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Post Posted October 10th, 2010, 6:59 am

It is false (default), but yet on about:support "DirectWrite Enabled" is true.

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Post Posted October 10th, 2010, 11:20 am

DirectWrite is automatically enabled when hardware acceleration is enabled and available.
This about:config setting allows you to enable DirectWrite without hardware acceleration (D2D,D3D or otherwise).

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Post Posted January 4th, 2012, 6:08 am

Is there any info available on all the gfx.font_rendering settings?
http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries lists only a handful, but there are many more in the about:config.
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Post Posted January 4th, 2012, 10:39 am

Read this article, all is explained about font rendering in FF: http://blog.mozilla.com/nattokirai/2011 ... firefox-6/

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Post Posted September 3rd, 2018, 5:24 am

squall_leonhart wrote:DirectWrite is automatically enabled when hardware acceleration is enabled and available.
This about:config setting allows you to enable DirectWrite without hardware acceleration (D2D,D3D or otherwise).

Sorry for bumping a really old thread but i newly came across this. My about:config says:
gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled = false

BUT, about:support reveals that it is actually enabled along with Direct2D. And i can verify that fonts are smooth and nice because of having this feature ON.

Can someone explain this discreapancy? Is it just because of HW Acceleration checkbox is enabled on GUI?

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Post Posted September 3rd, 2018, 7:01 am

DirectWrite is automatically enabled when hardware acceleration is enabled and available.
This about:config setting allows you to enable DirectWrite without hardware acceleration (D2D,D3D or otherwise).

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Post Posted September 3rd, 2018, 7:08 am

Ummm, kimi85,
Please stay with your previous thread, as x posting causes confusion & bumping old threads is frowned upon.
ref; > viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3041462
Thank you.

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