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Windows 7: Mozilla launches Firefox 4

22 Mar 2011   #91
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smorrissey View Post
Guys for those having blurry issues under win 7 is essential that you unselect this option:



Control panel -> system and security -> system -> advanced configuration
That disables CT/Aliasing. Which is not what I want to do. It works perfect everywhere except in FF4 with HW acceleration on. Much simpler to simply turn off HW acceleration.


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22 Mar 2011   #92
DaGooN

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1, VMware Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snowdog View Post
Thanks. I guess that explains why some don't see an issue,they are running zoomed in a few levels. Same as what Smarteyeyeball indicated.

Could someone who doesn't have zoom on try it. When you zoom that much you get much bigger fonts, made with much more pixels.

Also could you include where it says "CATEGORY" as that highlights the kerning (spacing) differences.
this is Zoom reset.
on/off


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22 Mar 2011   #93
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaGooN View Post
this is Zoom reset.
on/off
Thanks for humoring me. Did you restart FF after changing your settings. Those are both the same as my HW off setting. Yet your zoomed ones both look more like my HW on settings (though with fonts zoomed the difference is very subtle).
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22 Mar 2011   #94
DaGooN

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1, VMware Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1
 
 

what i did was go to the page then took a screen cap and saved the first picture. then turn H/A off closed ff4, reopen and go back to do the same with H/A off.

might be Paint since its all i have. PrintScreen, Crop ect

not sure if this is any help as its talking about the beta.but.

Also note, Microsoft has released a new update, KB2454826. In this update, according to the KB article, D2d1.dll, Fntcache.dll, Dwrite.dll, D3d10_1.dll and D3d10_1core.dll is updated to version which solves font related graphics issues in rendering. Windows 7 users might want to test this update for better font performance. http://www.snaphow.com/fix-firefox-4...-in-ff-4-beta/


also this might give you a idea lol.
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewto...0933&start=570
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23 Mar 2011   #95
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaGooN View Post
what i did was go to the page then took a screen cap and saved the first picture. then turn H/A off closed ff4, reopen and go back to do the same with H/A off.

might be Paint since its all i have. PrintScreen, Crop ect

not sure if this is any help as its talking about the beta.but.

Also note, Microsoft has released a new update, KB2454826. In this update, according to the KB article, D2d1.dll, Fntcache.dll, Dwrite.dll, D3d10_1.dll and D3d10_1core.dll is updated to version which solves font related graphics issues in rendering. Windows 7 users might want to test this update for better font performance. # Fix Firefox 4 Font Problem in Smoothing, Blurry Rendering in FF 4 Beta
Disabling Direct2d is essentially the same thing as disabling HW in FF. Have you done this? That would explain why you see no effect from HW off/on.

EDIT:
Actually that about:config setting gets override from HW off/on anyway. That was just probably the way to do it before there was an actual setting.

As far as the windows update, my system is fully patched. I had already found a link to that update earlier and when I tried to apply it, it indicated it was already installed.

Anyway bizzare. Some of our computers have a very obvious affect from HW accel on fonts and some don't. It certainly isn't updates as I updated everything.

HW accel off for now...
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23 Mar 2011   #96
DaGooN

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1, VMware Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1
 
 

no, never disabled Disabling Direct2d.
only thing i did was turn h/a on off.
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23 Mar 2011   #97
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Curious. Is your direct2d working?
HTML5 Speed Reading

I get 8 fps with HW off.
I get 60 fps with HW on.

I haven't found a test for DirectWrite (the real culprit, but when disable direct2d, directwrite is disabled).
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23 Mar 2011   #98
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
Anyone know what's the difference between final and RC2. I didn't find it in the changelogs either. I installed over the RC and it's looking good. Also if you visit Mozilla | Firefox web browser & Thunderbird email client, you'll see that Firefox 4 is the default now.
Final and RC2 are the same
Thanks for the info. I guess updating it was nonsense. I was already downloading the installer for my office PC when I read this. I cancelled that after I read this.

Looks and feels good overall. It'll take little time to get used to. Only a few changes in the workflow on my end

Cheers!
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23 Mar 2011   #99
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Here are my snips of this very site with hardware acceleration on/off. Now that I am typing the post, I see more difference in the font that appears in the message windows than in the actual snips. This makes me think that it also depends on the font - some fonts are more affected than others, but so far I certainly like it more without the hardware acceleration. And to be honest, I don't see why do I need it in my daily browsing anyway, it's not like rendering any typical site is really a resource-intensive task.


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23 Mar 2011   #100
DaGooN

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1, VMware Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snowdog View Post
Curious. Is your direct2d working?
HTML5 Speed Reading

I get 8 fps with HW off.
I get 60 fps with HW on.

I haven't found a test for DirectWrite (the real culprit, but when disable direct2d, directwrite is disabled).

yea. i get 63 fps on that page.
running latest Nvidia Drivers. 266 something..
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