Windows 10: Blurry text Solved

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  1.    29 Oct 2016 #81

    I have the same issue. Prior to win10, my dual Dell 30" 2560x1600 monitors had amazingly crisp fonts. Since winddows 10, many apps fonts are so blurred, they are unusable for any lenght of time. It seems that MS have crippled the desktop fonts to make it more compatible with windows phones and tablets. This is ironic considering relatively speaking, noone uses windows phones and tablets. The only solution I have found is to make all apps with blurred text not use the blurry scaling MS are using. to do this:
    1. right click on the short cut of the app with blurred fonts
    2. hit properties
    3. compatibility tab
    4. check "disable display scaling on high DPI Settings"

    this is not a solution, it is a poor workaround. The full solution is to go with Mac who don't render desktop apps for tens of millions of users unusable for the sake of a hand full of windows phone and tablet users. A second best solution is to upgrade back to windows 7. Appart from fast boot up and shutdown, I dont think windows 10 adds a single feature or benefit to desktop users, only ever worse UI and UX (for business users at least)
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  2.    30 Oct 2016 #82

    anybody got the solution ? i tired of this blurry text and want to go back to Win 7
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  3.    31 Oct 2016 #83

    While this is marked "solved" it really isn't. I have found no
    solution. I'm using high contrast, as that is the only way I can
    see the type on the screen with my bad eyes.

    While this works, a lot of web pages & aps are missing text & graphics.

    Wish I had my windows 7 back now, such a disappointment.
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  4.    01 Nov 2016 #84

    msny said: View Post
    While this is marked "solved" it really isn't. I have found no
    solution. I'm using high contrast, as that is the only way I can
    see the type on the screen with my bad eyes.

    While this works, a lot of web pages & aps are missing text & graphics.

    Wish I had my windows 7 back now, such a disappointment.
    Even Windows 8.1 do better than Win 10 in Anti Aliasing
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  5.    01 Nov 2016 #85

    workaround


    I would agree that this isn't official fixed for me either.

    I have a GTX 1070 and an ultrawide LG 2K display, and a second BenQ 1080p monitor.

    I had no issues with windows 10, until I performed my annual fresh install. (I believe my first installation my have been 8.1 first to get the free windows 10 upgrade they were offering last year.) The first thing I noticed was how certain elements like device manager, utorrent, installation splash screens were all fuzzy.

    The only thing that has worked for me is installing the program that runs at startup (I think its on page 4-5 of this thread) but it works! My screens are crystal clear. The one thing I have noticed is under 'display settings' my scaling slider is greyed out and my 2k monitor is set at 225% and my 1080p is 175%, but it looks great so I'm not complaining. I haven't tested any games yet though, so hopefully that doesn't interfere.

    TLDR
    The XP Explorer DPI fix worked for me.
    I registered just to make this comment.
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  6.    01 Nov 2016 #86

    t0nym0ntana83 said: View Post
    I would agree that this isn't official fixed for me either.

    I have a GTX 1070 and an ultrawide LG 2K display, and a second BenQ 1080p monitor.

    I had no issues with windows 10, until I performed my annual fresh install. (I believe my first installation my have been 8.1 first to get the free windows 10 upgrade they were offering last year.) The first thing I noticed was how certain elements like device manager, utorrent, installation splash screens were all fuzzy.

    The only thing that has worked for me is installing the program that runs at startup (I think its on page 4-5 of this thread) but it works! My screens are crystal clear. The one thing I have noticed is under 'display settings' my scaling slider is greyed out and my 2k monitor is set at 225% and my 1080p is 175%, but it looks great so I'm not complaining. I haven't tested any games yet though, so hopefully that doesn't interfere.

    TLDR
    The XP Explorer DPI fix worked for me.
    I registered just to make this comment.
    Me using intel HD 5500 .. 768p and none of them works ..... it look like Win 10 better for >1080p monitor
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  7.    29 Nov 2016 #87

    Edit: Just noticed that while switching ports (in my multiport setup) made things 90% better, I now notice some areas (such as some of the windows settings screens) are it's still not what it's should be.

    Hi guys,

    Just signed up to contribute to this issue. I just bought a new Windows 10 system with two different resolution monitors and have spent hours trying searching around with no luck... then it dawned on me, hmm, there are 5 ports for displays on my system, 1 DIV and below it a line of 4 ports (left to right): DisplayPort - HDMI - DisplayPort - DisplayPort. So I thought, I wonder if the first two are for one monitor and the last two for the other, as I was using port 1 and 2 (which still doesn't make sense since the last two are the same). Anyway, I switched to using port 2 and 3 and that worked instantly. Both displays are at their native resolution and scaled to 100% with all default settings.

    System: HP Omen - Windows 10 64bit
    Graphics Card: Nividia GeForce GTX 960
    Displays: 1920x1080 (port 2 HDMI), 2560x1440 (primary display port 3 DisplayPort)


    Anyway, I think it's displaying correctly, however, it's still not as clear as I would like. I've tried messing around with the ClearType and sure, it can make it more crisp, but then it also becomes more pixelated. Ignorance is bliss, if you're not in the position to get a new 4K display then I suggest you don't stop to look at one and skip straight to the cheap one on sale. lol I try to make myself feel better trying to convince myself that unless a 4K display is at least 40 inches then I would have to scale up anyway and then what's the point if I lose all that desktop space (unless you're a gamer of like watching movies, of course, I just need to space for multi-tasking).

    Disclaimer: I need glasses really bad, so it might actually be worse now. lol
    Last edited by Nick Diaz; 29 Nov 2016 at 14:43.
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  8.    29 Nov 2016 #88

    Just a heads-up: As of today, the only thing that truly works is creating a task with that .bat file posted here on page 5. All the other solutions do NOT work correctly for me. I find it insulting that Microsoft has not fixed this issue in a proper way yet.
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  9.    10 Feb 2017 #89

    I had a problems to run the extended monitor with 100% and cant find DPI scaling from the Outlook 2016 (O 365).
    So i made the external monitor as my main (HP E271i) and BOOM, no more fuzzywuzzy.

    So if you dont wanna mess up with the 100-125-150% text size stuff, you can always swap the main display from the options.
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  10.    28 Feb 2017 #90

    *** Apparently this is a repeat of an earlier post. Reputation added to the dude. Name's confusing, but it's there, and it worked for me... Might as well be at the end of the list as well :\ too many pages to wade through...

    I was able to resolve this on my machine. Instead of using the slider in the display properties, there's a buried hyperlink a couple clicks past that page. I'm not sure why it works... It's allowing you to custom scale the DPI and should effectively be the same thing... But it works.

    Hopefully it does for you as well.

    1. Right Click on the Desktop, select 'Display Settings'
    2. Scroll down, select 'Advanced display settings'
    3. Scroll down, select 'Advanced sizing of text and other items'
    4. Within the paragraph under 'Change size of items', click the third hyperlink that says 'set a custom scaling level'
    5. Type '120' in the drop down box and wait for the system to tag it with the '%' sign
    6. Click 'Ok', in the next window 'Apply', and then choose to sign out
    7. When you log back in, navigate back to the setting by repeating steps 1-4
    8. Type '125' in the drop down box and wait for the system to tag it with the '%' sign
    9. Click 'Ok', in the next window 'Apply', and then choose to sign out

    When you log back in it should be fine, but the slider will no longer work... You have to disable custom DPI scaling for that slider to work but whatever. Leave it and hopefully you're good.

    NOTE: these steps are what I did... You may be able to get away with not using steps 5, 6, and 7. Good luck!

    EDITS: Typos and such
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