Text and graphics are blurry since latest update - what gives?
Version 22 is a dog with these blurry text and graphics!
The "solution" you posted can't be tried, because the link doesn't work to get to the KB note on configuring layout.css.devPixelsPerPx Why didn't you simply post instructions to actually MAKE THE CHANGE in your answer??
And why should all of us have to get under the hood to fix the CSS when it's clear that Mozilla fouled up?
Firefox on Windows is now following display scaling options which may render text larger on high resolution displays. You can adjust your screen resolution. To modify it do the following:
- Type about:config into the Firefox address bar and tap on the Enter key.
- If the warning This might void your warranty appears, click I'll be careful, I promise.
- Search for layout.css.devPixelsPerPx
- Double-click on layout.css.devPixelsPerPx to modify its value. The default is -1.0 in Firefox 22 and above. Change it to 1.0 to make it work like in previous Firefox versions.
If necessary, further adjust the value in 0.1 or 0.05 steps. Use values between 1.0 and about 0.5 to reduce elements in size. Use values greater than 1.0 to increase size. For example, a value of 1.25 will increase font size to 125% to accommodate the default DPI setting in Windows 8. Double check the value that you enter. Setting a too small value will make everything disappear and a too large value will blow things up.
To adjust the font size for the user interface, you can use the Theme Font & Size Changer extension.
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Please, if you will, explain the problem you are experiencing in greater detail.
Meanwhile, these pages might interest you:
- Upgrading your graphics drivers - http://mzl.la/NjT73w
- Turn off hardware acceleration (research the rest of the article too,, to find out if any extensions might be causing you problems) - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems#w_turn-off-hardware-acceleration
Thank you for posting the info which should have been included in the offical responses to this issue.
Unfortunately, it didn't solve the problem. Text blurry and kerning is off, and graphics are still blurry.
Please let me know if you need further detail beyond what I stated in my last reply.
I suggested it might have something to do with hardware acceleration, and possible graphics drivers, since my own card had problems with some sites and the tabs in Firefox (such as extremely bold types; kerning and blurriness).
However, it would be great if you could be able to provide when and where you experience this problem (is it on websites, or in the Firefox interface—or both?) and if you could provide some screenshots, this would be great.
Here are some samples. In the first one, the graphics on the browser tabs are muddy and they weren't before.
The second example shows some of the kerning issues, most notably on the bold block of text to the right. And the bold text is fuzzy as well.
Changing my graphics accelerator drivers suggests the blame on my computer for not getting with Firefox's agenda. Why should I have to monkey around with all manner of changes to my system, when all other web-related applications do not exhibit this same anomaly?
And I just checked - the drivers on my NVIDIA Quadro 1000M were fully up to date.
hello, what is the pixel density you've set on a system level in the windows control panel > appearance > display? try to set it to 100%. more information about that is available at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/make-the-text-on-your-screen-larger-or-smaller
Pixel density was set to 125%. I tried it at 100% and while the graphics are a little less muddy, the mud is still there. More importantly the text was too small in all my applications, causing eye strain.
People - whatever is going on here, my computer is not at fault. It's a high-end HP mobile workstation, approx. one year old. It is really irritating to hear that my computer should somehow be adapted to work with an issue which was not there before in Firefox, and is not an issue in any other application I use.
Firefox developers - when are you going to realize the problem is your V22 and that you should revert the graphics changes until you can see them properly implemented.
I wouldn't make such a fuss, except that I have been a loyal user since V2 and this is the first time I'm seriously thinking of moving back to IE. This really blows and you need to fix it - pronto.
And by the way - I didn't see any way to download an older version of Firefox.
What's up with that - are you not making this available, or is site navigation really as bad as I suspect?