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Not displaying website fonts properly

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I asked about this on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/1o26ar/let_sites_use_their_own_fonts_but_make_exceptions/

Here's a summary: I used custom fonts instead of letting each website display their own. This led to sites like Github not displaying some icons. I enabled the option to let sites use their own fonts, and the icons in Github are fixed, but I have another problem:

http://i.imgur.com/1q1WiEh.png

That is most certainly NOT the website's custom font. It's HelveticaNeue-LightExt for some reason.Reddit suggested I use a script with Greasemonkey, but I like to keep my addons at the necessary minimum, and I know there's something weird going on here. If I use another profile, such as with Tor, the sites display just fine. In fact the first time I tested it with Tor, I restarted my regular Aurora session and the websites displayed proper fonts. A few minutes later, and for no apparent reason, they were back to HelveticaNeue.

Basically, I want to let sites display their custom fonts properly, without the need of an add on, and without losing my current profile.

I asked about this on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/1o26ar/let_sites_use_their_own_fonts_but_make_exceptions/ Here's a summary: I used custom fonts instead of letting each website display their own. This led to sites like Github not displaying some icons. I enabled the option to let sites use their own fonts, and the icons in Github are fixed, but I have another problem: http://i.imgur.com/1q1WiEh.png That is most certainly NOT the website's custom font. It's HelveticaNeue-LightExt for some reason.Reddit suggested I use a script with Greasemonkey, but I like to keep my addons at the necessary minimum, and I know there's something weird going on here. If I use another profile, such as with Tor, the sites display just fine. In fact the first time I tested it with Tor, I restarted my regular Aurora session and the websites displayed proper fonts. A few minutes later, and for no apparent reason, they were back to HelveticaNeue. Basically, I want to let sites display their custom fonts properly, without the need of an add on, and without losing my current profile.

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Disabling an extension or theme will turn it off without removing it:

   At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button, and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
   In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance panel.
   Select the add-on you wish to disable.
   Click its Disable button.
   Click Restart now if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart. 

To re-enable the add-on, find it in the list of Add-ons and click Enable, then restart Firefox if required. How to disable plugins

Disabling a plugin will turn it off without removing it:

   At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button, and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
   In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Plugins panel.
   Select the plugin you wish to disable.
   Select Never Activate in its drop-down menu. 

To re-enable the plugin, find it in the list of Plugins and select Always Activate in its drop-down menu. How to remove extensions and themes

   At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button, and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
   In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance panel.
   Select the add-on you wish to remove.
   Click the Remove button.
   Click Restart now if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart. 

How to uninstall plugins

Most plugins come with their own uninstallation utilities. For help uninstalling a certain plugin, go to the list of plugins articles and select the article for the plugin you want to uninstall.

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I know how to enable/disable addons, but I didn't think this would fix it. Well what do you know, it did. I re-enabled them one by one and the problem isn't back, so I don't know what caused it, but it's fixed.

Thanks!

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Aaaand the problem is back. I don't know what to do or how to identify which addon is the problem