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Fire Fox 18 has problems correctly rendering web pages.

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Fire Fox 18 has problems correctly rendering web pages.

I am having problems with web pages not displaying correctly or being malformed since I installed Firefox 18. I have not changed any settings.

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Re: Fire Fox 18 has problems correctly rendering web pages.

Please reload the webpage while bypassing the cache using one of the following steps:

  • Hold down the Shift key and click the Reload button with the left mouse key.

OR

  • Press Ctrl + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + R (Windows and Linux)
  • Press Command + Shift + R (Mac)

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Site Moderator

Re: Fire Fox 18 has problems correctly rendering web pages.

Can you attach a screenshot?

Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot.


Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

New User

Re: Fire Fox 18 has problems correctly rendering web pages.

I have had the same problem for the past few days. The problem goes away temporarily if I clear the cache but it always comes back quickly. I have started Firefox in safe mode and have done a Firefox reset. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled both Java and Flash thinking that maybe they were corrupting the page layout. Nothing has helped fixed this problem. Please see screenshots.

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Site Moderator

Re: Fire Fox 18 has problems correctly rendering web pages.

If you use extensions (Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) like Adblock Plus or NoScript or Flash Block that can block content then make sure that such extensions aren't blocking content.

New User

Re: Fire Fox 18 has problems correctly rendering web pages.

I downgraded to v 18.0 and so far so good

New User

Re: Fire Fox 18 has problems correctly rendering web pages.

I'm having the same problem. The New York Times page is a mess. So is Tagged. Other sites so far are fine. I did all the suggestions here. It didn't help.

This just started happening today. Version 23.

I have the exact same problem in safe mode so it's not extension related.
SUMO Contributor

Re: Fire Fox 18 has problems correctly rendering web pages.

Hi JerryLerman, does a regular reload (Ctrl+r / Command+r) or a reload bypassing the cache (Ctrl+Shift+r / Command+Shift+r) cause Firefox to lay the page out correctly, at least once?

New User

Re: Fire Fox 18 has problems correctly rendering web pages.

Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I tried the bypass cache reload. I tried Safe Mode. NYTimes.com and tagged.com basically only loads the text, all scrunched to the left side. The links are there but none of the visual stuff. The screenshot above is what I see as well.

SUMO Contributor

Re: Fire Fox 18 has problems correctly rendering web pages.

Hi JerryLerman, can you review the permissions page to see whether anything is blocked for nytimes or tagged, or other domains that might be relevant (e.g., CDNs feeding those sites)? In particular cookie and image permissions come to mind.

In a new tab, type or paste aboutSmiley Tongueermissions into the address bar and press Enter.