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andreah1
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Fonts blurry?

I've done a search of the forums on blurry fonts and have tried everything suggested but still my fonts seem hard to read.  Almost like pieces are missing?  I have a 17" monitor e173fp and recently had to reload windows xp and before that everything was fine and easy to read.  I have gone into settings, monitor and asked it to update driver but says there is nothing better than what I already have. 
Are there any other suggestions?  Right now I'm at "preset" which is 1280x1024 and it's too hard to read!  I had it in 1152 x 780 before and it was perfect.  Any help would be appreciated...thanks.
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SR45
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Re: Fonts blurry?

First of all, you probably do not have the ClearType on, which will get rid of the jaggies.  Right click your desktop, click on Properties in the small box you see.  Click on Appearance > Effects, than in the second box from the top, change it from Standard to ClearType than click OK.  Your video card will give you resolution options, but you did not tell us about the card you have.  Do so, and we can assist further about the resolution.  You can change the DPI, also found in Display Properties that I suggested you go to turn on ClearType.  You can change the dpi to 120 instead of the default 96 dpi by clicking on Settings instead of Appearance, than click on Advanced to get to the DPI settings

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Bobman101
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Re: Fonts blurry?

Two things to try. Change the resolution to what it was before (there are LCD's with a native resolution of 1152x864? Didn't know). The other is to turn on clear-type font. Go into the display properties and on the tab, click the "effects" button. Make sure the font smoothing option is set to clear type (and if it is set to that, try the opposite and turn it off).

Edit: beaten to it.

Message Edited by Bobman101 on 11-13-200608:02 PM

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andreah1
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Re: Fonts blurry?

Already tried both things but thanks.
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SR45
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Re: Fonts blurry?

Once again, we need your video card posted.   You can go to the video card web site and download the more current driver if its a nVidia card or a ATI video card.  If its an integrated video chip, let us know and we can direct you to the proper download site. 

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andreah1
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Re: Fonts blurry?

Thank you, I will post that when I get home later...maybe a stupid question but how do I find this out easily?  Would Belarc tell me that?  I just copied this off the dell site about what I got, is there something there?  Sorry for being so dumb about this!  4X388INSTRUCTION, PREP-MTL, DEVIATION, DIMENSION, INCREASE, NUMBER1FC754PROCESSOR, 80547, PENTIUM 4 PRESCOTT DT, Pentium 4 Prescott DT, 2.8GHZ, 1 MEGB, 533FSB, SOCKET T, E0, MALE0149DFINFORMATION, PREPARATION MATERIAL, DEVIATION, PRECISION WORKSTATION, INCREASE, #21W7658KEYBOARD, 104, UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS, UNITED STATES, ENTRY, NMB, LEAD FREE1W7751MOUSE, UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS, 2BTN, LEAD FREE, ENTRY, PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD1DF965KIT, SOFTWARE, OVERPACK, WINDOWS XP, MCE05U, DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE, ENGLAND/ENGLISH1D6492DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 256, 533, 32X64, 8, 240, 1RX161T9210MODEM, V.92, DATA FAX, INTERNAL, DONNY, LEAD FREE, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION1DC077HARD DRIVE, 80G, S2, 7.2K, 8MB, LEAD FREE, WD-UNIC1U8360ASSEMBLY, FLOPPY DRIVE, 1.44M, TEAC, CHASSIS 2005, LEAD FREE1W5824ASSEMBLY, CABLE, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ATTACHMENT PACKET INTERFACE, MATRIX,SMITH,MINI TOWER1CD940KIT, SOFTWARE, WORDPERFECT, 12, PLUS-TRIAL1D5428DISPLAY, FLAT PANEL DISPLAY, 17, DUAL VOLTAGE, E173FPF, MIDNIGHT GRAY, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION1U9565ASSEMBLY, COMPACT DISK READ WRITE/DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE COMBO, 48X, HALF HEIGHT, TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE TECHNOLOGY, CHASSIS 2005
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SR45
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Re: Fonts blurry?

Yes, Belarc will tell you or you can right click your mouse on the desktop, click on Properties > Settings > Advanced > now click on Adaptor on top, which should tell you your video adaptor model

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andreah1
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Re: Fonts blurry?

Thanks SR45, I'll look later and post on here, I VERY much appreciate your help.  I just want to see my screen again!  Hopefully I will be able to post something around 6 tonight.
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SR45
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Re: Fonts blurry?

Welcome.               We thinks, Its just a video driver issue.  You didn't reinstall windows by chance, and forgot a few things  ?  Just thinking out loud

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andreah1
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Re: Fonts blurry?

I could very well have forgotten or up something.  I have a dell drivers cd and tried to pick off of that what I thought I needed by looking at belarc but I could have overdone or underdone something.  Here's what I found under "adapter":  Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset. 
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