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What are those 3 boxes with 3 numbers in each box upper left corner of browser window and in drop down menus??

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Firefox 45 and below doesnt do this, but 46 and up to including ver. 52 has these 3 pink boxes with 3numbers in each box that change with movement of the mouse around the page or browser window. It happens even in safe mode. The pink boxes appear also in any drop down menu or balloon tip etc. I am using XP SP3 32 bit. I would like to get rid of these artifacts because they are blocking my view etc of menu items etc.

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ab288 said

Firefox 45 and below doesnt do this, but 46 and up to including ver. 52 has these 3 pink boxes with 3 numbers in each box that change with movement of the mouse around the page or browser window.

You may have for some reason enabled the FPS tools preference layers.acceleration.draw-fps to true.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Apps/Fundamentals/Performance/CSS_JavaScript_animation_performance

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Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 29.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here: Uninstall Flash Player | Windows {web link} Uninstall Flash Player | Mac {web link}


Then reinstall the latest version.

Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x.

Flash Player Version 32.0.0.114

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>


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

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ab288 said

It happens even in safe mode.

Have you tried; Start your Computer in safe mode with network support. Then start Firefox. Try Secure websites. Is the problem still there?

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode Starting Any Computer In Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia

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What I meant to say was the problem persists with addons disabled.

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So Ive got my double flash installation taken care of, many thanks for noticing that. The problem is still there tho, doesnt seem to have made any difference after restarting my browser etc.

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Also checked my NVDIA graphics Geforce 9400GT has latest driver . It does for XP.

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ab288 said

Firefox 45 and below doesnt do this, but 46 and up to including ver. 52 has these 3 pink boxes with 3 numbers in each box that change with movement of the mouse around the page or browser window.

You may have for some reason enabled the FPS tools preference layers.acceleration.draw-fps to true.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Apps/Fundamentals/Performance/CSS_JavaScript_animation_performance

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YES that was it, THANKYOU !!!!

layers.acceleration.draw-fps was set to true.

set to false, restarted and its gone. Many thanks!!

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@ ab288 :

You inadvertently marked your own post as Chosen Solution - you can rectify that by clicking on the 'Undo' button to the right of that post and then mark James' post as Chosen Solution.

Thank you in advance  !

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Many thanks James for all your help. God Bless you and yours.