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Window 7 blurry text

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  • the text are blurry and fuzzy in window 7, even after i have

    adjusted the cleartype, switching off aero, using basic themes, reducing the resolution.. nothing seems to get the text sharper..

     

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:22 PM

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  • Hi,

    To help us understand the issue, could you tell us when did this issue occur for the fisrt time? How do other applications like Word, Excel, Powerpoint act?

    I suggest change to another font as a test. Aslo you can boot into Safe mode to check the result. If the issue disappear in Safe mode, then it may have something to do with certain driver.

    Regards,


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    Monday, July 26, 2010 3:46 AM

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  • How about running the Monitor at its native resolution??
     
    peter
     
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    the text are blurry and fuzzy in window 7, even after i have

    adjusted the cleartype, switching off aero, using basic themes, reducing the resolution.. nothing seems to get the text sharper..

     

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:43 PM
  • changing the resolution doesnt improve.. the text are still blurry
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:45 PM
  • Who are the manufacturers and what are the models of the monitor and video card?  Is it an LCD or CRT monitor?  What resolution does it try or recommend to run at and what resolution and refresh rate are you currently running?
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:53 PM
  • acer laptop, model 4740G, Nvidia Geforce 310M

    1366*768 (native), wat refresh rate? is it 60hz

    the only clear text is the pdf file that my friend send me... the text in the pdf are sharp and clear...

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3:04 PM
  • You didn't say whether you're running x86 or x64 Windows so...  The most recent drivers for that video card are here:

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-258.96-whql-driver.html (x86)

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-258.96-whql-driver.html (x64)

    Try loading the appropriate one and running in native resolution and see if it gets any better.  If the notebook didn't ship with Windows 7 (ie. you performed an upgrade/fresh install) you may have to visit Acer's website and see it they have a .inf file for the display panel.

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3:13 PM
  • You didn't say whether you're running x86 or x64 Windows so...  The most recent drivers for that video card are here:

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-258.96-whql-driver.html (x86)

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-258.96-whql-driver.html (x64)

    Try loading the appropriate one and running in native resolution and see if it gets any better.  If the notebook didn't ship with Windows 7 (ie. you performed an upgrade/fresh install) you may have to visit Acer's website and see it they have a .inf file for the display panel.


    thank bob... it running on 64bit... i tried updating the driver.. but it says it up to date.. do i have to manually download and update?
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3:39 PM
  • Yep.  It'll download an .exe file.  Run that and it'll do everything for you, just keep clicking OK.  The installation'll create an nvidia folder in your root, you can leave this (it contains all the driver files you just installed, plus any supplemental files the installer required) or delete it after the installation finishes; your choice.

    Bob's Rule #4: Always use the drivers from the Mfg's website for video and network cards, never the ones from Windows Update as they're usually out-of-date before Microsoft even posts them. 

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3:50 PM
  • Yep.  It'll download an .exe file.  Run that and it'll do everything for you, just keep clicking OK.  The installation'll create an nvidia folder in your root, you can leave this (it contains all the driver files you just installed, plus any supplemental files the installer required) or delete it after the installation finishes; your choice.

    Bob's Rule #4: Always use the drivers from the Mfg's website for video and network cards, never the ones from Windows Update as they're usually out-of-date before Microsoft even posts them. 


    not much different.. still blurry..
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 4:50 PM
  • I've got no more suggestions then.  If the text is clear in Acrobat and blurry in everything else then it's probably not the video driver.  

    I've actually got a similar, though not exactly the same, issue: a desktop PC running Windows 7 Pro x64 with an nVidia 8400 card and dual monitors.  One of the monitors, a 23", is an Acer; the other, a 19", is an AOC.  The text and icons on the AOC are blurry, while the Acer is sharp and clear.  The funny thing is, when I unplug the Acer from the back of the PC the text on the AOC sharpens right up.  I figure it's just something I'll have to live with; or replace the AOC, which isn't an option at the moment.

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 6:02 PM
  • Can you please post a picture? Use your camera (not the snipping tool) to make a picture and upload it, so that we have an idea how "blurry" your test is.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 7:32 PM
  • Hi,

    When did this issue occur for the fisrt time? Can you associate with any software\hardware change?

