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December 2, 2011 12:30:27 AM

coming from windows xp to windows 7 and the text seems blurry washed out even with clear type on any suggestions?

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a c 371 $ Windows 7
December 2, 2011 12:32:08 AM

Do you have the latest video drivers and resolution set right?
December 2, 2011 12:35:10 AM

using intel hd 3000 graphics that is up to date...resolution is not native since i cant see on the native im using the same monitor and same resolution on my old xp pc switching back and forth with a kvm switch and no issues
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December 2, 2011 1:29:26 AM

Try using the the ClearType tuning wizard - click start, type ClearType and select 'Adjust ClearType text', and follow the wizard.
December 2, 2011 1:30:21 AM

arunphilip said:
Try using the the ClearType tuning wizard - click start, type ClearType and select 'Adjust ClearType text', and follow the wizard.



thanks tried that already
a b $ Windows 7
December 2, 2011 1:37:27 AM

iamloco724 said:
using intel hd 3000 graphics that is up to date...resolution is not native since i cant see on the native im using the same monitor and same resolution on my old xp pc switching back and forth with a kvm switch and no issues

That's your problem, can u set resolution back to native and try to adjust DPI to see if that will do? It will make it larger without the blur.
a b $ Windows 7
December 2, 2011 1:38:40 AM

What monitor model do u have?
December 2, 2011 1:39:55 AM

nikorr said:
What monitor model do u have?


Dell E196FPb
a b $ Windows 7
December 2, 2011 2:22:13 AM

Where u see it @ 100% that is the size at default and u can see the letters are bigger @ 125% and bigger @ 150% so that is how much it will get bigger on your screen.

Than u can adjust the size of the toolbars too, as everything will get bigger with it.

As u can see, I am using 108% and it is bigger than 100%.

December 2, 2011 2:59:38 AM

still fuzzy with those changes..dont get why same monitor same settings on xp is fine but on 7 its not
a b $ Windows 7
December 2, 2011 3:14:51 AM

iamloco724 said:
still fuzzy with those changes..dont get why same monitor same settings on xp is fine but on 7 its not

What Hz settings did u had on the monitor?

BTW, what resolution do u have now+ Hz?

Optimal preset resolution for your monitor is 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz

Is that the setting that u tried to adjust the DPI from?
December 2, 2011 3:23:07 AM

nikorr said:
What Hz settings did u had on the monitor?

BTW, what resolution do u have now+ Hz?

Optimal preset resolution for your monitor is 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz

Is that the setting that u tried to adjust the DPI from?


yup thats what i tried to adjust from

the one that i keep it at is 1152x864 60hz
a b $ Windows 7
December 2, 2011 3:27:01 AM

iamloco724 said:
yup thats what i tried to adjust from

the one that i keep it at is 1152x864 60hz

OK, how many % did u try to use?
December 2, 2011 6:24:33 PM

i tried varius percentages its almost like when i compare the 2 different systems the windows 7 font is like to bold which makes it look blurry on my xp machine it thinner looking but still sharp and bold
a b $ Windows 7
December 2, 2011 6:37:51 PM

OK, how many % did u try to use? 125% or more?
December 2, 2011 7:05:09 PM

yes i did
December 3, 2011 12:38:26 AM

In Windows XP, you're not running ClearType. It looks like you prefer having it off. Have you tried turning it off in Windows 7 to see if that suits you better?
December 3, 2011 12:41:04 AM

arunphilip said:
In Windows XP, you're not running ClearType. It looks like you prefer having it off. Have you tried turning it off in Windows 7 to see if that suits you better?


everytime i try to turn it off in 7 i uncheck the box but it sitll makes me go through the screens with text to choose then theres no uncheck then apply or hit ok
December 3, 2011 12:48:32 AM

OK, when you uncheck it and complete the wizard, it actually turns ClearType off. Thing is, Microsoft has designed the Segoe font to look and work quite similarly when ClearType is turned off also.
If you open up Windows Explorer in a folder with a bunch of files, then try switching off ClearType, you should see a small change in appearance.
November 17, 2012 7:22:48 AM

you can turn off clear type in -> right click My computer (in start menu) -> properties -> advanced settings -> tab "advanced" -> performance, uncheck the true type (my PC is in hebrew :)  so no idea what it will be called, probably something like "make fonts straightened" or smth)
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