Status

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Core
Graphics: Text
P3
normal
UNCONFIRMED
7 months ago
3 months ago

People

(Reporter: Orb, Unassigned)

Tracking

52 Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: gfx-noted)

Attachments

(1 attachment)

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Description

7 months ago
Created attachment 8848040 [details]
2017-03-16_112147.png

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0
Build ID: 20170302120751

Steps to reproduce:

Updated firefox from 51.2 to 52


Actual results:

text on a lot of web pages now appears blurred


Expected results:

It should be clear

Comment 1

7 months ago
Could you type about:support in the location bar and paste the section "graphics".

Maybe a dupe of bug 1345379.
Component: Untriaged → Graphics: Text
Flags: needinfo?(orb8)
OS: Unspecified → Windows XP
Product: Firefox → Core
Hardware: Unspecified → x86
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Comment 2

7 months ago
Where can I find the location bar please?

Comment 3

7 months ago
Location bar is where you type URL to browse the web.
https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Basic-Browsing/Awesome-Bar-Search-your-Firefox-bookmarks-history-and-tabs-from/ta-p/1485
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Comment 4

7 months ago
Ah... I apologise...

Here ya go


Graphics
Features
Compositing	Direct3D 9
Asynchronous Pan/Zoom	none
WebGL Renderer	Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
WebGL2 Renderer	WebGL creation failed: * Error during ANGLE OpenGL init. * Error during ANGLE OpenGL init. * Error during ANGLE OpenGL init. * Error during ANGLE OpenGL init. * Error during ANGLE OpenGL init. * Exhausted GL driver caps.
Hardware H264 Decoding	Yes; Using D3D9 API
Audio Backend	wasapi
DirectWrite	true (6.2.9200.22084)
GPU #1
Active	Yes
Description	NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Vendor ID	0x10de
Device ID	0x1b81
Driver Version	21.21.13.7878
Driver Date	2-23-2017
Drivers	nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Subsys ID	143519da
RAM	32768
Diagnostics
ClearType Parameters	DISPLAY1 [ Gamma: 2.2 Pixel Structure: BGR ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 50 ] DISPLAY2 [ Gamma: 2.2 Pixel Structure: BGR ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 50 ]
AzureCanvasAccelerated	0
AzureCanvasBackend	skia
AzureContentBackend	skia
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend	cairo
ClearType Parameters	DISPLAY1 [ Gamma: 2.2 Pixel Structure: BGR ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 50 ] DISPLAY2 [ Gamma: 2.2 Pixel Structure: BGR ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 50 ]
Decision Log
D3D11_COMPOSITING	
disabled by user: Disabled due to user preference for Direct3D 9
D3D9_COMPOSITING	
disabled by default: Disabled by default
available by user: Direct3D9 enabled via layers.prefer-d3d9
DIRECT2D	
unavailable by default: Direct2D requires Direct3D 11 compositing
D3D11_HW_ANGLE	
unavailable by default: D3D11 compositing is disabled
disabled by env: D3D11 compositing is disabled

Comment 5

7 months ago
It's probably a dupe of bug 1345222 which is going to be fixed in 53+.

Could you download Beta in a few days and test again to check if it's fixed.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/beta/all/
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Comment 6

7 months ago
Sure. No problem 
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Comment 7

7 months ago
Just installed FF 53.0b4 to see if text problem had gone.. But unfortunately not :(
(Reporter)

Comment 8

7 months ago
Any more news on a fix for this please? Oh and just to add text is blurry on FF 52.0.1 (64-bit) too
Flags: needinfo?(orb8)
(In reply to Orb from comment #8)
> Any more news on a fix for this please? Oh and just to add text is blurry on
> FF 52.0.1 (64-bit) too

Can you go to about:config, and set the preference "gfx.content.azure.backends" to "cairo" and see if that fixes it for you?
(Reporter)

Comment 10

7 months ago
(In reply to Mason Chang [:mchang] from comment #9)
> (In reply to Orb from comment #8)
> > Any more news on a fix for this please? Oh and just to add text is blurry on
> > FF 52.0.1 (64-bit) too
> 
> Can you go to about:config, and set the preference
> "gfx.content.azure.backends" to "cairo" and see if that fixes it for you?

Yes.. That fixes it. Thank you very much :)

JFYI.. The preference "gfx.content.azure.backends" was set to "direct2d1.1,skia,cairo".

Thanks again.
Summary: Burry text in FF 52 → Blurry text in FF 52
Duplicate of this bug: 1346558
What's the next step here?
Flags: needinfo?(mchang)
Whiteboard: gfx-noted
(In reply to Jeff Gilbert [:jgilbert] from comment #12)
> What's the next step here?

I don't think there is much we can do here. Since this is on Windows XP, the best bet is to revert to cairo. XP is end of lifed.
Flags: needinfo?(mchang)
Priority: -- → P3
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