Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Nov 2007 16:54 UTC, submitted by lefty78312
Mozilla & Gecko clones The Mozilla Corporation today released Firefox 3 Beta 1, which is now available for download in a variety of languages. The beta includes updates to the default theme, the new places site management features, improved security architecture, and Gecko 1.9. Release notes with a more complete list of features, are also available.
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OS X
by mbot on Tue 20th Nov 2007 21:27 UTC
mbot
Member since:
2007-09-18

Does anybody else think that text doesn't look right in FF3, OS X? Also, it's a little blurry. It's probably the new graphics engine.

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RE: OS X
by kaiwai on Tue 20th Nov 2007 22:11 in reply to "OS X"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Just out of curiosity, what version of Mac OS X are you running?

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RE: OS X
by Larz on Tue 20th Nov 2007 22:25 in reply to "OS X"
Larz Member since:
2006-01-04

Running Leopard here. For me the text is much less blurry than in FF2 (as a new Mac user, I am actually a bit dissapointed by the rendering in FF2 on Mac compared to Windows).

Much better, but still not quite as nice as Safari 3.0.

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RE[2]: OS X
by mbot on Wed 21st Nov 2007 01:15 in reply to "RE: OS X"
mbot Member since:
2007-09-18

I'm running 10.4.11 PPC. FF3 renders text differently from Safari and FF2. Those two look identical to me. Strangely, FF3 on XP does not have this problem, cleartype on or off.

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RE[2]: OS X
by smitty on Wed 21st Nov 2007 04:33 in reply to "RE: OS X"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

Try setting the browser.display.auto_quality_min_font_size to 0 in about:config. It should use a higher quality font-rendering path, but I'm not sure what it does to performance.

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RE: OS X
by bousozoku on Wed 21st Nov 2007 18:03 in reply to "OS X"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

The Mac OS X text interface changed in Leopard, if that's what you mean. Firefox 2 and 3 both look different than they did in Tiger.

Otherwise, I find the text to be as good as that of Safari.

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