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Thread: Firefox fonts are tall

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    Firefox fonts are tall

    My fonts for Ubuntuforums here look somewhat odd.

    Example: http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/1442/fontsko5.png
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    Re: Firefox fonts are tall

    I have the exact same issue, although it's not just limited to this site. I'm not quite sure what the cause is, though it seems like changing the fonts under preferences in Firefox has no effect.

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    Re: Firefox fonts are tall

    One thing you could try would be to go to Edit->Preferences->Content and then clicking the Advanced button. Unchecking "Let web pages specify their own fonts" and changing Proportional from Serif to Sans Serif makes a noticeable difference for me.

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    Re: Firefox fonts are tall

    I'm having the same problem. Since upgrading to Hardy everything just looks out of place, font looking blury and ugly. Fonts in Firefox and Thunderbird being to large and nothing i seem to do changes it, even the icons on my desktop don't look right and seem to be bigger than they were.

    Hardy doesn't even allow me to set the screen resolution passed 1152x864 which i think is causing some of the problems.

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    Re: Firefox fonts are tall

    I saw the screenshot, and im a little confused. What do you all mean by "tall" Like Large?
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    Re: Firefox fonts are tall



    I fixed it! I opened the Appearance preferences (Right click desktop->Change Background, this needs to be called Appearance in this menu!) Above is a comparison of how they look. I think my LCD font settings got foobared, because I went in there and selected a different hinting type, and then reselected my original hinting type. It may also have changed the RGB order (BGR, RGB, GBR, etc.)

    Cheers,
    Kris
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