    How about other application like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, will they show blurry text too?

    In case it is due to software confliction, I will suggest prepare clean boot to troubleshoot. Clean Boot prevents software conflicts by preventing the startup items and non Microsoft services from loading. This way you can safely follow the process of elimination to check which application is causing this behavior.
     
    Refer:
    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
    Note: Ensure that you put your computer back to normal startup mode after completing the troubleshooting steps. Steps are available in the article given above.

    Meanwhile, you can type “sfc /scannow” in the start menu and press Enter. This can check for and repair Windows system file integrity issues.

    Regards,


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    Friday, July 23, 2010 10:50 AM
  • Can you please post a picture? Use your camera (not the snipping tool) to make a picture and upload it, so that we have an idea how "blurry" your test is.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

    it will not reflect the actual blur
    Friday, July 23, 2010 2:45 PM
  • Hi,

    When did this issue occur for the fisrt time? Can you associate with any software\hardware change?

    How about other application like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, will they show blurry text too?

    In case it is due to software confliction, I will suggest prepare clean boot to troubleshoot. Clean Boot prevents software conflicts by preventing the startup items and non Microsoft services from loading. This way you can safely follow the process of elimination to check which application is causing this behavior.
     
    Refer:
    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
    Note: Ensure that you put your computer back to normal startup mode after completing the troubleshooting steps. Steps are available in the article given above.

    Meanwhile, you can type “sfc /scannow” in the start menu and press Enter. This can check for and repair Windows system file integrity issues.

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    nothing happen
    Friday, July 23, 2010 2:48 PM
  • it only doesn't reflect it when you make a screenshot. Make a picture with your camera.
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Friday, July 23, 2010 3:15 PM
  • i mean it doesnt reflect the exact blur when using a camera...
    Friday, July 23, 2010 3:17 PM
  • similar problem

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/9d1d2f71-79c1-4543-b20c-ef8be50c1e23

    it is the font and text that are blur.. photos are ok...

    Friday, July 23, 2010 3:22 PM
  • in this case it is an issue with your Monitor. You must provide pictures , as we don't know how it looks for you. Otherwise we can't help you, sorry.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Friday, July 23, 2010 10:58 PM
  • Had the same problem after switching from a crt monitor to a lcd.  Had to go to Native Resolution(1080P in my case) which made everything too small. went to control panel >display and changed it to 125% all good now.  For those that have not seen this problem it is like Microsoft| TechNet at the very top of this page right side corner.

    Well more like |TechNet.  It will appear again if using the magnifier tool.  This is not an issue with XP Pro sp2 or Vista x64 all ran on this machine.

    JB

    Saturday, July 24, 2010 8:46 AM
  • Hi,

    To help us understand the issue, could you tell us when did this issue occur for the fisrt time? How do other applications like Word, Excel, Powerpoint act?

    I suggest change to another font as a test. Aslo you can boot into Safe mode to check the result. If the issue disappear in Safe mode, then it may have something to do with certain driver.

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Monday, July 26, 2010 3:46 AM
  • I have a KVM switch and I recently installed a w7 pro x64 as XP goes end of life.

    My monitor is 1920x1080 and I use the classical theme 32bit on both systems.

    Regular text size is the same on both systems and measures app. 1/10'' for the letter 'H'.

    When I switch back and forth the XP system appears crystal clear whereas w7 is blurry and gives me a headache whenever I use it for a longer period of time.

    I already disabled cleartype and the smoothing of screen fonts edges.

    I also have disabled the Segoe UI Fonts and changed the registry FontSubstitutes Seqoe UI key to Tahoma.

    But still the text of desktop items, windows and application menus is not as sharp as on the XP box.

    Are there any other steps I could try?

    I wonder why none of the developers did a similar test with a KVM switch as there clearly is a big difference in readability and a newer system should not make things worse.

    I have uploaded 2 pics to my skydrive for reference. Both pictures where taken with the self timer from the same camera position on a tripod :

    https://skydrive.live.com/?#cid=1C240C8A7B1412A2&id=1C240C8A7B1412A2!107

    • Edited by murrxx Wednesday, July 17, 2013 3:55 PM screenshots added
    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 3:32 PM