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Firefox is flickering when typing any letter in Google search bar or when typing any initial letter in url link

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Hello Firefox Support Team,

Due to the fact, it's very annoying what has happened with my Firefox, I really need your help and assistance. My problem with Firefox web browser is very simple.

Almost anytime, when I am typing any letter in Google search bar or when I am typing any initial letter in Firefox url link, so for instance "Y" to get into YouTube directly, Firefox always starts to flicker, tremple or how to call it.

Below is my shared video, what I mean and how it looks like, hopefully you would be able to see it:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k5zy-63I1wWNfWKXhedCXOIVKSLa4jVG/view?usp=sharing

I did the Firefox hard reset yesterday but it didn't work at all. I have disabled the HW acceleration in Firefox as I've searched already in web but it didn't help neither.

I have the latest Firefox version installed 67.0.2

Please help me because I love Firefox but this is so so annoying..

Hello Firefox Support Team, Due to the fact, it's very annoying what has happened with my Firefox, I really need your help and assistance. My problem with Firefox web browser is very simple. Almost anytime, when I am typing any letter in Google search bar or when I am typing any initial letter in Firefox url link, so for instance "Y" to get into YouTube directly, Firefox always starts to flicker, tremple or how to call it. Below is my shared video, what I mean and how it looks like, hopefully you would be able to see it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k5zy-63I1wWNfWKXhedCXOIVKSLa4jVG/view?usp=sharing I did the Firefox hard reset yesterday but it didn't work at all. I have disabled the HW acceleration in Firefox as I've searched already in web but it didn't help neither. I have the latest Firefox version installed 67.0.2 Please help me because I love Firefox but this is so so annoying..
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Dark YouTube Theme - Black YouTube Theme Gesturefy Open Gmail in a new tab Tipli

I have installed these add-ons also before and never had any flicker or tremble issue.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0

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caspy7 0 solutions 11 answers

Try Firefox Safe Mode to see if the problem goes away. Firefox Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode that temporarily turns off hardware acceleration, resets some settings, and disables add-ons (extensions and themes).

If Firefox is open, you can restart in Firefox Safe Mode from the Help menu:

  • Click the menu button New Fx Menu , click Help Help-29 and select Restart with Add-ons Disabled.

If Firefox is not running, you can start Firefox in Safe Mode as follows:

  • On Windows: Hold the Shift key when you open the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • On Mac: Hold the option key while starting Firefox.
  • On Linux: Quit Firefox, go to your Terminal and run firefox -safe-mode
    (you may need to specify the Firefox installation path e.g. /usr/lib/firefox)

When the Firefox Safe Mode window appears, select "Start in Safe Mode".

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If the issue is not present in Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, theme, or hardware acceleration. Please follow the steps in the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article to find the cause.

To exit Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.

When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help others with the same problem.

'''Try Firefox Safe Mode''' to see if the problem goes away. [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode|Firefox Safe Mode]] is a troubleshooting mode that temporarily turns off hardware acceleration, resets some settings, and disables add-ons (extensions and themes). '''If Firefox is open,''' you can restart in Firefox Safe Mode from the Help menu: * Click the menu button [[Image:New Fx Menu]], click Help [[Image:Help-29]] and select ''Restart with Add-ons Disabled''. '''If Firefox is not running,''' you can start Firefox in Safe Mode as follows: * On Windows: Hold the '''Shift''' key when you open the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut. * On Mac: Hold the '''option''' key while starting Firefox. * On Linux: Quit Firefox, go to your Terminal and run ''firefox -safe-mode'' <br>(you may need to specify the Firefox installation path e.g. /usr/lib/firefox) When the Firefox Safe Mode window appears, select "Start in Safe Mode". ;[[Image:SafeMode-Fx35]] '''''If the issue is not present in Firefox Safe Mode''''', your problem is probably caused by an extension, theme, or hardware acceleration. Please follow the steps in the [[Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems]] article to find the cause. ''To exit Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.'' When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help others with the same problem.
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Hello, I have uninstalled all extensions, all themes (using the default theme only) and I have disabled HW acceleration also, so basically my Firefox browser is almost like a new, after the first installation.

However, I have still that strange flickering or trembling problems when typing into google search bar the first, initial letter or when typing the first initial letter into url search bar in Firefox browser.

Hello, I have uninstalled all extensions, all themes (using the default theme only) and I have disabled HW acceleration also, so basically my Firefox browser is almost like a new, after the first installation. However, I have still that strange flickering or trembling problems when typing into google search bar the first, initial letter or when typing the first initial letter into url search bar in Firefox browser.
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I uninstalled also my Firefox and have installed new one, the latest version 67.0.3 but it's still flickering, trembling when typing any initial letter not only into Google search bar or into url link bar but also sometimes when typing that initial letter within some web pages..

Please fix this issue asap because Firefox is unusable for me, it's so so annoying when using it...

I uninstalled also my Firefox and have installed new one, the latest version 67.0.3 but it's still flickering, trembling when typing any initial letter not only into Google search bar or into url link bar but also sometimes when typing that initial letter within some web pages.. Please fix this issue asap because Firefox is unusable for me, it's so so annoying when using it...
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cor-el
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Note that Firefox 67.0.4 has been released just now (security vulnerability).

Note that Firefox 67.0.4 has been released just now (security vulnerability). *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/67.0.4/releasenotes/
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McCoy
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Hello AndyMann,

If disabling hardware acceleration didn't work, maybe you could try updating your graphics card drivers (if you haven't already) :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

Hello AndyMann, If disabling hardware acceleration didn't work, maybe you could try updating your graphics card drivers (if you haven't already) : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
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Hello McCoy,

Thanks for reply. I've been using GeForce Experience, so my graphics card drivers are always up to date, actually 430.86.

Hello McCoy, Thanks for reply. I've been using GeForce Experience, so my graphics card drivers are always up to date, actually 430.86.
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