Fonts gone all blurry

  Richmond34 23:14 19 Nov 2006

All the fonts in any HTML page in an email viewed through outlook has gone all blurred. I have automatic updates on so could this be due to a recent update?
It is really annoying

  brundle 00:10 20 Nov 2006

control panel/display/appearance/effects untick `use following method to smooth screen fonts` - it will most likely be set to Cleartype (enabled by default in IE7)

  Richmond34 18:48 20 Nov 2006

Thanks for your suggestion Brundle. The smooth screen fonts setting was set to "normal" rather than "cleartype". I unclicked it all the same, but it has not made a difference to teh fonts being blurred.

To clarify when I experience this problem - it is not when viewing web pages, but on emails taht I have been sent which have been created in HTML rather than in plain text. If I set my outlook to send in HTML, them my outgoing emails are blurred. If I set it to plain text then my outgoing emails are clear and normal. However, incoming emails are now always blurred if the sender sent them in HTML

Any more ideas? This happened since IE7 was downloaded as an aoutomatic update (wish I had not done that now)

  brundle 18:53 20 Nov 2006

It seems the answer is similar but buried a bit deeper - in Internet Options/Advanced, scroll down to Multimedia, uncheck `Always use Cleartype for HTML`

  Richmond34 22:52 20 Nov 2006

Thanks Brundle - that fixed it. Brillaint!

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