Windows 10: Blurry text Solved

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  1.    14 Aug 2015 #41

    Jormvngandr said: View Post
    Just create a text file and copy/paste what I quoted in code in my message. Then change its file extension from .txt to .cmd (you should disable "Hide extensions for known file types" in Folder Options if you can't see the file extensions).

    After that press Windows Key+R and type "shell:startup". Copy the .cmd file you created here and you're done. You need to restart twice for this file to take effect - first time it runs to insert the codes into the registry, and in second time the inserted codes actually start working (logging off may work for this as well).

    Note that you may need to add this file to the excluded/trusted apps list in your security software (I had to with Kaspersky Total Security 2016), if you don't it'll probably get deleted because it gets identified as a threat trying to change the registry.

    Why do we need to add this program to the startup? Because every time the PC starts DpiScalingVer reverts back to its default value, rendering our fix useless. So we set it to automatically change every start.

    A command screen will flash for 0.1-0.5 secs on every startup but I think the result outweighs this small annoyance.

    p.s. Again all credits go to those rafalek/Fra31 guys in MDL forums.
    Thanks Jorm, I've been suffering with blurry text on some apps on my Windows 10 install, but your .cmd patch fixed it!
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  2.    20 Aug 2015 #42

    Jormvngandr said: View Post
    Just create a text file and copy/paste what I quoted in code in my message. Then change its file extension from .txt to .cmd (you should disable "Hide extensions for known file types" in Folder Options if you can't see the file extensions).

    After that press Windows Key+R and type "shell:startup". Copy the .cmd file you created here and you're done. You need to restart twice for this file to take effect - first time it runs to insert the codes into the registry, and in second time the inserted codes actually start working (logging off may work for this as well).

    Note that you may need to add this file to the excluded/trusted apps list in your security software (I had to with Kaspersky Total Security 2016), if you don't it'll probably get deleted because it gets identified as a threat trying to change the registry.

    Why do we need to add this program to the startup? Because every time the PC starts DpiScalingVer reverts back to its default value, rendering our fix useless. So we set it to automatically change every start.

    A command screen will flash for 0.1-0.5 secs on every startup but I think the result outweighs this small annoyance.

    p.s. Again all credits go to those rafalek/Fra31 guys in MDL forums.
    Can you create one for people who use the 100% dpi scale ? When I use your fix it looks like everything is back to 125% even though my settings says its 100%... for example my windows bar on the bottom is now double of its size... gigantic.
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  3. Posts : 7
    windows 10 upgrade
       15 Sep 2015 #43

    I have experienced the same problem as described by the OP, and searched the internet for a solution. I did figure out how to adjust certain softwares via the properties/compatibility/Disable display scaling... route. Yay! But the problem remained in other windows which are apparently generated by microsoft programs which do not offer access to properties/compatibility configuration options. I have been waiting for microsoft to update windows 10 and fix the problem, but it does not seem to be happening. Then I found this thread, and the webpage:
    Windows 10 DPI blurry / fuzzy text font fix - XP Explorer
    That little fix worked for me! Thanks!

    I cannot truly understand the description of the registry changes that led to this issue, but it seems simple enough. Is there any way for ordinary users to lodge complaints with microsoft and maybe inspire an update? Some of us are still driving a desktop!
    I
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  4.    01 Oct 2015 #44

    Dell U3011


    I have a Dell U3011 monitor using dual Nvidia GeForce GTX680's running in SLI. I too have the same problem with fuzzy text. I'm running in a 2560x1600 resolution and normally have cleartype and text at 125%. It doesn't seem to make much difference what I do, I still have fuzzy text...
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  5.    03 Oct 2015 #45

    I tried the fix that's work only at 125% (and lower) but until 126% (so 150% also) this is blurry. Maybe a windows family edition issue? Can someone confirms that's work at 150% in family edition?
    (I have a 1920x1080 )
    Thanks
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  6. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Enterprise X64
       04 Oct 2015 #46

    Easily Solve it.


