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Turn on Direct Write for fonts in FireFox/Win8.1x64

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    Turn on Direct Write for fonts in FireFox/Win8.1x64


    I saw this and checked my Firefox v30 about:config settings and was interested to see that even though I have gpu hardware acceleration turned on in the browser, Direct Write font support is turned off by default.

    How to Enable Direct2D & DirectWrite Hardware Acceleration in Mozilla Firefox? - AskVG

    This is very easy to do and I'm interested to see if this will make a difference in the occasional fuzzy fonts I see from time-to-time while browsing in Firefox under Win8.

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    Thanks, I did that and turned on Cleartype fonts, looks a bit better by my monitor is not a very good one anyway. I thought that FF would pick up windows setting for cleartype fonts (so I never checked for that one) but looks like it didn't.
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Turn on Direct Write for fonts in FireFox/Win8.1x64
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