User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20090729 Firefox/3.5.2 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20090729 Firefox/3.5.2 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) when ClearType is enabled in Vista x64, Firefox 3.5.2 displays some font colors wrong when opacity is used. forum thread discussing the problem: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=1414815 a somewhat similar old bug is here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=363861 html page showing the problem: https://bug363861.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=321706 another screenshot showing the problem: https://bug363861.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=396127 Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. enable ClearType in Vista x64 2. run Firefox 3.5.2 3. look at this page: https://bug363861.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=321706 Actual Results: font colors look messed up Expected Results: font colors should not look messed up
With font smoothing disabled or set to Standard, the problem doesn't happen. by the way, here's how to find the font smoothing options in vista: control panel --> personalization --> window color and appearance --> open classic appearance properties for more color options --> click on "Effects"
It doesn't just effect opacity. Check out http://www.mobify.me/ for a real world example. The "Learn More" text has an opacity set for .9999, but the upper right hand "Sign-up" doesn't. Changing color to other then white (via firebug) helps. To see it even better, turn off backgrounds with firebug. Using Vista 64 with ClearType, FF 3.5.5 and FF 3.6 beta.
I noticed that the growl like new mail notification on Thunderbird 3.0b4 has the strangely colored anti aliasing too.
This build (http://www.osnews.com/comments/22543) of "Firefox 3.7 with built-in Direct2D acceleration" seems to have fixed the issue (uses different font renderer?). I was suspecting some sort of hex math rounding issue, or using the full number instead of each channel's number separately.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 363861
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