[CentOS] Thunderbird and Firefox 10 font rendering

Thu Mar 8 10:36:10 UTC 2012
Toralf Lund <toralf.lund at pgs.com>


I just upgraded to CentOS 5.8 and got Thunderbird and Firefox 10, and I 
regret it already... I find that reading texts in these new versions is 
much more straining to the eyes than it used to be, as something must 
have changed with the font rendering - simply put, all letters appears 
to have a yellowish halo or "ghost". I'm sure the colour is an optical 
illusion, but again, something appears to be off with the display - and 
it's not the fonts as such, as they are the same as the desktop 
defaults, and I don't see this in other applications. The problem is 
particularly bad in Thunderbird, but I think I see it in Firefox, too.

Does anyone else experience this? Any idea how to fix it (besides 

- Toralf

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