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Just updated to FF17.0 and the fonts look awful, something like when the ClearType is enabled in Windows. I have ClearType disabled cause I hate the look of the fonts with it enabled, and now Firefox looks like it's all over it. Font is like bolded. What happened? Can I disable it somewhere in Firefox?

Just updated to FF17.0 and the fonts look awful, something like when the ClearType is enabled in Windows. I have ClearType disabled cause I hate the look of the fonts with it enabled, and now Firefox looks like it's all over it. Font is like bolded. What happened? Can I disable it somewhere in Firefox?

Chosen solution

Hey guys! Thanks to everyone who helped us in troubleshooting this. We are fairly certain it's an azure problem. There is a patch in the works and setting gfx.content.azure.enabled = False seems to work in the meantime. I don't know if the patch will be part of a chemspill or wait until 18. Thanks for your help and patience.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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matthew_eli 0 solutions 4 answers

Nvidia Geforce GTX 670, Win 8 x64 Pro, driver version 310.61 beta

Nvidia Geforce GTX 670, Win 8 x64 Pro, driver version 310.61 beta
jfkthame 0 solutions 4 answers

To (possibly) resolve this without disabling hardware acceleration/Direct2D, try changing the setting "gfx.content.azure.enabled" to false in about:config and then restarting the browser.

To (possibly) resolve this without disabling hardware acceleration/Direct2D, try changing the setting "gfx.content.azure.enabled" to false in about:config and then restarting the browser.
paulmcpazzi 0 solutions 1 answers

I've the same problem.

AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4300 Driver 8.821-110126a-112965C-ATI

I've the same problem. AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4300 Driver 8.821-110126a-112965C-ATI
ecarlson 0 solutions 4 answers

Thanks. gfx.content.azure.enabled = False worked for me (in place of disabling hardware acceleration).

Thanks. gfx.content.azure.enabled = False worked for me (in place of disabling hardware acceleration).
ad_verbum 1 solutions 9 answers

@jfkthame, @ecarlson It isn't final remedy but only next temporary solution. This only disables 2D API named Azuro, where probably problem is hidden. It is only step on the way to identify and fix core of the problem.

@jfkthame, @ecarlson It isn't final remedy but only next temporary solution. This only disables 2D API named Azuro, where probably problem is hidden. It is only step on the way to identify and fix core of the problem.

Modified by ad_verbum

Matt_G
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365 solutions 1859 answers

Chosen Solution

Hey guys! Thanks to everyone who helped us in troubleshooting this. We are fairly certain it's an azure problem. There is a patch in the works and setting gfx.content.azure.enabled = False seems to work in the meantime. I don't know if the patch will be part of a chemspill or wait until 18. Thanks for your help and patience.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey guys! Thanks to everyone who helped us in troubleshooting this. We are fairly certain it's an azure problem. There is a patch in the works and setting gfx.content.azure.enabled = False seems to work in the meantime. I don't know if the patch will be part of a chemspill or wait until 18. Thanks for your help and patience. Happy Thanksgiving!
Violon 0 solutions 3 answers

It's serious? Wait Firefox 18? I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry...

It's serious? Wait Firefox 18? I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry...
samplist 0 solutions 1 answers

Same problem here, I have cleartype disabled in Win7.

Same problem here, I have cleartype disabled in Win7.
Vitdom 0 solutions 2 answers

"I don't know if the patch will be part of a chemspill or wait until 18."

- "It's serious? Wait Firefox 18? I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry... "

I agree, but at least they're fixing it. :/

"I don't know if the patch will be part of a chemspill or wait until 18." - "It's serious? Wait Firefox 18? I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry... " I agree, but at least they're fixing it. :/

Modified by Vitdom

Aeroxima 0 solutions 8 answers

You guys realize you don't have to live with the text till then right? It was posted how to get it back to normal in the meantime:

  1. Go to about:config
  2. Find and set gfx.content.azure.enabled to false
  3. Restart the browser

While I think many people underestimate how awful ClearType is for us who prefer pixel-perfect text, and it would be a smart move to push an update for publicity reasons, it sounds like some of you are worrying about having to deal with it for a long time. That just isn't the case.

