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8.1: Awful text rendering and blurry system windows

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    8.1: Awful text rendering and blurry system windows


    After update to 8.1 first thing I noticed is that my installation windows/boxes are blurry, both graphics, text and buttons. Then I opened up Logitech Setpoint and found out that its blurry too. Applications such and Office or Adobe do not have blurriness in text or interface.

    Also I noticed that text in Metro apps such as mail goes from smudgy to clear in few flicks whenever new text renders on screen.

    If I adjust scaling myself (by percentage not by slider) text gets a lot better in desktop environment but with custom scaling I cant get the window/box size or font size right, its either too small or too big.

    I tried playing with ClearType but it didn't to shizz.

    I also have installed the latest drivers for Intel and Nvidia before update and after update just to make sure.

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    I also noticed the text in Device Manager looked a little washed out after I had installed the free upgrade to 8.1 from the Windows Store. Ticking the "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays" has made it go back to normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdmi View Post
    I also noticed the text in Device Manager looked a little washed out after I had installed the free upgrade to 8.1 from the Windows Store. Ticking the "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays" has made it go back to normal.
    What percentage did you use? Everything I try looks kind of wierd
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    Australia
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10 & 8.1 64-bit, Kubuntu


    You are not the only one having problems.
    See this thread:

    Blurry text problem has not been fixed in Win 8.1 RTM
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