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Windows 7: Fuzzy/Blurry

20 Oct 2014   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1


I have been asking about this before but now the situation has changed.
My problem is a known problem for other people aswell.

Here it goes:

I am using IE 11 ( the latest updated ) and before the update i used IE 8 due the text on ect youtube or other sites that used IE text for standart was getting blurry/fuzzy and ruined my eyes and hurts my head reading the text. This was when i had AMD radeon 7950 card. Now i have a nvidia gtx 970 card but the problem with blurry/fuzzy text is still here..even this text is horrible to watch.

Then i tryed to use google crome and it helped a littel bit..only here the text appers a bit more gray and background like. And still a littel bit fuzzy.

Now today i instaled firefox and the text is SUPER FINE like it should be..back when i had IE 8.Nice and relaxing to read..NO FUZZY/BLURRY !!!

So why has IE 9, 10 and 11 and even Crome messed up the text so bad that people must have glasses or increase the windows system to use 125 % or worse in order to read the text like a old man who cant see well.

I heard it should be related with some kind of direct draw X font that should be better, but why did they create something so horrible that it is roulette if you get blurry/fuzzy text with ur setup and hardware. Maybe Bill gates wants every one to buy glasses in year 2020 so we can look like him..

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20 Oct 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


It might be related to how ClearType is configured. In the Start Menu search box, type in Clear then click on Adjust ClearType text in the upper section.


Go through each of the screens and make your adjustments according to your eyesight. Hopefully, this will solve your problem and perhaps other Forum members will jump in with other suggestion.

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21 Oct 2014   #3

W7, W8.1

You're not alone, got the muddy IE fonts too. Nothing to do with cleartype and no solution available, blurr in IE is a built-in 'feature'.

Posted by Microsoft on 5/22/2012 at 7:19 AM
Thank you for your feedback.
The issue you are reporting is by design.
Best regards,
The Internet Explorer Team

A zillion hits on google regarding IE text, example Poor font rendering in Windows 8 (blurry text) - Microsoft Community
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21 Oct 2014   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Yes you are right 4wd..if i turn on cleartype then all my fonts in windows also get this fuzzy disease. So if i turn it off then the font in windows is it aint the cleartype we are looking at here it is the damm build in problem you mention
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21 Oct 2014   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I call it bad craftsmanship
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