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Windows 7: Firefox page visuals "move"

05 Oct 2016   #1
Messerschmitt

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Firefox page visuals "move"

I have an old 4870 ATI card. Obviously I don't use it primarely anymore and it's in my secondary desktop, and I made this video like 5 years ago, but never got around to post it.

Hovering over the moving texture "fixes it". It's also not just that one webpage. It happens on many.

Anyway, what the heck causes this. Anyone saw this?

VID 20130410 162324 - YouTube


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05 Oct 2016   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Weird.

Do you have "Use hardware acceleration when available" turned on?
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06 Oct 2016   #3
Messerschmitt

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Yes
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06 Oct 2016   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Messerschmitt View Post
Yes
Try disabling that option.

Hardware Acceleration used to cause so many Firefox/Pale Moon problems.
I haven't used it for several years.

Occasionally I turn it on to see if it has improved and if it makes any beneficial difference to my setup.
I've found that it hasn't changed and there are still no noticeable benefits.

Note:
Maybe Hardware Acceleration only works on Intel machines.

I have discovered that some software expects you to be using Intel hardware (e.g. Android Studio).
My desktop machines use AMD hardware.
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06 Oct 2016   #5
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Wow!!! I never have seen something like that before...

Are your VGA drivers up to date? Latest drivers tend to have less problems with hardware acceleration.

Depending if you feel that things go faster or not, you can always disable hardware acceleration and rely on your CPU entirely, that fixes many problems...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Note:
Maybe Hardware Acceleration only works on Intel machines.

I have discovered that some software expects you to be using Intel hardware (e.g. Android Studio).
My desktop machines use AMD hardware.
In the case of Firefox, they are supposed to be working with a lot of setups, this includes nVidia, ATI or even Intel HD graphics.

The problem is that, they insist on relying on the DirectX API to use hardware acceleration, which has been proven to be faulty, buggy and in general, quite unstable. OpenGL by the other hand, is a much better option (I've tested it when Firefox was in works of Hardware Accel, it was quite good) and it's way faster than DirectX when handled right.

Now, is this fault of DirectX? Nope, Why? Because Chrome and IE can use hardware acceleration in a really neat way, and neither of them crash or exhibit bugs... The problem is that Mozilla team seem clueless using this API (remember Firefox garbled text problems when the platform update for IE10-11 came out? Neither IE nor Chrome had this problems...)

Not being able to fully handle an API can lead to nasty bugs... OpenGL seems like abetter solution for me and Firefox... but let's see what Mozilla thinks about it...
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07 Oct 2016   #6
Messerschmitt

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Honestly it never bothered me TOO much, but all in all it's pretty cool eh? Some of the weirdest thing. I'll see if hardware acceleration does anything. I don't have ATI CC installed (as I never install it), so not sure where I can disable the hardware acceleration. Also, I rarely use my old computer so it might take a bit of time to look it up.
As for the newest drivers, honestly I have some drivers that I know my computer worked good from the time I used it frequently. Usually the newest drivers start screwing up the older the video card gets as it introduces bugs while they work improving the newest released cards.
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08 Oct 2016   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Messerschmitt View Post
I don't have ATI CC installed (as I never install it), so not sure where I can disable the hardware acceleration. Also, I rarely use my old computer so it might take a bit of time to look it up.
I meant the setting in Firefox.
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