One of the biggest annoyances in Internet Explorer 9 is the blurry text. Now this does not happen on every system, but if you have this problem, you will certainly know about it. The text is and fonts can be so blurred that it will give you a headache.
Microsoft is using a new rendering technology in Internet Explorer 9, hence the fuzzy fonts. We won’t get into the technical details of why this doesn’t work, let’s just look at how to fix this nasty problem.
Fix Blurry Fonts in IE9
The fix that we have found most efficient is to turn on compatibility view for all websites. Some users have had success with altering their ClearType settings, but that did not work for us.
To turn on compatibility view, just do the following:
Click Tools -> Compatibility View Settings
Check the box that says “Display all websites in Compatibility View” and click “Close”.
Now you should see normal text again with IE9.
There is a download available from the Microsoft site that is supposed to fix this problem. Thanks to Christhian for mentioning this update.
You can get it from the Microsoft site:
Note: You will need to reboot after installing this update and unfortunately we have not seen any positive effect from the update.