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    Chrome fonts

    I have been comparing Firefox to Chrome and one thing that annoys me is that the fonts in Chrome are not nearly as sharp as in Firefox. I believe that I have most of the same font types selected. It seems that Chrome is sometimes faster on some websites. Perhaps because it is not having to transfer as much visual data? Any way to sharpen these up?

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    Not much difference here. The Firefox font is a touch bolder, but to me the Chrome font appears a bit clearer.
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    I will try posting a couple screenshots, but I am not sure it will display the difference well enough.
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    The one on the right is definitely clearer. Almost looks like two slightly different fonts. The lowercase characters look a bit stretched vertically in Chrome. Especially in the loops in the tops of the "e" and "p", the "o", and in the bottom loop of the "a". Also more "anti-aliasing" sort of effect in Chrome.

    Is this two different monitors?

    If not, have you tried a total remove and reinstall of Chrome?
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    I went a different way and uninstalled Chrome. I have now replaced Pale Moon with Cyberfox as my secondary private browser and Firefox as my primary browser. Thanks for any help, both screenshots were from the same monitor FWIW.

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    You're welcome. Good to hear you found a workable solution.
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    The problem you're experiencing in Chrome is probably something to do with the ClearType settings.

    For Windows XP, there are instructions at this post. Information for Windows 7 is also given further up on the same page.

    Hope this helps.

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