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When I open Firefox I get text and no graphics - how do I fix this?

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When I open Firefox I get text and no graphics - how do I fix this?

Graphics are fine on web pages, but I see only text on the home page.

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Grand Master Contributor

Re: When I open Firefox I get text and no graphics - how do I fix this?

Hello,

Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache. In order to try to fix these problems, the first step is to clear both cookies and the cache. Note: This will temporarily log you out of all sites you're logged in to. To clear cache and cookies do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > History > Clear recent history or (if no Firefox button is shown) go to Tools > Clear recent history.
  2. Under "Time range to clear", select "Everything".
  3. Now, click the arrow next to Details to toggle the Details list active.
  4. From the details list, check Cache and Cookies and uncheck everything else.
  5. Now click the Clear now button.

Further information can be found in the Clear your cache, history and other personal information in Firefox article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Thank you.

Legendary Contributor

Re: When I open Firefox I get text and no graphics - how do I fix this?

Strange. The built-in Firefox home page isn't editable, it's embedded in a program file.

Is the problem only when you start up or does the same "unstyled" appearance affect new windows as well (Ctrl+n)?

If you manually type or paste about:home in the address bar and press Enter, is that also unstyled?

Site Moderator

Re: When I open Firefox I get text and no graphics - how do I fix this?

Can you attach a screenshot?

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


If images are missing then check that you aren't blocking images from some domains.

  • Press the F10 key or tap the Alt key to bring up the hidden "Menu Bar" temporarily.
  • Check the permissions for the domain in the currently selected tab in "Tools > Page Info > Permissions"
  • Check "Tools > Page Info > Media" for blocked images
  • Select the first image link and use the cursor Down key to scroll through the list.
  • If an image in the list is grayed and "Block Images from..." has a check-mark then remove this check-mark to unblock images from this domain.

Make sure that you do not block (third-party) images, the permissions.default.image pref on the about:config page should be 1.


Make sure that you haven't enabled a High Contrast theme in the Windows/Mac Accessibility settings.

Make sure that you allow pages to choose their own colors.

  • Tools > Options > Content : Fonts & Colors > Colors : [X] "Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above"

Note that these settings affect background images.

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There are extensions like Adblock Plus (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) and security software (firewall, anti-virus) that can block images and other content.

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