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Occasionally text is coloured and blurry

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For 2 days now occasionally I will see some text on web sites that appears to be blurry and/or off-coloured. I've capped a screen and have posted it here.

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/7152/blurry.jpg

Update: Problem being looked at in this thread too http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2669927

Looks like it is related to a recent Windows update(the Platform Update of Feb 26) and ATI Radeon 3000/4000 GFX

Temp Fix: Turn off 'Use Hardware Acceleration' in FF Tools, Options, Advanced

Modified by FrostyWinnipeg

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

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Application

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Javascript

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Graphics

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Modified Preferences

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Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
iamjayakumars
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Make sure that your not Zoomed your web page.

Are you using any themes in firefox?

Make use of default font size

Change the font size

cor-el
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If disabling hardware acceleration works then try to update the graphic display driver.

DavidR_SF 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

Same problem. Win 7 64, Firefox 20.0.1 old ATI video card (Radion Pro 2400) with the latest drivers. Fixed by turning off Firefox hardware accel.

cor-el
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Try to 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.

MontyDawg 0 solutions 1 answers

Running Win 7 64 bit, i7 CPU, and ATI Radeon HD 4800 graphics card.

I backed out the platform update and uninstalled IE10:

(1) Platform Update for Windows 7 x64-Edition (KB2670838), (2) Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

Reinstalled IE9. Then, just to amuse myself by using a Microsoft tool to fix a Microsoft induced disaster, I did a system restore prior to the installation of the aforementioned updates.

All is well. That is all. Stand easy. Smoke if you've got 'em.

-MontyDawg

Modified by MontyDawg