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Yoga 2 Pro - fuzzy text

2014-12-16, 18:56 PM

Hi everyone,

 

Just got my Y2P couple weeks and loving it so far.

Took some time playing around with the resolution to find something that works well on all programs and doesnt kill my eyes.

 

I settled on 2048 x 1152 @ 125% scaling.

 

The only problem i have now is, text seems a little fuzzy, its not horrible, but if i have to read an entire document - it will drive me crazy.

messing around with clear type fonts changed nothing, except make it worse in some apps.

 

What i'm looking for is the 'magic number' if you will of resolution and scaling combo that makes everything look good.

 

I tried 1920 x 1080 with 100% scaling, most things look ok, but for whatever reason, emails in outlook look horrible.

 

Any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro - fuzzy text

2014-12-16, 20:12 PM

Native resolution of the screen is 3200*1800 pixels

That works well at 200%

 

But not with an external monitor attached in Windows8

 

 

I use it at 100%  and reduce the resoltion to 1600*900, the exact half resolution.

 

Ok sharpness, speed and a workable extended desktop

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro - fuzzy text

2014-12-17, 2:56 AM

Thanks for the reply.

 

Tried that, the main problem is that outlook messages look like crap if they are written in any other font but the default font, so thats a no go.

 

I'm not worried about attached monitors at this point.

 

Edit: and yes, i know what the native resolution is, the fact that quite a few programs cant display message boxes properly with it - is even a bigger problem.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro - fuzzy text

2014-12-17, 11:32 AM

wrote:

 

Edit: and yes, i know what the native resolution is, the fact that quite a few programs cant display message boxes properly with it - is even a bigger problem.


Sure you have selected 1600*900 resolution and 100% scaling?

Technically this is a 100% match and it works fine on my Y2Pro.

I have other laptops that have 1600*900 as the native screen resolution and they look fine.

 

Message boxes problems normally start when scaling is set to others values than 100%.

 

Of course font types are always a matter of taste ...

 

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro - fuzzy text

2014-12-20, 19:50 PM

Sorry for the delay in repying, and thanks for your reply.

 

The 1600x900 works 'ok', i say 'ok' because some fonts just look wrong, by wrong i mean things like:

- Bolded when they are not.

- Fuzzy and/or blurry.

 

This doesnt happen everywhere, windows itself looks fine, some sites look pretty bad, replying in some forums makes your text huge as you type it and so on...

 

I do have a 14" laptop with a native resolution of 1600x900, everything there looks perfect, nothing like the way it looks on the Yoga, but it also runs windows 7, which may be the cause.

 

Anyways, after spending a good 3 hours changing resolutions, scaling, cleartype, and comptibility settings I finally hit what i think is the closest to perfect i'll get.

 

2048 x 1152 @ 125%

Cleartype settings (boxes from left to right): 1 > 3 > 1 > 2 > 3

 

Hopefully this helps someone as well :)

 

Thanks again.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro - fuzzy text

2014-12-21, 3:01 AM

I find that 2048 x 1152 @ 128% works very well for me. You have to use a custom scaling to get 128%.

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2014-12-21, 4:11 AM

I use 1600x900 all of the time now, and everything looks perfect.  I see little, if any, difference between 1600x1900 at 100% and 3200x1800@200%.  I have noticed absolutely no fuzzy text or odd fonts.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro - fuzzy text

2014-12-25, 19:56 PM

2048 x 1152 @ 128% does work quite well too, thank you.

Mind posting your cleartype settings ?

 

As for the 1600 x 900, let me show you what i mean by 'displayed badly':

Email message @ 20148 x 1152:

 

@ 1600 x 900:

 

Never mind that, when opening the images on any other monitor they both look the same.. :smileyfrustrated:

 

I guess the best way i can describe it is... not smooth.

 

When you go max resolution @ 200% text looks beautiful, smooth, sharp.

But working with 3200x1200 is not possible right now as too many programs don't scale properly, some i can work around, some i cant, so as much as i'd love to work with max resolution - i cant.

 

I just want my text to look smooth and clear....

 

And yes, i'm one of those people with that every little thing (display wise) has to be perfect, not to mention the fact that a $1200 shouldnt have an issue displaying fonts properly :P

 

Thanks.

 

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