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Black screen - Flawed firefox - DISABLED hardware acceleration!

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  • Last reply by Diablo12

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Hello all,

FYI - I am on a gaming rig/machine with 16GB ram and one of best GPUs. I'm on Win 7 SP1 ( dont ask me to upgrade to win 10 pls!) and my firefox is latest version.

For umpteenth times in last few months, I kept getting problems with firefox especially black or white screen or sometimes nothing on firefox (see screenshots).

I have disabled hardware acceleration for last 3 months and the problem persists.

I have created new profiles for few times and the problems still persists.

It was a last straw when the firefox is cleverly showing something on my option page of blanking it! WOW!, Genius programmers of Firefox. Old option version is more reliable than this new option version for sure.

It seems that it is not due to corrupted profiles nor corrupted GPU of mine (it has got latest stable version).

It seems that the firefox architecture is poorly designed or what? Shall I downgrade Firefox then? I am getting fed up to see black screens repeatedly every few hours which I forced-shutdown firefox via task manager and the firefox then worked properly after that (of course I launched it after force-shutdown it).

Someone said that firefox approaches to websites by loading "top to bottom" method, code-wise? Like some images or contents floating on the page as loaded by firefox? isn't that fundamentally rubbish method? You suppose to load the webpages from the bottom to top, not the other way.

I am tempted to switch back to IE since it never have any graphic problem unlike firefox. Speaking of other browsers - I have tried several browsers like Opera, Google and so on and none of those have problems unlike this firefox!

It seems that Firefox is not testing its coding too well for graphic purpose, or Firefox's QA channel is failed in graphic department?

Rant aside - anyone has got REAL solution to get rid of this persistent graphic problem with firefox? Or can I downgrade firefox???

Thanks a lot! FED UP loyalist firefox

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Or perhaps Firefox is not designed for gaming rigs/machines? Wow, firefox can't be supported by powerful machines.... O_O

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check this:

  • see if there are updates for your graphics drive drivers

  • disable protected mode in the Flash plugin (Flash 11.3+ on Windows Vista and later)

  • disable hardware acceleration in the Flash plugin See also:

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there?

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Thanks for the reply.

I am still on latest version for my GPU according to the website of my GPU and geforce.

Flash - I don't install it in my system at all. ZERO sign of flash plugins in my system.

Clearly firefox is not tested properly for graphic??

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Do a clean reinstall and delete the Firefox program folder before (re)installing a fresh copy of the current Firefox release.

If possible uninstall your current Firefox version to cleanup the Windows registry and settings in security software.

  • Do NOT remove "personal data" when you uninstall your current Firefox version, because this will remove all profile folders and you lose personal data like bookmarks and passwords including data in profiles created by other Firefox versions.

Remove the Firefox program folder before installing that newly downloaded copy of the Firefox installer.

  • (32 bit Windows) "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\"
  • (64 bit Windows) "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\"

Your personal data like bookmarks is stored in the Firefox profile folder, so you won't lose personal data when you uninstall and (re)install or update Firefox, but make sure NOT to remove personal data when you uninstall Firefox as that will remove all Firefox profile folders and you lose your personal data.

If you keep having problems then create a new profile.

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I have already done those and it doesn't make any iota difference.