Windows 10: Display Text Not Clear

Discus and support Display Text Not Clear in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My HP Envy laptop has just undergone servicing and a Windows re-install, so I'm starting from scratch. The one thing I haven't been able to adjust is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by gmosley, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. gmosley Win User

    Display Text Not Clear

    My HP Envy laptop has just undergone servicing and a Windows re-install, so I'm starting from scratch. The one thing I haven't been able to adjust is the text displayed inside various windows; e.g. Windows Explorer. The text graphics are crude and simple and kind of ugly.
    Anybody know where the Settings control is for this?
    BTW, In "Advanced scaling settings", "Let Windows try to fix apps so they're not blurry" is enabled.

    gmosley, Nov 16, 2018

  2. Clear Pagefile on Shutdown

    I've been looking into clearing the pagefile, and I found the following steps at a somewhat dated webpage:
    1. In the registry editor, navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
    2. Set ClearPageFileAtShutdown to the REG_DWORD value of 1.
    3. Restart Windows.
    I'm just wondering whether those steps are still valid, and, if so, does clearing the pagefile work as advertised?
    gregyurkon, Nov 16, 2018
  3. Change in Monitor Display, No longer crisp

    I fixed it. Here's how I did it:

    • I opened the Control Panel and selected Color Management (The Display icon does not display in the list on my control panel).
    • I clicked Profiles and selected Reset my settings to the system defaults.
    The text and displays are now clear and crisp again.

    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I guess this is another procedure to add to the troubleshooting list.
    MikeEspinosa, Nov 16, 2018
  4. ainekav Win User

    Display Text Not Clear

    Display settings changed to enhance performance - crude basic text

    Hi there

    New to this and clueless so sorry in advance! I have a Sony Vaio laptop running windows 10, about 5 years old. It started to lag a lot so I looked up some ways to enhance performance. Read a few articles online and followed a few steps to speed up my laptop. I cleared out a lot of unnecessary programs and changed some display settings. This all resulted in better performance, but the text on my screen to be reset to crude, basic text. (screenshot attached) I now have a suspicion that this is bad for my eyes and I'm about to start an online course, so I want to change the settings back. Unfortunately, I can't remember exactly what I did.
    Here's what my screen looks like

    Display Text Not Clear [​IMG]

    I know that I definitely unchecked this: Automatically manage paging file size for all drives
    (read it in an article and followed the steps exactly) and manually calculated paging file size for all drives. Would this have anything to do with my text problem?

    Any suggestions of what happened and how to fix it would be great.
    I'm also wondering if I change the settings back, if my laptop will return to it's previous slow speed, but I guess I'll just have to wait and see.
    ainekav, Nov 16, 2018

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