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Firefox 18 makes browser go BLACK!


I'm running Firefox 18 on my mac OSX 10.6.8. Today I started noticing my firefox browser will go completely BLACK when I use it randomly. I thought it was at first just youtube videos, but as I visited normal sites with no videos, it still happens! The whole goes black including the back/foward buttons menu bar area at the top. The only part that doesn't black out is the top line that has the minimize/maximize/quit buttons at the corner. I tried deleting history/cookies/cache and quitting Firefox as a whole but nothing works. I disabled my addons and that didn't work too and I'm sure they aren't the issue because I've been running Firefox 18 for a few days now and it just now suddenly occurred. Firefox 18 is pretty much unusable, because as I was trying to google search how to fix this problem, it blacked out on me again, so I'm having to use Safari temporarily. Please help me!

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8) AppleWebKit/534.57.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1.7 Safari/534.57.2

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finitarry 157 solutions 2177 answers

Try downloading Firefox again and reinstall it. If that does not help, you may need to create a new profile.

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Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.