Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Firefox Browser Seach Bar messed up, missing random letters

  • 3 replies
  • 1 has this problem
  • Last reply by cor-el

more options

Ever since I updated my firefox version the search bar will be missing random letters when I type them, or the suggestions will be missing letters. However this is only a visual bug, since pressing enter will search for what I typed. I've restarted and reinstalled but its still like this. Just wondering if anyone has a fix. See attached images.

Attached screenshots

All Replies (3)

more options

See whether it happens when you use safe mode: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode A possible culprit is the setting for hardware acceleration.

Helpful?

more options

Starting in safe mode removed the issue. So I should remove hardware acceleration?

Helpful?

more options

Other possible causes are userChrome.css in case you use this file.


You can try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

Close and restart Firefox after modifying the setting for changes to take effect.

You can check if there is an update for your graphics display driver and check for hardware acceleration related issues.

Helpful?

Ask a question

You must log in to your account to reply to posts. Please start a new question, if you do not have an account yet.