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.

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One of the many things I love about software development is the “flow” state of mind you get into where you lose your sense of time passing, i.e. you attain a timeless state of mind.

Is there any movie genre better than scifi time travel?

I think not! This look GREAT!

Is that photo for real?

Now you can find out with this online tool.

Do you believe in free speech, even when it’s offensive?

Stop and Smell a Rainbow

Everybody loves rainbows!

Great Gong Hei Fatt Choi!

Hangin’ out at one of long-term client’s office and enjoying the Chinese New Year!

The Giant Lava Lamp

It’s really fun to turn this on an watch from time to time.