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Why am I getting blurred fonts in Linux apps in ChromeOS?

I have 4k monitor connected and on ChromeOS itself fonts look excellent and sharp: But all apps running on Linux VM has ugly, blurred fonts: Is there any way make fonts for Linux apps rendered the ...
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Claws Mail 3.19.1 (GTK2 ver) Windows port, doesn't have subpixel anti-aliasing

I'm using the Windows port of Claws Mail 3.19.1 (latest version with GTK2) on Windows 10, but the fonts are not subpixel anti-aliased (RGB), they're either raw pixel edges ("crisp"), or ...
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How can I improve the quality of pixelated text in scanned PDF images and convert it into non-pixelated, high-quality digital text?

I have a scanned PDF document containing images with pixelated text. The OCR process has extracted the text, but it appears low quality and pixelated. I want to convert this pixelated text into a high-...
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How to disable font smoothing / anti-aliasing in Windows 10

In Windows 10 by default all text is rendered with so-called font smoothing or anti-aliasing. This is done in an effort to conceal the pixellation or jagged saw-tooth lines that appear because ...
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Text in pdf files is crooked

The text in pdf files is "crooked" (for lack of a better term, see screenshot below). It get't corrected if the text is selected with the mouse. The problem re-occurs after scrolling. I use ...
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Texts without sub-pixel rendering in Firefox and its variants (Librewolf, Tor, etc) look blurry in LCD monitors

This problem occurs for tabs font as well as font in Library manager: Can you test and confirm it? Is there any solution? Can I force enable sub-pixel rendering? Things I tried before: disabling ...
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Override font smoothing (antialiasing) method in Google Sheets grid (Firefox)

How to override font smoothing used in Google Sheets grid to make fonts sharp (as everywhere else on a page)? As you can see from the screenshot below, most of the elements use sharp font (standard ...
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Jagged font issue on Full HDTV Display on Windows 10

Those who jump in as soon as seen the title, I know this is an ongoing problem for years and I just wanted to check if there has been any development about this issue. It seems Microsoft won't fix it ...
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How to make text in a scanned pdf appear rounder/smoother/nicer?

I have a scanned pdf and the text in this pdf looks a bit too slim and unsmooth and thus makes it harder to read. Is there a way to optimize the text in the pdf so that it can look rounder/smoother/...
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Why HDMI shows more clear fonts comparing DisplayPort

I have 2 identical 4k Monitor (Philips 276E8V). One of them is connected to my Pc using DisplayPort and the other is HDMI 2.0 I thought DisplayPort is newer technology so I expected better quality on ...
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Fonts are too sharp on one PC. Anything I can do with this?

tl;dr: One of my PCs shows a very sharp fonts with little or no blur even though Smooth edges of images and text is checked. I can resolve this situation somehow? I have got two computers: Windows ...
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Permanently delete DirectWrite from Microsoft Windows

I absolutely hate DirectWrite. Gamma correction is the most important aspect of font rendering. And GDI passes it perfectly. DirectWrite fails gamma more often than not. That's why reading text in ...
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Where are the ClearType keys in the Win10 Registry?

There is a Microsoft Documentation page about ClearType that claims the registry values are under "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Avalon.Graphics\display names" source: Microsoft doc page Our Windows 10 ...
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Blurry zones in Windows 10 without scaling enabled

It has been a while and appeared at a precise point in time some months ago. 'Unused' zones are being progressively blurred on my main screen (1080p, I have another smaller monitor) and it unblurs ...
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Fuzziness of text in Windows 10

In Chrome, texts looks amazing on my monitor (Dell u3014). But in Microsoft Office and Windows folders, they are fuzzy. How to fix. Btw, I already tried playing with ClearType and tried using the ...
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Why isn't the lowercase L being rendered on Windows 10 applications?

This effect happens on system applications that (seem) to be using the default font. In line 9, 10, 11 you can see L missing in "Film", and on line 13 in "Phenomenological", and so on. This also ...
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Turn off font smoothing in SeaMonkey for Windows

I'm running SeaMonkey on Windows 8.1, and I have recently upgraded to version 2.40. Although I have full-pixel AA and ClearType disabled entirely (which can be seen either by running ...
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Windows 10 extremely smoothed inner window area

With few applications - either old or open source, I have this problem with OS smoothing inner area of window. Everyting is smoothed. This makes using Emacs-w64 very painful and I am forced to use ...
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Smooth edges option not working on Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 while in remote session

Text displayed on the sceen is very hard to read because of the hard edges, but looking under Appearance Settings -> Effects the option to Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts is ...
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Windows 10 update made most of my programs big and blurry

I recently upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8.1 pro. As a result, many of my programs are scaled big and blurry. Even the default windows one like device manager. See how it is kind of fuzzy and ...
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Windows 10 default dpi settings make cmd blurry

I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 and I have noticed that my cmd console is very big and blurry. I have tried reducing text-size, but if I reduce those the desktop items become too small. The ...
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Is there a way to enable font smoothing only for specific apps in Windows?

I like non-smoothed fonts on my desktop's monitor, but some apps just don't look okay because they use built-in fonts which are not suitable for aliased rendering. So when I need to do some reading, I ...
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Why do some graphics programs use ClearType to render text in exported images? [closed]

Some graphics programs (for example, LibreOffice Draw running on Windows) use ClearType to render text in exported raster images. This is usually not the case with more "serious" graphics software ...
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how can I smooth pixels on a DP monitor?

I've got 2 monitors, same model (LP2361). But they connect via different cables because of what ports I have on my video card. The monitor that connects via display port has very chunky text. I took a ...
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Is there a way to get rid of cleartype/font smoothing in Internet Explorer 11?

My eyes cannot tolerate either cleartype or font smoothing. When I got a new computer and moved up to Windows 7, Office 2010, and IE 9, I did a lot of research and took many steps to get rid of them ...
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No ClearType in Internet Explorer 11? [duplicate]

Problem Internet Explorer 11 (on Windows 8.1) seems to ignore system font smoothing preferences. Even though ClearType is enabled on the system, IE11 keeps smoothing using gradients. Question Is ...
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Smooth font rendering for Japanese characters

I am using Windows 7 and have set font smoothing to ClearType. However, Japanese characters display very roughly throughout the operating system. What can I do so they are rendered smoothly like other ...
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