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blurry text rendering on Windows 7

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blurry text rendering on Windows 7 tpuiatti 11/12/09 7:50 AM
Chrome 3.0.195.32 on Windows 7

Just installed Win 7 x64 today. Chrome is rendering all webpages with blurry/fuzzy greyish text. Both IE and FF render perfectly and rest of the OS is crisp. My screen res is max 1920 x 1200 (25.5"). Any ideas pls? Thanks
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 wár17 § 11/12/09 2:20 PM
Enable ClearType

Control Panel/Display/Appearance/Effects/Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts/ClearType
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 peterandanna 12/16/09 9:01 AM
I have the same problem on my new Dell Studio XPS 16 with Win7 pro 64 installed from new.

I've tried turning Clear Type and Smooth Edges on and off, but it makes no difference.

I found the default Win 7 text size far too small, and I've turned it up to 200%. I think that the problem could be the way that the application software handles the font scaling, because some programs are OK (working in full-blown Win 7 mode?) and others are very blurry (not proper Win 7 versions?).

I've been using Chrome for quite some time on my XP desktop PC, but unless I can sort this out, I'll have to revert to IE on my laptop.
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 tpuiatti 12/16/09 9:05 AM
Yep - only right clicking the app shortcut  and disabling display scaling on high DPI settings under the Compatibility tab solved it for me
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 peterandanna 12/16/09 9:28 AM
Yes, that gets rid of the fuzziness, but now Chrome only occupies about a quarter of the screen, and I can't read anything.

It's not practical to keep CTRL & Scrolling to enlarge it
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 gatorrob 1/11/10 8:38 AM
I just purchased a new Dell computer. Chrome has the fuzzy fonts people are discussing here. Google, if you are listening, you need to address this.
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 Thorondor 1/20/10 6:01 AM
I have the same problem (1920X1200)
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 Spiffy 1/21/10 11:04 PM
I have the same problem. Please have this fixed, it means I have to use firefox!
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 billyto 1/23/10 3:27 PM
Having this same problem also - Windows 7 64 bit
Had previously resized OS text, hadn't had any issue until now, that I custom resized to 110 p
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 b3wh169 2/20/10 9:02 AM
This worked for me with Chrome running on Windows 7 laptop with 1920*1200 display (where even large fonts setting in Windows is too small for me to read easily) ...

Set Custom DPI Setting (in Display control panel). In my case, I chose the largest setting, 200% in order to make text readable in most programs.

Turned on and tuned Clear Type.

Run Chrome in compatibility mode with "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" checked. (and I may use this option for other programs that don't display well with Custom DPI Setting at 200%).

Use extensions like Zoom to increase & save zoom settings for various pages in Chrome.

I can now see very clearly in Chrome -- this is the Bing forum, right? ;-) -- and text size etc. is the way I like it, like it, like it in Chrome and throughout Win 7.
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 rosier 2/23/10 2:00 AM
I have this problem too. I'm uninstalling Google Chrome as from now as my eyes just can't cope with it. Sort it, Google, and I'll be back!
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 moviemarketing 5/1/10 5:53 PM
I found the best solution for this problem in Windows 7:

(1) go to C:\Users\[insert login]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application

(2) right click chrome.exe ->Properties -> Compatibility

(3) check box for "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings"

(4) restart chrome

(5) Open chrome Options -> Under The Hood -> Change Font and Language Settings

(6) Change the size of either the Serif or Sans Serif to 22 point font and Change the fixed width font size to 22

Everything is crisp and readable for me now
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 IsaRamsay 8/19/10 2:25 AM
Thank you moviemarketing! You improved my mood a thousandfold!!
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 donwal 6/14/11 9:35 PM
moviemarket was correct, but it took me awhile to figure that he meant the following:
1st I turned off Clear Type ( win7 its under display)
Now hit the picture of the wrench(top rt. of screen)
Hit "options"
On the left of the screen hit "under the hood"
Go to "web content"
Font size: choose " customize
Change all fonts to MSSerif or MSSans serif and width of all to 22
May it be clear to all
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 lck16 6/23/11 1:47 PM
google, please fix it !
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 gamhead 6/27/11 10:46 AM
These workarounds are all well and good but they dont help scale the toolbar and address bar to the correct DPI so you cant see them properly, and the close tab measurements go awry
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 Rainalkar 10/20/11 5:17 PM
This is ridiculous, and it's not only Chrome, but appears also in Picasa. Disabling display scaling on high DPI settings under the Compatibility tab is out of the question, because it makes the interface tiny and unreadable. This needs to be fixed asap.
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 gamhead 10/20/11 5:24 PM
I've noticed that the high DPI settings hold up a bit but then can 'crash out' and stop working
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 Rainalkar 10/21/11 4:39 AM
Agreed. It seems to me too. But this is for my mum, and she needs large fonts DPI, and lowering the resolution is not an option because the monitor supports only one.
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 poppyraven 2/10/12 11:44 AM
Thank you moviemarketing - now the chrome display is almost as good as firefox.
Re: blurry text rendering on Windows 7 TonyGust 7/10/12 5:08 AM
At last I solved it!! Oh my god, I've tried so many things :-) I always had to zoom pages to be able to read.

I went to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalisation > Display, i then clicked on "Adjust ClearType text" at the left panel and followed the guide.

Strange... no other apps had this problem.

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