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Text not being displayed properly

If you see squares instead of text on web pages, or text is blurry or fuzzy, follow the steps below to try to fix the issue.

Text looks fuzzy or blurry (Windows only)

If text doesn’t look clear on your computer, try changing your font settings.

Step 1: Use the text tuner

  1. On your Windows computer, click the Start menu: Start menu or Start menu.
  2. In the search box, type ClearType.
  3. Click Adjust ClearType Text.
  4. In the ClearType Text Tuner, tick the box next to "Turn on ClearType".
  5. Click Next, then complete the steps.
  6. Click Finish.

Step 2: Change your Windows appearance settings

If Step 1 doesn't work, try changing your Windows appearance settings. This step is most helpful for displays with high resolution.

  1. On your Windows computer, click the Start menu: Start menu or Start menu.
  2. In the search box, type Appearance.
  3. Click "Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows".
  4. Next to "Smooth edges of screen fonts", untick the box.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Open Chrome again.

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