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Windows 7: Mozilla launches Firefox 4

22 Mar 2011   #71
DaGooN

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

i like FF4. but im unsure about the speed of it vs my tweak 3.6
maybe since it is on my SSD i don't see much of a difference
what i really like is the fact that none of my settings ect have changed since the update. my fonts are not blury and i have HA on? only thing that failed is my Mac theme but there is a 4.0 version that works and will do until they update my favorite theme

Go FF...


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22 Mar 2011   #72
msongs

 
 
will this mess up my add ons and bookmarks?

just have a few add ons really, the ad block plus, no script, and cookie culler.

plus favorites and bookmarks

Is there a list/step guide for what needs to be done to use FF 4?

Msongs
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22 Mar 2011   #73
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Can someone provide a link or two of sites that supposedly have blurry fonts?

I have H/W accel enabled and I haven't seen a single blurry font
Well it could be that some just like the way DirectWrite renders and some don't. Perhaps screen shots would help. Are people at least seeing a difference??

From this site:
Choose Language | BioWare Social Network

Accel on / Accel off


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22 Mar 2011   #74
DaGooN

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

also.

gfx.direct2d.disabled [Boolean] - Firefox 4.0 has introduced hardware acceleration features which utilize the GPU to improve performance in certain scenarios. Under Windows Vista and 7, this hardware acceleration uses both Direct2D and Direct3D, whereas under XP only Direct3D is available. If hardware acceleration is enabled, then you can set this preference to True to only disable Direct2D acceleration without disabling Direct3D acceleration. This will rectify the blurry/alternate text rendering method in Firefox in return for a drop in performance. See the 'Use hardware acceleration when available' setting of the Firefox Settings section for full details. New to Firefox 4.0

TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
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22 Mar 2011   #75
smarteyeball

 
 

Thanks Snowdog - that screenie does indeed show a noticeable difference, yet when I visit the site, the impact is far less noticeable.

Either I'm used to it already, or it's my clear type settings mentioned by Newt or the fact I zoom page sizes minimizes it to the point that it doesn't bother me. Whatever the cause it appears to be a non-issue for me
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22 Mar 2011   #76
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Which also brings up the issue of keeping DirectX up to date. If you run the DirectX updater after freshly installing Window's 7, it will download DirectX updates from 2005 to 2011. But I think most people will just assume that DirectX is 100% up to date already, which it isn't, Microsoft is constantly updating it with small upgrades.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaGooN View Post
also.

gfx.direct2d.disabled [Boolean] - Firefox 4.0 has introduced hardware acceleration features which utilize the GPU to improve performance in certain scenarios. Under Windows Vista and 7, this hardware acceleration uses both Direct2D and Direct3D, whereas under XP only Direct3D is available. If hardware acceleration is enabled, then you can set this preference to True to only disable Direct2D acceleration without disabling Direct3D acceleration. This will rectify the blurry/alternate text rendering method in Firefox in return for a drop in performance. See the 'Use hardware acceleration when available' setting of the Firefox Settings section for full details. New to Firefox 4.0

TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide
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22 Mar 2011   #77
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Can someone provide a link or two of sites that supposedly have blurry fonts?

I have H/W accel enabled and I haven't seen a single blurry font
It looks fine for me w/ HW Acceleration enabled on every site I've tried so far.

But -

I noticed that when I hit the "New Posts" link here, then hover my mouse cursor over a new thread link to see the content, it looks very grainy.

As a matter of fact, the text I'm typing right now looks similarly grainy.

For what it's worth, over the weekend I re-ran my monitor color profile on all three monitors, which includes the True Type tuning.

Edit: Grabbed a screenshot, but when it's pasted into Paint it looks OK.


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22 Mar 2011   #78
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post


I noticed that when I hit the "New Posts" link here, then hover my mouse cursor over a new thread link to see the content, it looks very grainy.

As a matter of fact, the text I'm typing right now looks similarly grainy.

For what it's worth, over the weekend I re-ran my monitor color profile on all three monitors, which includes the True Type tuning.
Looks clear as bell here

I just realized I haven't touch any colour profiles, tuning etc with this installation.

H/W is definitely on and working for me too as Afterburner is showing load activity while browsing.

I won't be satisfied now until I discover an issue

Maybe it's something that shows up to varying degrees on different panel types?
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22 Mar 2011   #79
DaGooN

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

well i found that vimeo ain't working with FF4? seems there is no controls when you try to watch a video.

Damn i wanted to watch Blinky lol

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22 Mar 2011   #80
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaGooN View Post
well i found that vimeo ain't working with FF4? seems there is no controls when you try to watch a video.

Damn i wanted to watch Blinky lol


Working fine here mate, so it's not a FF4 issue.
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