Browsers and Mail Enable or Disable Enhance Text Contrast in Microsoft Edge


Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

Microsoft has improved font rendering in the latest Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary builds. Microsoft has improved the contrast enhancement and gamma correction to match the quality and clarity of other native Windows applications. Font rendering will also now respect user ClearType Tuner settings when applying text contrast enhancement and gamma correction.

To experiment with different values, run the ClearType Text Tuner. Note that Microsoft Edge must be restarted whenever the ClearType settings are changed, and that only the settings for your primary monitor are used.

See also: Improving font rendering in Microsoft Edge | Windows Blogs

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Enhance Text Contrast flag for improving font rendering in Microsoft Edge.

Here's How:

1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-enhance-text-contrast into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Enhance text contrast drop menu for what you want.

4 Click/tap on Restart to apply.

5 When finished, you can close the Experiments tab if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink



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