Font changes by itself

jmorris

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Hi All,

Sometime last weekend my desktop font changed for no reason. I can change it back by going into the Appearance settings and reselecting the Windows Aero color scheme. Then next time I log on again, it's changed back to how it was. See attachment for how it looks on screen. The before image is how it is when I log on, after is how it is after I have reselected. If I look at the advanced properties either before or after, it claims to be using Segoe UI, but these are clearly two different fonts.

I have had other desktop settings that do not persist after logging off, like the control panel appearance. When I log on it is on icons, so I change it to list. Then next time I look, it's back to icons again. It's driving me mad. :mad:
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hello JMorris,

It looks like ClearType is not being used with the before image. When I toggle it on and off, it looks like your images. This tutorial will show you how to turn ClearType back on if needed.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/83834-cleartype-font-settings.html

I'm not sure what may be turning it off for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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jmorris

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Oh yeah, that will be the VB app I've been running that turns font smoothing off. It worked ok in XP, but I guess it isn't reenabling smoothing correctly. I'll look into it.

Thanks for the heads up.
 

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Brink

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mvp
Your welcome JMorris. Hope you get the VB app sorted out.

Shawn
 

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
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    512 GB M.2 SSD
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