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    News - Mozilla releases Firefox 4 beta 5

    Latest build includes hardware-acceleration and support for new Audio Data API
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    Re: News - Mozilla releases Firefox 4 beta 5

    The hardware acceleration makes the fonts render in a different way. Anyone else experiencing this?


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    Re: News - Mozilla releases Firefox 4 beta 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Odc View Post
    The hardware acceleration makes the fonts render in a different way. Anyone else experiencing this?
    I honestly didn't notice a difference, but then I don't use Firefox very often any more.

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    Re: News - Mozilla releases Firefox 4 beta 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Odc View Post
    The hardware acceleration makes the fonts render in a different way. Anyone else experiencing this?
    Yup... it's the DirectWrite font rendering. Same thing happens in IE9 preview.

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    Re: News - Mozilla releases Firefox 4 beta 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Odc View Post
    The hardware acceleration makes the fonts render in a different way. Anyone else experiencing this?
    Yeah it looks more like it does on my Ubuntu box, which is weird because i guess i was expecting the opposite due to the hardware direct2D rendering on windows, and the openGL rendering on Linux.

    Immediately i have taken a dislike to the rendering, i'm looking for the option to turn it off but i'm not finding it. It occurs to me that although i see the benefit of rendering the pages when there is video/moving content on the screen, having it on all the time by default is perhaps not the best. Maybe i just need to get used to it.

    It makes the entire screen look too bright, i want to modify my monitor brightness just for web browsing.

    Also what is with the red zit in the top left of the screen, the designer should be shot. It looks like a panic button. While on the subject i'm not sure i like the new menu design either, i guess they are going for the Windows 7 / Office 2010 compatible feel, which tbh Mozilla should hang their heads in shame for. Conformity in a web browser not to my liking, i don't want all my apps to look the same..

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    Re: News - Mozilla releases Firefox 4 beta 5

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteSmith View Post
    i don't want all my apps to look the same..
    I've not used any of the betas, but if this makes the experience better or quicker, then I'm all for it.

    Office 2007 and 2010 typifies that for me - some don't like it, but the vast majority of things are better or faster, so it works. It may take some others a while to get into it, but for me going back to use 2003 feels horrible and it takes multiple clicks just to get anywhere.

    I don't care about Joe Average. I want an app that does things to the best they can be done, and if this helps, I'm happy to go through the pain process to get to a better end.

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