Why Chrome looks zoomed in and blurry?

A new version of Chrome that is Chrome 37 was released last month with a whole new feature of rendering improved front on windows. The rendering on text mechanism was changed from GDI (Graphics Device Interface) to DirectWrite. Most of the users did not have any problem with the new outlook, but some reported that the images looked a bit zoomed in, hence appeared blurry.

It is noticed that some of the users who faced this problem had their DPI scaling fixed at 125% instead of the default setting of 100%. However, no error was noticed on Windows7 and Windows8 pro. Google is busy tracking this issue on Google code since Chrome Beta was launched, but was unable to find any fixed solution. Only two temporary way outs could be found.


Fix the parameters

To resolve the display you need to start Google with a fixed parameter like /high-dpi-support=1 /force-device-scale-factor1. To set this particular parameter you need to follow some simple steps.

  • The first step is to look for the chrome icon either on the desktop as a short cut, or in the windows taskbar or in the start menu.
  • If the icon is on the desktop as a shortcut or in the start menu, then it should be right-clicked and then the properties option should be chosen.
  • If the icon is on the taskbar, then right click right on the Google icon which opens in the context menu and then click on properties.
  • At the end of the target field, both the parameters should be appended. There should be a blank in between so that the end product appears like chrome.exe” /high-dpi-support=1 /force-device-scale-factor=1.
  • Ultimately by clicking ‘ok’ your change is complete. Restart Chrome to see the change and the issue solved.

Disable DirectWrite

The DirectWright option can be disabled on the ://flag pages. By doing this Chrome is returned to the previous renderer. A few simple steps should be followed to unable this feature.

  • In the address bar of the browser chrome://flags/ should be loaded first.
  • There is an option reading disable DierctWrite which should be located next. To open the on page search option you can also hit the F5 button directly.
  • As an alternative load chrome://flags/ and disable DierctWrite from there directly.
  • Clicking on the disable link turns this feature off. You can now restart Chrome and carry on your hassle free work.

Change the DPI setting 

The last thing you can do is change the DPI setting. Instead of setting the value according to your choice, it should be changed to 100%. These are the steps which you can follow to change the setting.

  • While working on the desktop of the operating system you need to click on a blank spot and from the context choose screen resolution.
  • The next step is to select the option “Make text and other items larger or smaller” from the window that will open.
  • Change the value which is set and fix it to 100%, which is the default.
  • You can log on and off or restart the computer to see the change happening.

After going through these possible steps to address the problem some users are coming up with the question, how to fix latest Chrome looking zoomed in and blurry? To satisfy them it should be mentioned there is no permanent solution to this problem. If the above mentioned steps do not satisfy your needs, then you may wait for further information available on the internet to fix up the problem of Chrome getting zoomed out and blurry.