1.    18 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2017
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Another Font Problem


    Hello friends at the TenForums,

    I'm having a problem with fonts in Windows 10. They are difficult to read, not sharp. The only exception I've found is that they look ok in Windows font viewer except for the font info at the top, (name, version, etc.). Images look clear. I'm running out of ideas. Any help would be appreciated.
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  2.    19 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 3,971
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Hi pav1.

    Have you check your settings in your display adapter. (AMD, Nvida) Might be simpler to just hit reset on adapter software and then reapply customizations if you've applied. If you do this note current settings so you can replace.

    Additionally if you enter Windows Settings, Start => Settings => System, and then in search bar type Calibrate, it should bring up a colour calibration option. If you go through this the second part helps set up the displaying of some fonts.


    Ken
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  3.    19 Aug 2017 #3
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    Thread Starter

    Hi Ken, thanks for the response. I checked Nvidia control and don't see anything out of the ordinary, the settings appear to be default. I also tried the calibration and did not notice much difference. The thing I don't understand is there's no consistency. Desktop fonts and fonts in Windows font viewer look good. Start menu, Google Chrome and fonts in other programs look strange.
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  4.    20 Aug 2017 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by pav1 View Post
    Hi Ken, thanks for the response. I checked Nvidia control and don't see anything out of the ordinary, the settings appear to be default. I also tried the calibration and did not notice much difference. The thing I don't understand is there's no consistency. Desktop fonts and fonts in Windows font viewer look good. Start menu, Google Chrome and fonts in other programs look strange.
    Do you happen to be using a monitor with a resolution higher than 1080p? 4K for example.(this is why it is important one fills out his system specs on the forum)

    It then has to do with the DPI scaling settings(which Microsoft hasn't quite got the spin on yet):

    Here are a couple of tutorials from @Brink

    To adjust system DPI settings:
    Change DPI Scaling Level for Displays in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    For 3rd party programs:
    Change Compatibility Mode Settings for Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  5.    20 Aug 2017 #5
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    Figured it out, It wasn't Windows or the graphics adapter, my Asus monitor was in Scenic mode, I switched it to standard and no more blurry text.
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  6.    20 Aug 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Thanks for posting your solution. Please mark the thread solved so others will find.
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