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I can see they haven't done much to fix the awful font rendering that existed in Windows 8. Windows 8.1 was suppose to have some new rendering methods from what I read, but this still looks awful -

http://oi41.tinypic.com/4vsdgm.jpg
http://oi41.tinypic.com/2vcvk8w.jpg
http://oi39.tinypic.com/2jd5f6o.jpg

I've tried everything from tweaking the cleartype settings, disabling/enabling font smoothing, trying different drivers, tried the nvidia 8.1 beta drivers, etc - It all looks awful! I never had this problem with Windows 7 and I really wish they would fix this. A quick google search and you will see the plethora of people complaining about this.
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Not sure what you're referring to; besides a bit of jpg compression artifact in your screenshot I don't see an issue.
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Only issue with 8.1 I found was Skype For Desktop calling does not work.

I haven't experienced any blurry or hard to read fonts @ 2560x1440,
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Not sure what you're referring to; besides a bit of jpg compression artifact in your screenshot I don't see an issue.

That's how bad it is, it blends in with the compression!
    
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Could you upload some new screenshots in either PNG or at least 90% JPEG quality?

post #6 of 18
You might try adjusting the ClearType settings by going to control panel/display/Adjust ClearType text.

Edited: Nvm, forgot you said you already tried that. lol
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

Could you upload some new screenshots in either PNG or at least 90% JPEG quality?

Sorry, imgur compression is awful, these are better (updated op with these) -

http://oi41.tinypic.com/4vsdgm.jpg
http://oi41.tinypic.com/2vcvk8w.jpg
http://oi39.tinypic.com/2jd5f6o.jpg
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Yeah, those fonts look pretty terrible. Have you tried loading that web page in other browsers to see if it makes a difference?

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Yeah, those fonts look pretty terrible. Have you tried loading that web page in other browsers to see if it makes a difference?

Yeah, Chrome looks slightly better, but it still noticeably bad.

This problem isn't only me and has been complained about since the Windows 8 beta. Here is a very large thread about the issue -

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-performance/poor-font-rendering-in-windows-8-blurry-text/f52a2002-d748-485c-8b9c-4862806ea94a
    
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post #10 of 18

Seems like the only partial workaround is to not use IE. Have you tried disabling hardware acceleration?

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