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AFter the standard screensaver kicks in, all Firefox windows go totally black except for the title bar,; only closing & restarting FF Fixes.

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Windows XP SP3. This started with Firefox v.18.0. When any activity cancels the screensaver, all display returns as before, except Firefox. FF window will close using the corner "X", but no other toolbars are visible or functional. No new add-ons since the 18.0 update.

Windows XP SP3. This started with Firefox v.18.0. When any activity cancels the screensaver, all display returns as before, except Firefox. FF window will close using the corner "X", but no other toolbars are visible or functional. No new add-ons since the 18.0 update.

Chosen solution

Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

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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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This appears to have solved the black-out problem. I'll re-post if it reoccurs. tks.

This appears to have solved the black-out problem. I'll re-post if it reoccurs. tks.
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This is the closest to the problem I am seeing. When the pc wakes from sleep, some parts of the Firefox window appears black until I minimize/restore it, or close/restart it. Some parts of the window reappear if I mouse over it repeatedly. This is relatively new. I don't usually report minor problems like this unless they repeat.

Win7-64b Firefox 19.0.2

This is the closest to the problem I am seeing. When the pc wakes from sleep, some parts of the Firefox window appears black until I minimize/restore it, or close/restart it. Some parts of the window reappear if I mouse over it repeatedly. This is relatively new. I don't usually report minor problems like this unless they repeat. Win7-64b Firefox 19.0.2