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Unity blurry or fuzzy icons

Lately I have been using Unity and today when I ran the editor on my laptop I noticed that most of the icons were very fuzzy or blurry.

Example of blurry or fuzzy Unity editor icons

Example of blurry or fuzzy Unity editor icons

I tried to mess around with the quality settings in the Unity Editor itself, but that didn’t to fix the problem, so I looked around on the internet and several people reported the same issue, only after updating their graphics drivers. I’m using a quite old laptop with two video cards in it (NVIDIA GT555M and Intel HD Graphics 3000), unfortunately the NVIDIA card died a while back so I can only use the slower Intel card. Because it’s such a slow graphics chip I used to set all graphics settings to prefer performance over quality. So I checked to see if that may have caused the blurry icons. I opened the Intel Graphics control panel and set the 3D Preference slider from “Performance” to the middle setting.

Prefer performance setting

Prefer performance setting

Middle performance setting

Middle performance setting

After this, the icons were sharp again 🙂 So I guess the graphics settings were influencing the method in which the icons are rendered.