1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 x64
       06 Aug 2015 #1

    Is Windows 7 font rendering better than WIndows 10?


    Hi everyone,
    First post here.

    I installed Windows 10 last week but just now I returned to Windows 7. There are some things I don't feel comfortable about Windows 10 just yet. (regarding privacy and compatibility). I'll give it some time until it 'mature' a little.

    Now my question is about font rendering.
    I use a regular LCD monitor 24" + nvidia geforce card. In Windows 7 fonts are sharp and neat.
    Is only me or anybody else found font rendering in Windows 10 no as quite good as in Windows 7?
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  2. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
       06 Aug 2015 #2

    Its just you. The font rendering in Windows 10 is the same as it was in Windows 7 nothing has changed. The only thing that would affect the font rendering of Windows 10 is your settings.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 83
    windows10 pro
       06 Aug 2015 #3

    when first time i boot to win10, i feel the font slight different to win7
    the font family/type still same, but the size? is bit different, it feel more thin?
    other than that i didnt find any different in term sharpness&neatness
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows10
       06 Aug 2015 #4

    No it is not just you.
    Same experience here and I, too, got fed up with this and other bugs so I went back to win7 until microsoft gets around to fixing things.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 142
    dual boot win10/win7
       06 Aug 2015 #5

    There are two things going on here possibly that I am aware of, one is using an AMD apu, and there have been issues. The other is scaling on high DPI monitors and HDTV's. Here is a link that covers this.

    DPI Scaling Level for Displays - Change in Windows 10

    In settings, under System/display/ you can slide the change app text etc slider up. Windows 10 should detect what is a reasonable range and flash "recommended." 100% is the norm but on high DPI displays a higher value is needed. adjusting the scaling up helps as well. Actually, it's a dramatic difference.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 x64
       06 Aug 2015 #6

    mrpumpkin said: View Post
    There are two things going on here possibly that I am aware of, one is using an AMD apu, and there have been issues. The other is scaling on high DPI monitors and HDTV's. Here is a link that covers this.

    DPI Scaling Level for Displays - Change in Windows 10

    In settings, under System/display/ you can slide the change app text etc slider up. Windows 10 should detect what is a reasonable range and flash "recommended." 100% is the norm but on high DPI displays a higher value is needed. adjusting the scaling up helps as well. Actually, it's a dramatic difference.
    Thanks pumpkin.
    I tried these DPI font scalling before. It kind messes up with the layout. As other windows elements won't follow the scale set (borders, menus, command buttons, sizes) it then makes things out of proportion. Setting that you'll have a large text inside small elements.
    But i never tried that on w10. I'll do that on the next time I install it.

    Thanks!
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 142
    dual boot win10/win7
       06 Aug 2015 #7

    Hope it works. I would also go through the "clear type text" calibration which is also under advanced display settings. It can help with the fuzzies as well. (Before and after scaling tweaks)
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