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« on: February 20, 2011, 07:08:09 PM »

I downloaded the latest version of IE last week. I love the layout, and it seems really fast, but text looks slightly blurry. I was thinking it had something to do with Clear Text or whatever that option is, but I can't figure out how to disable it.

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 07:51:50 PM »

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How about this: Go into “Tools / Internet Options / Advanced”, scroll down to the Multimedia section, check “Always use Clear Type for HTML”, then restart IE.

See if that works?
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 11:19:21 AM »

I'd rather recommend you change your ClearType settings. Windows includes a handy ClearType Text Tuner you can use for this purpose. It lets you choose what you think looks best from a multitude of options, avoiding the blurry look.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 11:57:34 PM »

Could you provide a screenshot? 

I recently had an issue with certain programs causing text to display oddly.  Had something to do with the latest AMD drivers - have you updated those lately?
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 06:58:06 PM »

Quote from: Laner on February 22, 2011, 11:57:34 PM

Could you provide a screenshot? 

I recently had an issue with certain programs causing text to display oddly.  Had something to do with the latest AMD drivers - have you updated those lately?

If it's a Cleartype issue, a screenshot might not really work as expected. Cleartype does its thing by manipulating the fact that each pixel on your screen actually consists of 4 lights of different colors, in 4 different locations (essentially quadrupling the amount of pixels on the screen available for text). I'm not sure, but it might not translate well to a different screen.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 07:15:06 PM »

I tried messing with the ClearType tuner but it didn't help, I'm still getting funny looking text. I'll report more soon.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 04:56:59 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on February 23, 2011, 06:58:06 PM

Quote from: Laner on February 22, 2011, 11:57:34 PM

Could you provide a screenshot? 

I recently had an issue with certain programs causing text to display oddly.  Had something to do with the latest AMD drivers - have you updated those lately?

If it's a Cleartype issue, a screenshot might not really work as expected. Cleartype does its thing by manipulating the fact that each pixel on your screen actually consists of 4 lights of different colors, in 4 different locations (essentially quadrupling the amount of pixels on the screen available for text). I'm not sure, but it might not translate well to a different screen.

Right... the issue I had was not with cleartype, and did show up via screenshots, so that's why I was asking for one - just curious if it was the same problem I was experiencing (though I didn't find a solution other than to wipe and reinstall)
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011, 06:38:30 PM »

Here's a screenshot:

http://img25.imageshack.us/i/20782579.jpg/

It's not as obvious since the image is compressed, but all my text is blurry. I don't have any of these issues in Firefox.
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011, 06:41:45 PM »

Still blurry =(
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011, 09:17:44 PM »

Hm... doesn't look like the issue I had. 
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2011, 10:07:46 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on February 24, 2011, 06:41:45 PM

Still blurry =(

Try checking the box under the Page -> Compatibility View Settings -> Display all websites in Compatibility View
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2011, 10:25:29 PM »

Is there a zoom function in IE? Can you check to see that it's at 100%?
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