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Redhat 9 comes with a fairly old version of Mozilla installed (1.2, I think it was). However, it looked beautiful. Crystal clear screen fonts that just floored me.
But not being content to leave well enough alone, I wanted to upgrade. I downloaded a recent mozilla build. The mozilla site warned me not to upgrade over an old install. So I used the add/remove program widget that comes in RH 9, and nuked mozilla.
Then I installed the new version, into /usr/local/mozilla (I think the original was in /usr/bin).
So this build works fine, but it just looks like the ordinary mozilla I've come to know and not hate. Small fonts get garbled and nothing really sparkles.
So I guess my question boils down to this: is the Mozilla that ships as part of the Red Hat distro somehow customized to look better under the bluecurve desktop? Or am I missing a setting somewhere? I tried mucking with the font settings under mozilla's preferences, and while that did change things, it didn't really make it any better.
I'd really love to get that easy-on-the-eyes look of the packed-in mozilla with the more up to date build. Any suggestions?
Well, I d/led the source and built mozilla with XFT enabled and it works, and looks great! Thanks!
However...clueless newbie that I am, I'm not sure how to, or if I can, move it to somewhere other than where I built it. I put the source tarball in an installs directory so now the executable is in