Solved Text issue on computer

November 5, 2013 at 00:50:17
Specs: Windows 7
For a few weeks now, I have had intermittent and partial fuzzy text on my computer. The text will start out fine, and suddenly, some of it will look like lighter, fuzzier, almost as if it's lost some of its pixels. If I run my mouse over it, the text that looks weird will clear up. Then, a few seconds later, it will happen again, perhaps in another area to some part of the text.

My graphics drivers are up to date. Resolution is set on recommended...1920 X 1080.

I would appreciate anyone's suggestions.

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November 5, 2013 at 02:22:23
Hi Smjonz, for queries such as this, you should always advise make and full model number of the device concerned. Also any other pertinent details

e.g. relating to your query:-

a) is it a desktop, laptop or what?

b) are the graphics onboard or has a graphics card been added?

If so, what? and psu rating?

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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November 5, 2013 at 04:12:16
Hi Mike,

Thanks for your response.

Computer: Dell All-in-One Inspiron One2205
AMD Athlon II
X2 240e processor
2.80 GHz

Graphics card is what came with it: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 (version 7.781.0.0)

I am not sure how to find psu rating. Could you advise? Thanks so much.

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November 5, 2013 at 07:35:32
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I know you said your graphics drivers are up to date but I would try re-installing them again. It may be that they became corrupted.

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November 5, 2013 at 08:25:22

Thank you for the info. I am trying to do this, but now I have another question. Even though this graphics card is what came installed (and it's been fine up until a few weeks ago), when I look up this particular graphics card version to download drivers, it says it's for Windows Vista 64-bit, but I have Windows 7 64-bit. There is a Windows 7 64-bit version, but it is a different version number. Should I stick with what is already downloaded?

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November 5, 2013 at 09:33:55
I would run with the proper one - Windows 7 64 bit provided it is from your computer manufacturer and for the exact model number.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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November 5, 2013 at 12:33:37
Hi Derek,

Thanks for the advice, but I think I may have just found my problem a few minutes ago. I am being cautiously optimistic that this was a Mozilla Firefox issue. Something told me to look at my Google Chrome browser, and it didn't seem to have the problem.

When I did a search for text issues with Firefox, one suggestion was to uncheck Hardware Acceleration under Firefox's Options, Advanced, General. I did so, and it seems to have worked. I haven't seen the strange fuzzy text for a few minutes now.

If it reappears, I will come back, but for now, I want to thank all of you for your fantastic responsiveness. This site is amazing.

Many thanks,


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November 5, 2013 at 13:26:00
Aha - it was only when online then. Yep, in that instance it is often useful to see what happens on another browser to prove whetheror not it is a browser issue. Thanks for letting us know the outcome and hope it is a permanent fix.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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