    Hi
    I had that problem in my Windows 10 Enterprise X64 and solved it by easy way:
    -RegEdit >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER >> Control Panel >> Desktop >> Edit Dword : Win8DpiScaling : Change its value from: 0 To: 1
    Then logout and login again.
    Done
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  7.    08 Oct 2015 #47

    I after searching earlier this year I could not find a fix. I searched again and it looks like someone created a very simple program to lay the issue to rest. I ran it and performed reboot and VOILA!

    I have 3 monitors:
    1. 27" 1080p
    2. 28" Samsung 4k
    3. 20" Dell in Portrait

    Monitor's 1 and 3 were blurry and driving me nuts. I was about switch back to Windows 7. I tried all the scaling options, cleartype and what not. Anyways Here is a link to the program.

    Enjoy!

    Windows 10 DPI blurry / fuzzy text font fix - XP Explorer
    Last edited by derekimo; 08 Oct 2015 at 19:39. Reason: Replaced direct download links. Link to the source instead.
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  8. Posts : 15
    Windows 7 & 10 dual boot
       11 Oct 2015 #48

    Hide batch


    I found a way to hide the batch file at startup. If you already have the batch in C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, move it from there to another location (you will need it). If you still haven't created the batch, do it saving the following in a .bat file:
    Code:
    REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v DpiScalingVer /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00001018 /f
    REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v Win8DpiScaling /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001 /f
    REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v LogPixels /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000078 /f
    Now do this:
    1. Open Task Scheduler from Start.
    2. Click on "Create Task..." on the right hand pane.
    3. Give it a name like "Fix DPI blur".
    4. Select "Run whether user is logged on or not".
    5. Go to the "Triggers" tab and click on "New...".
    6. On the "Begin the task" drop-down menu select "At startup" and hit OK.
    7. Go to the "Actions" tab and click on "New...".
    8. Browse for your .bat script and hit OK.
    9. On the "Conditions" tab you might want to uncheck "Start the task only if the computer is on AC power".
    10. Hit OK. In case you are prompted for a password, type your account password and hit OK.
    11. You might need a couple of reboots. After that you're done.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by adj592; 12 Oct 2015 at 03:46.
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  9.    14 Oct 2015 #49

    Fixed Blurry Text---Almost


    First, thanks to all for the suggestions/fixes. My Win 10 screens are no longer blurry. Here is what I did: set customized size to 125, cut and pasted the cmd solution ( tried the software fix as well, which also worked) and am go to go! Except, when on my bank website ( use Chrome) the bank transactions are still blurry and UNREADABLE when printed. My Chrome setting is at 125 zoom with an ASUS 24" DVI connected monitor. Curiously, it happens with the 'Print This Page' option on the site, same as print screen. Chrome print choices: save as PDF and print as PDF, still result in unreadable numbers. Have tried to change fonts in Chrome with no success.

    Any comment or suggestion would be appreciated.
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  10. Posts : 510
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
    Thread Starter
       31 Oct 2015 #50

    Hello again!

    I am here to tell you that my blurry text issue has been fixed! I'm SO happy and SUPER excited!

    Just today I have tried it out of curiosity! I was used to "automatically" apply the .cmd file given in this thread. But today, on Preview build 10576, I have deleted that .cmd file and just applied a Custom scaling level of 125%. Like this:

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    As you can observe the text in all the various Windows Components I could put in a screenshot is crystal clear and in the appropriate size and proportion in comparison to each other. For example, the Menus in File Explorer look normal and totally acceptable now! I have also opened Office 2016, Word, Outlook, Excel, and the menus and all the text sizes are great!

    Then I went and applied the same settings in TP build 10565, and of course, I have deleted the .cmd file and the Registry value, from this OS, as well. This is my main OS. It works there, too!! I have rebooted for approx. ten (10) times in both Operating Systems, after the deletion of the .cmd file. It still works!

    So, now I consider this matter officially solved

    Thank you, Microsoft!

    PS: this issue is monitor specific - you can see my monitor's specifications in the first post.
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