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    Firefox 3 Fonts (menus and websites)

    I've noticed with beta builds of Firefox where the menus and toolbars don't take on the subpixel rendering they usually do. Anytime I download a build straight from Mozilla as opposed to through the repos, the problem occurs.

    Thanks for any help!
    Last edited by shanepardue; June 17th, 2008 at 04:29 AM.

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    Re: Firefox 3 Fonts (menus and websites)

    Anyone running Firefox trunk would know what I'm talking about. It's a common issue, surprised I can't find anything on it.

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    Re: Firefox 3 Fonts (menus and websites)

    This problem has come to haunt me again when I tried to run the Flock beta browser.
    It has to do with Firefox builds missing a particular attribute that renders fonts
    smoother.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Firefox 3 Fonts (menus and websites)

    Um... Not sure what you are talking about, but, whatever it is, it belongs more to the Firefox forums.

    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/...Website+Forums

    Not that we don't want to help, its just that that problem is more specific for those forums.

    PS: My guess is that you need the Ubuntu plugin for Firefox to render correctly, but, I am not sure...

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    Re: Firefox 3 Fonts (menus and websites)

    I know what you're talking about and that's why I build it myself.
    This line in mozconfig makes fonts much better for me:
    Code:
    ac_add_options --enable-system-cairo
    This statement is false

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    Re: Firefox 3 Fonts (menus and websites)

    Quote Originally Posted by jordanmthomas View Post
    I know what you're talking about and that's why I build it myself.
    This line in mozconfig makes fonts much better for me:
    Code:
    ac_add_options --enable-system-cairo
    So Cairo must be the issue. I wonder why they don't build it with Cairo by default!

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