General :: How To Get Font Smoothing To Work In Firefox
Jul 16, 2011
I'm using Arch Linux with KDE 4.6 and Firefox 5.0, and I had to install a GTK+ theme to make apps like Firefox look nicer.Now, I have another problem—Firefox doesn't use font smoothing on sites, even though KDE itself uses font smoothing. I didn't see anything related to that in settings.
I don't like the subpixel font smoothing (aka ClearType) in my browser window. Is there a way to switch it off? Switching off font smoothing in System > Preferences > Appearance is affecting Ubuntu itself, but not Firefox. Besides, the smoothing for Ubuntu itself is ok, but I don't want this in my browser. How can I disable it?
After Installing 10.04, I've noticed that web browsers seem to be ignoring the font rendering settings set for the ui (System>Preferences>Appearance>Fonts).So far I've tried Firefox, Chromium and Opera, and text renders equally blurry in all of them. Changing from one rendering method to another has an effect on menu bars etc, but doesn't change how text appears inside of a browser, for better or worse.
I am trying to disable font smoothing in Firefox 3.6.10 in Ubuntu 10.10. I have disabled font smoothing in System > Preferences > Appearance > Fonts (Rendering = Monochrome) Firefox continues smoothing fonts and some other applications also continue to smooth them. I have tried restarting the system
I am pretty new to GNU/Linux. I use Mint but want to use Debian. The problem is, Debian has worse font smoothing. Ubuntu's smoothing is great! Is there any possibility to simply install any package on Debian stable to make Debian's font smoothing exactly as it is in Ubuntu?
Using Ubuntu 10.04.My fonts looked different today. Only slightly different. So I went into the appearance preferences to try to figure it out.In, Systems->Preferences->Appearance, click the "Fonts" tab and for "Rendering" select "Subpixel smoothing (LCDs)".Then click "Details". For hinting I choose "Full". Then I close the "Font Rendering Details" dialog box. And close the "Appearance Preferences" dialog box.
My problem is that my system won't keep my "Subpixel smoothing (LCDs)" font Hinting setting on "Full". It keeps changing it back to "Slight". When I go back into the settings one thing I notice that you can see in the picture is that for "Rendering" they all have the minus sign. Then when I re-click on "Subpixel smoothing (LCDs)" it shows up as "slight".
Kubuntu10.10After installing a 6000+ font collection from KDE-Look.org, my computer had assumed a new font, though I restarted and it is now fine, generally speaking. My Firefox still has this crazy font, and it is so weird that it is almost unreadable.
Most of my work happens in a terminal, so I need a clear, readable font. I've settled a while ago on Terminus [URL]..., which works wonders for me. I added XTerm*faceName : Terminus in my ~/.Xdefaults, and I do get the Terminus font. Unfortunately, a lot of Unicode glyphs are missing (mathematical symbols, greek and hebrew letters), displaying as little square blocks instead.
If I remove the faceName entry, the default configuration seems able to display most of the glyphs (including math, greek, hebrew, runic, and whatever else), but the default font is much harder to read.
A google search hints that it should be possible to use Terminus as the default font, and fallback to (an)other one(s) for missing glyphs, but provides no further explanation. I've seen documentation that recommends Bitstream Vera Sans as a fallback, but it lacks the glyphs I need too; I don't know how to identify the default font used by xterm either, I had a look at /usr/share/X11/app-defaults/XTerm, but all I can find are generic references to old pre-fontconfig font names.
Using Gentoo Linux, fontconfig and xterm are up to date, USEs trutype and unicode enabled, X.Org server 1.6.
Edit: I alternate between Ratpoison, Awesome and XMonad, without a desktop environment.
I'm having trouble getting the usual display in firefox as I had in fedora 12. Here is what my fedoraforum.org page looks like: By twohot at 2010-07-19
I suspect something is wrong with the interpretation of "sans, sans-serif, serif ... etc" within fedora but i don't know how to go about fixing it. I'd like to leave the default settings in firefox as this has been the case in previous releases.
I'm running Fedora 13 x86_64 on a Dell Precision Workstation with a Dell Flatscreen Monitor. My fonts render well everywhere, using Dejavu fonts, but in Firefox and Epiphany they have these terrible yellow outlines and jagged edges.Has anyone else seen this? I've only noticed it recently (since the upgrade to Fedora 13), but it also happens on a Fedora 12 machine at home.
I think since I updated to Fedora 15 my fonts in Firefox are really thin now. I'm using the same font settings in the new Firefox but I can't really read anything enymore, because the font is so thin.How can I change the font?Here is a similar question:[URL]
I know this is a minor nuance and it doesn't effect usability at all but it still bugs me. I was using gnome on Ubuntu and decided to install KDE. KDE didn't work properly and so I uninstalled it. But now Firefox still has the KDE font and I can't figure out for the life of me how to change it back. I've had this problem before on another computer and I can't remember if I fixed it on there or not.
IS there a way to change the Font color of the top menu (File, edit, view History, etc) in firefox or all windows? I'm using a skin that I love but cannot read the menus at the top because the color is blending in.
