this post was submitted on 11 Jun 2024
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Hi, recently Firefox (technically Librewolf) presents me with weird whitespace as in the image. I tried to search for something similar, and I did find some post, suggesting I'll edit my font configs (in settings), but this has no effect. I tried to also open in incognito mode or disabled all my plugins or even create a new profile on my machine, but the spacings are always like this. On proper firefox, I don't see this issue.

Any idea?

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[–] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago (1 children)

My gut suggests it's a font issue, like librewolf is using a system font and firefox is using embedded or downloaded fonts.

backing that up with a search, I see there's lots of people complaining of font rendering issues of various types in the librewolf subreddit:

I don't know what your fix is, but I hope this helps guide you.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Yeah. You can change the font somewhere in the Firefox settings

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

I tried but the browser just ignore my request. I saw in the other reply, that this is an issue of font fingerprints.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Does the spacing change on different window sizes?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago


This is most probably it. Thank you.