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How to get rid of blurry and thus bolder web fonts and to preserve special font glyphs/icons

Problem: Disabling webfonts completely doesn't work, because many websites use font icons. Usually, icons are a critical part of web-site functionality, so without web-f… (read more)

Problem: Disabling webfonts completely doesn't work, because many websites use font icons. Usually, icons are a critical part of web-site functionality, so without web-fonts sites like Github become unusable.

Please compare the attached screenshots to see the unwanted font rendering in comparison to the desired one.

Note: For some reasons, the attached screenshots are not showed in their original sizes, and thus the described and discussed effects are not seen. To avoid this site/FF behavior, please open these screenshots in a separate tab/window (via the context menu because the site's engine catches and ignores Ctrl+Left Mouse Button), and then scale up to the original size if needed.

The following options are in effect for all the screenshots:

  • Display: LCD, 24", 1920x1200x32, 96 dpi (HP Compaq LA2405wg)
  • GPU: Saphire ATI Radeon X1950GT
  • Font preferences: ClearType and anti-aliasing are disabled in the system settings
  • Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above: checked, see Options -> Content -> Advanced.

The screenshots with unwanted, blurred, smoothed, anti-aliased and thus bolded fonts:

These screenshots were obtained at the following customized preferences:

  • gfx.font_rendering.cleartype_params.rendering_mode: 1 (aliased)
  • gfx.downloadable_fonts.woff2.enabled: false
  • gfx.font_rendering.opentype_svg.enabled: false

The best and desired result was obtained from Reddit at the same preferences (8), full zoom 115%:

  • There are no unprintable glyphs, icons and characters.
  • Strokes are one-pixel wide, no smoothing, no anti-aliasing, and thus no blurred or bolded text.
  • Each glyph is rendered with pixel precision and is exactly fitted the pixel grid.

The screenshots with the desired thin and legible fonts without anti-aliasing and distortions but with unprintable glyphs/icons somewhere:

These screenshots were obtained at the same customized preferences and:

  • gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled: false

But at this option, glyphs/icons like arrows and others are not rendered (see rectangles/arrows in red/blue pointing to). The good and desired side effect is that pages are loaded and rendered faster, typing is also much faster, and UI is much more responsive.

If gfx.font_rendering.cleartype.use_for_downloadable_fonts set false, text becomes partially distorted as in screenshot (9), see red underlining.

How to get rid of smoothed/anti-aliased fonts and blurred and thus bolded text, to get thin/one-pixel-wide fonts without anti-aliasing and any distortions and to preserve special glyphs/icons at the same time as e.g. in screenshot (8)?

Asked by Worad 4 years ago

Last reply by Worad 4 years ago

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How can I make a shorcut to desktop to clear history, like IE (Internet settings)?

I want to have a shortcut on desktop, like it has in IE to (Internet settings). How can i do that? I wanna clear history without have to open/start mozilla first. Thanks!… (read more)

I want to have a shortcut on desktop, like it has in IE to (Internet settings). How can i do that? I wanna clear history without have to open/start mozilla first. Thanks!

Asked by AndresJosefsson 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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when i go to another site i get two different sites the second is a redirect how can i stop this

if i switch from one web site to another it goes there but imediatly another tab pops up and opens when i close the second the original site comes up also i keep getting … (read more)

if i switch from one web site to another it goes there but imediatly another tab pops up and opens when i close the second the original site comes up also i keep getting pop ups in my screens i have pop up blocker turned on and do not redirect

Asked by mickeyn 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Stop/Reload Button in Address Bar: Why is it mandatory that I have NO Control over a button's placement?

I used to have Total Control over the placement of Stop/Reload Button. It's no longer customizable. It seems to be permanently embedded into the address bar. That's no… (read more)

I used to have Total Control over the placement of Stop/Reload Button. It's no longer customizable. It seems to be permanently embedded into the address bar. That's not cool.

