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my Firefox 18 doesn't show pages properly

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Hi there! When loading Pages Firefox doesn't show some text in the page (specifically text in buttons )or texts which I enter in a form( like user names and passwords).

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686) AppleWebKit/537.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/24.0.1312.56 Safari/537.17

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I have this problem with Ver. 18 on Ubuntu.
Updating to ver. 18.0.1 doesn't fix the problem.
Clearing cash and cookies was not helpful.

philipp
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hello, does it make a difference when you disable hardware acceleration in preferences > advanced > general? otherwise please also go through the troubleshooting steps covered in Websites look wrong or appear differently than they should...

cor-el
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

You can do a font test to see if you can identify corrupted font(s).

You can try different default fonts and temporarily disable website fonts to test the selected default font.

  • Tools > Options > Content : Fonts & Colors > Advanced
  • [ ] "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above"

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Dear Madperson, Thank you for your directions, but they didn't work for me!neighter disabling hardware acceleration nor steps covered in your troubleshooting link.

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Dear cor-el, thank you for your really helpful notes. And the Font solution worked! but how can I find out what fonts have problem on my system in order to fix them?I want to see pages with their original fonts as before! (my loving google appears different)

cor-el
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Did you manage to identify which font isn't working properly?

You may have to remove that font to make Firefox use a different font. --- (I see that you are on Linux. I hadn't check the system details before, so sorry about the Windows menu path)