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After WP 3.8.1 update Dashboard fonts are fuzzy in Firefox (8 posts)

  1. BarbaraAS
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My website has always looked fuzzy in Firefox and clear in Internet Explorer but after the WP 3.8.1 update my WordPress Dashboard fonts are very fuzzy/faded/jagged/pixelated in Firefox and make it difficult to read. I'm starting to get a headache! I've tried changing the gfx.content.azure.enabled to False and made sure ClearType was checked, plus unchecked Use Hardware Acceleration When Available but nothing has worked. Is this a WordPress bug or a Firefox bug?

    Any other bright ideas out there? Or do I need to have my eyes checked?

  2. George Mamadashvili
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    Can you share the screenshot of the issue? I wasn't able to reproduce it.

    Thanks,

    George

  3. BarbaraAS
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, dumb question but, how do I attach a screenshot of the problem? I don't see that option here in the forum.

  4. Mark Senff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you're used to older WordPress versions (pre-3.8) then the new look and feel of the admin may take some time to get used to.

    I just compared an older version and 3.8.1 in Firefox and indeed, in the older version the fonts are a little more crisp.

  5. BarbaraAS
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmmmmm, so "With more than 50 million sites globally and eight years of proven history" why do we need to "take some time to get used to" fuzzy/faded/jagged/pixelated fonts in the WordPress Dashboard? Wow, I didn't expect that solution. Or did I?

    Thank you :0)

  6. Mark Senff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, I'm just an average WordPress user who saw the dashboard change considerably in 3.8.1 after having worked with the old style for many years, and it was a change that was big enough for me to need a little time to get used to. That's my personal opinion and in no way should that be considered a "solution".

    For all I know, it looks worse on your screen than on mine and "taking time to get used to it" is not an option. How do things look in Chrome?

  7. BarbaraAS
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I haven't tried Chrome. I've been working in Firefox. I tried it in Internet Explorer and everything is clear and easy to read. This tells me it's not my monitor. So, could this be a Firefox issue and not a WordPress bug? I may have to work in IE even though I like using the Firebug.

    Thanks for the help anyway :0)

  8. Mark Senff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I wouldn't call it a WordPress bug, or a Firefox bug for that matter -- it's just how the browser renders the font in question.

    IE has a (Firebug-like) web inspector as well, and the browser itself has improved a lot recently (IE11 is really far from the bad, bad browser that IE6 was).
    But give Chrome a try as well -- its web inspector tools are very similar to Firebug.

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