Google Chrome Font Rendering Looks Terrible and How To Fix It

I was beginning to think it was my computer. I had Cleartype enabled and went through the process again to ensure that the settings were correct or not corrupt. I then thought it was the monitors or one of them. Then I realized that the fonts look fine in everything but Google Chrome.

Here is a snippet from one page, note the jagged edges.  Light and incomplete fonts. Really awful on the eyes, especially when your eyes are already strained from sitting in front a computer all day.

The resolution.

  • Using the address bar, type in chrome://flags//
  • Disable Accelerated 2D canvas


The results are immediate.  After Disabling, you are prompted to reload/restart Google Chrome.  You can even see the results here. Amazingly, I had put up with this for too long.