On updating from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro, many regular applications started to have “blurry” text. This also happened with prompts, too.
It could be a driver/setting misconfiguration, but the solution for my machine was the following:
- On the Desktop, right click and go to “Screen Resolution”
- Click “Make text and other items larger or smaller”
- Choose the “Smaller – 100%” option, and check off “Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays”.
- Click “Apply”. Reboot.