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Constant vertical flicker on webpages with the following defined element: <div class="article-wrap">...</div> flex scroll. How do I prevent this from happening?
When I visit some web pages there is a ribbon bar at the top of the page (just under the main menu bar) with links to other articles arrayed horizontally across the screen. As I scroll down several lines and then stop to read text, that ribbon bar disappears off the top of the screen. Once it has disappeared, it constantly tries to reappear. It does this by popping down, then up, repeatedly as I scroll down and then stop to read again.If I right-click on the ribbon bar and select "Inspect Element", the Inspector window opens at the bottom of the screen and highlights the line:
This constant, rapid, up and down motion of the everything below the ribbon bar is very annoying and uncomfortable. It makes reading difficult. Please note that as I scroll back towards the top of the page the ribbon bar reappears and the flickering stops.
Is there any way to prevent this ribbon bar at the top of the page from moving at all? Can the ribbon bar be turned off in some way so it doesn't even appear? This has only started recently, within the last one or two version updates.
Any help you can give would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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I wonder whether this is supposed to be an improvement over simply fixing the position of the bar so it sticks to the top of the "viewport" while you scroll (like the header on this page where I'm typing now).
I don't think Firefox has a built-in feature to override the script in the page that is positioning the bar.
This technique of following you down the page often is used for videos and video ads, so extensions that target ads and other annoying content might have a feature to suppress the bar.
Thank you, jscher2000. I appreciate the quick reply. I was hoping there was a setting in 'about:config' that would allow me to deal with the issue. I am not quite savvy enough to know what the search term might be to find it there. Your idea to find some sort of suppression app is a good one. If I find one, I will post back and let you know.