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Flickering when moving mouse on latest 32.0.2

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Since the update to FF 32.0.2 on my Mac the mouse starts flickering when moving over the screen. It seems as if this flickering is related to the underlaying HTML Structure. It occurs on all websites, so no specific site related issue is detected. Until the update to 32.0.2 (this morning) no flickering occured.

Since the update to FF 32.0.2 on my Mac the mouse starts flickering when moving over the screen. It seems as if this flickering is related to the underlaying HTML Structure. It occurs on all websites, so no specific site related issue is detected. Until the update to 32.0.2 (this morning) no flickering occured.

Chosen solution

Without any logical reason, the issue is gone. I haven't updated anything (except Twitter) since Sept. 19th. So, Issue is gone. Solution: No Idea. Magic

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Bietet Informationen über den Standardwebbrowser
  • Mit dem QuickTime Plug-in können Sie eine Vielzahl von Multimedia-Inhalten auf Webseiten anzeigen. Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie auf der Web-Site für QuickTime.
  • Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
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  • Folx 3 plug-in. Allows downloads to be redirected to Eltima Folx 3.
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  • Amazon MP3 Downloader Plugin 1.0.17
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.

Application

  • Firefox 32.0.2
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Javascript

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Graphics

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Misc

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  • Accessibility: No
guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

Does this also happen in Safe Mode?

*Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode 

Does this happen after you update the drivers?

Does this also happen in Safe Mode? *[[Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode]] Does this happen after you update the drivers? *[[Upgrade your graphics drivers to use hardware acceleration and WebGL]]

Helpful Reply

Yes, it also happen in Safe Mode and the OS is on the latest update Level. What seems to be weird is, that the mouse-pointer flickers because it changes from (i.E.) an arrow to an arrow with a shadow. Same happens from a vertikal bar to an arrow with a shadow. Maybe I should completely remove firefox and start a fresh install. I have created two video sequences. One with the behavior https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0Mhhr3WYfuFcDZYLUg5REtYWjQ/view?usp=sharing and another one with the above mentioned arrow-icon switch to shadowed-arrow. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0Mhhr3WYfuFdDBjcnFxa2JtSVk/view?usp=sharing

Yes, it also happen in Safe Mode and the OS is on the latest update Level. What seems to be weird is, that the mouse-pointer flickers because it changes from (i.E.) an arrow to an arrow with a shadow. Same happens from a vertikal bar to an arrow with a shadow. Maybe I should completely remove firefox and start a fresh install. I have created two video sequences. One with the behavior https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0Mhhr3WYfuFcDZYLUg5REtYWjQ/view?usp=sharing and another one with the above mentioned arrow-icon switch to shadowed-arrow. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0Mhhr3WYfuFdDBjcnFxa2JtSVk/view?usp=sharing

Question owner

I tested a complete new install (removed Firefox folder from ~/Library). Same behavior than before (flickering still occurs). Also updated to 32-0-3 meanwhile. No changes.

I tested a complete new install (removed Firefox folder from ~/Library). Same behavior than before (flickering still occurs). Also updated to 32-0-3 meanwhile. No changes.
guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

In the past, a java update fixed that same flickering.

The items that are not disabled in Safe Mode are extensions and hardware acceleration. Upgrade your graphics drivers to use hardware acceleration and WebGL may be helpful here.

In the past, a java update fixed that same flickering. The items that are not disabled in Safe Mode are extensions and hardware acceleration. [[Upgrade your graphics drivers to use hardware acceleration and WebGL]] may be helpful here.

Question owner

Thanks @guigs2 for the hints. Unfortunately nothing helped. Java is on the latest version (1.7.0_67-b01). Also switching the Hardware-Accelaration to "off" and webgl.disabled to true doesn't help to get rid of the flickering mouse-pointer. Right now I have no idea what motivates the mouse-pointer to change and jump around.

Thanks @guigs2 for the hints. Unfortunately nothing helped. Java is on the latest version (1.7.0_67-b01). Also switching the Hardware-Accelaration to "off" and webgl.disabled to true doesn't help to get rid of the flickering mouse-pointer. Right now I have no idea what motivates the mouse-pointer to change and jump around.

Chosen Solution

Without any logical reason, the issue is gone. I haven't updated anything (except Twitter) since Sept. 19th. So, Issue is gone. Solution: No Idea. Magic

Without any logical reason, the issue is gone. I haven't updated anything (except Twitter) since Sept. 19th. So, Issue is gone. Solution: No Idea. Magic

Modified by jgrotepass

guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

HI jgrotepass, I am happy to hear this, there was an update that is coming I know addressed this as well. I am happy you found it!

HI jgrotepass, I am happy to hear this, there was an update that is coming I know addressed this as well. I am happy you found it!