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IE 10 - Lovely win 7, Poor Win 8

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    CaRDiaK

    Is there anything I can do to fix the fuzzy fonts in IE on Windows 8? 

    I have to wear glasses for VDU use and at work and IE10 looks fantastic. So much so I've made it my default browser. However, at home the fonts are so fuzzy it really strains my eyes... so I'm forced onto another browser. 

    Is it possible to fix the fuzziness so I can use IE on Win8 also? 

    We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
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    vesuvius

    @CaRDiaK: update your graphics card drivers

     

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    GoddersUK

    Something wrong with your cleartype settings? Or your monitor settings?

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    spivonious

    , GoddersUK wrote

    Something wrong with your cleartype settings? Or your monitor settings?

    Metro apps don't have Cleartype, unless something changed recently.

    http://www.istartedsomething.com/20120303/cleartype-takes-a-back-seat-for-windows-8-metro/

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    Craig_​Matthews

    Desktop IE10 on Windows 8 doesn't use Cleartype either. 

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    Lizard​Rumsfeld

    , Craig_​Matthews wrote

    Desktop IE10 on Windows 8 doesn't use Cleartype either. 

    Indeed, and it's ridiculous.  Basically IE10 on Win7 looks a lot better. 

    Any other browser of courses uses DirectWrite with sub-pixel positioning on Win8, so basically IE10 on Win8 gives you the weakest font rendering - not exactly helping to spur adoption.  Just bizarre.

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    JoshRoss

    I know that this isn't the answer you want, but you will have to switch browsers. IE10 on the Windows 8 desktop looks rediculous, and no one seems to care enough to fix it.

    -Josh

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    elmer

    , NitzWalsh wrote

    Basically IE10 on Win7 looks a lot better. 

    That of course assumes that you consider Win7 - IE rendering to be acceptable. Personally, I've never been able to live with it, finally resorting to installing Chrome-Frame with the rendering engine permanently enabled, just to get a hybrid of IE9 that I could actually read the text with.

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    CaRDiaK

    Oh my days. Well I've updated everything and still have the same issue...

    Thanks for the additional responses.. As a simple humble developer.. I have no idea how this is deemed acceptable. Host browser on the Host OS is fugly to the point it's unusable and actually, physically hurts me, yet a competitors is lovely. Makes no sense to me.

    I want to know what decisions were made about Accessibility on this or where I stand. Can I send MS my bills if my eyes get even worse or my headaches continue? Can I have a refund please? Am I holding it wrong?

    We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
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    GoddersUK
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    evildictait​or

    , CaRDiaK wrote

    Can I send MS my bills if my eyes get even worse or my headaches continue?

    No.

    Microsoft excludes all implied warranties, including those of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. If your local law does not allow Microsoft's exclusion of implied warranties, then any implied warranties, guarantees, or conditions last only during the term of the limited warranty and are limited as much as your local law allows. If your local law requires a longer limited warranty term, despite this agreement, then that longer term will apply, but you can recover only the remedies that are described in this agreement

    http://download.microsoft.com/Documents/UseTerms/Windows_8_English_ca383862-45cf-467e-97d3-386e0e0260a6.pdf

    Can I have a refund please?

    Microsoft provides limited support services for properly licensed software as described at support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx.

    If you are seeking a refund, and you cannot obtain one where you acquired the software, contact Microsoft for information about Microsoft's refund policies. See microsoft.com/worldwide, or in North America, call (800) MICROSOFT or see microsoft.com/info/nareturns.htm.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    I find this thread hilarious considering the responses I've seen here in the past from Microsoft apologists stating that with screen resolution improvements ClearType is no longer relevant. It has also been stated that because portrait mode doesn't support ClearType that it's also another reason to drop it entirely. Desktops, laptops, and other PC form factors that don't rotate? F' 'em; the world is moving to touch screens and tablets... "No Compromises"

    Where are you apologists now?

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    daSmirnov

    It took me several months to get used to it...  Really bad in some fonts.

    Single biggest flaw in Windows 8.  If I could buy monitors at 4K resolution, I'd let them off a bit.  But with desktop monitors hanging around 90DPI still, we need ClearType.

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    Blue Ink

    @DeathByVisualStudio: true. It's also hilarious to see how many people used to complain loudly about ClearType always on in IE9 and praising the simpler antialiasing found in other browsers/platforms.

    Damned if you do...

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    @Blue Ink: I don't think "ClearType always on" was the problem. They changed the ClearType implementation for IE9 and it made things fuzzy. Microsoft also put out a fix for it. Let's hope with Sinofsky gone they'll "fix" this as well.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    JoshRoss

    @DeathByVisualStudio: It might be a selling point for Windows Blue.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    @JoshRoss: Yeah I almost posted something here about Blue -- you know how it was made of all of the tears of Windows 8. Or how about this: "Windows 8 - Sinofsky's Gone Edition"?

    I'm not sure what the scope is of what they refer to as the "Windows SDK changes" but it would be nice if it included updates to WinRT that allowed desktop apps access to share contracts and the like.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    blowdart

    , JoshRoss wrote

    @DeathByVisualStudio: It might be a selling point for Windows Blue.

     

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