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Windows 7: Firefox causes screen to flicker

27 Nov 2013   #1
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 
Firefox causes screen to flicker

Has anybody encountered this with the latest firefox version?

I installed it and loaded my old profile to keep my information, but every other time when I load a page, the entire computer screen flickers (say I make a page refresh and then start doing something else, the screen will still flicked when its done loading it) at first I thought it was my graphics card, but it only occurs with firefox as it had never happened with previous version while I used the same card.

Thanks for your input.


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01 Dec 2013   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try disabling Hardware acceleration

Open FF> Tools> Options> Advanced> General> Untick Use hardware acceleration when available



See if that helps. You might see if your GPU driver is up to date, as that may allow you to use Hardware acceleration.

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01 Dec 2013   #3
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Has anybody encountered this with the latest firefox version?

I installed it and loaded my old profile to keep my information, but every other time when I load a page, the entire computer screen flickers (say I make a page refresh and then start doing something else, the screen will still flicked when its done loading it) at first I thought it was my graphics card, but it only occurs with firefox as it had never happened with previous version while I used the same card.

Thanks for your input.
If you are referring to Firefox 25.0.1 I have been also having issues with this new release as have a few of my friends. We all experience different issues, but I noticed some common ones. Yours is amongst them, I also noticed that if a friend want's to share a file with me via zippyshare or another bitlocker, the download will slowly stop to a crawl and never finish. I think the proper thing to do would be to wait it out for the next update. Firefox seems to update pretty frequently, so unless you find a solution, I would wait it out till the next update. I am sure they are aware of this @ FF headquarters. 25.0.1 is just not a very stable version in my opinion. It may also be a conflict of addons if you have any. Like just the other day I found out that running flashblock and noscript is a big no no together, since Noscript already contains the flashblock features and can cause instability.

Here is a web page that lists incompatible addons for firefox http://kb.mozillazine.org/Problematic_extensions
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