You guys realize you don't have to live with the text till then right? It was posted how to get it back to normal in the meantime: # Go to '''about:config''' # Find and set '''gfx.content.azure.enabled''' to '''false''' # Restart the browser While I think many people underestimate how awful ClearType is for us who prefer pixel-perfect text, and it would be a smart move to push an update for publicity reasons, it sounds like some of you are worrying about having to deal with it for a long time. That just isn't the case.

Modified by Aeroxima

Question owner

I could never understand what's the point of ClearType. Font just looks awful with it. The blurriness and the reddish outline in some places, why would anyone want that? There must be something behind it, but I just don't see it.

I could never understand what's the point of ClearType. Font just looks awful with it. The blurriness and the reddish outline in some places, why would anyone want that? There must be something behind it, but I just don't see it.
madonnaragu 0 solutions 7 answers

Does setting "gfx.direct2d.disabled" to true actually disable hardware rendering?

I just am extremely disappointed that Firefox forces anti-aliasing on to their users every few versions, without asking us. Unacceptable!

Does setting "gfx.direct2d.disabled" to true actually disable hardware rendering? I just am extremely disappointed that Firefox forces anti-aliasing on to their users every few versions, without asking us. Unacceptable!
cor-el
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You can set the gfx.content.azure.enabled pref to false or if this didn't help disable Direct2D by setting the gfx.direct2d.disabled pref to true on the about:config page and leave hardware acceleration otherwise enabled.

You can set the gfx.content.azure.enabled pref to false or if this didn't help disable Direct2D by setting the gfx.direct2d.disabled pref to true on the about:config page and leave hardware acceleration otherwise enabled. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config
pennyblossoms 0 solutions 1 answers

I have a font issue after upgrading to Firefox 17 on MacPro.

I don't have gfx.content.azure.enabled, gfx.direct2d.disabled in about:config.

See my screenshot.

A space appears where there isn't one. Example

Observed: "text1 text2"

Expected: "text1text2"

I have a font issue after upgrading to Firefox 17 on MacPro. I don't have gfx.content.azure.enabled, gfx.direct2d.disabled in about:config. See my screenshot. A space appears where there isn't one. Example Observed: "text1 text2" Expected: "text1text2"

Modified by pennyblossoms

AliceWyman
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194 solutions 2235 answers

For Windows users, the blurry fonts issue will be fixed in Firefox 17.0.1, which should be released very soon (hopefully, tomorrow). More info here:

For Windows users, the blurry fonts issue will be fixed in Firefox 17.0.1, which should be released very soon (hopefully, tomorrow). More info here: *http://www.ghacks.net/2012/11/24/firefox-17-0-1-to-fix-blurry-font-issue-in-the-browser/
Technitronik 0 solutions 1 answers

Once for all, the final solution to the ClearShit

Simple add the following two lines in Pref.fs

/* Disable the putain de Cleartype in the webpages */ user_pref("gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled", false);

Simple test page: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/796596

Technitronik

Once for all, the final solution to the ClearShit Simple add the following two lines in Pref.fs /* Disable the putain de Cleartype in the webpages */ user_pref("gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled", false); '''Simple test page:''' http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/796596 Technitronik

Modified by Technitronik

forhike 0 solutions 11 answers

Updated to 17.0.1 didn't help....same shitty blurry fonts

Updated to 17.0.1 didn't help....same shitty blurry fonts

Question owner

Hm, it works for me. gfx.content.azure.enabled set to true and I don't have blurry fonts.

Hm, it works for me. gfx.content.azure.enabled set to true and I don't have blurry fonts.
Violon 0 solutions 3 answers

Firefox 17.0.1, cleartype off, gfx.content.azure.enabled set to true (default) and I always have blurry fonts.

And cleartype is definitely enabled on my firefox. Why firefox transgressing the user preferences? For IE9, it is understandable, but for firefox ... new policy?

Firefox 17.0.1, '''cleartype off''', gfx.content.azure.enabled set to true (default) and I always have blurry fonts. And cleartype is definitely enabled on my firefox. Why firefox transgressing the user preferences? For IE9, it is understandable, but for firefox ... new policy?
forhike 0 solutions 11 answers

They released 17.0.1 to fix the blurry fonts without have to go to the config and change the azure.

So the patch didn't worked....

They released 17.0.1 to fix the blurry fonts without have to go to the config and change the azure. So the patch didn't worked....

Modified by forhike