when first opening Firefox a small translucent rectangle approx 3cm x2cm appears in the top left corner it then immediately disapears
could this be a tracker?
I have googled to no effect disabling Addons then restarting doesn't work, and i cant find out how to disable hardware accelerator. I have completely reinstalled the os I have three on separate partitions I'm using ubuntu11.10 Atm but this happens on all my linux os' I haven't checked windows yet though any advise would be welcome.
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The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.
To Reset Firefox do the following:
- Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
- Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
- Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
- Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.
Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).
- Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
You can also check for problems with the localstore.rdf file.
I have started in safe mode. I have formatted and reloaded the entire operating system I have reset Firefox But still have the problem I have Three partitions with two different versions of Ubuntu 11.10 ...12.04 they all have the same symptom, But windows7 doesn't
I also want to join this conversation, because I also see this translucent rectangle then firefox starts. I have Firefox 16.0 on virtual machine and it doesn't exhibit this behaviour. I am sure this is not a bug, but it looks ugly. Firefox is very good browser and should show its main window immediately.
Firefox 19 (Linux x86_64) solved this issue.