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IE11 looks fuzzy

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1

    IE11 looks fuzzy


    So I just did a clean install 8 upgraded to windows 8.1, I'm pretty sure I got all my drivers installed.

    but for some reason IE11 looks fuzzy.

    specs:
    Lenovo y580
    i7-3610QM
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX660M 2GB
    16GB Ram

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  2. #2


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    You're not alone in experiencing this. IE has changed the font rendering. It's not a bug, it's a feature! Search the forum here or google it for more info.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    By default IE11 uses software rendering to draw everything on the screen. Since you have a dedicated GPU it would make more sense to use hardware rendering. A setting is available in IE11 to change this behavior.

    Note: You must restart your computer for the setting to take effect.

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  4. #4


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    ^^^ Wish it could have been that easy... btw, got 4 IE's here, all had GPU rendering as default upon installation.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    This worked for me.. I don't usually use IE at all. However, I noticed this setting and tried it, I saw an immediate difference.

    I think the real question is why does Microsoft choose to drop support for ClearType fonts in IE11. I mean its not like the browser is the most popular around world...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    Here's a good link Users keep reporting blurry text in Windows 8 and 8.1 - Neowin
    Have got it on all my laptops, no tweaking made any difference. But am using IE only as secondary browser, so no real problem. And just archived it as another entry on the 'MS neither care nor listen' list.
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