teh fonts in Chrome browser are blurry

Posted on 2015-02-12
Last Modified: 2015-02-16
A friend asked me to fix his Chrome browser complaining that the fonts are blurry. I researched and   found out that after the update 37 that issue happened a lot. I found 3 different fixes on line.

I deleted and reinstalled Chrome Browser, I used two different parameters, I changed the DPI from 125 to 100...nothing tha fonts still look blurry. He is using Vista.

How can I solve this problem ?  I am running out of options ....:(

Thank you
Question by:Italiabella
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by:John Hurst
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Try native screen resolution (Control Panel, Display) and use 100% scaling. Blurry fonts normally occurs because of non-native screen resolution.

If already native resolution and If already 100%, download the same or newer video driver and reinstall the video and chipset drivers.

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What is a native resolution and how can I find it out ? how can I verify if it is already set for native resolution ?

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by:John Hurst
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Look under Screen Resolution settings for "Recommended" and set to that.
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I am stuck, I tried every possible solution I found on line. Chrome doesn't improve the blurriness.

What should I do to fix this ? I also attempt to restore but there is no restore point created in this Vista computer :(
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John Hurst earned 500 total points
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For Vista, there is an issue with one update (KB3013455) which can cause font corruption in some circumstances.  See this Microsoft thread that describes this.

KB3013455 is a security update and uninstalling it may not be a good idea. Microsoft will likely issue a fix.

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thank you John for this important piece of information. I spent so much time on this :)
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@Italiabella  - You are very welcome and I was happy to help you with this.

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