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Windows 7: Windows 7 upgrade led to loss off crispness & quality in browser text

16 Jun 2011   #11
Quin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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That worked! Thank you!


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16 Jun 2011   #12
Quin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@dsperber

It seemed my problem had to deal with the "hardware acceleration when needed" being checked in my Firefox browser. Letters are now crisp again!

Thank you for your help regardless and everyone else, as well.
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16 Jun 2011   #13
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quin View Post
@dsperber

It seemed my problem had to deal with the "hardware acceleration when needed" being checked in my Firefox browser. Letters are now crisp again!
Excellent! That was the goal, of course. I'm still curious as to your laptop and its video/graphics chip, to get to the bottom of why this hardware acceleration feature was significant.

Now that that's solved, have you re-tried "medium - 125%" font size? This really may be another preferable setting for you, if it looks better than "normal - 100%".
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16 Jun 2011   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quin View Post
It looks like that has had an effect, but after playing with it, it still looks pretty bad. In Facebook, for example, although status updates are a little clearer, now names of people are a much fatter bold.
Clarify the phrase "playing with it".

Please complete your system specs.

Thanks.
karl
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16 Jun 2011   #15
Quin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quin View Post
@dsperber

It seemed my problem had to deal with the "hardware acceleration when needed" being checked in my Firefox browser. Letters are now crisp again!
Excellent! That was the goal, of course. I'm still curious as to your laptop and its video/graphics chip, to get to the bottom of why this hardware acceleration feature was significant.

Now that that's solved, have you re-tried "medium - 125%" font size? This really may be another preferable setting for you, if it looks better than "normal - 100%".
The sticky explained the problem really well in the second post. Apparently it's not the fault of the browser, but of Windows which hasn't found a fix for smaller fonts using so-and-so. (I don't remember the technical terms. )

Also, my HP laptop came with a Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family. Not much of a graphics card, but at least I'm not playing any high end video games on it.
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16 Jun 2011   #16
Quin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quin View Post
It looks like that has had an effect, but after playing with it, it still looks pretty bad. In Facebook, for example, although status updates are a little clearer, now names of people are a much fatter bold.
Clarify the phrase "playing with it".

Please complete your system specs.

Thanks.
karl
Sorry, Karl, that was for p5bdkw. I replied to your help in a quote later down the page.
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16 Jun 2011   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quin,

My two favorite programs for gathering info about a system are SPECCY and SIW, both of which are free.
Speccy - System Information - Free Download

SIW
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16 Jun 2011   #18
Quin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quin,

My two favorite programs for gathering info about a system are SPECCY and SIW, both of which are free.
Speccy - System Information - Free Download

SIW
Thanks Karl, I'll be sure use one or the other to fill in my system info.
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