windows 8.1 update blurred Fonts how to fix? computer doesnt seem the same

i just updated to windows8.1 and now my fonts are blurry on my 1080p laptop and my laptop doesn't feel as fast anymore.laptop started with windows 8 then i upgraded to 8.1 i meet all the system requirements how to fix blurry text? please help microsoft never has its stuff working right

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i just updated to windows8.1 and now my fonts are blurry on my 1080p laptop and my laptop doesn't feel as fast anymore.laptop started with windows 8 then i upgraded to 8.1 i meet all the system requirements how to fix blurry text? please help microsoft never has its stuff working right

Try checking this ONE check box and reboot:


It's working correctly, you just don't understand nor necessarily need the default.  ;-)
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no this did not work, it made text to small i changed it to medium and it still was not like it was before also it has changed the arrow size in the firefox top thing where the options are.
how to get it back to normal font and not blurry?
Why did microsoft even tell me to update if they knew there were problems, i just found out that this has been happening to other people in windows 8 and RT8.1 before they released it to public.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-to-Fix-Blurry-Text-Bug-in-Windows-8-1-RTM-Rumor-373205.shtml

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no this did not work, it made text to small i changed it to medium and it still was not like it was before also it has changed the arrow size in the firefox top thing where the options are.
how to get it back to normal font and not blurry?
Why did microsoft even tell me to update if they knew there were problems, i just found out that this has been happening to other people in RT8.1 before they released it to public.
I did not say to change the size of all items.  ;-)  Just the highlighted and circled items.
 
Wait - you have Windows RT?
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no this did not work, it made text to small i changed it to medium and it still was not like it was before also it has changed the arrow size in the firefox top thing where the options are.
how to get it back to normal font and not blurry?
Why did microsoft even tell me to update if they knew there were problems, i just found out that this has been happening to other people in RT8.1 before they released it to public.
I did not say to change the size of all items.  ;-)  Just the highlighted and circled items.
 
Wait - you have Windows RT?

no i edited the reply, i have windows 8 well now 8.1 it might be a bug...the blurry text thing

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no i edited the reply, i have windows 8 well now 8.1 it might be a bug...the blurry text thing
No - it's not a bug - it's the way that your system is being treated (clear text no longer exists)...
 
You did REBOOT after checking the box, right?
 
Anyway... For one of the applications in which the text looks "blurry" (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) - close it and right-click on the shortcut that runs it (so this would be in Desktop Mode) and change the compatibility so that at least the checkbox shown here is checked...
 

Save that (OK your way out) and run the application again.  Anything?
 
Did you update your video device drivers via the video device manufacturer's web page after you upgraded to Windows 8.1 (likely Intel, AMD/ATI or nVidia...)?
 
Just in case my original instructions were too sparse...
http://www.askvg.com/fix-bold-blurry-or-hard-to-read-font-problem-in-windows-8-1/
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no i edited the reply, i have windows 8 well now 8.1 it might be a bug...the blurry text thing
No - it's not a bug - it's the way that your system is being treated (clear text no longer exists)...
 
You did REBOOT after checking the box, right?
 
Anyway... For one of the applications in which the text looks "blurry" (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) - close it and right-click on the shortcut that runs it (so this would be in Desktop Mode) and change the compatibility so that at least the checkbox shown here is checked...
 

Save that (OK your way out) and run the application again.  Anything?
 
Did you update your video device drivers via the video device manufacturer's web page after you upgraded to Windows 8.1 (likely Intel, AMD/ATI or nVidia...)?
 
Just in case my original instructions were too sparse...
http://www.askvg.com/fix-bold-blurry-or-hard-to-read-font-problem-in-windows-8-1/
i did every thing you said and i did what was in the link, and it sort of worked. the font is not blurry anymore but firefox is still not the same and there is another problem, when i am scrolling on track pad it stops and lags when online this never happened before on windows 8.     8.1 is just causing problems, i wasted a whole day trying to get stuff back to normal and i just cant do it. and also now the search on charms bar searches for to much stuff.....maybe i should go to the forums to complain.only if macs didn't cost soo much.....

