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Fuzzy text in IE10 on CP8

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    JoshRoss

    I thought this fuzzy text problem was fixed. Or is it just me?

    -Josh

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    rhm

    Oh dear god, not the fuzzy text threads again.

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    JoshRoss

    I don't have subpixel antialiasing in IE. Strange, ClearType is enabled.

    -Josh

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    evildictait​or

    This issue occurs because of a design change to how Internet Explorer 9 renders text. By default, Internet Explorer 9 uses sub-pixel positioned ClearType to render text by using DirectWrite, whereas Internet Explorer 8 uses whole-pixel positioned ClearType to render text by using the Microsoft Windows graphics device interface (GDI).

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2545698

    And how to fix it:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2638466

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    AndyC

    I find that it almost always improves if you run both the Cleartype tuner and the Color Calibration wizards. A well calibrated display is pretty much key to good results from Cleartype.

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    Minh

    Let's start the diagnosis. Can you post a picture...

    of your eyes?

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    JoshRoss

    @evildictaitor: Internet Explore completely ignores the output of the ClearType tuning app. But at least both the desktop and metro versions are consistant in their obtuseness.

    -Josh

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    magicalclick

    screenshot? It looks fine to me, except it is kinda grayish instead of black.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    JoshRoss

    @magicalclick: It's on my work computer and power management kicked-in, turning the machine off. If you do a print screen, paste it into paint, and blow it up 800%, is the anti-aliasing colored or grayscale? 

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    elmer

    Is it like IE9 and totally disregards any choice to disable ClearType ?

    I still refuse to use IE9 because I can't abide ClearType, and none of the 'workarounds' in KB2638466 are of any help to me.

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    magicalclick

    @JoshRoss:

    I did this on MSN.com

    • Desktop, HD5870, Windows 7 Pro, result = colored.
    • Notebook, Intel Graphics, Windows 8 CP, result = grayscale.
    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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