Google Chrome - Text not displaying properly

If you see squares instead of text on webpages, or text is blurry or fuzzy, follow the steps below to try fixing the issue.

Text looks fuzzy or blurry (Windows only)

If text doesn't look clear on your computer, try changing your font settings. 

Step 1: Use the text tuner
  1. On your Windows computer, click the Start menu:  Start menu icon or Start menu icon.
  2. In the search box, type ClearType.
  3. Click Adjust ClearType Text. 
  4. In the ClearType Text Tuner, check the box next to "Turn on ClearType."
  5. Click Next, then complete the steps. 
  6. Click Finish.

Step 2: Change your Windows appearance settings

If Step 1 doesn't work, try changing your Windows appearance settings. This step is most helpful for displays with high resolution. 
  1. On the Windows Computer, click the Start menu: Start menu icon or Start menu icon.
  2. In the search box, type Appearance.
  3. Click "Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows."
  4. Next to "Smooth edges of screen fonts," uncheck the box. 
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Open Chrome again. 

For more information, please visit the Google Support website.

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:google chrome text not displaying properly windows   Doc ID:73245
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-05-11 10:40 MDTUpdated:2017-11-28 14:24 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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