Got a screenshot? I'm on 37 and see no difference.
Anyone use Chrome, and updated to 37 this morning.
Everything is screwed up now. The font is all blurry, and the scaling on everything is obnoxious.
I found this link with some idea what is going on, but nothing is making this better. It looks like absolute ass now. How could they let this go live
Are you on Windows 8? I wonder if this is some weird thing they didn't test with windows 7 at 1080p.
BTW this is with their new font feature turned off, its even worse with it turned on.
The left browser is chrome update 37 the right browser is firefox
Besides that the biggest thing is the scaling. Its like it thinks the browser is set way lower then 1920x1080
Like 1600 rez for the browser
Frederico Silva says:
My Chrome is blurry as hell. 8.1 64-bit
Pages aren't scaling either. I get 2 columns on G+ with a 1080p 15.6" screen x)
Posted on Aug 26 2014 | 2:09 pm - 22 hours ago REPLY
Whoa. That's odd, 32 vs 64 bit shouldn't have any effect on scaling...or resolution for that matter..... Something is off...
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Posted on Aug 26 2014 | 2:59 pm - 22 hours ago REPLY
Frederico Silva says:
When the beta came out (with 64-bit support and the better font rendering) I tested it and got the same blurry pages and unscaled stuff, and I dreaded the day theu would update the Stable with it.
I think it has to do with the DirectWrite font stuff, not sure, but I'm not alone it this issue - see Chrome issue 395425 (I can't post a link)
Holy Fuck, thank god for the internet fixing shit quick. Here's the workaround
It's still not perfect because you have to scale it up to 125%, but it will do.Here's the workaround for anyone experiencing the scaling/blurry issue... Go to your Chrome shortcut's properties (right click Chrome icon, go to Properties). Then in the "Target:" field, enter the following /high-dpi-support=1 /force-device-scale-factor=1 right after the closing quotation marks currently at the end of the text already in that field (chrome.exe"). Make sure there's a space right after the closing quotation before you input the new text. Restart Chrome. --- NOTES: If Chrome is pinned to your Taskbar, unpin it, open and confirm this fix took, then re-pin) / If you allow Chrome to run on desktop in background (even w/o browser open), you also must Exit/Kill that on your desktop in order for this fix to take hold. --- Good Luck and hope this helps!
I'm not home to see if it's updated yet, but I swear they've made some baffling decisions with Chrome. The biggest one that stands out is when they removed the arrow buttons on the scroll bars. Like, who's the asshole idiot who signed off on that being a good idea?
Who the fuck uses scroll bar arrows? Are you 80?
I use them when I need more precise scrolling than the mousewheel gives. It's not something I notice myself ever doing, but once they were gone I noticed that I apparently used them often enough to be annoyed when they were gone.
Holy hell so it's not just me. wtf.
Thanks for the fix!
Just updated to 37 right now and the font is SUPER crisp compared to before.
Running Windows 8.1 64 bit also.
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I lied, it looks better now with all the fixes you listed.
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I just upgraded to the 64 bit version of 37 today, and the fonts render great.
I don't have this problem either. Could very well be a driver thing, though, being DirectWrite.
Yes, I've shown them the arrows and the mouse wheel. They are old(er) and are lucky they made it through high school, so I guess I should be happy they can even navigate a pdf at all.
I enjoy watching people navigate around using a notebook touchpad during presentations. Just plug in a mouse for pete's sake.
A while ago I switched to Chrome Beta on my Surface Pro 2 to get version 37 because it has better support for high density displays, so maybe it's related to those changes.
I bet half of the people having problems with Windows 8.1/Chrome 37 haven't actually changed their system font size to be Smaller, and have it set at Medium instead (which is the default if I remember right).
Anyway, if you would have bothered to read through the thread it has nothing to do with your OS settings. Its a scaling problem on their browser proven by the fix itself.
So, it's a scaling problem. With your DPI. Which is set to 125% by default (for my system, anyway) and looks like shit. I turned it down to 100%, and I don't have this problem with Chrome, so no need to implement this fix. Sounds like it's relevant to me. It also fixes scaling for everything else, not just Chrome.
By the way, what does setting your DPI scaling to 100% fuck up on your computer?
Edit: windows 8.1 - Chrome 37 UI got larger and became blurry on 125% DPI - Super User
Last edited by Alkorin; 08-29-2014 at 03:03 PM.
Devs need to stop making assumptions that everything they do is wanted, and make sure all features can be turned off, moved, altered, or otherwise reverted.
Good fixes. I couldn't read the text on endgadget before the fixes.
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