How to fix the chrome 37 Facebook ugly font problem

I was excited about upgrading my Chrome browser to version 37, as it was supposed to make my fonts look better.  After the upgrade, however, Facebook ends up looking absolutely awful, essentially unreadable.



The initial workaround was to magnify to 150%.  Ouch.

Better solution: disable the DirectWrite “feature” that got installed.  go to chrome://flags/ and “Enable” the “Disable DirectWrite” setting (I know, it’s weird, you enable the disablement) and things will get back to normal until Google/Facebook figures this out.



FYI: I’m using (2) 1920×1080 monitors and one 1280×1024 monitor all connected as one.

Hope they fix this soon.


I’ve got a public discussion thread on my Facebook page.

Will you get the iPhone 6?

Do you know where that drive has been?

USB thumbdrives may become very unsafe indeed.

Wait for that new Samsung

..they are coming out by the end of the year.

If you’ve been holding off buying a Macbook…maybe now it’s right

Upgraded processors and RAM come with the newly-released Macs.

Your phone will be your universal computing device

In your car, living room, or on the desktop, your future phone will control all.

Which phone goes to the car: iPhone or Android?

All PBXs will soon be in the cloud

Look Ma, no clunky desktop phone!

Google wants to own your screens. All of them.

Google Drive coming to a corporate server near you

Really big deal and long overdue. Google Drive is going after the enterprise.