Blurry Text - by dnbianco

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ID 803978 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 9
Opened 9/30/2013 12:48:23 PM
Duplicates 977038 Access Restriction Public


Since version 10, Internet Explorer have a bad rendering font problem. All fonts looks blurry in comparision with other browsers.
There's a huge comunnity talking about this problem here:

I send attached a comparision between Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, for you to see what I'm writting about.
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Posted by Dr Geek on 11/28/2013 at 12:54 AM
Internet Explorer Team: Damn right you will be investigating this issue further!

How could you possibly think it is OK to provide your customers with blurry, headache inducing text on their screens?

The problem has existed since Windows 8 beta and still exists today in IE11 and Office 2013. Same horribly blurry font rendering.

If this is not fixed in Internet Explorer your customers will just continue to use Firefox, Chrome, Opera or whatever as a workaround.

With Office 2013, there is no workaround. So, if the blurry text rendering in Office documents, spreadsheets, email etc is not fixed we will have to completely abandon MS Office eventually.
Microsoft is basically inviting Libre Office or whoever to take the gift of the entire MS Office market!

You say "We will be investigating this issue further."

You must properly address this issue, not try to sweep it under the carpet.
And you'd better get the MS Office team to do the same, otherwise they won't have a job in a couple of years.

Posted by dnbianco on 11/27/2013 at 6:49 AM
... And the people arguing about this 'little problem' are more and more every day... now, It's a crowd...
See for yourself:

IE Team: please see for yourself! You really care about having a good quality product? You don't know why most people still use Chrome?
Really, I don't get why you're so blind.
Posted by dnbianco on 10/3/2013 at 7:13 AM
I understand and I'm very sorry to read this (that you have no plans to change this). Currently, this is the only reason that keeps me away from using Internet Explorer. It's a simple choice: what do you prefer?
1) Look at the screen and see high quality websites using Google Chrome o Firefox?
2) Look at the screen and see low quality blurred fonts in Internet Explorer?

Good luck with it.
Posted by kinokijuf on 10/3/2013 at 7:08 AM
It does not respect user preference.
Posted by Microsoft on 10/3/2013 at 6:57 AM
Thank you for your feedback.

At this time we do not plan on making this change.In Windows 8 Internet Explorer switched to using greyscale anti-aliasing across the Windows Platform.

Your feedback is helping us see the needs of our users so we can improve the quality of Internet Explorer. We continue to welcome more feedback and look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Best regards,
The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by kinokijuf on 10/1/2013 at 12:45 PM
Still not fixed on windows 8.1
Posted by Microsoft on 10/1/2013 at 11:34 AM
Thank you for your feedback. We will be investigating this issue further.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team