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Topic # 151507 27-Aug-2014 20:08
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I just downloaded Chrome 64 bit. It's a bit strange, the fonts look funny, the interface elements are a little bigger and don't look as good. Going back to 32 bit I think.

Edit - I just reverted to 32 bit and it looks the same. Fonts aren't as crisp, the tabs up the top are a bit bigger, everything just looks a bit funny. Anyone else noticed anything? May have to revert to Firefox.




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  Reply # 1116812 27-Aug-2014 20:09
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I think the font difference is in both 32bit and 64bit

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  Reply # 1116817 27-Aug-2014 20:14
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Looks the same with me. You need to go into Settings and change the font size from 125% to 100%




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  Reply # 1116827 27-Aug-2014 20:21
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Have a look around, pretty sure this is a common issue with chrome and windows 8.
The wife gets it on her xps 13, decided to use Firefox instead, this issue is also not shown in IE.

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  Reply # 1116835 27-Aug-2014 20:36
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Have seen no difference in fonts.

Only annoying thing is needing 64bit plugins now, e.g. java 64bit, citrix receiver doesn't have a 64bit plugin yet so have to do the old "always open files of this type" trick instead

It took me awhile to click re Java and I've been using dev channel, so 64bit for ages, then clicked the other day when I needed to upgrade a NetScaler so needed java -_-

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  Reply # 1116839 27-Aug-2014 20:46
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You haven't really looked very hard before posting?
http://bit.ly/YX65RK

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One of the changes in Chrome 37 (released today) is the new font rendering.  It doesn't use GDI anymore, it uses DirectWrite.

I think you can turn it off in flags://



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  Reply # 1116861 27-Aug-2014 21:15
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Dairyxox: You haven't really looked very hard before posting?
http://bit.ly/YX65RK


Your post is rude and condescending. There are more changes than just to fonts, it's to the whole UI. I think you're best off out of this discussion given your attitude, and preferably out of all the threads I start.

muppet: One of the changes in Chrome 37 (released today) is the new font rendering.  It doesn't use GDI anymore, it uses DirectWrite.

I think you can turn it off in flags://


That's interesting and useful, thanks :) I'll see if I get used to it first.




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  Reply # 1116863 27-Aug-2014 21:17
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Just updated chrome on the xps 13, the wife loves it, and has stopped using Firefox.

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  Reply # 1116864 27-Aug-2014 21:20
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thank Christ for this thread my fonts specially for geekzone and some other sites were looking like vomit 




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  Reply # 1116872 27-Aug-2014 21:30
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Does the new update make chrome less of a resource hog?

That's always pissed me off about chrome, 15 tabs chews through over a gig of memory and on my development laptop I may have some 30 odd tabs open as well as all my IDEs and such, poor thing only has 8GB of memory.




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  Reply # 1116874 27-Aug-2014 21:38
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Wow my wife opens 30 tabs on my core2duo lappy with 2.86gb ram ... And when I gather enough courage one click on the X box makes it go

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charsleysa: Does the new update make chrome less of a resource hog?

That's always pissed me off about chrome, 15 tabs chews through over a gig of memory and on my development laptop I may have some 30 odd tabs open as well as all my IDEs and such, poor thing only has 8GB of memory.


Are you using Adblock Plus?

If so, disable (don't uninstall) it and install uBlock instead. It doesn't have the dodgy "Acceptable Ads" that ABP does, and it's smaller and faster - scroll down the page for the reports. (Of course, the author is biased towards his creation, but I have to agree, my testing shows similar results)

Once you've realised how much better uBlock is, then you can uninstall ABP :)

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  Reply # 1116879 27-Aug-2014 21:47
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Oh wow, this new Chrome version is brilliant on 10.8" 1080P display, 150% scale.

Still not nearly as smooth or touch friendly as IE11 though, so I'm sticking with IE.



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  Reply # 1116983 28-Aug-2014 07:56
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I played with the direct write thing, didn't seem to make a difference. Anyone fixed the fonts?

Chrome is still a memory hog. RAM is cheap.




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Hmm,  I've never experienced anything like that. 

Have you reset Chrome to defaults?  Maybe try download Chrome BETA and see what happens.

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