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    Best New ABW Member 2007 sfcom's Avatar
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    Linux is making my eyes bleed. lol
    First of all, excuse me for any typos. I can't see the screen very well at the moment. LMAO.

    MS pissed me off, so I took a new drive and downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu. I love the desktop and I am starting to get used to the setup.

    Firefox came with this (F3-Beta5.) The only thing is that text in FF looks extremely thin. I used MS ClearType for my laptop before. Worked well. I have googled a bit to find work arounds but haven't had much luck in finding one I feel comfortable with.

    Any ideas on what I can do to improve the text in FF?

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    sfcom hates tiny text......
    Screen res any help ?

    I personally hate big text. I use 1280x1024px. The text is still too huge.

    I run Linux.

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    Best New ABW Member 2007 sfcom's Avatar
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    I am in 1280x800. Most everything looks fine now. I changed the default FF font to Khalid and switched on the sub-pixel smoothing via the system>prefs>appearance>fonts. Also changed all of my fonts there to Khalid. Looks a heck of a lot better.

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    Also try View > Text size
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    CTRL+ does the same (or CTRL- to make it smaller) in FF. Haven't treid the new beta yet, but that's worked on every version to date.

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    Actually for those merely increasing the text size, you can hold control and use the mouse wheel too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfcom
    Actually for those merely increasing the text size, you can hold control and use the mouse wheel too.

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    Dang! Didn't know that. Seems I learn something new every day. And, with my ol' eyes that tip/trick is great. Even works on my Mac. Thank you for sharing.
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