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I recently installed Firefox on a brand new custom-built machine. However the fonts on certain pages appear condensed and almost illegible (shown in the picture here).

The link to the image is here - http://i58.tinypic.com/8wcuuf.png

Can someone help me fix this please?

I recently installed Firefox on a brand new custom-built machine. However the fonts on certain pages appear condensed and almost illegible (shown in the picture here). The link to the image is here - http://i58.tinypic.com/8wcuuf.png Can someone help me fix this please?

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  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 12.0 r0
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Google Update
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.3
  • NPWLPG
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.06
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.51.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.7.148
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  • Nokia Suite Enabler Plugin
  • 5.1.20913.0
  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.5.5"
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Gingerbread Man 403 solutions 1537 answers

Can you post an example link?

Is "Allow pages to choose their own fonts" checked under Options - Content - Advanced?


  • The default font size has no effect on pages that specify fixed font sizes. Most pages do that.
  • A lower font size merely makes text smaller, not narrower.
Can you post an example link? Is "Allow pages to choose their own fonts" checked under Options - Content - Advanced? * [[Settings for fonts, languages, pop-ups, images and JavaScript]] ---- * The default font size has no effect on pages that specify fixed font sizes. Most pages do that. * A lower font size merely makes text smaller, not narrower.
ideato 893 solutions 6250 answers

Hello electrophile, try disabling graphics hardware acceleration. Since this feature was added to Firefox, it has gradually improved, but there still are a few glitches.

You might need to restart Firefox in order for this to take effect, so save all work first (e.g., mail you are composing, online documents you're editing, etc.).

Then perform these steps:

  • Click the orange Firefox button at the top left, then select the "Options" button, or, if there is no Firefox button at the top, go to Tools > Options.
  • In the Firefox options window click the Advanced tab, then select "General".
  • In the settings list, you should find the Use hardware acceleration when available checkbox. Uncheck this checkbox.
  • Now, restart Firefox and see if the problems persist.

Additionally, please check for updates for your graphics driver by following the steps mentioned in the following Knowledge base articles:

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Thank you.

Hello electrophile, try disabling graphics hardware acceleration. Since this feature was added to Firefox, it has gradually improved, but there still are a few glitches. You might need to restart Firefox in order for this to take effect, so save all work first (e.g., mail you are composing, online documents you're editing, etc.). Then perform these steps: *Click the orange Firefox button at the top left, then select the "Options" button, or, if there is no Firefox button at the top, go to Tools > Options. *In the Firefox options window click the ''Advanced'' tab, then select "General". *In the settings list, you should find the ''Use hardware acceleration when available'' checkbox. Uncheck this checkbox. *Now, restart Firefox and see if the problems persist. Additionally, please check for updates for your graphics driver by following the steps mentioned in the following Knowledge base articles: * [[Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems]] * [[Upgrade your graphics drivers to use hardware acceleration and WebGL]] Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us! Thank you.
cor-el
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What font is used for the text if you right-click this text and click "Inspect Element" to open the Inspector (Firefox/Tools > Web Developer) and check the Font tab in the right pane?

What font is used for the text if you right-click this text and click "Inspect Element" to open the Inspector (Firefox/Tools > Web Developer) and check the Font tab in the right pane? *https://developer.mozilla.org/Tools/Page_Inspector