Incorrect rendering of bookmark's titles on Bookmarks Toolbar



7 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: akilaa, Unassigned)



Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Whiteboard: [2012 Fall Equinox])


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7 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686 on x86_64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20110706 Firefox/5.0 SeaMonkey/2.2
Build ID: 20110706015518

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open SeaMonkey with a new profile.
2. Visit

Actual results:

Bookmark titles in the Bookmark Bar are rendered incorrectly multiple times.

Comment 1

7 years ago
Actually this can be reproduced by visiting any site that is not in history.

Comment 2

7 years ago
(Can't seem to reproduce in Windows, -safe-mode, or not understanding.)

Can you attach a screenshot?

Comment 3

7 years ago
> Can you attach a screenshot?
I can't because the bookmark bar returns to normal when I try to take a screenshot.

Comment 4

7 years ago
> (Can't seem to reproduce in Windows, -safe-mode, or not understanding.)
I mean that the text of bookmarks in the bar appears darker than usual. That's what I meant with 'multiple times' - those renditions are stacked on each other.

Comment 5

7 years ago
Created attachment 554799 [details]
Screenshot taken with my digital camera

This screenshot shows the artifacts that I mean. Note that the "Nordea" bookmark, for example, is much bolder than the other ones. Again, this does not happen every time.

Comment 6

7 years ago
Hmm. Does this happen with SeaMonkey 2.3?

Comment 7

7 years ago
> Hmm. Does this happen with SeaMonkey 2.3?

Yes, it does. Not always, but from time to time.

Comment 8

7 years ago
In Firefox 6 we’ve added the ability to alter prefs that affect the underlying ClearType subpixel anti-aliasing that is used:


These are effectively local overrides of ClearType registry settings that are set by running the ClearType tuner tool (Control Panels > Fonts > ClearType Text Settings). You can alter the values here and only text rendering in Firefox will be affected. These parameters allow you to adjust the contrast and switch the rendering mode. By default Firefox uses DirectWrite natural rendering mode (4) for small text and DirectWrite natural symmetric mode (5) for larger text. Use GDI Classic rendering mode (2) to render text the same way Firefox 3.6 and Chrome render text.
Try changing the settings from -1 to 2 (GDI Classic)

Comment 9

7 years ago
I tried changing the settings (I had to manually create them), but it didn't help.

Comment 10

6 years ago
Does something change in newer SeaMonkey versions?

Comment 11

6 years ago
Whiteboard: closeme INCO 2012-09-15

Comment 12

6 years ago
No, nothing has changed in, for example, SeaMonkey 2.11 on SuSE 12.1. I created gfx.font_rendering.cleartype_params.rendering_mode and set it to 2. Let's see if that helps.

Comment 13

6 years ago
So, is it helps?
Whiteboard: closeme INCO 2012-09-15

Comment 14

6 years ago
No. The issue still happens.

Comment 15

6 years ago
Okay, can you check, is this happens also in Firefox?
Summary: Bookmark titles are rendered multiple times → Incorrect rendering of bookmark's titles on Bookmarks Toolbar
Whiteboard: [2012 Fall Equinox]

Comment 16

3 years ago
Never reproduced,  no answer of reporter, so I close this one.

@Reporter: Please feel free to reopen this Bug if you still can reproduce with a current SeaMonkey version and a current OS.
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
OS: Other → Linux
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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