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  1. #1
    Trainzak NNTP User

    Default Different font smoothing of user and root in GNOME


    This is weird - the root and normal user have the same font smoothing
    settings, but they are different:
    [image: http://sweb.cz/sedlak.mar/font.jpg]
    As you can see, in the left is Firefox opened by normal user and in the
    right is SMART opened by root. The font of normal user is more blurry
    and I think it's less readable. I find the font of root better. But how
    it's possible that it's different, when the font smoothing settings is
    exactly the same in root and normal user?


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  2. #2
    Odin NNTP User

    Default Re: Different font smoothing of user and root in GNOME

    You are correct the fonts are VERY different. But, are you sure it is
    not just because Firefox has a DIFFERENT rendering engine...what
    happens if you start firefox as root (from a terminal) and smart as a
    normal user??

    Or better yet, open one instance of firefox as a normal user, and a
    different instance as root.

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    pimanac NNTP User

    Default Re: Different font smoothing of user and root in GNOME


    Hi Trainzak
    not sure why the fonts would be different. However, I must caution you
    at the danger of running a desktop environment as root, not to mention
    opening a web browser as root...

    I suggest if you continue testing this, to use two normal users and not
    the root user.


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    Odin NNTP User

    Default Re: Different font smoothing of user and root in GNOME

    > not to mention opening a web browser as root...

    I guess that depends on what he connects to, huh?

    Personally, my opening page is ON my computer (for obvious security
    benefits). He shouldn't need not venture further to see the fonts
    rendered for root are the same (I guess) as those rendered for a
    normal user. (Which makes his question self answering.)

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    pimanac NNTP User

    Default Re: Different font smoothing of user and root in GNOME


    Odin;1922586 Wrote:
    > >

    > I guess that depends on what he connects to, huh?
    >
    >



    Thats true -- however why play with fire unless you have a very good
    reason to do so? I do not presume to know the reason Trainzak is
    exploring this...just thought i would throw out a word of caution!


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