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Windows 7: Help!! Fonts look blurry on my new PC!

20 May 2010   #1
Fizbin

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Help!! Fonts look blurry on my new PC!

I'm so frustrated I'm about to go back to my old PC.

Operating System: Windows 7/64 Bit
Video Card Asus EAH4350
Lasted Drivers Installed
Monitor LG LCD 20" (2009 model)
Resolution: 1680x1050 @ 60Hz

My fonts are blurry, jagged and have a slight rainbow effect to them. Turning on Cleartype makes them twice as bad and every three or forth letter is bolded. Going to any other refresh rate, like 1280 x 1024 makes the fonts even WORSE and they become smudged.

I've tried everything and read everywhere and I can't find a solution.

Please help!

Thanks!


EDIT: Ok this is interesting. I went in to Performance Options:

1. Click the start button (Microsoft Logo bottom left of screen)
2. Type into the search box: appearance
3. Click on the link that appears near the top ---> Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows

Then I selected Adjust For Best Performance. Now my fonts look much better. My desktop theme has been wiped out but otherwise this is much better. I figured out that Use Visual Styles on Windows and Buttons is the culprit. Checking this just kills my fonts. Unfortunately unchecking it kills most of the desktop theme.


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20 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fizbin View Post
I'm so frustrated I'm about to go back to my old PC.

Operating System: Windows 7/64 Bit
Video Card Asus EAH4350
Lasted Drivers Installed
Monitor LG LCD 20" (2009 model)
Resolution: 1680x1050 @ 60Hz

My fonts are blurry, jagged and have a slight rainbow effect to them. Turning on Cleartype makes them twice as bad and every three or forth letter is bolded. Going to any other refresh rate, like 1280 x 1024 makes the fonts even WORSE and they become smudged.

I've tried everything and read everywhere and I can't find a solution.

Please help!

Thanks!


EDIT: Ok this is interesting. I went in to Performance Options:

1. Click the start button (Microsoft Logo bottom left of screen)
2. Type into the search box: appearance
3. Click on the link that appears near the top ---> Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows

Then I selected Adjust For Best Performance. Now my fonts look much better. My desktop theme has been wiped out but otherwise this is much better. So now I'm wondering if I can pinpoint what, on the check list, did this.

what you may be referring to as blurry may just be win 7 aero. when you change to performance win 7 shifts from aero to basic.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2010   #3
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

First you'll have to turn on Cleartype then type in the start menu search:

Cleartype

And click on 'Adjust Cleartype Text'.
Go through the options and choose what is best for you.
Post back the results.
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20 May 2010   #4
Fizbin

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Well, it looks much better now. Oddly, I have 'Use Visual Styles on Windows and Buttons' turned back on and now everything looks better with Cleartype. The direct opposite of what I was seeing before. It seems to have been a problem with the default theme I was using, which was the one that Windows 7 first defaulted to. When I had basic on and went to a different theme, it wiped out my old one so now the problem is gone. Makes sense? No it doesn't does it.

I DO still get some purple fonts with Cleartype, however. Like on a google search box, if I type "testing" The "ing" is in purple when the "test" is black/blueish.
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20 May 2010   #5
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

If you could fill in your system specs, we might be able to help you better. The sticky threads in the general section will tell you how to fill them in.
In particular we need your graphic card model.
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