Fixing Firefox 3.5 flash video full-screen hang and blurry font on Linux

If you have just upgraded to Firefox 3.5 and have noticed the blurry fonts, and, or Firefox hangs if you put flash video on full-screen, I’ve got 2 workarounds for you.

Blurry font fix

su
cd /etc/fonts/conf.d
ln -s ../conf.avail/10-hinting-full.conf .
rm 10-hinting-slight.conf 10-hinting-medium.conf

Then restart Firefox – you should see the font changes.

Please note I am using full hinting – change the above to your hinting level as per your configuration.

I found the above solution from this page.

Flash video full-screen hang fix – This also applies to Firefox 3.0 as well!

Insert the following line to the Firefox startup script (/usr/bin/firefox):

export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libGL.so.1

I got this fix from this page.

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