With a few
about:config tweaks, you can turn on Firefox's built-in hardware acceleration and improve both graphical performance and the look of your fonts.
If you have a decent graphics card (DirectX 10-capable) and Windows 7 (or Windows Vista with the Vista Platform Upgrade), you can make graphics processing a bit more efficient with these tweaks:
about:configinto your address bar and promise Firefox you'll be careful.
renderin the search box, and find the following two keys:gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled
- Double click on the
gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabledentry so that it's set to true.
- Double-click on the
mozilla.widget.render-modeentry and set the value to 6. If you can't find this key, right-click anywhere in the window, hit to New > Integer, set it's name to
mozilla.widget.render-mode, and value to 6.
- Restart Firefox
Now, you should notice that your fonts look a little bit nicer, and certain pages (like Google Maps) move a little bit smoother. To revert back, just go back into
gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled, and set
mozilla.widget.render-mode to -1. Hit the link below to read more.
How to Enable Direct2D & DirectWrite Hardware Acceleration in Mozilla Firefox [Tweaking with Vishal]