[CentOS] Thunderbird and Firefox 10 font rendering

Toralf Lund toralf.lund at pgs.com
Mon Mar 12 04:20:57 EDT 2012

On 12/03/12 09:11, Toralf Lund wrote:
> On 08/03/12 15:36, John Doe wrote:
>> From: John Doe<jdmls at yahoo.com>
>>> Hum... playing with the gnome font settings does not change anything
>>> in either firefoxes...
> Really? I'm trying this again now... What I'm doing is:
>   1. Start firefox
>   2. Select System->Preferences->Fonts from the desktop panel menu.
>   3. In the "Font Preferences" window, click "Details...".
>   4. Select "None" under "Smoothing:" in the "Font Rendering Details"
>      window - where "Grayscale" or "Subpixel (LCDs)" was selected in the
>      past.
>   5. Restart firefox
Actually, that works mainly as a way of testing on the "old" system 
(which is what I focused on now.) On the new one, texts look rather as 
if they have no smoothing already, so the inverse test is more 

- Toralf

> ... while inspecting the texts in the desktop menu and the firefox menu
> bar. Now, the destop menu text clearly changes after the step 4 - the
> letters get a somewhat thinner and more jagged appearance. The firefox
> menu bar stays the same. However, on the system running firefox 3.6.26,
> after step 5 it changes, too, so that it looks like the one on the
> desktop. With firefox 10, there is no change even after this step.
> Note that I'm testing the old firefox on a system that has not got the
> latest set of updates, though, i.e. it's still essentially on CentOS
> 5.7. In other words, other packages may be affecting the behaviour.
>> But if you meant changing something else than rendering: if change
>> the "Application font", it changes in both firefoxes instantaneously...
> Yep. That works for me, too.
>> Maybe check in /etc/fonts/conf.d/...
> It contains a lot of files, but I suppose I'll have to look through all
> of them...
> - Toralf
>> JD
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