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i did every thing you said and i did what was in the link, and it sort of worked. the font is not blurry anymore but firefox is still not the same and there is another problem, when i am scrolling on track pad it stops and lags when online this never happened before on windows 8.     8.1 is just causing problems, i wasted a whole day trying to get stuff back to normal and i just cant do it. and also now the search on charms bar searches for to much stuff.....maybe i should go to the forums to complain.only if macs didn't cost soo much.....
Uninstall Firefox.
Restart.
Install latest Firefox.
 
Did you update the other drivers?  Check the hardware manufacturer / system assembler for Windows 8.1 driver updates (motherboard chipset, audio, video, network, touchpad/mouse, BIOS, etc.)?
 
Change what the search searches for:
http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-tip-configure-smart-search
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i did every thing you said and i did what was in the link, and it sort of worked. the font is not blurry anymore but firefox is still not the same and there is another problem, when i am scrolling on track pad it stops and lags when online this never happened before on windows 8.     8.1 is just causing problems, i wasted a whole day trying to get stuff back to normal and i just cant do it. and also now the search on charms bar searches for to much stuff.....maybe i should go to the forums to complain.only if macs didn't cost soo much.....
Uninstall Firefox.
Restart.
Install latest Firefox.
 
Did you update the other drivers?  Check the hardware manufacturer / system assembler for Windows 8.1 driver updates (motherboard chipset, audio, video, network, touchpad/mouse, BIOS, etc.)?
 
Change what the search searches for:
http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-tip-configure-smart-search

i changed charms search bar but i dont feel like uninstalling firefox maybe i will eventually im just going to have to live with.
i have a lenovo y500, 64 bit, windows 8.1(updated from 8), 8GB ram, nvidia geforce GT 750M, Intel i7 3630QM, full 1080p screen. I just looked at the lenovo site and there are driver updates, i should install them

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i did every thing you said and i did what was in the link, and it sort of worked. the font is not blurry anymore but firefox is still not the same and there is another problem, when i am scrolling on track pad it stops and lags when online this never happened before on windows 8.     8.1 is just causing problems, i wasted a whole day trying to get stuff back to normal and i just cant do it. and also now the search on charms bar searches for to much stuff.....maybe i should go to the forums to complain.only if macs didn't cost soo much.....
Uninstall Firefox.
Restart.
Install latest Firefox.
 
Did you update the other drivers?  Check the hardware manufacturer / system assembler for Windows 8.1 driver updates (motherboard chipset, audio, video, network, touchpad/mouse, BIOS, etc.)?
 
Change what the search searches for:
http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-tip-configure-smart-search

i changed charms search bar but i dont feel like uninstalling firefox maybe i will eventually im just going to have to live with.
i have a lenovo y500, 64 bit, windows 8.1(updated from 8), 8GB ram, nvidia geforce GT 750M, Intel i7 3630QM, full 1080p screen. I just looked at the lenovo site and there are driver updates, i should install them
hey do you know if i should click the update driver in the device manger on computer or download from the manufactures site which one do you do?

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i did every thing you said and i did what was in the link, and it sort of worked. the font is not blurry anymore but firefox is still not the same and there is another problem, when i am scrolling on track pad it stops and lags when online this never happened before on windows 8.     8.1 is just causing problems, i wasted a whole day trying to get stuff back to normal and i just cant do it. and also now the search on charms bar searches for to much stuff.....maybe i should go to the forums to complain.only if macs didn't cost soo much.....
Uninstall Firefox.
Restart.
Install latest Firefox.
 
Did you update the other drivers?  Check the hardware manufacturer / system assembler for Windows 8.1 driver updates (motherboard chipset, audio, video, network, touchpad/mouse, BIOS, etc.)?
 
Change what the search searches for:
http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-tip-configure-smart-search

i changed charms search bar but i dont feel like uninstalling firefox maybe i will eventually im just going to have to live with.
i have a lenovo y500, 64 bit, windows 8.1(updated from 8), 8GB ram, nvidia geforce GT 750M, Intel i7 3630QM, full 1080p screen. I just looked at the lenovo site and there are driver updates, i should install them
hey do you know if i should click the update driver in the device manger on computer or download from the manufactures site which one do you do?

ok i went through all the stuff on device manger and clicked check for driver updates online and it said all drivers are up to date, it took forever by the way.some of the updates on my computer are newer than the ones on lenovo's site but i don't remember updating them i guess it does it automatically.
thank for the help

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