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  • Need assistance with a monitor/graphics problem

    A few days ago I noticed something strange with my laptop and do not know how to remedy it. It seems the problem is isolated to IE8. While browsing online and going to message boards I frequent, I noticed the smilies were out of focus with added pixels or missing pixels. Also, some text on website buttons appear blury as well as some google ads just aren't clear as they were. (this text I'm typing does appear fine). As an example, this smilie: :blink: has an extra black pixel appearing under his right eye (the bigger eye). When he blinks the extra black spot appears and then disappears, and then reappears. This didn't happen before.

    I tried adjusting the resolution on my laptop, but nothing happened. anybody else encounter something like this? I'm baffled.

    Would uninstalling and reinstalling IE8 solve this?

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    Re: Need assistance with a monitor/graphics problem

    Ok, this is bizarre. I was just looking at the smilie in my first post in this thread and the extra pixel is gone. What the?

    I went to a few other sites, and there is still some text that is appearing blurry. I really don't get this.

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      Re: Need assistance with a monitor/graphics problem

      Ok, whatever I did, it fixed it. Somehow, I don't know how, the zoom settings in IE8 got messed up. I was toggling between the settings and whatever I did fixed it.

      It was weird. Everything looked the same except for some graphics and text, and text on buttons that looked fuzzy. Oh well, fixed now.

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        Re: Need assistance with a monitor/graphics problem

        It could be that your video card drivers need to be updated as well.

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          Re: Need assistance with a monitor/graphics problem

          Not a hardware issue or with your resolution, this is purely an IE8 problem. The easiest solution is to stop using Internet Explorer period. Not only does it not follow accepted web standards, but it is full of security holes, takes up a ton of harddisk space uselessly, etc.

          Safari, Firefox, Chrome... anything is better than IE.

          If you want or must continue to use IE8, there is a sort of fix.
          1. Tools
          2. Internet Options
          3. Advanced
          4. Settings
          5. Multimedia Options
          6. Uncheck the "always use ClearType for HTML" box
          7. Apply
          8. OK.

          This is a partial fix... it will still be blurry, but not as bad. This is an issue with IE8's rendering engine. The same goes for the pixel generated images. IE8 supports transparent formats, but not very well.

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