• Sign in to Neowin Faster!

    Create an account on Neowin to contribute and support the site.

Sign in to follow this  

Meet the browser: Firefox Next

Recommended Posts

+Zlip792    495

Better fonts now, for me no more issue:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=661471

Also will land in FF5, it will be great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SoapyHamHocks    99

Anyway to get my fonts back to Firefox 4 style?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The_Decryptor    1,105

Anyway to get my fonts back to Firefox 4 style?

Yep, set "gfx.font_rendering.cleartype_params.force_gdi_classic_for_families" to be blank, and set "gfx.font_rendering.cleartype_params.force_gdi_classic_max_size" to 0 (so it never uses GDI positioning)

Do both of those and you'll always have correct positioning, vs. having it vary based on the font size and font used.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SoapyHamHocks    99

Yep, set "gfx.font_rendering.cleartype_params.force_gdi_classic_for_families" to be blank, and set "gfx.font_rendering.cleartype_params.force_gdi_classic_max_size" to 0 (so it never uses GDI positioning)

Do both of those and you'll always have correct positioning, vs. having it vary based on the font size and font used.

Great, thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bogas04    195

Yes I have noticed it. As a matter of fact on several sites I have noticed the Aurora to be noticeably faster rendering the pages than the latest Nightly

PGO is disabled in nightlies to track crashes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lion and Lamb Ministry    5

PGO is disabled in nightlies to track crashes

PGO?!?!? What's PGO?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ViperAFK    797

PGO?!?!? What's PGO?

Profile Guided Optimization. Its a compiler option that improves performance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lion and Lamb Ministry    5

Profile Guided Optimization. Its a compiler option that improves performance.

Ahhhh...Thank you very much...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Gary7    7,591

PGO is disabled in nightlies to track crashes

Is there any way to enable it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+M2Ys4U    97

Is there any way to enable it?

Unless you're compiling your own firefox builds... not that I know of.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Gary7    7,591

Unless you're compiling your own firefox builds... not that I know of.

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
revanmj    23

Did anyone noticed that they have finally updated the look of Bookmarks Manager to match the rest of application (Windows version)?

Screenshot%20-%2004-06-2011%20%2C%2010_05_52.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The_Decryptor    1,105

Hmm, I think I preferred the native theme myself, but I'm sure this will grow on me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandon H    3,671

Did anyone noticed that they have finally updated the look of Bookmarks Manager to match the rest of application (Windows version)?

Screenshot%20-%2004-06-2011%20%2C%2010_05_52.jpg

it's about time, they should have done that before the even released 4

that just seemed sloppy to me leaving it in the old style

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Deo Domuique    3

And still we have the Directwrite's benefits. Fx is using exactly the same system as IE 9.

Just perfect.

Revanmj, that's old change/news. :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Frank B.    7,151

It looks better, but now some people found that their fonts are invisible.

An issue which only occurs if the user has ClearType turned off: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=662115

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Zlip792    495

Any landing date for Tab animation and startup patches??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest mattburles   

it's about time, they should have done that before the even released 4

that just seemed sloppy to me leaving it in the old style

any chance this will make firefox 5?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kirkburn    172

Zlip792, you're obsessed.

any chance this will make firefox 5?

None whatsoever. It's not really an important change - they only tweak critical/near-critical stuff during beta.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Zlip792    495

@Kirkburn

Well, I was just asking since I don`t see them landing. Also I also like Bug fixes but demanding some new features does not make me obsessed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
grayscale    236

After a major release (3.6->4,and with the new version number implementation, 4->5 shouldn't be considered a 'major' release), don't expect big new 'features', and I don't really see tab animation as anything to be excited about, but we have our opinions on things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The_Decryptor    1,105

Can't wait to try out builds with Azure, it'll be interesting to see how the performance changes moving from a stateful drawing API to a stateless one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.