Did Your Chrome Browser SuperSize?


Did Your Chrome Browser SuperSize

Have you recently opened your Chrome Browser only to find that the fonts seem to have supersized? Possibly a bit zoomed in and blurry?

You are not alone.

Google has released Chrome Stable 37 yesterday(August 26, 2014) and with it came a new feature to improve font rendering on Windows. The text rendering was switched from Graphics Device Interface (GDI) to DirectWrite in Chrome 37 and while the majority of users did not report any issues, some users noticed that contents looked zoomed in and kinda blurry in the browser.

Most users who experience the issue on Windows seem to have set the DPI scaling to 125% instead of the default 100% value.
–by Martin Brinkmann on August 27, 2014

Ghacks.net has identified potential temporary fixes for this issue:

Fix 1: Parameters

You need to start Chrome with the following parameters to resolve the display issue: /high-dpi-support=1 /force-device-scale-factor=1

Here is how you do that:

1. Find the Chrome icon that you click on. It may be on the Windows taskbar, a shortcut on the desktop, or in the start menu or on the start screen.
2. Right-click the icon and select properties from the context menu if the icon is on the desktop or start menu/screen.
3. If it is on the taskbar, right-click Google Chrome in the context menu that opens up and select properties here.
4. Append both parameters at the end of the Target field. Make sure there is a blank inbetween. The target field should end like this afterwards: chrome.exe” /high-dpi-support=1 /force-device-scale-factor=1
5. Click ok to make the change.

When you restart Chrome afterwards, it will use the parameters and should display fine and without issues..
–by Martin Brinkmann on August 27, 2014

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