How to Fix Fuzzy Fonts in Windows Internet Explorer 9


I rarely use the Internet Explorer 9 browser so I haven’t noticed the problem that some people have been reporting about fuzzy system fonts. Here is the way Microsoft describes the problem:

Text that is displayed in the following core fonts in Windows Internet Explorer 9 appears blurred, when you compare it to text in Windows Internet Explorer 8:

  • Arial (10-point and 11-point)
  • Verdana (9-point and 10-point)
  • Tahoma (11-point and 13-point)

Microsoft has now released  fixes for various versions of Windows Vista, Windows Sever 2008, and Windows 7, which can be downloaded at this Microsoft page. You’ll have to pass the usual Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage folderol. Also, as with so many Microsoft fixes, a computer restart is necessary. 

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