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Old 11-03-2003, 03:26 PM   #1
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Question part of line disappears when scrolling in Mozilla

I am using Mozilla 1.5 for web browsing. Occasionally when I am scrolling down a web page I notice that part of a line of text has been partially chopped off. Usually this amounts to the bottom half of the text being lost. Generally if I move the line out of view and then return to it the problematic line will correct itself. I have also experienced this problem with Firebird.

I have scanned LQ for prior font related questions but none of them seem to address a line being partially cut off. Do you have any idea what could be causing this?
Old 11-04-2003, 04:00 PM   #2
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I have that too...using only Firebird

It drives me CRAZY! What I do to fix it is highlight the corrects itself.

I'v posted twice now in the Firebird forums...but no answers ever.

I wonder why no one else seems to get it....

I am also under RH9, i wonder if that has somehting to do with it
Old 11-04-2003, 11:07 PM   #3
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I used to have the same problem. I saw a post here that suggested making a change in Edit | Preferences | Appearance | Fonts. Change 'Display Resolution' from 'System Setting' to '96 dpi'.

I made this change, but I also made several other changes (such as adding TrueType support), so I can't recall whether the problem stopped after the change in 'Display Resolution' or the later changes.

Sorry I can't be more helpful. I hope this will at least get you pointed in the right direction.

You may also want to look at the various Font How-to's at the Linux Documentation Project, especially the font deuglification how-to.

--- Cerbere
Old 11-05-2003, 03:12 AM   #4
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Thanks Cerbere,

This bug has been annoying me for months. I'm running mozilla, KDE. Mandrake 9.1.

But just "Edit | Preferences | Appearance | Fonts. Change 'Display Resolution' from 'System Setting' to '96 dpi'" fixed this problem for me. I then set the minimum font size to 14, as otherwise the text was too small to read easily.

Much better!
Old 11-05-2003, 06:38 PM   #5
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I have tried setting the DPI to 96 and setting the minimum font size to 14, but I still notice the problem. It is not quite as pronounced since the font is a bit larger but none the less the text is not appearing correctly. There must be some way to actually fixes this issue.


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