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New Internet Exploret 7 - I lost the sharpness

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I just installed IE7 and the image on my display became a bit blurred... well, not really blurred, but a bit less sharp than it used to be.

Can anybody help me get back the sharpness?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. If I use Mozilla, the sharpness is still there!
post #2 of 11
It is automatically using antialiasing on the fonts. If you have an lcd display it should make things slightly better rather than worse in the case of a crt. I don't know if you've ever used MacOSX or a modern Linux distro, but you will notice that they both have antialiased fonts throughout the OS.

What IE7 is doing is enabling the ClearType system that comes with windows, but just for its window. To get rid of this:

1. Open IE7
2. Open Tool Menu
3. Click Internet Options
4. Click Advanced Tabs
5. Under Multimedia, clear the Use ClearType checkbox
6. Click OK to close the dialogue box, and again.

I suppose you got IE7 through windowsupdate . I told it not to install ie7 hehe.

Done!
post #3 of 11
Try unchecking "Always use clear type for HTML" under internet options -> advanced -> multimedia. I tried the clear type, but it made some things blurry, and yes, a lot of the font sharpness was clearly absent.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
It worked, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, both of you!

vagarach: Why isn't IC7 good to install? Yes, it was a Windows Update suggestion...
post #5 of 11
To install IE7, you need to first validate your installation with Windows Geniune Advantage(TM). I refuse to install that program on my computer. I can't run the risk of it deciding my copy is not genuine even though it is and was paid for.
post #6 of 11
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To install IE7, you need to first validate your installation with Windows Geniune Advantage(TM). I refuse to install that program on my computer. I can't run the risk of it deciding my copy is not genuine even though it is and was paid for.
If your copy of Windows is genuine, WGA will not have a problem with your system. If you do receive a false positive somehow, you could just contact Microsoft about it, problem fixed.
post #7 of 11
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If your copy of Windows is genuine, WGA will not have a problem with your system.
Not true. At least two class action lawsuits have been filed over WGA "false positives". Some people estimate the error rate for WGA verification is as high as one in seven.

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If you do receive a false positive somehow, you could just contact Microsoft about it, problem fixed.
The WGA false positive dialog does not even include Microsoft's support phone number. It just has a link to an online store where you can purchase another license. I'm sure a lot of innocent people get scammed into buying another license by this, hence the lawsuits. If you've lost the paperwork that came with your copy of Windows, you're up the creek. Phoning Microsoft doesn't help in that case.
post #8 of 11
How's IE7 VS FF2?
post #9 of 11
Well, IE7 still sucks at complying to Internet Standards and thus rendering anything involving CSS and/or XHTML. In all other directions, however, it's made a considerable jump towards FF. FF2 is not as dramatically better tha IE7 as FF1 and 1.5 were to IE6, but in my opinion [and the opinion of most people I know], it's still better. Cleaner, better interface, better set of extensions [and easier to install/manage extensions], etc., etc.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by vagarach View Post
To install IE7, you need to first validate your installation with Windows Geniune Advantage(TM). I refuse to install that program on my computer. I can't run the risk of it deciding my copy is not genuine even though it is and was paid for.
If it's not genuine it doesn't contact Microsoft or the police or anything, it just doesn't let you install the updates, which is no problem for me as when I install the updates my computer is slowed down and I have no problems without them. I have a hardware firewall anyway.
post #11 of 11
I run a slo-assed athlon 64 3500+ with 1Gb DDR400 and have been running both ie7 and wmp11 since they first became available to download. I still haven't noticed any slow downs and these are the 2 most used aps on my system besides windows Defender and Spybot S&D. (WMP11 runs nearly 24/7)Since this pc is already 1-1/2 years old tho, I've already got my shopping list composed for a new Intel Conroe E6600 with 4Gb ram and >500Gb hdd to be purchased before the end of the year
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