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Windows 7: Disable ClearType in Firefox ONLY?

29 Jun 2010   #1

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Disable ClearType in Firefox ONLY?

Hi There ...

I'm Using Firefox 3.6 on Windows 7 ...

There is Any Way To Disable "Clear type" in Firefox Only ?

Thanks


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29 Jun 2010   #2

 

No! Or any other browser before you ask!
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29 Jun 2010   #3

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Welcome to Seven Forums sulkyns. As dunfiddlin answered in his ever friendly style...no you cannot, sorry. A Guy
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30 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Can we have your reason why youd want to disable it?

You can disable font smoothing:

1. Open Registry Editor.
2. Navigate through HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Control Panel and Desktop.
3. Set FontSmoothingType to 1.
4. Set FontSmoothing to 1.
5. Reboot.
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30 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Actually, clear type could be disabled in IE7 without affecting the rest of the system, using CSS filter. From IE8, that method doesnt work. AFAIK, theres nothing for Firefox either.

You can try increase the legibility of text using the Windows 7 inbuilt Cleartype Tuner.

The new ClearType Tuner in Windows 7 | Redmond Pie
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07 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

well i wanted to know the other way around. how do you enable cleartype in firefox? you know just like what IE8 have because the fonts in firefox is terrible. it looked like it hadn't eaten in days.
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07 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sulkyns View Post
Hi There ...

I'm Using Firefox 3.6 on Windows 7 ...

There is Any Way To Disable "Clear type" in Firefox Only ?

Thanks
Just use Chrome instead. Hit hotkey Control NumPadPlus to make the font bigger, then Control NumPadMinus to make it smaller. Like if you have one or two pages you go to often that are hard to read. Just bump up the font size.
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07 Jul 2010   #8

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

In response to pinoy question, not the Original Poster;

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pinoy43v3r View Post
well i wanted to know the other way around. how do you enable cleartype in firefox? you know just like what IE8 have because the fonts in firefox is terrible. it looked like it hadn't eaten in days.
Hallo pinoy, Firefox fonts in Windows Seven by default should be ok.

What you describe was a common problem in XP which Microsoft created a Power Toy that would give you clear type fonts in XP as it is in Seven.

If by chance your question is related to XP, here is a link to the Power Toy;

Microsoft Typography - ClearType Tuner PowerToy

If it is not and is related to Seven you may then have to play around with the fonts in Firefox under TOOLS / OPTIONS / CONTENT. Also have a look at the link in Bill2 post as Windows Seven has a built in Clear Type tuner.

This can be accessed from Control Panel / Personalization - then in bottom L.H. corner - Display / Adjust Clear Type Text

You may also find this Tutorial helpfull;

Fonts - Change

Hope this is of some help
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07 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Speaking of fonts.. lately there have been a ton of free fonts released on SoftPedia. Maybe elsewhere too but that's where I noticed it. Just browse the Windows section on Softpedia or search on fonts:

Free Windows Downloads - Softpedia
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