Some websites have all the text bold after an update. How to fix this?
Firefox updated and after that some websites like facebook and ebay have the text bold.
It's not about the zoom, I tried reinstalling firefox. It didn't fix this issue.
I have also tried this with no effect:
Tools > Options > Advanced > [uncheck] "Use hardware acceleration when available"
Has anyone had this issue before? Any idea how to fix it?
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 27.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0
Sorry to bring this up again, but I still haven't been able to figure it out.
If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it. It's really weird to see entire websites in bold text.
What font is used to display this bold text?
You can right-click and select "Inspect Element" to open the builtin Inspector with this element selected. You can check the font used for selected text in the Font tab in the right pane of the Inspector.
This could be related with the recent switch in Firefox 52+ from Cairo to Skia for canvas/content rendering.
Firefox 52+ has changed from Cairo to Skia for canvas/content rendering.
- When not using Direct2D on Windows, Skia is used for content rendering
You can modify these gfx.*.azure.backends prefs on the about:config page to revert to the old font rendering swap the skia,cairo order to cairo,skia or remove the skia and leave cairo.
- gfx.canvas.azure.backends = direct2d1.1,cairo,skia
- gfx.content.azure.backends = direct2d1.1,cairo,skia
You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.
You can try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.
- Options/Preferences -> General: Performance
remove checkmark: [ ] "Use recommended performance settings"
remove checkmark: [ ] "Use hardware acceleration when available"
You need to close and restart Firefox after toggling this setting.
You can check if there is an update for your graphics display driver and check for hardware acceleration related issues.
Firefox 56 may display text a little bit heavier than Chrome, even if it is not using bold fonts -- all fonts may be little bit thicker.
Here's a recent thread where I looked at it, but there's not really a specific answer yet:
Also : Would you take a look at this thread and see if maybe what solved the problem for the last poster might work for you as well :