Brave resolution issues in Windows 10. Blurry application constantly

Description of the issue:

I have Brave installed on Windows 10 with latest updates. I very much want to use this as my default and only browser but I can’t seem to figure out how to fix the resolution problems with this application. I’ve read into this and I’ve attempted fixing this via DPI and resolution fixes that are available in the properties for the application executable inside the windows program folder that holds Braves ‘.exe’ file. I’ve also ensured that I have windows set to fix blurry applications. I’ve also attempted many, many configurations inside my Nvidia Control Panel (after going through all of Windows own settings). I just cannot figure this out. I also heard some brands of pc monitors just do this with Windows, so I plugged in a third smaller higher res monitor and still same issue.


How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. I can only reproduce this on my PC.
  2. This might be specific to just me, I hope not and that there’s hope for a fix.
  3. I love the browser but I’ll have to toss it if I can’t figure it out. I love it so much though.
  4. I know these aren’t relevant answers to the question and format but thank you for anybody that took the time to read this, especially if you consider helping.

PS: I have some screenshots of the blurryness

Expected result:

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Brave is up to date
Version 1.7.98 Chromium: 81.0.4044.113 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:

I want to jump in on this. The blurriness of Brave is almost getting me headaches literally. The application itself is blurry but also the websites.
Here is a screenshot with Brave:

And here is the same text with Edge Chromium:

I have already installed Chrome Font Rendering Enhancer extension, but still everything is so blurry compared to Edge. Please fix this and make font rendering as crisp as it is in Edge Chromium.

@Mattches @Asad @cezar @cory @petemill @rebron2000 @User_Support

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Yeah I hope somone out there can help us with this issue because theres got to be a way.
I’m going to give that extension you mention a shot, and see if theres a change on my side of the fence. Will report back.

No reply so far. :roll_eyes:

Still no reply. Is there someone at Brave browser to ping?

@rmobo,
Can you try disabling Hardware Acceleration in settings to see if this resolves the issue?

You’ll find this in Settings --> Additional Settings --> System --> Hardware Acceleration

@Mattches
Thanks for your support. Hardware acceleration is already disabled.

Hmm, I wonder if you’re encountering this issue:

@Mattches
Thanks for that link. Yes this seems very similar.
It looks like this issue is open for almost a year now. Has there been any progress?
I really would like to point out that this is not just a design issue. Battling those blurry fonts all day causes literally headaches and eye strain.

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@rmobo,
Let me reach out to some team members and see if I can get a status update on the issue. It’s a very busy day today so it may take a while.

I do appreciate your patience.

Thanks. I appreciate it.

@rmobo,
Can you also try with a new profile (Menu --> Create new profile) and see if you get the same results? I’m wondering if one of your installed extensions is causing the issue – easiest way to test against this is to create a new profile which won’t have those extensions enabled (as opposed to disabling them all individually).

@rmobo,
Additionally, would you be willing to launch Chrome and see if you get crisp/clear text on Chrome the way you do in Edge?

@Mattches

Thanks for your suggestions which I tried.
But let me tell you it is not a matter of extensions.
The blurriness issue exists from day 1 I start using the Brave Browser. In fact the first extension that I have installed was Chrome Font Rendering Enhancer. I think this says it all.
Now my findings: I tried Chrome without extensions and it is also blurry. Same as said with Brave Browser.
Can I ask you in return to try for yourself with Edge? I don’t know if you are aware that the new Edge is also based on Chromium, so in theory if Edge can do better, Brave Browser and Chrome should be able to do better as well: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge.

I am attaching new images from the website, displayed with Brave, Chrome and Edge all of them with same zoom settings and screenshot with the same application.
You can clearly see the fonts display in Edge is much better but it is not just the websites font, it is the entire application.

@rmobo,
Not too sure about what’s causing this, still digging.
Did you try creating a new profile to test?

Yes. I have tried and it is as blurry as before.

I’m also seeing this issue. I’ve tried all the steps above but nothing really helps. This happens on Chrome 83 and Brave 1.9.76 (chrome 81)

Keeping this thread alive. :roll_eyes:

Do you have a “large” monitor? Like 2k or 4k?
Mine is 2k and to avoid programs beeing blurred I used this tool:
http://windows10-dpi-fix.xpexplorer.com/

You should check the Windows 8.1 DPI Scaling. I keep the scaling at 125%.
No blurry apps so far.

Don’t know if this could help tho ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Thanks for your suggestions.
I don’t use such a large monitor.
But even if: The problem is, that the blurriness shows on the same machine where Microsoft Edge does not show it.
So if it would be a monitor or DPI issue, shouldn’t Microsoft Chromium Edge show the same blurriness?
Or the other way around: Shouldn’t Chrome or Brave be able to display fonts as sharply as Chromium Edge?
I have 2 monitors. Just right now Chromium Edge runs on the left, Brave on the right. Whenever my eyes switch from Edge to Brave it literally hurts in my eyes because they have to adapt to this blurry mess in Brave. It is very very uncomfortable.