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360 Extreme Explorer Modified Version


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5 hours ago, msfntor said:

I have a little problem though:

If the font is blurred, fuzzy on some websites, no immediate reaction on the same tab, if in uBlock Origin latest version 1.37.2 I block remote fonts on this website. ...after setting uBlock to deny remote fonts on the website, no immediate reaction, the font stays blurred after restarting Ublock or the page... But if I then copy this website in the new tab (or after I restart the browser) (with Ublock set blocking remote fonts on this website), the font is no more blurred in this new tab (or after I restart the browser).

Have you tried some of the recommendations of the following pages?

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95290?hl=en

https://www.askvg.com/fix-blurry-text-and-font-display-problems-in-google-chrome/

https://support.google.com/chrome/thread/9548011/blurry-font?hl=en --> See the comment of "Rob Harvey"

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46535842/why-do-fonts-appear-jagged-in-chrome

In chrome://flags/ there are also the "Enable pixel canvas recording" and "Font Access APIs" options.

Some flags mentioned by some comments do not appear on newer versions of Chromium.

Cheers.

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Thank you very much @Humming Owl for your detailed answer, I tried different possibilities in your recommendations, but nothing worked for me...

Please tell me if you have similar problems on the first page, with blurred font websites and uBlock O. ...

In fact uBlock is NOT able to switch to good fonts rendering from the blurred test website on the first tab.

If after browser restart I have this test website with nice fonts (so corrected with uBlock before restart), on this first tab only once it can render the blurred fonts as originally blurred (if I switch rendering of website fonts in uBlock), but then it can't come back to see the good fonts, if I block again remote fonts of this website in uBlock, still on this first tab.

 

Uh, I apologize for conveying my thoughts in such a fuzzy way! I tried to express myself as clearly as possible...

Some other examples of websites with blurry fonts, for your tests:

https://swisscows.com/?culture=en

https://private.sh/

https://search.norton.com/

http://radio.garden/listen/carolina-classic-hits/qNu31BgE

Yes we are able to listen to Radio Garden in @Humming Owl versions 12 and 13 of 360Chrome, without changing any flags!

Edit:

- but in @ArcticFoxie 12 and 13 versions of 360Chrome, Radio Garden demand first the WebGL ... "This experience requires WebGL"...

Edit2:

Fonts: This is the problem in the current page, if I wish to make change in the uBlock O. website fonts - no reaction on the page fonts if I want to improve them, but make fuzzy - yes, the page can become blurred thanks to uBlock... 

I do NOT have this problem in all Roytam1 forks, change is immediate as many times as I want.

So this problem is created by the 360Chrome bug or incompatibility with my Windows XP SP2 version, I think...

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If you wish to enable WebGL in my versions, edit the 360Loader.ini file and remove the  --disable-webgl portion from the Parameters= line.

Then copy the swiftshader folder and the libGLESv2.dll file from Humming Owl's version over to my version.

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For your fonts issue, I don't think it's uBlock "by itself".

I seem to recall witnessing issues similar to what you describe when I was experimenting with various extensions.

What is your full list of extensions (including version number)?

 

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In fact, if you don't have any particular needs (being a graphic designer, architect, etc.), it would be better to have the WebGL (which means Web Graphic Library, for the rendering of 2D and 3D graphics) disabled in the browser. And this way to have more privacy, increase your online anonymity... by cutting this link of contribution to creating a unique browser fingerprint, and with Google (if it is a "radio garden").

So we have to thank @ArcticFoxie for giving us this choice with his 360Chrome versions with disabled WebGL.

To check the WebGL fingerprinting of your browser, use this page of Browserleaks:

WebGl Browser Report: https://browserleaks.com/webgl

..or deviceinfo.me:  https://www.deviceinfo.me/

We have huge choice of internet radio players, e.g:  http://player.radiocoalition.org/carolinaclassichits?l

 

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5 hours ago, ArcticFoxie said:

For your fonts issue, I don't think it's uBlock "by itself".

I seem to recall witnessing issues similar to what you describe when I was experimenting with various extensions.

What is your full list of extensions (including version number)?

 

app.telemetry Page Speed Monitor 17.1.2

Behind The Overlay 0.2.0

Neat URL 5.0.0

One-Click JavaScript Toggle 1.5.2

Popup Blocker (Lite) 0.1.7

Popup Blocker (strict) 0.6.6

uBlock Origin 1.37.2 - (but this same problem I've with latest

uBlock Origin development build 1.37.3.21)

 

Thanks, @ArcticFoxie...

 

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I think I've discovered a weird bug in the program... using version 12, if you leave the "avatar" on and accidentally right click at the bottom of it (Chinese text) the browser UI locks up... and all chrome processes have to be force-quit in the task manager.

Fortunately, in the UI settings you can enable/disable the avatar..

Also, is there an easy way to enable/disable smooth font rendering in the browser?

Aside from that, it's remarkable how stable & quick version 12 is.

