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Windows 7: Firefox flicker when scrolling

12 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Firefox flicker when scrolling

After ignoring this while attempting a more urgent fix on my laptop, I now want to try to fix this.

Here's what happens. Firefox browses and navigates fine, not a problem. Only when scrolling either with arrow or mouse, the background and sometimes the taskbar/system tray flicker. It's like you can see what window is open behind the browser view.

I have tried using IE (not a fan...) and it didn't work so I uninstalled Firefox and attempted a reinstall only to find the problem remains.

I did a search and tried some troubleshooting like updating my mouse driver and changing Windows theme from Aero.

Any solutions to this?

Thanks in advance.

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12 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Have you, in Firefox, gone to Options/Options/Advanced/General, and changed the "Use Smooth Scrolling" setting?

Have you gone to Index page • mozillaZine Forums and searched for "scroll flicker"?

Have you gone to https://addons.mozilla.org/ , searched for "scroll" and tried any of the extensions listed there?
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12 Aug 2012   #3

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You might also try to disable Hardware acceleration to see if that changes anything:

Open Firefox> Tools> Options> Advanced> General (Same path as Not Myself suggested above)

Untick Use hardware acceleration when available

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13 Aug 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Not Myself View Post
Have you, in Firefox, gone to Options/Options/Advanced/General, and changed the "Use Smooth Scrolling" setting?

Have you gone to Index page • mozillaZine Forums and searched for "scroll flicker"?

Have you gone to https://addons.mozilla.org/ , searched for "scroll" and tried any of the extensions listed there?
Tried and I thought it had gone away but it's still flickering.

Also disabled hardware acceleration, did another uninstall then reinstall but it's no better.

Sooooooo irritating.
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