I changed the gnome font settings to make the fonts sharper, but firefox doesn't listen to gnome settings apparently, and the fonts are fuzzy on my screen. i found some methods to fixing it in 9.04, which i did and it worked, but i'm not finding any posts on how to fix this in 10.04. has anyone figured this out yet?
able to find anything on this particular issue. The problem I'm having is that the contrast ratio of text in firefox seems very inconsistent. For example: if I'm reading an article on NYtimes, from one paragraph to the next it looks like some sentences are in bold-face and others are not. If I refresh the page, it'll be different areas that are or aren't bf. Sometimes they even change (getting darker or lighter) as I'm sitting there reading. I tried to take a screenshot but unfortunately the text all becomes uniform as soon as I hit prt-scr so the image doesn't show the effect.
Another example is viewing my personal favorite forum where threads that I haven't read are in bf as opposed to those I have read which are normal. The problem is that when I do a mouse-over of the bf threads the font rendering becomes more greyed out. It's still bold-face, just not as dark.
A final example is in text-entry boxes. As I'm typing this right now the line I'm on looks normal but the paragraph above seems to go from regular to bold-face from one line to the next. The paragraph above that looks entirely bold-face...
It did occur to me that this could be a monitor issue or even a vid-card issue. But it's definitely not monitor because I can scroll the whole screen and the variation moves with the text... And it's not vid-card because I installed Chrome as a check and it doesn't have the same problem. None of the above symptoms carry over to that application.
I have a Mac Powerbook G4. About two months ago my font sizes changed on Firefox browser. I have searched and tried many firefox apps to fix the problem, but NONE of them work.All I want to do is go back to my old firefox with normal size fonts ALL THE TIME, ALWAYS.
Somehow I manged to mess up my firefox menu fonts.I'm running ubuntu 10.04, updated as of this posting's date.Please see the attached picture of FF (ugly, thin, menu font) alongside OpenOffice (normal menu font) on the same gnome desktop. Interestingly, FF looks little better on the screenshot than it does on my monitor. Something is seriously wrong.
Symptoms:It is only the FF menus that are affected, not the content of the pages that load, or the menu I get when I click on the window title bar (Maximise, Minimise .... Close) No other applications are affected - all their menus are normal. No other users are affected - their FF has normal menu fonts. So I am thinking it has to be some file in ~ that is messing this up.
I liked KDE3, but it seems that is history now, and KDE4 is not for me, so I moved to gnome. I am still getting used to it, but it's functional.All was well until I installed the KDE4 desktop, because I thought I'd "give it another try". I logged into KDE4 and ran it under my own username. I managed to open firefox, but that was about it. I logged out because although KDE4 is pretty, it's still useless for my needs.So I went back to gnome, and that's when the problem with FF first appeared.My mouse-pointer cursor has also changed. Instead of a "clockface" spinning when something is waiting, I now have two small circles orbiting an invisible point. No big deal, though it might be relevant.
I have been using Ctrl +/- to expand/shrink the displayed font on web pages in Firefox since I figured out how to do it back in version 0.something. Today I happened to be accessing this page https://personal.vanguard.com/us/fun...T#hist=tab%3A2 and I noticed that when I expanded the font the text to the right side was pushed off screen - not unusual - but that I did NOT have a slider at the bottom of the browser window to allow me to move to the off screen text. I continued to press Ctrl+ until the font would no longer expand. At the very larges font the slider reappeared however, it will only move a little bit to the right.
I then accessed the page with Internet Explorer and Firefox 3.5.8 on an XP box - the slider appeared as expected and I can slide to the right to see all of the enlarged text.
I created a new user on my Ubuntu machine, signed on as that user and viewed the page. Again, no issues. Seems like something in my profile rather than the web page itself or Firefox as installed on my PC.I tried disabling the few addons which I use (Noscript, Addblock Plus, etc.) - no improvement.I now created a virtual machine (VMWare) and installed Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit. Tried the page in Firefox and it works fine. Then I copied my profile to the virtual machine - the page experiences the same problem. So obviously there is SOMETHING in my profile which is causing the issue.
And for my next trick I replaced the copy of prefs.js in my profile on the VM with prefs.js from the default profile. Other than forgetting everything I have ever configured in Firefox, this has fixed the problem. But not a pretty way to go.
After installing Linux Multimedia Studio the fonts on my firefox4 browser has slightly changed. I remember during the installation that it installed some fonts so maybe it has something to do with that.
The default font settings on my firefox has remained the same but it looks different than before. On certain websites like facebook the main font looks different. I uninstalled LMMS thinking it would bring back the default font settings but it hasnt.
Any ideas how I can bring it back to my default settings on firefox?
I just recently move from win 7 to opensuse, and still new on linux. just wondering if there is solution for thin font on firefox. I already search google for solution, the best solution so far is to lower screen resolution to 1024x768 (I prefer 1280x800).
Other tempt I tried are: 1. install freetype2, but the setting in "about:config" page on firefox aren't there. already try to create new boolean, but no effect at all.
2. install dejavu font and use it on firefox, but the font is still thin.
3. set minimum font size to 18. easier to read, but too big and messing up with website layout.
currently I'm using: -dejavu font, minimum font size 18 -allow web to use own font (enable)
I'm on Lucid.I don't know if this is a problem from the Windows Live space itself.But since a while ago, all the English text on Windows Live space are squeezed horizontally into little stems and thus illegible. It happens only to Firefox and Opera on Ubuntu (lucid in my case).I compared it with Firefox and Opera on Windows. They both work fine.