Bad subpixel rendering in Firefox

Bug #549623 reported by David Henningsson on 2010-03-27
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

In Firefox I often see bad subpixel rendering, small yellow or blue lines next to the characters. This is quite subtle but it is enough for me to make the readability less than optimal.
I don't see this problem in other applications (have tried gedit, openoffice etc).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: firefox 3.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-17.26-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-17-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Mar 27 16:01:56 2010
 firefox 3.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu6
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu6
 firefox-branding 3.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu6
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha amd64 (20091209)
SourcePackage: firefox

David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :
David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :

In this attachment you can see the yellow lines if you zoom in closely. Look at the "Report a problem" text and notice the yellow line of pixels left of b, l and m in "problem"

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :
Tobias Wolf (towolf) wrote :

You’re not meant to zoom. That’s the trick.

Tobias Wolf (towolf) wrote :

Also, the legacy LCD filter is active in your screenshot. This is not the default. Did you customize your .fonts.conf?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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