Anti-aliasing in Jaunty and Firefox

screenshot1I have been turning off anti-aliasing in Linux since I thought it looked really fuzzy. After upgrading to Jaunty I decided to give it another go, and I’m glad I did. Fonts look great now… with the exception of Firefox. For some reason I noticed the Firefox anti-aliasing looked shite. After digging into about:config I found a setting that fixed it for me.

browser.display.auto_quality_min_font_size

By default it’s set to 20, I set it to 1. This improves font rendering quality but may sacrifice some performance. I didn’t notice any performance hit.

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