Windows 10 build 14316 Narrow font issue

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Windows 10 build 14316 Narrow font issue

Post by rseilersj » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:08 pm

I just updated from 9.0.1.0 to 9.0.2.0 in Win10 and find that seemingly all pages, including internal ones, use a narrow font. I have not changed the font settings (it's still on Medium). Is this just a quirk here?
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rseilersj wrote:This turns out to be a Windows 10 problem with build 14316, which coincidentally was installed not long before the Slimjet upgrade. I've subsequently found the problem in Vivaldi and Cent, too.

One other user has reported the problem so far that I've seen. It is odd that it doesn't happen in Chrome itself, which surely uses the same font as the above.
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Re: Narrow font in 9.0.2.0

Post by flashpeak » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:54 pm

I don't see that here. Did you by any chance apply a zooming percentage smaller than 100%? Press ctrl+0 should reset it.
rseilersj wrote:I just updated from 9.0.1.0 to 9.0.2.0 in Win10 and find that seemingly all pages, including internal ones, use a narrow font. I have not changed the font settings (it's still on Medium). Is this just a quirk here?
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Re: Narrow font in 9.0.2.0

Post by rseilersj » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:08 pm

No, that's still on 100%.

As a sanity check, I ran Chrome and all looks normal there. This gives you a better look at the problem, with Slimjet on top and Chrome on the bottom:
http://screencast.com/t/mDBmB0x0BpYv

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Re: Narrow font in 9.0.2.0

Post by rseilersj » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:55 pm

Feel free to delete the thread.

This turns out to be a Windows 10 problem with build 14316, which coincidentally was installed not long before the Slimjet upgrade. I've subsequently found the problem in Vivaldi and Cent, too.

One other user has reported the problem so far that I've seen. It is odd that it doesn't happen in Chrome itself, which surely uses the same font as the above.

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Re: Windows 10 build 14316 Narrow font issue

Post by BillLite » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:42 am

Definitely a Win10 14316 issue. Prior to 14316 fonts were like those on my Win7 machine,
and I do not remember it being a problem with Win10 14295 insider preview.

But i still haven't found out WHY!

All I know is I'm tired of squinting and use Firefox if I want to see normally,

Please don't close this thread yet. Others may want to respond.

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Re: Windows 10 build 14316 Narrow font issue

Post by rseilersj » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:56 am

Unfortunately, 14328 doesn't help.

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Re: Windows 10 build 14316 Narrow font issue

Post by rseilersj » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:13 pm

14332: no

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Re: Windows 10 build 14316 Narrow font issue

Post by rseilersj » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:46 am

Disabling DirectWrite in chrome:flags works around the problem.

chrome://flags/#disable-direct-write

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Re: Windows 10 build 14316 Narrow font issue

Post by BillLite » Sun May 01, 2016 2:39 pm

rseilersj wrote:Disabling DirectWrite in chrome:flags works around the problem.

chrome://flags/#disable-direct-write
Thanks, this works. Much better not having to squint so hard!

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Re: Windows 10 build 14316 Narrow font issue

Post by rseilersj » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:16 am

Except now that flag is being eliminated as of Chromium 52:
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/06/06/chrome ... ing-google

With it enabled, as of the latest build of Win10 Insider, it's still a problem in Slimjet and Cent, but hasn't been a problem in Vivaldi for a while somehow. And for me at least, somehow never was a problem in Chrome.

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