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As of late, I've been experiencing some annoying screen tearing in Firefox. This didn't always happen, and I don't notice it in Windows itself, nor Internet Explorer, so I am presuming it is related to Firefox. I have hardware acceleration in Firefox disabled, so I don't think that is the cause.

I am using Firefox 7.0.1. Is this a known issue with this update/version? I did find this.

http://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/kuhpd/firefox_7_causes_screen_tearing_while_scrolling/
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Firefox 7 causes screen "tearing" while scrolling?
Noticed this last night after upgrading. No idea what is causing it.

Any ideas?
My other suspect is video drivers. I'm using the 285.38 beta ones (which themselves crashed once on a 2D desktop...), as I was trying the Battlefield 3 beta. The latest official ones are 280.26, and I'm thinking of rolling back to see if it has an impact.

Does anyone have any ideas? If the drivers are causing it, why only in Firefox? If it's Firefox itself, does anyone else have the issue and/or know of a solution?
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Try enabling hardware acceleration. The weird thing is I don't experience this in Firefox, and I'm on the 285.38 drivers too. On another computer using Firefox but with a 560 Ti, this problem also does not occur. Not sure what drivers are installed though, I think the latest stable. I've never had a hiccup with 285.38 either, not one single crash in 2d or 3d (except my own doing testing out OCs in BF3 redface.gif)

What addons do you have installed?
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Originally Posted by Princess Garnet;15244201 
As of late, I've been experiencing some annoying screen tearing in Firefox. This didn't always happen, and I don't notice it in Windows itself, nor Internet Explorer, so I am presuming it is related to Firefox. I have hardware acceleration in Firefox disabled, so I don't think that is the cause.

I am using Firefox 7.0.1. Is this a known issue with this update/version? I did find this.

http://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/kuhpd/firefox_7_causes_screen_tearing_while_scrolling/

My other suspect is video drivers. I'm using the 285.38 beta ones (which themselves crashed once on a 2D desktop...), as I was trying the Battlefield 3 beta. The latest official ones are 280.26, and I'm thinking of rolling back to see if it has an impact.

Does anyone have any ideas? If the drivers are causing it, why only in Firefox? If it's Firefox itself, does anyone else have the issue and/or know of a solution?

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http://www.google.com/chrome?hl=en

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post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3;15244289 
Try enabling hardware acceleration. The weird thing is I don't experience this in Firefox, and I'm on the 285.38 drivers too. On another computer using Firefox but with a 560 Ti, this problem also does not occur. Not sure what drivers are installed though, I think the latest stable. I've never had a hiccup with 285.38 either, not one single crash in 2d or 3d (except my own doing testing out OCs in BF3 redface.gif)

What addons do you have installed?
I couldn't see hardware acceleration being a variable, given it's been disabled all along, but I enabled it and it's strangely seemingly not doing it right now (seeming being the key word). Go figure.

I didn't want to try it since I had it disabled for a few reasons, one of them being the look of text, but text doesn't look as much different now as I remember it. It does a little, but not as much/bad as I seemingly remember it. I think I still prefer the look a bit with it disabled though. The other was I'd randomly occasionally get scrolling that wasn't smooth, and I'm not positive on it, but I think the GPU was clocking down and causing lag with hardware acceleration enabled, but regardless, disabling hardware acceleration fixed it for me. So, I'm not sure if this will be an ideal/ultimate solution.

The only add-ons are AdBlock Plus, and whatever it's called that NewTabURL was rolled into (it's basically for having a new tab open to Google rather than a blank page, and I'm surprised this still isn't a default feature in Firefox, but I digress...).
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Try closing all windows other than Firefox. This fixed it for me.
    
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This would happen regardless of what else was running (or not running).

With hardware acceleration enabled, it seemingly stopped (you'd think that was backwards...), but if I could do without it while having hardware acceleration disabled, that'd be preferable.
post #7 of 13
How difficult can it be?

Firefox is a useless webbrowser. Just change.
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No issues here 285.38 7.0.1 and only add ons are fireshot and ad block plus. Regular or unlatched really fast scrolling all normal for me.
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Originally Posted by RainMotorsports;15260487 
No issues here 285.38 7.0.1 and only add ons are fireshot and ad block plus. Regular or unlatched really fast scrolling all normal for me.
Do you have hardware acceleration enabled? I enabled it and that fixed it for me.

Scrolling is fine. It wasn't slow or lagging. I was just getting screen tearing.
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How difficult can it be?

Firefox is a useless webbrowser. Just change.
Quit trolling my thread or I'm going to report your posts. Thanks.
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I am sorry. My purpose was to help. frown.gif
Edited by Hydros - 10/11/11 at 10:24am
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