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Firefox 83 broke fonts on youtube (when hardware acceleration is enabled)

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After updating to FF 83.0 something has changed in font rendering. Another update breaks something for me and another silence in changelog.

When hardware acceleration is enabled in firefox settings I observe that fonts which are overlayed on youtube videos have ugly chromatic aberration effect around them and they are much thinner than they should be. When I disable hardware acceleration they are fine - they look the same as on different browsers, for example Brave.

Is there any way to fix font rendering without need to disable hardware acceleration?

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Problem still present in ff 84

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Still present in ff 87. I've noticed that when I launch ff in safe mode fonts look normal on yt and netflix. However in normal mode problem still persists. If I understand correctly safe mode only disables add-ons and skins, but about:config settings are still applied. So I launched ff in normal mode, disabled all add-ons and skins myself, but problem still persists, even after rebooting pc. I have no idea why safe mode fixes problem but disabling all add-ons and skins does not. Maybe problem is somewhere in about:config configuration?

Modified by Piterk