Yikes! I just downloaded the IE 7 Beta 2, and my first reaction was, "Why is everything so blurry and fuzzy?!?" The answer? ClearType. See the example in ClearType at the Wikipedia . I remember when Apple did something years ago with one of their browsers, and the first step to regaining your sanity was to go in and turn it off. Browsing through some internet posts, folks seem to be saying things like, "Sure, it's blurry, but fonts look so much better now!"... which makes no sense to me. But maybe I could save money on glasses buy not buying any and then pretending that the whole world has ClearType turned on?