Text rendering in IE10

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    Core coffee & gigabytes Moderator

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    I know I've been critical of IE in the past, but this isn't to bash the browser; I really would like to know what's going on...

    I was trying out IE10 (non-Metro) and found it to be pretty fast, in fact it fetches pages even faster than Chrome does on my machine. However, at least on my system, it doesn't do a very good job of rendering fonts. I took a screen capture of Chrome and IE10 side-by-side, displaying the same post.

    Link: http://dao.fi/img/comparison.png

    I wonder if it's IE10 or just me. This is a bit of a bummer, because the browser is otherwise very snappy. I spend a lot of time reading stuff on the web and this would really annoy the hell out of me...

    -edit- I removed the attachment because the forum software messes with the quality to the extent that you can't properly see the text. I have uploaded the image instead and provided a link. Sorry for the inconvenience.
     
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    It may be that you got hit with an win8 update turn off the clear type text for some stupid reason. I use FF which lets me change fonts & sizes then one day the text under the icon on the desktop became undesirable to me, dotty. Went to the win8 display for personalization & found that the "clear type text" was unchecked; checked the clear type again, went thru the views & all was back to my normal wants.
     
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    Hmm, I have never had an issue with the text in IE10, I don't really use it as a primary browser but it seems to be very nice compared to previous versions of IE.
     
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    Are you using MacType? Looks like it.
     
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    No, I'm not using MacType. What about that picture suggests that I am?
     
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    Did you check Cranes suggestion? (post #2)

    Are you using clear type? Truth is, for me, the difference in your pictures was marginal, but the IE could do with a darker face. I don't think Clear type works totally "across the board" so Chrome is probably doing it's own thing. Run through the clear type setup again, and select a darker face and see if it improves.
     
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    Core coffee & gigabytes Moderator

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    I went through the setup and chose a darker face. This is a new screen grab, this time a smaller one to hopefully make it easier to see the difference.

    I don't come across this anywhere else on my system, only in IE10. I don't think it's my monitor either, as it's the same on both of my monitors and they're not the same make or model.
     

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    lucasbytegenius

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    The font smoothing in the picture on the left looks way too good for normal Chrome rendering.
     
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    It is very crisp, indeed.
     
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