Asked by sideseattech 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Import favorites from a file / fix or variable lenght / DIF / or other database forms

... please excuse my english - it is rusted in since 12 years ... To avoid to enter the identical names four times -as an diretory in fix drives (solved...three cheers fo… (read more)

... please excuse my english - it is rusted in since 12 years ...

To avoid to enter the identical names four times

-as an diretory in fix drives (solved...three cheers for DOS batch files...works) -as an folder in outlook -as an favorite in firefox -as an discription of an physical folder (solved...works)

i have created my own database to enter this "names" only one time and make this organisation avialable for all four sub organisations. Now i need a way to transfer this names [for example (shown as fix disc organisation) \07_KFZ\14_cabrio\01_TÜVKBA] to firefox favorites. It should just as structured with mainfolder "07_KFZ", sub folder "14_cabrio", subsub folder "01_TÜVKBA" etc

My problem is, that I do not know any thing about firefox structure - my brain works as an relational data base... and ..yes yes - I use an old MSDOS-database called dataease .. but it works very well and faster as any other....and none mouse fumbling..

In case that anybody know an solution - it would be great

w.k.r Walter

Asked by Sonnenriesen 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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How do I add an icon for a webpage in my bookmark toolbar?

Most webpages have the coding for the small square icon in the bookmark tool bar. Some do not. How do I add an icon for a webpage that does not have an icon assigned? It … (read more)

Most webpages have the coding for the small square icon in the bookmark tool bar. Some do not. How do I add an icon for a webpage that does not have an icon assigned?

It saves space to have icons rather than the page description.

Asked by zlerew 5 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 5 years ago

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Firfox stop working then close and open again then got message firefox already runnung also firefox process can't kill so need to hard reboot.

Hello, Firefox stop working all tab. It has no response no any website work also I was refresh then no any change so I need to close browser. When I was open firefox agai… (read more)

Hello, Firefox stop working all tab. It has no response no any website work also I was refresh then no any change so I need to close browser. When I was open firefox again I got message firefox already running. After opening Task manager firefox process is there but many times I was try to kill but firefox can't kill after I need to only hard reboot. It happen many times in a day. I was uninstall and install many times.

Regards,

Sachin

Asked by sachinb2004 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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can i get around firefox and flash sucking up all my system resources?

Firefox 42 and Adobe Flash 19.0.0.245 but both are sucking up all my system memory which slows lots of internet stuff down. I have plug-ins set to ask only but can't see … (read more)

Firefox 42 and Adobe Flash 19.0.0.245 but both are sucking up all my system memory which slows lots of internet stuff down. I have plug-ins set to ask only but can't see videos etc with out running flash. Firefox sucking up nearly 1 gb sometimes. Flash sucking up over 1 GB sometimes.

Using Windows XP Pro 64 with 3 GB total memory. 256GB SSD.

Asked by YetiManetti 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Blocking advertising with option privacy.trackingprotection

Hello, We found that FireFox version 41 with the option privacy.trackingprotection.enabled = true blocking our advertising marketgid.com. An example of a site that hosts … (read more)

Hello,

We found that FireFox version 41 with the option privacy.trackingprotection.enabled = true blocking our advertising marketgid.com. An example of a site that hosts our advertising and it does not load: http://petromi.com/get/f3jbTH5b50776070c011

With the option turned off privacy.trackingprotection.enabled = false, advertising marketgid.com displayed. Example: http://petromi.com/get/f3jbUc4a5786b070c011

We would like to know for what reason with the option privacy.trackingprotection is locked our advertising and how to fix it?

Thank you in advance for your help!

Asked by marketgid.com 5 years ago

Last reply by Seburo 5 years ago

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other browsers give the option to choose to "never save the password 4 this website": do u really think i'd want to save the password for my paypal, 4 example ?

it's really too bad that we can only choose beetween "save the password for this website" or "not now", while for some website, we really never want to save the password,… (read more)

it's really too bad that we can only choose beetween "save the password for this website" or "not now", while for some website, we really never want to save the password, typically for website like paypal...

Asked by ultramars 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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Why offer English and British as languages? It should be English and English(American)!

