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Google Docs Sheets Very Buggy

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I've been using FireFox for quite some time with Google Docs Sheets. A number of years. Suddenly it's got buggy. What's buggy? I click in a cell and nothing happens, I move the mouse and suddenly a whole range of cells are selected. It gets worse from there. It's unusable. Impossible to work with. I've tried for a couple of weeks almost and have given up. Works fine in Chrome. No idea how to debug this.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Duane Mitchell

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Separate Security Issue, please update your Flash 24.0 r0 by removing it as it is to old to update and possibly have 2 versions installed and will need to do this anyways. Remove it with : Reinstall with Flash Player Version: Current Version Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

Only thing I can think of since have no idea of what add-ons/Extension you are using is that it could be that and to try in Safe Mode to see if that is the issue other than doing a last resort :

In Firefox Safe mode these changes are effective:

  • all extensions are disabled (about:addons)
  • default theme is used (no persona)
  • userChrome.css and userContent.css are ignored (chrome folder)
  • default toolbar layout is used (file: localstore-safe.rdf)
  • Javascript JIT compilers are disabled (prefs: javascript.options.*jit)
  • hardware acceleration is disabled (Options > Advanced > General)
  • plugins are not affected
  • preferences are not affected

TEST''''is issue still there ?

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I tried everything suggested with no luck. I uninstalled Flash and tried it without Flash. I installed the new Flash. I ran in Safe Mode. No solution with any of them.

I am having this issue in both Google Docs and Google Sheets and it only seems to happen on Firefox. This is a new development starting in the last couple of weeks.

Whenever I single-click there is a delay. It seems to stay "clicked" as wherever I move the mouse a selection of content is highlighted. Using the keyboard to move around cells in Sheets is also a problem. Both Docs and Sheets are impossible to work with.

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I tested this on my Windows 10 machine with the latest version of Firefox and there is no problem there.

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I tested on my MacBook Pro and no problems there. So it's something about my desktop iMac.