Fix Fuzzy Windows 10 Text on High Resolution Displays

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Windows 10 has some great new features and is much better than Windows 8.1. However, Windows 10 displays some blurry fonts on high-resolution devices. Here’s a look at the problem and how to fix it.

Windows 10 Blurry Fonts


The problem is if you have a screen resolution of 1920×1080 or higher, most of the time the DPI scaling is set to at least 125% to make everything easier to read.

Densely packing pixels into a small screen makes photos and apps look stunning. However, it also makes desktop programs, that aren’t designed to run at high resolutions, small and difficult to see.

And because Windows 10 is using a different scaling method for DPI, it causes the fuzzy text problem.

Fix Blurry Windows 10 Fonts


There is a workaround that you can use to use. Right-click on the shortcut of the app you’re having an issue with and then Properties.

Then select the Compatibility tab and enable Disable display scaling on high DPI settings. A restart will be required to finish the process.

While that does correct the blurry/fuzzy issue, the caveat is that you’re back where you started with a small app and tiny text that’s hard to see.

This appears to be a problem a lot of users have complained about, and there is a handy utility you can use to correct the problem, too. It’s called XPExplorer – Windows 10 DPI Fix and it’s free.

Start it up and check Use Windows 8.1 DPI Scaling (our fix) and then choose your scaling level.

A restart is required to complete the installation. When you get back fonts in the apps you were having issues with should no longer be fuzzy, but clean and clear again.

This utility is nice to have because it will work across the board and you won’t need to use the manual method for fixing everything that has fuzzy/blurry text.

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