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I updated to firefox 18.0 and suddenly all of my bookmarks and explorer bar windows are messed up. how do i fix this?

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basically any time I open up one of the windows at the top of my firefox, such as "bookmarks", the real firefox window where my browsing is is duplicated into my bookmarks menu. This only started happening immediately after installing version 18.0. I tried updating my graphics plug-ins, as well as un-installing all previous firefox versions, including the current one, and re-istalled. None f this fixed the problem. I've included an image of this happening on my browser http://tinypic.com/r/28p2l2/6

Chosen solution

Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.5
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Facebook Video Calling Plugin
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • HP Product Detection Plugin
  • HP Active Check Plugin
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.0
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.1.629
  • NPWLPG
  • 4.0.50401.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
18.0
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
HP Detect
1.0.16.0
true
{ab91efd4-6975-4081-8552-1b3922ed79e2}
avast! WebRep
7.0.1474
false
wrc@avast.com
Skype Click to Call
6.5.0.11422
false
{82AF8DCA-6DE9-405D-BD5E-43525BDAD38A}
Important Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.cache.disk.capacity
358400
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value
358400
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.startup.homepage
www.facebook.com | http://www.google.com/
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20130104151925
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
18.0
dom.max_script_run_time
0
dom.mozApps.used
true
extensions.lastAppVersion
18.0
gfx.direct3d.prefer_10_1
true
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1357941387
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
104858
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
0
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6620G
Adapter Drivers
aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx32 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64
Adapter RAM
512
Device ID
0x9641
Direct2D Enabled
true
DirectWrite Enabled
true (6.1.7601.17789)
Driver Date
9-28-2011
Driver Version
8.900.7.1000
GPU #2 Active
false
GPU Accelerated Windows
1/1 Direct3D 10
Vendor ID
0x1002
WebGL Renderer
Google Inc. -- ANGLE (AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6620G)
AzureCanvasBackend
direct2d
AzureContentBackend
direct2d
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend
cairo
JavaScript
Incremental GC
true
Accessibility
Activated
false
Prevent Accessibility
0
Library Versions
Expected minimum version
Version in use
NSPR
4.9.4
4.9.4
NSS
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSSMIME
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSSSL
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSUTIL
3.14.1.0
3.14.1.0

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Chosen Solution

Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

Question owner

thank you sir. helped perfectly