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Firefox browser uses weird impact font in some pages.

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On many sites, various elements are in a strange font, that I think is "Impact." I have tried a couple things to fix this, but I have not got anything to work. I have noticed that this is only an issue for some elements on every site, and not every single element on every site. My best fix has been to use a "Font Changer" add-on that changes the font of the site back to something readable, but this tends not to work on many embedded webpages and things like that. I am very unsure of what is causing this, or where this font even came from. I have attached an image of a random eBay page where the issue is particularly prevalent, but this happens on most sites.

Thanks in advance for your help! - Benjamin

On many sites, various elements are in a strange font, that I ''think'' is "Impact." I have tried a couple things to fix this, but I have not got anything to work. I have noticed that this is only an issue for some elements on every site, and not every single element on every site. My best fix has been to use a "Font Changer" add-on that changes the font of the site back to something readable, but this tends not to work on many embedded webpages and things like that. I am very unsure of what is causing this, or where this font even came from. I have attached an image of a random eBay page where the issue is particularly prevalent, but this happens on most sites. Thanks in advance for your help! - Benjamin
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This is usually caused by a problem with a specific font and you need to identify this font and fix this.

Note that you shouldn't disable "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above" as this will cause issues with iconic fonts used by webpages to display small icons (you may see text labels instead of icons).

You can right-click and select "Inspect" to open the built-in Inspector with this element selected.

You can check in the Rules tab in the right panel in the Inspector what font-family is used for selected text. You can check in the Fonts tab in the right panel in the Inspector what font is actually used because Firefox might be using a different font than specified by the website.