1. ninjaap's Avatar
    After installing 8.1 RTM on my VAIO, font sharpness in programs like Quicken, Skype and HP Printer software (basically, non-native programs) make me squint. Is there anyway to adjust this? I cant seem to find anything in settings. Here's a little snipit. You can see the difference between the foreground window (HP software) and background (Internet Explorer). Click on pic to enlarge for a better view.

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    10-18-2013 11:25 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Are you running the latest graphics drivers?
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    10-18-2013 11:51 PM
  3. ninjaap's Avatar
    Are you running the latest graphics drivers?
    According to Sony support & drivers page I am.

    I think I found a temporary solution: I actually turned off Clear Type and it helped a lot.
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    10-18-2013 11:56 PM
  4. ninjaap's Avatar
    I started fiddling around with clear type some more and its starting to look a lot better. But I think I'll rest my eyes for tonight and try again in the morning. Thanks, Laura!
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    10-19-2013 12:22 AM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I started fiddling around with clear type some more and its starting to look a lot better. But I think I'll rest my eyes for tonight and try again in the morning. Thanks, Laura!
    You're welcome. I'm glad it's getting better.

    I actually had updates for both my Nvidia graphics card and my Epson printer for Windows 8.1.
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    10-19-2013 12:27 AM
  6. ninjaap's Avatar
    You're welcome. I'm glad it's getting better.

    I actually had updates for both my Nvidia graphics card and my Epson printer for Windows 8.1.
    I'll keep checking for updates from Sony for graphics drivers. I don't like to get it straight from NVidia, coz last time I did that it messed up my laptop. So I'd rather wait till Sony tests them first.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-19-2013 12:30 AM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'll keep checking for updates from Sony for graphics drivers. I don't like to get it straight from NVidia, coz last time I did that it messed up my laptop. So I'd rather wait till Sony tests them first.
    I've always gotten my drivers straight from the vendors without any issues, but it makes sense for you to wait if you had problems previously.
    10-19-2013 12:36 AM
  8. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Yep, found this with several programs (Quicken, Computer manager, etc.).

    FIX
    Desktop Control Panel, Display
    check: "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays"
    select: "Smaller - 100%"
    Apply
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    10-19-2013 10:37 AM
  9. ninjaap's Avatar
    Yep, found this with several programs (Quicken, Computer manager, etc.).

    FIX
    Desktop Control Panel, Display
    check: "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays"
    select: "Smaller - 100%"
    Apply
    Excellent! That helped as well! 100% was too small for me though, so I did a custom of 115% instead and readjusted Clear Type.
    10-19-2013 12:48 PM

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