English needs no qualification and the clue is in the name - English. To suggest that it is not related specifically to the place of origin and is more generic would be a… (read more)

English needs no qualification and the clue is in the name - English. To suggest that it is not related specifically to the place of origin and is more generic would be as arrogant as to suggest the words "the states" by default relates solely or primarily to the USA - other countries have states apart from the USA.

Moreover there is no such language as "British".

It's very complimentary that the USA and others has adopted the English language (even if they cannot quite use if correctly) but to suggest that it is not related to England just demonstrates ignorance of both History and Geography (the United Kingdom is not the same as Britain or Great Britain).

Mozilla should do more research!

-)

Asked by ThinkTank 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Hello, I have some crashes when I go on this website: https://secure.medgicnet.com/ But you won't be able to go on this website because you need certificate, login and pa… (read more)

Hello,

I have some crashes when I go on this website: https://secure.medgicnet.com/ But you won't be able to go on this website because you need certificate, login and password here my 5 last firefox reports:

ID de plantage : bp-9fe1cbe3-8090-46e6-8710-b4b9c2150423 ID de plantage : bp-98bd4e39-ff93-490a-b178-3731a2150420 ID de plantage : bp-e71972f5-7a3f-4951-9562-92b952150420 ID de plantage : bp-53c1e952-38ca-4d84-ab12-d02b62150410 ID de plantage : bp-cd9315ee-755e-4e7e-a348-ff40c2150420

Crashes come from Firefox or Medgic

Best regards


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Asked by jlebrun 6 years ago

Last reply by jlebrun 6 years ago

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MP4 files won´t play

Hello I´m having problems with MP4 files on windows XP it´s weird it looks to me as I am missing some codec because in windows 7 in the same computer works fine. The prob… (read more)

Hello I´m having problems with MP4 files on windows XP it´s weird it looks to me as I am missing some codec because in windows 7 in the same computer works fine. The problem is mainly in sites that only have the MP4 option like VINE... the native firefox player wont load so it will default to the flash player ... Flash player loads and all the controls load as well but something looks weird a message displays saying the video could not be loaded... and if I press play nothing happens

Asked by joako256k1 6 years ago

Answered by joako256k1 6 years ago

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When I close a tab, it doesn't automatically default to the previous tab like usual. How do I fix this?

If I open multiple tabs, until the past few weeks, when I closed the tab I'm on, it would automatically jump back to the previous tab. Now, if I close a tab, it sits in l… (read more)

If I open multiple tabs, until the past few weeks, when I closed the tab I'm on, it would automatically jump back to the previous tab. Now, if I close a tab, it sits in limbo, and I have to manually click on one of the prior tabs. I have no idea why this change occurred. Any ideas?

Asked by franciebrady27 6 years ago

Last reply by franciebrady27 6 years ago

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In some computers I cannot find "Switch Page Direction" on the shortcut Menu or "View" Menu. Is there any setting related to this subject?

Hi I have a problem with my firefox browser. please Help me! In some computers I cannot find "Switch Page Direction" on the shortcut Menu or "View" Menu. Is there any set… (read more)

Hi I have a problem with my firefox browser. please Help me! In some computers I cannot find "Switch Page Direction" on the shortcut Menu or "View" Menu. Is there any setting related to this subject? thanks

Asked by amir_mozafari 6 years ago

Last reply by Diego Victor 6 years ago

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Firefox crashes repeatedly

i am running windows server 2003 standard edition service pack 2, with the latest firefox 35.0.1 from approximately 2 weeks before, the older firefox versions wre crashin… (read more)

i am running windows server 2003 standard edition service pack 2, with the latest firefox 35.0.1

from approximately 2 weeks before, the older firefox versions wre crashing too. so i updated to the latest version

but the abrupt crashes did not stop.

i tried many things,but the issue is the same.

please send me a fix/patch or guidelines as to how to stop firefox from crashing, it is causing great loss to me.

should i switch finally to chrome,then.

i am at [email address removed]

thanks a lot

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Asked by paragch 6 years ago

Last reply by ideato 6 years ago