And it's definitely "quiet"... doesn't connect to China or any e100 (Google) servers upon starting up to a blank page.

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2 hours ago, Montana Slim said:

Also, is there an easy way to enable/disable smooth font rendering in the browser?

I don't know...In Advanced/Web Content - under Customize fonts, I've increased the Minimum Font Size, and then set page zoom on 120% for All pages, and under UI style notched Use custom font size 11... it's sufficient to me.

Fix poor font-rendering in Chrome on Windowshttps://coderwall.com/p/9tecwq/fix-poor-font-rendering-in-chrome-on-windows

I've changed Accelerated 2D canvas (under chrome://flags) - but to no avail..then return to the default setting.

Font Rendering Enhancer for Chrome:  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/font-rendering-enhancer/hmbmmdjlcdediglgfcdkhinjdelkiock?ucbcb=1

Version 0.1.4.1, Updated July 2, 2014, Size 567KiB

- I don't use it or other extension like this, for now ...

...

 

Besides:

In the setings/Advanced/Smooth Scrolling/Enable smooth scrolling (if notched) - but I don't see any difference if scrolling...

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2 hours ago, Montana Slim said:

I think I've discovered a weird bug in the program... using version 12, if you leave the "avatar" on and accidentally right click at the bottom of it (Chinese text) the browser UI locks up... and all chrome processes have to be force-quit in the task manager.

yes I've this same, weird bip if click and browser becomes unresponsive, and no more right click. I've to Log out of Windows and log back in.

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3 hours ago, Montana Slim said:

Aside from that, it's remarkable how stable & quick version 12 is.

And it's definitely "quiet"... doesn't connect to China or any e100 (Google) servers upon starting up to a blank page.

Very true, awesome browser version, all 12 and 13 versions! Stable, quick, privacy enhanced, and secure!

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1 hour ago, msfntor said:

Besides:

In the setings/Advanced/Smooth Scrolling/Enable smooth scrolling (if notched) - but I don't see any difference if scrolling...

The smooth scrolling does work.

How many OS-level and browser-level "font-altering" changes do you have in place?

Seems that you and @rereser both have some very unique and user-specific font needs.

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9 hours ago, msfntor said:

app.telemetry Page Speed Monitor 17.1.2

Behind The Overlay 0.2.0

Neat URL 5.0.0

One-Click JavaScript Toggle 1.5.2

Popup Blocker (Lite) 0.1.7

Popup Blocker (strict) 0.6.6

uBlock Origin 1.37.2 - (but this same problem I've with latest

uBlock Origin development build 1.37.3.21)

 

Thanks, @ArcticFoxie...

 

I've created a profile with these extensions and holy crap!

Font-rendering is UGLY!

GET RID OF uBLOCK ORIGIN and replace it with uMatrix!

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Here is the reddit thread of other uBock Origin users (not me, I use uMatrix) having a great dislike for the mobile GUI introduced with version 1.27.0  --  https://www.reddit.com/r/uBlockOrigin/comments/gk56f9/ublock_origin_1270_with_interface_redesign_is_out/

Stick with version 1.26.0 (or 1.26.2), it does everything that the "new" version does and it renders fonts properly on XP.

"Newer" is not better...  But look who I'm tellin', you're not even running Service Pack 3  :cool:

 

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I'm stick with 1.26.2 version of uBlock O. (the one before the horrible changes in the GUI (uBlock popup) and the tabs inside uBlock, which I don't like at all!

[But if you want a newer version of uBlock O., and want to use the old (classic) popup panel, set uiFlavor to classic in advanced settings (three cogwheels), then click Apply changes button. But this does not change the interior tabs].

If it's about blurred fonts problem: when you don't want remote fonts on the website, the first time you mark this in the uBlock GUI, nothing happens, cause it doesn't fit in "My rules" tab of uBlock - but this no-remote-fonts rule is written after browser restart, and is honored on subsequent restarts too, OK?

But with this older uBlock version, (which is put automatically in first position in the extensions page), after each browser restart, have now nag popup, dialog box: "Disable developer mode extensions", near uBlock icon... This is a Chrome issue not a uBlock issue, we learn on the web... This popup block action of other extensions, until moment of cancelling this popup.
"since Chrome 33 the "dev mode extension" dialog is always shown at chrome startup and cannot be disabled"...uh huh? ...
I've found another easy solution to make this dialog box disappear: each time after browser restart, click Esc keyboard key...

 

PS:

Thank you @ArcticFoxie, but I've found this same solution since yesterday... thank you as well!..

After my Windows XP SP2 start, I've RAM used 276 MB/3071 MB of memory.

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (Conroe).

In Process Hacker: System Idle Process and 12 processes only including 3 svchost.exe.

18 services are started.

I've tweaked this Windows a long time ago... since many years no reinstall of Windows, not installing additional software, regularly cleaning and defragmentation, so all running fine.

I'm able to see the desktop after about 20 seconds.

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