Windows 10: UI's text rendering on Windows 10

  1.    09 Feb 2018 #1

    UI's text rendering on Windows 10


    Hi All,

    The following is a screenshot of the pop up menu when you right click on the desktop.
    In particular is the top part of it. I took it using the Windows 10's magnifier utility.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    As you can see the text doesn't seem to be rendered correctly. That applies also to all UI's components of Windows 10 and everything else. As I am a developer, I stay many hours in front of this monitor and usually that hurts my eyes (without considering the high contrast theme, another additional pain).

    What I'd like to understand is if that is a normal Windows rendering behavior or is a bad setting somewhere.

    Thanks a lot

    Details:
    Windows 10 fully updated.
    NVIDIA video card driver fully updated.
    Adjust ClearType Text option checked (Control Panel -> Fonts)
    "Smooth edges of screen fonts" option checked (Windows 10 Performance Options panel)
    NVIDIA Control Panel Antialiasing options is on.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 2,475
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       10 Feb 2018 #2

    Try the Cleartype utility. If that doesn't work, check you have the latest graphics driver and try different screen scaling. Also check the screen resolution is set to the native resolution for your monitor.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    10 Feb 2018 #3

    Hi Steve C,

    Thanks for the answer.

    Try the Cleartype utility
    What is the Cleartype utility? Where is it? Is that from Microsoft?

    Under Control Panel -> Fonts -> Adjust Cleartype text I checked and unchecked that option and went through that wizard. There is no or little difference. No apparent improvement.

    check you have the latest graphics driver
    As I wrote at the end of my post, the graphics driver is fully updated.

    try different screen scaling
    I changed it, in particular I increased it, but I'm not comfortable with it. It is fine as it is, 100%.

    Also check the screen resolution is set to the native resolution for your monitor
    Obviously it is set to 100%.

    Any other idea?

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 2,475
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       10 Feb 2018 #4

    Resolution should be a number setting e.g. 1920x1080, not a percentage. You have checked the correct Cleartype settings.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    10 Feb 2018 #5

    Steve C said: View Post
    Resolution should be a number setting e.g. 1920x1080, not a percentage. You have checked the correct Cleartype settings.
    Right, it is 2560 x 1440 (native).

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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