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Any way to make firefox retina ready?

iLikeTurtles!

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 22, 2012
439
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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
 

pgiguere1

macrumors 68020
May 28, 2009
2,157
1,082
Montreal, Canada
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.
 
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hughw

macrumors member
Jan 15, 2012
39
8
Bath/Bristol, UK
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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Adidas Addict

macrumors 65816
Sep 9, 2008
1,455
0
England
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.

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/"


Thanks guys, worked a treat.:)
 
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Outkast27

macrumors 6502
Feb 16, 2012
324
0
Earf
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/"

Link NOT FOUND.
 
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Capt T

macrumors 6502a
Mar 20, 2010
968
250
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.

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/"

Thanks! Looks great now.
 
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stevelam

macrumors 65816
Nov 4, 2010
1,215
3
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.
 
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JDeezy808

macrumors newbie
Sep 18, 2012
15
0
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
 
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gokart mozart

macrumors 6502
Jun 20, 2011
256
2
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.

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.
 
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