Why does new edge have poor text rendering?

  1. cereberus's Avatar
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    Why does new edge have poor text rendering?


    So I decided to try new Edge and found its text rendering to be much worse than old Edge.

    See image below and you will see old edge is perfect even when zooming in 400%, new edge is blocky.

    Why does new edge have poor text rendering?-edge.png
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #2

    No problem here- 500% @4K
    Why does new edge have poor text rendering?-image.jpg
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  3. Posts : 408
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    What may help is to go to google extensions and install the "font rendering enhancer" for me it makes the difference and makes it more like Firefox...It's a Chromium problem which the Chrome developers refuse to fix...The Edge team is aware of it from discussions in one of the microsoft forums...Hopefully, they will do something about it (it is suppose to be a simple fix)...I feel one shouldn't need to use an extension to get good font rendering...The only alternative of course, is to use Firefox which does not suffer with this problem and renders darker and sharper text...

    Remember..the old Edge was NOT chromium based so that is why it didn't have that problem...
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/...1173014#M24378
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  4. Posts : 1,964
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       #4

    The Edge one on left has much more Anti-Aliasing applied than the New Edge one on the right.
    ClearType is variations on that theme which maybe the case here, if it is being used.
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  5. Posts : 408
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    @Helmut...that is exactly what it is...and that extension i mention adds it back in...the developers should add it in so that an extension would not be needed...

    In fact...it was mentioned by the poster in this forum:
    Font Rendering Enhancer: A Chrome extension which enables font anti-aliasing - Web Browsing/Email and Other Internet Applications
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  6. Edwin's Avatar
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    Edge probably depreciated the ability to disable DirectWrite as in Chrome!
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  7. Compumind's Avatar
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    Interesting!

    So my eyes are not deceiving me.
    I noticed a slightly more granular effect in the fonts.

    MS needs to get this corrected.

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  8. Frabnkhs's Avatar
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    Seriously, I quite using Microsoft browsers for security & bugginess literally DECADES ago because there were better browsers out there.

    Try Opera, especially if you have multiple devices. Opera (with an Opera account) allows you to access all your saved Speed Dial tiles (like bookmarks but no menu diving) on all your devices

    So I have access to all the saved Speed Dials on my phone, my tablet, my laptop, my gaming PC and any future "toys"
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  9. cereberus's Avatar
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    I like traditional Edge but I wanted new Edge for its Chromecast interface.
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  10. cereberus's Avatar
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    Thanks - I will look into this.
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