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  • Premier Icon scaredypants
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    My computer has started showing text as though cleartype (or whatever it’s called) is disabled. Funny pixellated-looking characters.
    If I select the text it corrects itself and they show smooth again (and they might do this if just left for long enough)

    WTF’s going on – is something trying to die inside the pc ?

    cj603
    Member

    Both of our laptops (one XP other W7 both running Mozilla Firefox) have been doing the same thing for the last week or so – wierd. No idea why, could it be a Mozilla update?

    samuri
    Member

    Right immediately I’d suggest the following.

    1. Cleartype has been turned off.
    2. You have some level of zoom turned on.

    Number one should be a simple case of going to settings and checking that cleartype is still enabled.

    Number two can be quickly checked by looking in the task bar and seeing if the zoom function has been enabled. (I’m on a MAC right now so can’t check precisely)

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I think it’s happened outside of the browser as well but not sure

    Sorry to say I’m glad you’re affected too, though ! 😉

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    cleartype is ON – tried off and back on too

    I’ve tried 100, 125, 150 % font sizes in windows, no effect

    Within firefox, zooming (ctrl+/-) makes no difference

    Ended up removing and reinstalling firefox, no effect

    😐

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    It’s the latest update for Firefox, there’s a fix for it. Hang on.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Go to “about:config” in the address bar.

    Find “gfx.content.azure.enabled” and set as “false”.

    cj603
    Member

    Tried your fix – no more squiggerly fonts and nothing nasterly seems to have happend. Ta Cougar.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Awesome

    seems so !
    (edit:) 😀

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