Blurry text on Windows 10: causes and solution

Updated: April 05, 2023
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Blurry text on Windows 10: causes and solution
by Henry Miller
Tech Expert & Writer
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The statistics show that users frequently encounter problems when the text gets blurred on Windows 10. What’s more important, the problem is often user-induced. For those who encountered the problem of blurry fonts on Windows 10, we have shared the solution.

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This problem commonly arises when users try to improve the computer's performance or make visual changes. The solution is very simple, so you can quickly apply it. Some settings cause Windows 10 font blurring. In other cases, the problem may be caused by the video card or video card driver.

Windows 10 blurry text problem

In Windows 10 operating system, there may be problems with pixel-by-pixel (blurred) text. As a result, it becomes difficult for you to read the text. Sometimes, it is completely impossible to continue using the computer since the eyes get too tired. This problem is caused by a Windows System Performance settings change. If you've recently adjusted settings related to visual effects, processor, memory, and virtual memory, this is probably where the problem is coming from. Even if you don't remember making any of such changes, try the solution below.

Blurry text on Windows 10
  1. In the Windows search bar or after clicking on the Start button, type "Advanced System Settings" and click on the result.
  2. In the "System Properties" window, click on the "Settings" button under the "Performance" heading.
  3. Under the "Visual Effects" tab, activate the "Custom" option.
  4. Then activate the "Fix screen font edges" option in the visual effects settings list.
  5. After completing the changes, click the "Apply" button at the bottom and exit by clicking the "OK" button.

After going through these steps, check if the Windows 10 font blur problem persists. If it does, then the cause may be elsewhere. Your video card may be broken or out of contact due to poor installation, or the video card driver may be outdated.

If you don't understand the hardware, you should go to a technical service for them to diagnose your video card. Even if there is no malfunction, updating your video card driver is recommended. This process is extremely simple, so you don't need the help of an expert. You can access the latest driver by searching the brand/model of your video card on the Internet.

Remember to be more conscious when making computer performance settings. Do not apply methods shared on the Internet without enough research. Afterward, you may have applied ridiculous operations under the name of performance settings (computer acceleration).

The solution to the Windows 10 font blurring problem is that simple. As mentioned above, if the problem is not solved, contacting the technical service is one of the most effective clues.

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