I had issues with fuzzy text in certain applications and fuzzy icons in notification area immediately after updating to 8.1. I found this was due to 8.1's new "improved" DPI Scaling options and affects many people. I can't help but think that millions of users will possibly be affected by this but not know how to fix it, or just assume it was always like that and read fuzzy text from now on. "It was always like that right?" If you just upgraded to 8.1 and now your fonts look weird, text is harder to read, or tray icons look fuzzy/blurry then this should fix it: Right click desktop, choose "Screen resolution" Click "Make text and other items larger or smaller" Check the box "Let me choose one scaling level for all of my displays" Click the "Apply" buttin below the above setting You will now have to log out and then back in to test to see if this fixed your DPI Scaling issues.