Question Issue with text clarity(?) in Firefox

jaged

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I must have changed a setting in Firefox and now the text doesn't appear very clear anymore.
Check out the image.
Chrome on the left the text is very smooth and clear whereas on the right the Firefox text is not smooth and has a 'choppy' appearance.

I checked what settings I know in Firefox and the Font says Default.
It's not my new monitor(which I thought it was) 'cos if I pull the browser to my older monitor it's still crappy.

View: https://imgur.com/a/xzdCJGB


Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

jaged

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In Firefox click the 3 horizontally lined icon ("Hamburger") in the upper right corner.

Select Options > Language and Appearance. > Fonts and Colors.

(Mine is set at Default Times New Roman Size 16).

Then check Advanced.
Ok, I've done that. it opens up the sub menu with some other font options. Everything looks ok in there.

What was I looking for?
 

Ralston18

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Pretty much just that - trying to establish a "comparison"...

Going deeper-----

My Firefox Advanced Settings:

Fonts for Latin

Proportional = Serif (Size = 16)

Serif = Default Times New Roman

Sans Serif = Default Arial

Monospace = Courier New (Size = 13)

Allow Pages to chose.... Checked.

Still matching....?
 

Phillip Corcoran

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When I had that exact same display issue in Firefox a couple of years ago, I discovered it was because my monitor brightness and/or contrast was too high, and strangely it was only Firefox that was affected, other browsers were fine. Anyway, I reduced the brightness gradually while I had Firefox on screen until the text problem was gone.

That was my experience of course, may not work for you.
 
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Ralston18

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Brightness - interesting:

Makes me wonder about the resolutions as well.

Monitor (make and model) comparisons just for the record.

I will run Firefox on my system and tinker with the brightness and/or contrast.

To get a lot of information about your video setting use Powershell command:

"Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_VideoController"

Here are my results (only edits were to redact SystemName):


PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_VideoController


Caption : Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630
Description : Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630
InstallDate :
Name : Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630
Status : OK
Availability : 8
ConfigManagerErrorCode : 0
ConfigManagerUserConfig : False
CreationClassName : Win32_VideoController
DeviceID : VideoController1
ErrorCleared :
ErrorDescription :
LastErrorCode :
PNPDeviceID : PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3E92&SUBSYS_08681028&REV_00\3&11583659&0&10
PowerManagementCapabilities :
PowerManagementSupported :
StatusInfo :
SystemCreationClassName : Win32_ComputerSystem
SystemName : CH****
MaxNumberControlled :
ProtocolSupported :
TimeOfLastReset :
AcceleratorCapabilities :
CapabilityDescriptions :
CurrentBitsPerPixel :
CurrentHorizontalResolution :
CurrentNumberOfColors :
CurrentNumberOfColumns :
CurrentNumberOfRows :
CurrentRefreshRate :
CurrentScanMode :
CurrentVerticalResolution :
MaxMemorySupported :
MaxRefreshRate :
MinRefreshRate :
NumberOfVideoPages :
VideoMemoryType : 2
VideoProcessor : Intel(R) UHD Graphics Family
NumberOfColorPlanes :
VideoArchitecture : 5
VideoMode :
AdapterCompatibility : Intel Corporation
AdapterDACType : Internal
AdapterRAM : 1073741824
ColorTableEntries :
DeviceSpecificPens :
DitherType :
DriverDate : 4/10/2020 8:00:00 PM
DriverVersion : 26.20.100.8141
ICMIntent :
ICMMethod :
InfFilename : oem99.inf
InfSection : iCFL_w10_DS
InstalledDisplayDrivers : C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\iigd_dch.inf_amd64_86a2ea741c460621\igdum
dim64.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\iigd_dch.inf_amd64_86a2ea741c46
0621\igd10iumd64.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\iigd_dch.inf_amd64_8
6a2ea741c460621\igd10iumd64.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\iigd_dch.
inf_amd64_86a2ea741c460621\igd12umd64.dll
Monochrome : False
ReservedSystemPaletteEntries :
SpecificationVersion :
SystemPaletteEntries :
VideoModeDescription :
PSComputerName :

Caption : NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
Description : NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
InstallDate :
Name : NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
Status : OK
Availability : 3
ConfigManagerErrorCode : 0
ConfigManagerUserConfig : False
CreationClassName : Win32_VideoController
DeviceID : VideoController2
ErrorCleared :
ErrorDescription :
LastErrorCode :
PNPDeviceID : PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1D01&SUBSYS_11C7196E&REV_A1\4&28F01FCD&0&0008
PowerManagementCapabilities :
PowerManagementSupported :
StatusInfo :
SystemCreationClassName : Win32_ComputerSystem
SystemName : CH***
MaxNumberControlled :
ProtocolSupported :
TimeOfLastReset :
AcceleratorCapabilities :
CapabilityDescriptions :
CurrentBitsPerPixel : 32
CurrentHorizontalResolution : 1920
CurrentNumberOfColors : 4294967296
CurrentNumberOfColumns : 0
CurrentNumberOfRows : 0
CurrentRefreshRate : 60
CurrentScanMode : 4
CurrentVerticalResolution : 1080
MaxMemorySupported :
MaxRefreshRate : 75
MinRefreshRate : 50
NumberOfVideoPages :
VideoMemoryType : 2
VideoProcessor : GeForce GT 1030
NumberOfColorPlanes :
VideoArchitecture : 5
VideoMode :
AdapterCompatibility : NVIDIA
AdapterDACType : Integrated RAMDAC
AdapterRAM : 2147483648
ColorTableEntries :
DeviceSpecificPens :
DitherType : 0
DriverDate : 4/2/2020 8:00:00 PM
DriverVersion : 26.21.14.4587
ICMIntent :
ICMMethod :
InfFilename : oem62.inf
InfSection : Section064
InstalledDisplayDrivers : C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_95bdb3a23d6478de\nvldu
mdx.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_95bdb3a23d6478
de\nvldumdx.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_95bdb3
a23d6478de\nvldumdx.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd6
4_95bdb3a23d6478de\nvldumdx.dll
Monochrome : False
ReservedSystemPaletteEntries :
SpecificationVersion :
SystemPaletteEntries :
VideoModeDescription : 1920 x 1080 x 4294967296 colors
PSComputerName :
 

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