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  1. linuxforall

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  2. Alas it's totally unsurprising. Firefox sucks on Linux. Which is a shame, because no other browser has Noscript.
     
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    There is a noscript js for Opera, I can post the link to it in case you are interested. As I have said before, only two contenders remain for default browser in Linux and thats Opera and Chrome, I know later will get the tilt as Chromium is open source, either way its good for us Linux users.
     
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    I installed the opera beta, and it was faster. However, the font rendering was not as good, at least to my eyes. I noticed that the last release brought in a libqt package whereas the beta did not. Any suggestions? (Yes, I have tried all the tricks in opera:config)
     
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    Steve, have you installed msttfcorefonts package? The font issue is still there as per Opera blog.
     
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    Yes, always one of the first things I install. Also enable autohinter and set the fonts to lcd-medium (subjective, but I think my fonts in Ubuntu blow away any other os).
     
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    I will fully agree with you on the fonts in Ubuntu, it sure does blow away other OS and when I am elsewhere, it takes time for me to adjust to the alien fonts as I am spoiled rotten with Ubuntu fonts.
     
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    Does Opera use it's own window theme or does it use the system default these days?
     
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    It uses system default in the latest beta and alpha.
     
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    Can you explain it more? I am just using defaults and I feel font is not so good.
     
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    Actually with LCD monitors attached, Ubuntu selects sub pixel rendering on its own, it however selects full hinting by default which you can change by selecting details and then selecting medium.
     

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    Thanks. On my laptop, it has selected Slight instead of Full. Should I change it to medium?

    Thanks
     
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    Try medium or full, see what suits you best, you might also try out the other hinting options.
     
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    Ok, I just installed MS Fonts. Which font you people prefer from MS fonts?
    I am trying Verdana. Thanks?
     
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    Its your choice again, I prefer the default fonts that come with Ubuntu.
     
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    Same here. I either prefer the deja vu fonts, or my eyes have just become accustomed to them.
     
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    Ok, Thanks
     
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    This is what I do (wait for some feedback before executing). It works for me, but some may have issues with it. This will enable autohinter and medium-lcd system-wide.

    sudo ln -sf /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/

    sudo rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-hinting-slight.conf
    sudo rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-no-sub-pixel.conf
    sudo ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.available/10-hinting-medium.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/.
    sudo ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.available/10-sub-pixel-rgb.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/.
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig
     
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    Is there any specific issue that you have with the above commands I posted? Thanks. (Open question).
     
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    Haven't tried it myself but I don't see anything wrong with them, did you check the link I posted?
     
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    Hey, I'm using linux. I click with reckless disregard.
     
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    LOL! you compulsive clicker you.
     
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