When ClearType is on and you have a fading effect in your slide show, you see bold characters defected in IE6 and IE7. I couldn't find a better fix but putting a background color to the main teaser area has made it look better. I am basing on http://jszen.blogspot.com/2005/04/ie-bold-text-opacity-problem.html. Hope it'll be useful.

.views_slideshow_main {
	background-color: #FFFFFF;
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El Bandito’s picture

Cheers. Works for me.


AaronChristian’s picture


Also worked for me.

Optionally, if the style isn't being picked up because you have another background color on your view, adding !important to the css style should override the current one.

.views_slideshow_main {
background-color: #FFFFFF !important;
jrglasgow’s picture

Status: Needs work » Needs review
588 bytes

this worked for me - I have created a patch that will solve the problem in the future

redndahead’s picture

Title: Little hack for IE character problem with bold text when fading is on » Add Cleartype options in the settings page.
Version: 5.x-1.0-beta1 » 6.x-2.x-dev
Status: Needs review » Needs work

This may be better handled using a use cleartype option from cycle. I am planning on adding this as I need it for my site.

Options are ClearType and ClearTypeBG

redndahead’s picture

Status: Needs work » Needs review
7.18 KB

Here is a patch for the cleartype fix.

redndahead’s picture

Status: Needs review » Fixed

Committed patch in #5

Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.

Mi-Young’s picture

It worked for me! Thank you!