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Firefox works fine but some of my games are jerky rather than smooth at times, could Explorer be responsible?

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I have Windows 7 on my gaming desktop computer, and have Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 which played fine on Explorer. Firefox works fine since I installed it, but this game is now jerky rather than smooth. Could Explorer be interfering? Even if not, would I be at any disadvantage if I uninstall Explorer?

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mjollnir said

Would I create any problem if I uninstalled Explorer?

Yes. Win IE is part of Windows, and Microsoft uses IE to do its updating.

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Win IE and Firefox use separate flash players.

See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

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Thanks, but I had already done this.

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Is this with one website, several?

Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache.

  • Clear the Cache and
  • Remove Cookies
    Warning ! ! This will log you out of sites you're logged in to.

Type about:preferences<Enter> in the address bar.

  • Cookies; Select Privacy. Under History, select Firefox will Use Custom Settings. Press the button on the right side called Show Cookies. Use the search bar to look for the site. Note; There may be more than one entry. Remove All of them.
  • Cache; Select Advanced > Network. Across from Cached Web Content, Press Clear Now.

If there is still a problem, Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). While you are in safe mode;

Type about:preferences#advanced<Enter> in the address bar.

Under Advanced, Select General. Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.

Poke around safe websites. Are there any problems?

Then restart.

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This problem doesn't occur with any website, it is a game on a disc.

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You're using Firefox to play a game on disk? What game is it? What format is it stored?

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It is an older golf game by E A Sports, Tiger Woods PGA Tour '08. But so far as I know, I'm not using Firefox to play it, I'm using Windows 7. The game is installed from the disc, then played with the disc in the dvd drive. As a last resort, I wondered if there might be some interference by Explorer with Firefox after I installed Firefox, which might affect the game's performance. I say "as a last resort" because I've checked out or tried everything else I can think of, & clean up & defragment disc C regularly.

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You said; which played fine on Explorer What do you mean by this?

Most of those type games do not use a browser to connect to the web. Those that do have there own internet comm sub program.

I think it best if you contact the games support site. This is not a browser issue I am thinking.

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OK, thx. I only installed Firefox about a month ago, & was wondering if anything in Explorer might conflict with Firefox & cause any problem with the operation of my computer when I am not on the internet. Would I create any problem if I uninstalled Explorer?

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mjollnir said

Would I create any problem if I uninstalled Explorer?

Yes. Win IE is part of Windows, and Microsoft uses IE to do its updating.