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I'm using Firefox 32.0.3 on my Windows 8 (.1) PC. The problem I always face with Firefox on my Windows 8.1 machine is that Firefox displays text improperly, see the screenshots here: http://1drv.ms/1xCwgJ0.

It mostly happens in the bookmarks bar, menu, tabs and sometimes in the webpage. Actually, it can happen on any text elements. What's wrong? ClearType is turned on.

I'm using Firefox 32.0.3 on my Windows 8 (.1) PC. The problem I always face with Firefox on my Windows 8.1 machine is that Firefox displays text improperly, see the screenshots here: http://1drv.ms/1xCwgJ0. It mostly happens in the bookmarks bar, menu, tabs and sometimes in the webpage. Actually, it can happen on any text elements. What's wrong? ClearType is turned on.

Chosen solution

You can try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

  • Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available"

You need to close and restart Firefox after toggling this setting.

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Additional System Details

Application

  • Firefox 32.0.3
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:32.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/32.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/32.0.3/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • WikiWand: Wikipedia Modernized 3.1 (jid1-D7momAzRw417Ag@jetpack)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0863
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: 256
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x10de
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • clearTypeParameters: Gamma: 2200 Pixel Structure: R ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 100
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.3.9600.17111
  • driverDate: 1-19-2011
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 8.17.12.6141
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: False
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 10

Modified Preferences

  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.frecency_experiment: 3
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 7
  • browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20140923175406
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20140923175406
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 32.0.3
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 32.0.3
  • gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 1
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
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Chosen Solution

You can try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

  • Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available"

You need to close and restart Firefox after toggling this setting.

You can try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox. *Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available" You need to close and restart Firefox after toggling this setting. *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

Helpful Reply

Thank you very much!!

Thank you very much!!