Why do text looks too blurry in Internet Explorer 7?

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Feb 4, 2008
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IE7 Logo Fonts in Internet Explorer are not displaying as clear as you want (they look blurry)?, it is all because of the ClearType feature of Internet Explorer 7.

I found, the same problem was appearing in Microsoft Frontpage.



What is ClearType?

ClearType is a subpixel rendering technology developed by Microsoft to improve your readability of text over LCD monitors (Such as Laptop screens or Flat Panel Screens). Sometimes ClearType can appear Blurry on CRT monitors. By default ClearType is turned on in Internet Explorer 7.

How to Turn Off ClearType Feature in IE 7?

Following are the steps to turn off/on the ClearType feature.

  • Goto Internet Explorer, click on Tools menu, then select Internet Options.
  • Then goto Advanced tab, scroll down to Multimedia Section.
  • Unmark the Always use Clear Type for HTML option, Click OK.
  • Restart Internet Explorer.

This will solve your problem, If you need any help please feel free to comment here.

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2 comments
  • # abzzertron on 2/04/2008 05:40:00 AM  

    I've got a laptop and a computer, which I'm using with a CRT monitor. I always wondered why text was blurry on my computer and this article helped me fix it with ease.

    Also, I think the website below should be relevant to those using IE7 as its got a brilliant list of add-ons & plug-ins, which can all be easily downloaded.

    http://www.internetexplorer-firefox.com/index.html

    Check it out. Its a really cool website.

  • # abzzertron on 2/04/2008 05:43:00 AM  

    Sorry the other link didnt work but this one should. InternetExplorer-Firefox.com

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