View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ugly forms?

February 21st, 2009, 07:59 PM
Is this just a font issue? See the image, but my bullets look really ugly in web forms? Running Ubuntu 7.10

February 21st, 2009, 08:03 PM
Hmm - I don't think what you're seeing is coming through in the image . . . Can you explain what makes them "ugly"?

February 21st, 2009, 08:11 PM
That's how old Linux versions of Firefox draw forms and radio buttons. Native widgets weren't introduced until Firefox 3, and for some strange reason Mozilla didn't even bother creating better default ones..

You can follow the instructions in this thread to replace Firefoxes own widgets with better looking ones: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=369596

February 21st, 2009, 08:15 PM
You could also consider upgrading to Hardy, which will be supported until 2011 and has Firefox 3 by default. I had a feeling it might have to do with running 7.10. Great release, though - Gutsy was my first Ubuntu :-).