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Windows 7: Fonts Unreadable or Large and Bold in Chrome, Firefox, and IE Browsers

15 Sep 2014   #1
WhatDaDillio5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Fonts Unreadable or Large and Bold in Chrome, Firefox, and IE Browsers

After a recent Windows Update, the fonts in all of my available web browsers are behaving strangely. In Chrome, I can't read any of the fonts on sites like Facebook (screen shots attached). When I try Facebook in Firefox or IE, it's gigantic and bold—as if I've zoomed in on the page (but, I haven't. I checked).

I read a thread where some were mentioning that this is a known issue, and I deleted/uninstalled some of the updates mentioned (and shut off automatic updates). It didn't make any difference.

I followed the instructions for posting. There were no error messages, however. I'm not sure what that means, but . . . no error messages. I am having to attach several things separately from the CBS folder because it is too large.


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15 Sep 2014   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

There's nothing in either CheckSUR or CBS to indicate any problems.
From the look of your images, it could well be a problem with cached files - I suggest that you try resetting Internet Explorer to default settings and see if that makes the difference.
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15 Sep 2014   #3
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Sometimes it helps to use the Ctrl key and the + key combination or Ctrl + roll the mouse wheel to change the view size
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15 Sep 2014   #4
WhatDaDillio5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did just reset the settings and restarted the browser, and it didn't help. I just contacted Google about it, too (and attached the screen shot).

I know that it isn't a zoom issue. I know Ctrl + 0 returns a screen back to normal, and my screen isn't scaled. something is wrong.

On my other PC (that also runs Windows 7), everything looks fine. I can't figure out why this is happening on my laptop.
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15 Sep 2014   #5
WhatDaDillio5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can deal with the giant fonts, I guess, but the unreadable ones are, well, unreadable.
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