ClearType Fonts used in IE9, Make it stop! Users complaining of Blurry Fonts! RRS feed

  • Question

  • We updated a Remote Desktop server with IE9 and now all of the IE paged render with ClearType fonts.

    • Yes, ClearType is Off in the Display Control Panel.
    • Yes I have gone through the Steps in 
    • Yes I have installed the hotfix
    • Yes, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\UseClearType is set to 'no'

    So I went to another Machine running IE9, it was perfect. I checked its HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\UseClearType setting. It was also set to 'no'  For giggles I changed the value to 'yes'  I restarted IE, and sure enough, the font was blurry.   I changed it back to 'no' and restarted IE9.  No Change. It is still blurry.  So now I have the same problem with that workstation. 

    FireFox and Chrome both render correctly.   My Remote Desktop users are shooting daggers my way!  Help!!!


    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:14 PM

All replies

  • Hi Scooter,

    With Windows 7, ClearType tuning is built into the operating system. In Control Panel, click Appearance and Personalization, and then under Fonts, click Adjust ClearType text.

    further, check that uses do not have

    Tools>Internet Options>General tab, 'Accessibility' button, "Ignore font styles specified on web pages"

    and under the "Fonts" button, they are using the default web font (on English machines this is Times New Roman)...

    Text and font rendering outcomes can be dependent upon the web pages you visit... or you can use the settings above to over-ride website style rules.



    Thursday, April 18, 2013 4:52 AM
  • Hi,

    You can change the settings as Rob said. In addition, for the accessibility options, an article for your reference:

    Internet Explorer 9 accessibility options


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, April 22, 2013 3:25 AM
  • Both of your Suggestions were in my Original Message or one of the KBs referenced..   There is something else going on here.

    I can change this Registry from 'no' to 'yes' and duplicate the issue: 

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\UseClearType

    Now that I change it back to 'no' the ClearType still Exists in IE. 


    Monday, April 22, 2013 3:36 PM