > Screen Resolution > Make text and other items larger or smaller. Try selecting the default choice first and see if it helps.

But I still wonder what you did to your monitor - if it involved dropping it from 6 feet, then messing with the Windows display settings won't help!
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31 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

Not @ all. I reset the monitor I was playing in the screen..I can't say DPI is in there..

Are you certain the above two pics can't show difference ? Before & after no ?
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31 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

In the "Make text and other items larger or smaller" window, the choices of Small, Medium, or Large are just standard DPI settings. The custom DPI settings are on the left - "Set custom text size". But I didn't think that would help you.

If the text you don't like is in an application or browser, try changing the font in the application or browser settings.
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31 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

debugged, the two pics can't show difference ?

There's a checkbox saying "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" as well..

In everything text isn't as bold as it used to..
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