Chrome Not Applying Anti Aliasing to Smooth Font After Remote Desktop Session

If you have used Window’s remote desktop, you might’ve noticed that after a remote desktop session (RDP) ends and log back into the physical machine some of the text fonts will look very rough. Your screen might flash for a brief second and adjust to a new native resolution etc. After a few splash, the screen would look normal again, except sometimes all the text fonts in Chrome still remain choppy. Trying restarting Chrome doesn’t solve the problem. If this is what happened to you, here is a quick fix to ensure it doesn’t happen again or fix Chrome to have it properly applying anti-aliasing to smooth out the font.

First, when connecting to a terminal, check the “Font smoothing” setting under the Experience tab. By default, if you let RDP to “Detect connection quality automatically” sometimes you would not have this option checked when you remote desktop via wireless.


Second, after you have terminated the RDP and log back on your desktop again and font are still not readjusted in Chrome. You need to type this in Chrome’s address bar to give Chrome a full restart properly.





By doing so, your Chrome will shut all process and restart with all your tabs reopened again. And this will also help to fix any font issue that was caused post remote desktop session termination.

Jonathan Hu

Programming by day, Web Development, Canucks & Movies for spare time!
Co-founder of Next of Windows and a cool geek 🙂

Last updated: 10/02/2016

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