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Jusko
3rd July 2010, 11:33 AM
Hi - i have little problem. Google Chrome works better on my laptop (i have only 512MB RAM, OpenSource ATi drivers and when i play something on Youtube in Firefox, browser almost freeze). The problem are fonts - in Chrome are more blurry, Firefox have sharp and clean fonts. Unfortunately it's hard to see on static screens, so i can't show my problem. Is there any way to make fonts more sharper in Google Chrome? Yes - i've tried set this same type of fonts like in Firefox.

tajidinabd
3rd July 2010, 12:18 PM
well i was searching upstream at Google there is a bug in Chrome in regards of blurry fonts

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=29871

take a look there and keep an eye out what is going on with it

Jusko
3rd July 2010, 01:05 PM
Yes - it's this same problem, i see i'm not alone. Well...thanks for this tip.

RaoYv
28th October 2014, 09:10 AM
Windows Registry editing fixed the font thickness issue for me perfectly, we can tune the font thickness/darkness by calibrating FONTSMOOTHINGGAMMA value to anywhere between 150 and 190 hexadecimal( 336 to 400 decimal )

- START -> RUN -> REGEDIT
- search for FONTSMOOTHINGGAMMA by keying " Ctrl F " ( will automatically take us to CurrentUser\ControlPanel\Desktop path)
- double-click mouse on FONTSMOOTHINGGAMMA enter anything between 150 and 190 hexadecimal.(the Lower the value, the thicker the fonts.)
- close the REGEDIT tool
- LOGOFF and then LOGON

Now all the fonts are very thick & very dark in Chrome Browser.

But we must make sure that ClearType smoothing is enabled in Windows( controlPanel -> personalization -> appearance -> Effects -> ClearType smooth check [ ticked box ] )

OR alternately in RegEdit ...

FONTSMOOTHING=2
FONTSMOOTHINGTYPE=2
FONTSMOOTHINGORIENTATION=1 for LCD-screen, 0 for CRT-screen

( Note: MicrosoftClearTypeTuner minimum GAMMA value is 1000 maximum 2200 decimal, it doesn't let us tune beyond that limit, hence the Registry tweak)

antikythera
28th October 2014, 11:48 AM
why? an old topic with a fix for windows OS in a Linux Community Forum.

Chrome font smoothing in both Windows and GNU Linux flavours has long since been fixed BTW for anyone who cares. All is crisp and clean...