Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Fix blurry Fonts text in Internet Explorer 9

Solutions to fix blurry Fonts text in Internet Explorer 9

Update Your Fonts:
Make sure that you have the latest font updates from Windows Update.
An update has been released that updates some fonts to improve the rendering of those fonts at small sizes (8-10pt) in Internet Explorer 9. The updated versions of Arial, Verdana, and Tahoma fonts include new hinting logic that renders more clearly using sub-pixel-positioned ClearType text rendered using the DirectWrite APIs used by Internet Explorer 9's hardware-accelerated text rendering.

ClearType Tuning
For best results, you should tune ClearType for your particular display hardware.
Windows 7 users can use the built-in ClearType tuner found in the Windows Control Panel under “Appearance and Personalization / Fonts / Adjust ClearType text” to adjust your ClearType settings. Windows Vista users can use the online tuner from within Internet Explorer. (The online tuner must be used with Internet Explorer because it depends on an ActiveX control.)

Adjust the Gamma settings for your display
Make sure that your Gamma settings are adjusted correctly for your display.
Calibrating your display ensures that the colors are displayed correctly on your monitor. Verify that the Gamma is set correctly for your display by running the Display Calibration tool in Windows.

To run the Display Color Calibration help tool, click Start and type Display in the Search box and then click Display. Click Calibrate color from the options in the left pane and then follow the instructions to calibrate your display.

Note: Many video card manufacturers also include a Control Panel Applet with their video drivers that can be used to adjust Gamma and other display settings. Refer to your hardware manufacturer or hardware documentation that came with your PC for more information

Check your Viewing Angle
Adjust the viewing angle of your monitor to correct any inconsistencies.
Make sure that the monitor is not tilted to far up, down or to either side from where you normally view the monitor, the best viewing angle for the monitor is to view it at a 90 degree angle.

Check your font size
Consider your font size
If your current Font size or Dots per Inch (DPI) is set higher than 100%, the text and other items on the screen may appear blurry in programs that are not designed for high–DPI display. Check to see if the font size is 100% (the Windows default), if the font size is greater than 100%, set the DPI back to 100% and test to see if the fonts appear more clearly.

To check the font size, follow these steps:
Open Fonts by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Display.
The font size will be displayed.
If the Font size is larger than 100%, click Smaller - 100% (default).
Click Apply, log off and then back on to the user account and test the fonts in Internet Explorer.

Digital cables vs. VGA cables
Consider your current Monitor, Video card and the type of cable used.

Manufacturers are now including both an Analog connections and a DVI (Digital Visual Interface) connections on LCD monitors. When connecting your computer to an LCD monitor with an analog connection, the signal is vulnerable to the same distortions or line noise that can affect CRT (Liquid Crystal Display) monitors. When using a DVI connection, there is no digital-to-analog conversion and corruption of the signal does not occur. The LCD monitor will give a much sharper image than on a CRT when you using a DVI connection.

Screen Resolution
Consider adjusting your screen resolution.
Lower resolution screen settings can affect font clarity, for example, with a screen resolution of 800 X 600 (wher the monitor supports much higher resolutions), fonts can appear blurry where adjusting the screen resolution to a higher resolution such as 1280 x 720 may help the fonts appear much more clearly. It's a good practice to set your monitor to its native resolution—the resolution a monitor was designed to display based on its size. To see your monitor's native resolution, check the display settings in Control Panel.

Note: The resolution marked (recommended). This is your LCD monitor's native resolution—usually the highest resolution your monitor can support.

To verify or change your screen resolution, follow these steps:
Open Screen Resolution by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, and then, under Appearance and Personalization, and clicking Adjust screen resolution.
Click the drop-down list next to Resolution, move the slider to the resolution you want, and then click Apply.
Click Keep Changes to use the new resolution, or click Revert to go back to the previous resolution.



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