Microsoft Word Looks Blurry On Mac


One annoyance of Windows 10 on a high-resolution display is some fonts are blurry or fuzzy. Here’s a look at the problem and how to fix it.

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Windows 10 has some great new features and is incredibly better than Windows 8.1. However, one annoyance of Windows 10 on a high-resolution display – some fonts are blurry or fuzzy. Here’s a look at the problem and how to fix it.

iTunes on Windows is one example where the text looks fuzzy/blurry on a high-res display.


Windows 10 Blurry Fonts

I noticed this right away on my Lenovo Flex 2 which has a resolution of 1920×1080. I went through the display settings exhaustively and didn’t find anything that works to clean up the text.

The problem is if you have a screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 or higher, most users put the DPI scaling to at least 125% to make everything easier to read. We covered this issue in our article: Make Windows 10 Desktop Easier to See on High-Resolution Displays.

In that article, we explained that densely packing pixels into a small screen makes photos and apps look stunning. However, it also makes desktop programs, that aren’t designed to run at high resolutions, look small and difficult to see.

Free microsoft word for mac. And because Windows 10 is using a different scaling method for DPI, it causes the fuzzy text problem.

Fix Blurry Windows 10 Fonts

There is a workaround that you can use. Right-click on the shortcut of the app you’re having an issue with and then Properties.

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Then select the Compatibility tab and enable ‘Disable display scaling on high DPI settings.’ A restart will be required to finish the process.

While that does correct the blurry/fuzzy issue, the caveat is that you’re back where you started with a small app and tiny text that’s hard to see.

Here you can see that the text in iTunes, after applying the DPI Scaling fix is much cleaner.

This issue appears to be a problem a lot of users have complained about, and there is a handy utility you can use to correct the problem too.

It’s called XPExplorer – Windows 10 DPI Fix, and it’s free.

Microsoft Word Blurry On Mac

Start it up and check the Use Windows 8.1 DPI Scaling (our fix) option and then choose your scaling level.

A restart is required to complete the installation. When you get back fonts in the apps you were having issues with, they should no longer be fuzzy, but clean and clear again.

This utility is nice to have because it will work across the board and you won’t need to use the manual method for fixing everything that has fuzzy/blurry text.

Microsoft is holding its Windows 10 devices event today, and it’s safe to assume we’ll see new Windows Insider builds of Windows 10 TH2 at some point this week. Hopefully, with the completion of the launch of the new update, it will have corrected the DPI scaling problem.