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Odd display issue

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Zosimos
 
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Location: Ohio, USA

Post Posted December 8th, 2019, 6:46 pm

The last few versions of Firefox have shown a strange behavior. When displaying a page it will stop redrawing with only some of the page on the screen, leaving large blocks (square/rectangular) spaces just black. Scrolling the page up or down a bit forces it to complete, so it's not some sort of major crash. It's just not finishing the render. This is a Windows 7 system with a E8600 Intel CPU (yes, pretty old) and an nVidia GTX-650 video card (yes, also pretty old). I've not seen any other browser do this, and I have several on the machine. Anyone else seen this?

kerft
 
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Post Posted December 8th, 2019, 7:00 pm

Webrender has been recently enabled on more computers. Disable webrender and restart the browser to see if that is a fix. Go to url address about:config and find gfx.webrender.all and set to false. If it was already false, this is not the problem and you could experiment with disabling hardware acceleration (in firefox options).

Zosimos
 
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Joined: April 23rd, 2004, 12:12 pm
Location: Ohio, USA

Post Posted December 9th, 2019, 12:26 pm

There are three settings that match this when I put it into the about:config bar.
app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.gfx.webrender.all.qualified
gfx.webrender.all
gfx.webrender.all.qualified

Only the shorter one, the one you mention, is false. :) The other two are true. Weirdly. the app.normandy one is in bold, meaning it has been changed from its default. When I set it to false and restart, it gets set to true again... ??? What is this app for? I don't recall installing it in Firefox.

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