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enabling hardware acceleration distorts website text in firefox 6

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When using Aurora ver. 6.0a2 (2011-05-29) I have to disable hardware acceleration. When this setting is enabled, everything visible with the program (this includes the entire GUI, websites, all text & images) is distorted. It's not that you can't see the images or read the text at all, it just appears to not be rendered correctly. When acceleration is disabled, everything is returned to it's optimal viewability (for lack of a better term).

My current relevent system specs are:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (with all updates applied) Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6950 Video Card Driver: Catalyst ver. 11.5 Firefox Version: Aurora ver. 6.0a2 (2011-05-29)

Also of note, when using the official Firefox release (ver. 4.0.1), I do not have this problem. If you need any more information, I will be happy to provide it.

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It's the same even in current Aurora version, had it with 4, 5 and 6 as well.

nVidia card however, so it's not the card by the looks of it (since you got ATI)

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I have this problem with yahoo mail and Firefox 6 (no such problem with Firefox 5.0.1 and below). No other websites show this issue. When I disable hardware acceleration yahoo mail renders fine but with hardware acceleration it looks washed out in parts and patches.

System specs:

My current relevent system specs are:

Windows 7 Professional x86 (with all updates applied) Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 3870 Video Card Driver: Catalyst ver. 11.7 and 11.8