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Internet Explorer 10 fonts fuzzy in Windows 8

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#16 xendrome


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 13:34

Did you run the ClearType setup?

#17 ~Johnny



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Posted 25 November 2012 - 13:47

As for the Metro apps, you delete all of them and you're done.

Not all Metro applications use the same font rendering. The only ones that have the same font rendering as IE... are the ones being rendered by IE, i.e, HTML based applications. The other XAML based ones can continue to use either Silverlight's less than ideal text stack, or DirectWrite.

#18 Ambroos


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 13:49

I just zoomed on your screenshot and confirmed it: the one on the left uses RGB Subpixel AA, the one on the right is grayscale. RGB looks much, much nicer when configured correctly, but with this new tablet craze the problem is that displays turn and rotate and then RGB looks horrible. So Microsoft decided to use the mediocre solution for everyone :s

#19 blade1269


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 14:19

I thought it was just my eyes, I was also having this problem but in windows explorer, that was with a upgrade from 7 to8 but did a format and full install , now it's gone.

#20 minoskid



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 13:51

ClearType doesn't helping.

IE10 (Metro UI Mode) for me is working better than Chrome and Firefox.
I can't find a fix for this (really bad) font rendering and need to stay on Chrome.

#21 Chrysalis



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 15:52

still dont understand why peoiple think this is unique to windows 8.


The problem sstarted in IE9 where they disabled the ability ro disable cleartype in IE.


In IE9 it could be overriden using this dll.  (dll forces behaviour of chrome/ff)



However this dll does not work on IE10/11 so sadly my IE is stuck on IE9 until a workaround is found which noone seems to have done.

#22 birdie



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Posted 04 October 2014 - 06:12

This bug affects Windows 10 preview with Internet Explorer 11 as well.


Not workaround at this time.