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Remove anti aliased text in Firefox

Is it possible?

7:46 pm on Mar 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi all

Just a shot in the dark: does anybody know if its possible to turn off the anti aliasing feature for text in firefox? I use Mac OSX 10.3 and all standards supporting browsers (safari,firefox,mozilla etc) keeps anti aliasing the text. Sometimes I use the oh so popular IE5 just because it lets me switch it off. The text becomes much more readible and crisp like that.

I read once of a thing you could do with mozilla, but it only worked for version ->1.4


8:11 pm on Mar 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You may be better off asking that question at the Mozillazine forums [forums.mozillazine.org], where the Firefox guys hang out.

I don't know much about the Linux/Mac version of the browser, but I gather that there is a separate gtk2/xft enabled build. It might be worth seeing if your Firefox has been compiled that way, and asking in the builds forum for a recent non-xft build.

Most recent builds are listed at Burning Edge [squarefree.com]. It should be noted that unofficial Mac builds are rare, because there aren't many people on the Mozillazine forums who use Mac OSX. You may actually have to compile your own :-/

When posting in the forum, you should copy and paste the build data from the Help>About dialog into your message so people know what you're using. My build is copied below as an example.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040220 Firefox/0.8.0+