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Post Posted January 22nd, 2019, 3:28 pm

Hi guys,

Is it possible to alter the toolbar text [ie File, Edit, View, Go, etc] ?

The best I can describe it is that the toolbar text is dirty (same in about:config too). The characters seem to be too thick (too many pixels?).

I am using SM Portable 2.49.4 (but 2.49.1 had the same issue). SM Portable 2.46 had excellent toolbar text, thin, crisp and sharp.

Is there any easy fix to this. I have been searching and have looked in about:config but can't see anything there.

I did change the following setting in about:config

layout.css.devPixelsPerPx from the default -1 to +1.05 which has made the font size slightly bigger and slightly alleviated this issue.

Is there a setting in about:config that I have overlooked which can address this issue?

Many thanks for any info provided

Cheers

Frank Lion

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Post Posted January 22nd, 2019, 3:52 pm

risk_reversal wrote:The best I can describe it is that

Try a screenshot instead - http://kb.mozillazine.org/Posting_a_scr ... _the_forum
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Post Posted January 22nd, 2019, 4:51 pm

Frank Lion wrote:Try a screenshot instead - http://kb.mozillazine.org/Posting_a_scr ... _the_forum


The screenshots were bad and you couldn't notice the difference in the fonts between the different browser versions.

However by a stoke of luck, I have found the solution which is to do with changes that took place in Firefox 52+ which changed from Cairo to Skia for canvas/content rendering.

Followed instructions here:

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3029534

and it worked fine with the font clarity restored on SM 2.49.4

I even checked the values above in SM 2.46 about:config which were mostly the same, just

gfx.content.azure.backends;direct2d,cairo didn't have the skia value which should have come after cairo.

Left gfx.canvas.azure.backends;direct2d,skia,cairo unchanged in 2.49.4

Many thanks

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Post Posted January 23rd, 2019, 4:06 am

Thanks for returning and posting the solution here.
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