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Separators move around on restart...

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Separators move around on restart...

So, I'm having a bit of an odd issue. Whenever I close and reopen firefox, it moves my separators around. My toolbar bookmarks have a separator between each website button, but when I restart a few on the left move so that they have two separators on one side, and none between the others. I hope that makes sense. I have no idea what to do to fix this, since I don't know what would cause it. It happens even after I delete and reinsert separators.

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Re: Separators move around on restart...


Try disabling graphics hardware acceleration. Since this feature was added to Firefox, it has gradually improved, but there still are a few glitches.

You might need to restart Firefox in order for this to take effect, so save all work first (e.g., mail you are composing, online documents you're editing, etc.).

Then perform these steps:

  • Click the orange Firefox button at the top left, then select the "Options" button, or, if there is no Firefox button at the top, go to Tools > Options.
  • In the Firefox options window click the Advanced tab, then select "General".
  • In the settings list, you should find the Use hardware acceleration when available checkbox. Uncheck this checkbox.
  • Now, restart Firefox and see if the problems persist.

Additionally, please check for updates for your graphics driver by following the steps mentioned in the following Knowledge base articles:

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Thank you.

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Re: Separators move around on restart...

Are you using Firefox Sync to sync bookmarks?

Problems with bookmarks and history not working properly can be caused by a corrupted places.sqlite database file.

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox profile folder.