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Windows 7: Can someone explain the difference between XP and 7 font rendering?

06 Aug 2015   #11
ThrashZone

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04 Mar 2016   #12
hexfest

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I've had the same issue. I hate font smoothing and Cleartype, but Windows 7 renders fonts horribly without it.

The makeshift solution I found was to disable the experimental DirectDraw in Chrome via chrome://flags. Then I downloaded the Font Rendering Enhancer extension. This gets it mostly back to the decent days of XP fonts.

For Firefox, I've used the anti-aliasing (smoothing) add-on, which isn't as bad as Cleartype, and only affects the browser so the rest of Windows isn't blurry.

Hope this helps.
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