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After upgrading to 16.0.1, menu entries on the menu bar flash when they are clicked on.

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It also occurs in any folder that I have in my Bookmarks Toolbar. Restarting in safe mode resolves the problem, but it returns after restarting normally. I also went through all of my Extensions and Plug-Ins disabling them individually and restarting after each, but I ended up with none of them enabled and the problem still exists.

It also occurs in any folder that I have in my Bookmarks Toolbar. Restarting in safe mode resolves the problem, but it returns after restarting normally. I also went through all of my Extensions and Plug-Ins disabling them individually and restarting after each, but I ended up with none of them enabled and the problem still exists.

Chosen solution

Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_35 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • NDS Player Plugin
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  • 4.1.10329.0
  • IE Tab 2 Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

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Firefox
Version
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0
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false
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
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false
browser.tabs.loadInBackground
false
browser.tabs.onTop
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dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npietab2.dll
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extensions.lastAppVersion
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font.internaluseonly.changed
false
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
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cor-el
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Chosen Solution

Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox. *Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available" *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes *https://hacks.mozilla.org/2010/09/hardware-acceleration/

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Yep, that fixed it. Thanks! But I shouldn't have to do this. Hopefully it will be fixed in the next RC. Thanks again.

Chris

Yep, that fixed it. Thanks! But I shouldn't have to do this. Hopefully it will be fixed in the next RC. Thanks again. Chris
cor-el
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You're welcome.

You're welcome.
python1340 0 solutions 3 answers

I have deployed Firefox to about 30 company computers and they are all set up with the Mozilla Update Service. When these computers automatically update to 16.0.1, I will have to go around to each computer and fix every single one. Please please fix this next release and save me this headache.

I have deployed Firefox to about 30 company computers and they are all set up with the Mozilla Update Service. When these computers automatically update to 16.0.1, I will have to go around to each computer and fix every single one. Please please fix this next release and save me this headache.
cor-el
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You can disable hardware acceleration via a mozilla.cfg file in the Firefox program folder.

  • C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\

You can do that with pref() or lockPref()
You can set these prefs as a start and add others if you need to initialize those as well.

pref("layers.accelerate-all", false);
pref("layers.acceleration.disabled", true);

Use a mozilla.cfg file in the Firefox program folder to lock prefs or specify new (default) values.

Place a file local-settings.js in the defaults\pref folder where you also find the file channel-prefs.js to specify using mozilla.cfg.

pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg");
pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); // use this to disable the byte-shift

See:

You can use these functions in mozilla.cfg:

defaultPref();  // set new default value
pref();         // set pref, but allow changes in current session
lockPref();     // lock pref, disallow changes
You can disable hardware acceleration via a mozilla.cfg file in the Firefox program folder. *C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\ *C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\ You can do that with pref() or lockPref()<br /> You can set these prefs as a start and add others if you need to initialize those as well. <br /> <pre><nowiki>pref("layers.accelerate-all", false); pref("layers.acceleration.disabled", true); </nowiki></pre> ---- Use a mozilla.cfg file in the Firefox program folder to lock prefs or specify new (default) values. Place a file local-settings.js in the defaults\pref folder where you also find the file channel-prefs.js to specify using mozilla.cfg. pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); // use this to disable the byte-shift See: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locking_preferences You can use these functions in mozilla.cfg: defaultPref(); // set new default value pref(); // set pref, but allow changes in current session lockPref(); // lock pref, disallow changes
python1340 0 solutions 3 answers

You are missing the point. As a system administrator, I installed Firefox company-wide with Mozilla Maintenance Service turned on. That means Firefox is automatically updated. If Mozilla releases a new version that breaks everyone's Firefox in my company, and I am forced to go around to EVERY computer and apply the fix, then I might just go Chrome this time, so I don't get burned again.

You are missing the point. As a system administrator, I installed Firefox company-wide with Mozilla Maintenance Service turned on. That means Firefox is automatically updated. If Mozilla releases a new version that breaks everyone's Firefox in my company, and I am forced to go around to EVERY computer and apply the fix, then I might just go Chrome this time, so I don't get burned again.
python1340 0 solutions 3 answers

What good is Mozilla Maintenance Service if I can't trust Mozilla to release automatic updates that won't render my company's browsers inoperable?

What good is Mozilla Maintenance Service if I can't trust Mozilla to release automatic updates that won't render my company's browsers inoperable?