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Fonts are pixelated, fuzzy, hard to read and i do have cleartype ON

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Fonts are pixelated, fuzzy, hard to read and i do have cleartype ON

I have two monitors one acer x203h and one dell 17 inch monitor. The acer uses firefox and the dell uses chrome. Let me repeat my cleartype is ON. Firefox does render the page correctly most of the time and then just turns pixelated, fuzzy, hard to read, etc. Moving the page up and down sometimes helps sometimes not. I move firefox to the dell monitor and it pixelates less but still does. The chrome doesnt pixelate on either monitor but it does look a bit fuzzy. I do have IE but only use it for windows updates. The larger the font the less chance of the font pixelating.

Current font is Arial size 18. Proportional is San Serif with the rest of the choices being Arial. Allow pages to choose their own pages is checked off.

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Re: Fonts are pixelated, fuzzy, hard to read and i do have cleartype ON

Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

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Re: Fonts are pixelated, fuzzy, hard to read and i do have cleartype ON

Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

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Re: Fonts are pixelated, fuzzy, hard to read and i do have cleartype ON

Yep, same thing here, but hardware acceleration on/off makes no difference for me. Full screen mode makes the problem go away, but any smaller window makes it happen.

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Re: Fonts are pixelated, fuzzy, hard to read and i do have cleartype ON

You can also 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.

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Re: Fonts are pixelated, fuzzy, hard to read and i do have cleartype ON

The gfx.content.azure.enabled switch helped, I am using Firefox 19.0.2

I hope that changing gfx.content.azure.enabled doesn't create problems elsewhere.

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Re: Fonts are pixelated, fuzzy, hard to read and i do have cleartype ON

The gfx.content.azure.enabled switch helped for me, too, also using Firefox 19.0.2

I haven't seen changing gfx.content.azure.enabled create problems elsewhere. Thanks, everyone!

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Re: Fonts are pixelated, fuzzy, hard to read and i do have cleartype ON

DISTORTED TEXT * * * * * I have ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series, no updated driver available - Turning off Hardware Acceleration made no improvement. Problem began with Firefox 19.0 update! Does anyone know what the 'gfx.content.azure' config setting actually controls? and what results are to be expected?