Google Chrome

Google Chrome and Font Rendering Problems

Ever since version 36 of 37 or something like that, Google Chrome started rendering texts incorrectly. That is, texts would become a bit blocky and just unpleasant to read.

Being the good little technology enthusiast that I am, I usually read all the ‘whatsnew’-documentation that comes with new versions of programs, like with Chrome. And at one point I remembered reading something. Google implemented a new feature called DirectWrite which does who knows what, but should cause your texts to appear even better than they did before.

Well, as it turns out, this little feature caused the problems I was experiencing. So what does one do? Open this URL in Google Chrome:


And just toggle┬á‘Disable DirectWrite’ so that the text reads ‘disable’ (you have just enabled the feature to disable that feature). Hurray for overly complicated texts.

Note: I use Google Chrome on a Windows 2008 R2 terminal server. On my laptop with Windows 8 everything is just fine…