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Hardware accelerated graphics and text in Firefox
« on: March 01, 2010, 05:43:29 PM »
DirectWrite and Direct2D are Windows Vista and Windows 7 APIs for text and 2-D graphics that can be hardware accelerated.

This is brand new code and there are sure to be bugs. If you'd like to help us test these changes and you're on a supported platform, please download the latest nightly build and make these changes to enable the features:

   1. Enter 'about:config'
   2. Click through the warning, if necessary
   3. Enter gfx.font in the 'Filter' box
   4. Double-click on 'gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled' to set it to true
   5. Below this, right click and select New > Integer to add a pref setting
   6. Enter 'mozilla.widget.render-mode' for the preference name, 6 for the value
   7. Restart

(To disable, set gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled to false, delete mozilla.widget.render-mode, then restart.)