Some of the text is unreadable

For some reason, the text suddenly started looking weird on my browser. I tried looking up how to fix it and they all say to turn off hardware acceleration in settings. The problem is I can’t read which setting is for hardware acceleration, and when I tried turning off both options shown, it didn’t fix things. May I ask what I should do?


For starters . . .

In a Brave Browser > New Window, go to: brave://settings/system

  • DISABLE: Use hardware acceleration when available

In a Brave Browser > New Window, go to: brave://settings/shields

  • DISABLE: Auto-redirect AMP pages (always)
  • DISABLE: Prevent sites from fingerprinting me based on my language preferences (temporary)

Screenshot version of what I just wrote:

Screen Shot 2022-07-01 at 4.25.45 AM


Try to tune font: Open Windows Settings, search for adjust cleartype, click on adjust cleartype text, then follow steps to adjust font.


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Sorry, but because of the issue, I can’t really read the settings listed. Do you mind sending me screenshots of the pages so I know which to turn off?

I just tried this, but it doesn’t seem to have fixed anything. Thanks anyway!


I wrote out the steps . . . and I followed that with a screenshot of what I wrote

Download that screenshot and zoom the downloaded PNG file.

I appreciate you sending a screenshot so I’m able to read your instructions. However, I can’t really follow your instructions if I can’t read any of the Settings options.


If using Windows 10 or below,

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Thanks!! This helped clear up why just turning off hardware acceleration didn’t work, since I couldn’t see the relaunch option because of the text issue.

@CerealLover - Thank you.

Made notes re the video, for benefit of other readers:

Method 1:

Reset DPI Scaling to 100% in Windows

Display > Scale and layout

100% Recommended

Resolution . . .

Method 2:

Disable Hardware Acceleration Feature in Google Chrome / Brave Browser

Relaunch Google Chrome / Brave Browser application

Method 3:

Autofix Blurry App (Only for Windows 10 Users)

Display > Advanced Scaling Settings > Fix scaling for apps

Enable: Let Windows try to fix apps so they’re not blurry

Method 4:

Reset Google Chrome / Brave Browser to Default Factory Settings


Method 5:

Disable Smooth Edges of Sceen Fonts

Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System Settings

System Properties > Advanced tab > Performance > Settings button

Enable: Smooth edges of screen fonts

Method 6:

Customize ClearType Text Settings

Type ‘cttune’ in Start Menu search box

Select: cttune

Resulting window, reads:

‘Make the text on your screen easier to read’

Enable: Turn on ClearType

A text box reads:

‘ClearType makes the text you see on the screen sharper, clearer, and easier to read.’

Click the ‘Next’ button

Click the ‘Next’ button again

[Text boxes will display.]

Now Simply select the sample from the list which looks best on your monitor screen.

Click the ‘Next’ button again (and repeat the tests) . . . eventually . . .

Click the ‘Finish’ button.

Windows scaling issues for high-DPI devices

Display Options: How to change DPI Scaling Level for displays in Windows 10.

How to adjust high-DPI scaling in Windows 10


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