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Windows 7: IE9 is has blurry TEXT!

15 Mar 2011   #11
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

I think you'll find that it's due to the graphical accelleration that you're seeing the blurring. It's actually smoothing, the same as setting up clear type monitor settings to appy font smoothing to make things look better on LDC displays.


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15 Mar 2011   #12
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Still looks the same to me...but I have had 7 beers already. Only joking : I see what you mean, but is it that noticeable without zooming in like that?
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15 Mar 2011   #13
SevenNerd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote:
I think you'll find that it's due to the graphical accelleration that you're seeing the blurring. It's actually smoothing, the same as setting up clear type monitor settings to appy font smoothing to make things look better on LDC displays.
If that were the case this would fix it.





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Still looks the same to me...but I have had 7 beers already. Only joking : I see what you mean, but is it that noticeable without zooming in like that?
Well for me i noticed the second I tried out ie9. No zooming, no comparisons, I was just like "woah this looks like crud." probably because ive been using chrome since the initial release.
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15 Mar 2011   #14
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The first line is slightly darker blue than the second line but not the second line blurry as you decribe.
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15 Mar 2011   #15
Orbital Shark

 
 

I've just done some checking and I think you'll find it's site specific I've only noticed the smoothing on facebook and no other site.
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15 Mar 2011   #16
SevenNerd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
I've just done some checking and I think you'll find it's site specific I've only noticed the smoothing on facebook and no other site.
Interesting.

Just conformed the latest version of firefox also has the same issue. Im curious why chrome is clearer.
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15 Mar 2011   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had the same issue with IE9 and so did a coworker. On our laptops, FF4 RC and IE9 look just fine. On our desktops, with monitors and discrete graphics cards, the fonts looked fairly poor on quite a number of websites (yes Facebook was one of them).

We found that turning on compatibility view for all websites resolved the issue for us. Hit Alt, Tools, Compatibility View settings, check box at bottom.

So, this might explain why some of you don't really see it. Depending upon which machine I use, I may or may not see the issue.

Chrome doesn't exhibit the issue because as far as I know, unless you are running the Canary builds, it's not using Hardware Acceleration and DirectWrite.
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16 Mar 2011   #18
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

1st off I'm no Dummy thank you very much a mad welshman maybe and I still can't see any problems, maybe it's how you have your PC setup, as I'm using IE9 RTM and my text is clear

iechyd da
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22 Mar 2011   #19
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

and wait. firefox 4 too!
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22 Mar 2011   #20
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenNerd View Post
Here you go, all blown up.



Now can you dummies see it? : )

look how the i in "this" blends in with the with s. Chrome is much clearer.
OK when blown up more than anyone would need to, I can see that Chrome is less "blurry" than IE, based only on your above picture since I don't have Chrome or IE9. (Still using IE8.)
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