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?