Chrome based browsers (Edge/Vivaldi/etc) and Chrome itself are great. But the font smoothing on my Linux laptop (Pop!_Os / Ubuntu) is not great. This comes into play when you’re visiting pages with web or web-safe fonts.
Web(-safe) fonts allow Web designers to use fonts that are not installed on the viewer’s computer.
The edges of the fonts look a bit jagged and the edges are vague. This is quite annoying, since the fonts are rendered perfectly in all other applications.
After a whole lot of searching I finally found the solution (for me). YMMV (Your miles may vary)
Solution: Disable Hardware acceleration in settings
Go to settings by clicking the three dots and then select settings.
In the settings, search for
Flip the switch next to
Use hardware acceleration when available and click
After the relaunch my fonts were rendered perfect.
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You can also try with this free extension: Chrome Font Super Enhancer https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-font-super-enhance/ombebcdhklmmkcddekoplmobafpkolmd
Fonts are definitely more readable after installation!! Hope it helps
Thanks! That’s a nice alternative, didn’t know it existed.