Sunday, October 30, 2011

Disable Text Shadow Blur Effects in Windows Vista

Recent problem in Windows Vista
Blurry text in all applications including Chrome Browser, IE9, Firefox, IBM Lotus Symphony, and others.
The text display was blurred by a greyish shadow behind the main text.
Made it very difficult to read and was just generally annoying.
The problem is not in the browser or other windows applications.
It is a setting in Vista performance options.

Here's the fix:

Fix for annoying text shadow effect in windows Vista.

Control Panel
Advanced system settings
Performance settings
uncheck everything except
Smooth edges of screen fonts and Use visual styles on window and buttons
Or just click adjust for best performance.

Shadows go away in all applications and browsers under windows Vista.


  1. thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. This also saved my butt. Thanks!