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Blurred Text in Windows 8 Applications

Some applications that are not native Windows 8 display with slightly blurred text even when the rest of the apps have sharp crisp appearance. As an example, see the distorted modem app shown below. Click on each image to see it in full size:


The settings are as shown below:



With some doctoring of compatibility settings, you can modify the application interface to be as crisp and sharp as native |Windows 8 applications. The settings I used are shown below. To access the settings, right click the application shortcut on your desktop and select the Compatibility tab shown below.


New settings:
Note the new settings for colour depth (now 16-bit, 65536) and "disable scaling on high DPI settings". You can experiment with different settings to see what works best for you. Unfortunately, pre-Windows 7 apps may be very challenging to sort out in this way.

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