Any way to make firefox retina ready?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iLikeTurtles!, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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    i use firefox, its my main browser. also love the fact i can add skins to it.

    though text and stuff on it looks horriable, readable but not the way to enjoy the retina screen.

    anyway way to make it look retina? or atleast the text

    it effects every site, from macrumors to facebook
     
  2. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Download the latest nightly build: http://nightly.mozilla.org/

    Type "about:config" in the address bar and hit Return.

    Locate "layers.acceleration.disabled" and set it to true.

    Note: It has been reported by another user that this no longer works with the latest nightly build. I haven't been able to confirm, but if it's the case, you can access all recent nightly builds here, just download a build from around a week ago and you should be fine.
     
  3. hughw, Aug 16, 2012
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    Quote from the bugzilla bug
    " Peter Hollo 2012-08-15 06:08:35 PDT

    Confirmed - the last two Nightlies have broken HiDPI support.
    @Carsten, If you grab the .dmg from two nights ago it's still nice and crisp:
    http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/2012-08-13-03-05-32-mozilla-central/"
     
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  5. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    Thanks guys, worked a treat.:)
     
  6. Outkast27 macrumors 6502

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    Link NOT FOUND.
     
  7. hughw macrumors newbie

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    watch out for the quote mark at the end
     
  8. Outkast27 macrumors 6502

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    oh , thx! Which link do I click?
     
  9. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

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  10. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Looks great now.
     
  11. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what do u download if the new one doesnt work?
     
  12. brand macrumors 601

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    Chrome
     
  13. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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  14. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    honestly are people actually using firefox on the rmbp? its not gpu accelerated and is extremely slow right now. chrome is faster and even using that is relatively slow since its also not properly retina optimized. i hate safari but its the only optimized browser for the RMBP right now which is very unfortunate.
     
  15. gladesmellzgood macrumors newbie

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    Chrome works wonderful for me but I miss downthemall! That's all I really use Firefox for now anyway.
     
  16. JDeezy808 macrumors newbie

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    Chrome works great. Even if its not optimized. Safari does have its benefits though, to include multi-touch panning from page to page, but so does chrome... its just not anywhere near as fancy :p
     
  17. gokart mozart macrumors 6502

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    Funny enough, in my real world experience, Chrome Canary has been a lot faster for me than Safari has. Not sure if they've implemented hardware acceleration yet, but there you have it. It is buggier with flash and shockwave applications, though, that is for sure.
     
  18. alyshehata macrumors member

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    Search for an app called retinizer. It's the retina macbook's saver
     

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