Support » Alpha/Beta/RC » Admin menu font on hover goes pixelated

  • Resolved colinsp


    Running the nightly with the Suffusion 4.4.7 theme on Firefox 25.0.1. In the admin dashboard on hover the font for the menu items goes half grey and white for the non selected items and half bule and grey for selected items. This only affects menu items with flyouts, single level menu items aren’t affected on hover.

    To see what I mean see this screen grab

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  • What OS?

    I can’t reproduce that on Firefox or Chrome on my Mac.

    PC Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit.

    Firefox as bad as the screen grab but only the first character in Chrome.

    What plugins are you running? And is Font Smoothing turned on for your computer?

    The only plugin currently enabled is the Beta testing one.

    Cleartype is NOT enabled on my machine. However, if I turn it on it looks much better still not 100% but a lot lot better.

    I tested in Win 7 + Firefox 25 with and without font smoothing enabled.

    I’m not seeing the same results as colinsp.

    Moderator Jose Castaneda



    I can’t seem to reproduce it either. Does it only happen with that particular theme?

    DOH, hadn’t expected this to be a theme issue as the rest of the theme worked fine BUT it is. Changed to 2013 and the problem goes away. I have raised this as an issue with the theme developer so this can be closed as a WP issue.

    I’ve found this too, but not just on hovering over admin text. Where resolutions are less and on a lot of older browsers, I have also found the new fonts to pixilate or simply display rather badly. Trying to fix the problems on my own machine, I created a tiny plugin on the fly, this has resolved the issue on my installation. If you are having the same issue, just substitute in whatever font works better for the older browsers you may be using:

    Plugin Name: Better fonts
    function betterfonts1() {
    <style type="text/css">body {font-family: Times New Roman,Times;}</style>
    add_action( 'admin_head', 'betterfonts1' );

    This seems to work very well and the fonts all display nicely now.


    Thanks very much for this it works fine for me too. This works for 3.9 Alpha and also 3.8 release with Firefox 25.0.1 which is the current version at the time of writing.

    I will add your plugin to all my sites.

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