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In dual monitor setup firefox 9.01 menus blink in and out

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Every version of firefox AFTER the 3.6 series has problems in dual monitor setups and I want to be able to keep all tabs I had open when I close firefox so when I open again they are there. In dual monitor if I use monitor 2 for firefox (which is the way I use it) the menu blink rapidly when I click on them and make very hard to navigate. What is it with the video setup in win7 I have to use an older version of winamp due to tearing in the second monitor? Have all you companies not fully learned who to implement dual monitor setups properly or is that not really a concern?

Every version of firefox AFTER the 3.6 series has problems in dual monitor setups and I want to be able to keep all tabs I had open when I close firefox so when I open again they are there. In dual monitor if I use monitor 2 for firefox (which is the way I use it) the menu blink rapidly when I click on them and make very hard to navigate. What is it with the video setup in win7 I have to use an older version of winamp due to tearing in the second monitor? Have all you companies not fully learned who to implement dual monitor setups properly or is that not really a concern?

Chosen solution

Firefox doesn't always play well with a multiple monitor setup and hardware acceleration.

Try to disable hardware acceleration.

  • Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available"
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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Ecery version after 3.6..

Installed Plug-ins

  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 10.2
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.0.0
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  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
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  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
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  • 4.0.60831.0
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.23) Gecko/20110920 Firefox/3.6.23

More Information

It is a dual monitor issue I believe. The menus glitch on monitor 2.
My monitor 1 is a Viewsonic PC LCD my 2nd monitor is a Dynex TV LCD I run both at 1080P on an Asus Nvidia Geforce GTX 460
I will gladly update to latest version when it works properly in both monitors :-)
Thank you for your time and for a fine browser!!

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Chosen Solution

Firefox doesn't always play well with a multiple monitor setup and hardware acceleration.

Try to disable hardware acceleration.

  • Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available"
Firefox doesn't always play well with a multiple monitor setup and hardware acceleration. Try to disable hardware acceleration. *Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available" *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-do-i-upgrade-my-graphics-drivers

Question owner

Thank you no more menu blinking. I guess they introduced hardware acceleration in version 4 or changed how it works because 3.6 didn't have the problem.

Thank you no more menu blinking. I guess they introduced hardware acceleration in version 4 or changed how it works because 3.6 didn't have the problem.