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I recently upgraded from 16.0.2 to 17.0. The fonts used by firefox in the toolbar and the names on the tabs have changed to a dirty, bold look. I do not like it. In 16.0.2 I am using the default theme. In 17.0 I am also using the default theme of 17.0. I am running Windows 7. Since my home and work machines have similar configurations, the work version (still 16.0.2) has the nicer looking fonts. If this antiquated system allowed one to attach screen shots, I could visually show the difference brought about by the upgrade to 17.0

How do I get back the application fonts that were used in 16.0.2?

I recently upgraded from 16.0.2 to 17.0. The fonts used by firefox in the toolbar and the names on the tabs have changed to a dirty, bold look. I do not like it. In 16.0.2 I am using the default theme. In 17.0 I am also using the default theme of 17.0. I am running Windows 7. Since my home and work machines have similar configurations, the work version (still 16.0.2) has the nicer looking fonts. If this antiquated system allowed one to attach screen shots, I could visually show the difference brought about by the upgrade to 17.0 How do I get back the application fonts that were used in 16.0.2?

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Try to set the Boolean gfx.direct2d.disabled pref to true on the about:config page to disable Direct2D and leave hardware acceleration otherwise enabled.

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According to your User Agent you are running Firefox 3.5, is that true? If so, please update to Firefox 17. Update Firefox to the latest version

If you are still seeing the issue, I'd be interested in a few things:

  1. Type about:support into your address bar, press Enter. Copy and paste the information found there to this thread.
  2. Try to disable Hardware Acceleration. Turning off hardware acceleration
According to your User Agent you are running Firefox 3.5, is that true? If so, please update to Firefox 17. [[Update Firefox to the latest version]] If you are still seeing the issue, I'd be interested in a few things: #Type about:support into your address bar, press Enter. Copy and paste the information found there to this thread. #Try to disable Hardware Acceleration. [[Upgrade your graphics drivers to use hardware acceleration and WebGL#w_turning-off-hardware-acceleration|Turning off hardware acceleration]]

Question owner

The whole problem centered on my recent upgrade to 17.0, so this "User Agent" you mention is incorrect.

Your system is complaining that my post is too long with the "about:support" information so I will post in pieces.

<Please keep the length of your content to 10,000 characters or less. It is currently 19,196 characters.>

The whole problem centered on my recent upgrade to 17.0, so this "User Agent" you mention is incorrect. Your system is complaining that my post is too long with the "about:support" information so I will post in pieces. <Please keep the length of your content to 10,000 characters or less. It is currently 19,196 characters.>

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I opened the nVidia control panel and did not find a setting for hardware acceleration. My driver is slightly out-of-date so I will update that but am not hopeful that will correct the problem.

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Tyler Downer
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Ok I have two things for you to try here:

First, yes, your User Agent is corrupted it appears. Please follow the directions at Websites say that Firefox is outdated or incompatible even though it's the latest version to fix that.

After doing that, Please update your graphics driver (the version you have is old, and I'd like to see if a newer version fixes this to help narrow down the issue). Go to http://www.nvidia.com/content/global/global.php and use the graphics card auto detect to try to find a newer version.

Ok I have two things for you to try here: First, yes, your User Agent is corrupted it appears. Please follow the directions at [[Websites say that Firefox is outdated or incompatible even though it's the latest version]] to fix that. After doing that, Please update your graphics driver (the version you have is old, and I'd like to see if a newer version fixes this to help narrow down the issue). Go to [http://www.nvidia.com/content/global/global.php http://www.nvidia.com/content/global/global.php] and use the graphics card auto detect to try to find a newer version.

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I updated the video driver and that solved the problem. The font is back to the way it should be.

Thanks for all your help.

I updated the video driver and that solved the problem. The font is back to the way it should be. Thanks for all your help.

Question owner

I restarted the computer and the same problem is back. The fonts are bold and dirty as shown in my uploaded image.

Anything else that I can try?

I restarted the computer and the same problem is back. The fonts are bold and dirty as shown in my uploaded image. Anything else that I can try?
cor-el
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Try to set the Boolean gfx.direct2d.disabled pref to true on the about:config page to disable Direct2D and leave hardware acceleration otherwise enabled.

Try to set the Boolean gfx.direct2d.disabled pref to true on the about:config page to disable Direct2D and leave hardware acceleration otherwise enabled. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes

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I set the value to true as you suggested and it did solve the problem. Hopefully, this time it will stick.

Thanks.

I set the value to true as you suggested and it did solve the problem. Hopefully, this time it will stick. Thanks.