How to Fix the Blurry Text on Windows Programs

On the left and top-right windows we can notice smooth and crisp looking text, but on the lower right we can notice blurry text.  The issue may also present itself on programs like Steam, games, Leadwerks engine, your own apps made in Visual Studio, and many other programs.

When I received the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 I noticed blurry text on some programs.  At first I thought the problem was with sections of the screen, but that wasn't the case.  Then I thought my eyes were just going bad, but this also was not the case.  There is something else going on.  This blurry-text is found in Windows 8 (and 8.1) systems.  Continue reading to see the solution.

We are going to resolve this blurry text.  First, make sure to close the program.  Then we are going to locate the path and executable (Many programs are in "C:\Program Files\" folder).  Once we have found the executable we will right click on it and select "Properties".

 Click on the "Compatibility" tab and check the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" checkbox.  Then click the "Apply" and "OK" buttons.

Launch the program that had blurry text.  The issue should be gone and now your program should have sharp looking text.  Enjoy! 

Published: May 11, 2015

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