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constant screen flickering
recently I upgraded to firefox 12. as soon as I did the screen constantly flickers when scrolling, mousing over anything, page updating, and especially streaming video flickers even worse. I tried downgrading to a previous version of firefox (10.0.2) but it still happens. I have used firefox for years and would like to continue to use it but this will give me a headache! PLEASE how can I fix this!
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Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).
- Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.
the new versions of firefox use hardware acceleration, please update the graphics drivers for your system for the feature to work properly.
for your integrated intel hardware see: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20842...
for the dedicated nvidia card: http://www.geforce.com/drivers/result.../42588
in case an update of the drivers does not help, you can also switch off hardware acceleration in firefox > options > advanced > general
My drivers are up to date and I have a fairly robust graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450). My card was top of the line when I first experienced the issue. The latest driver is installed today. This problem has been happening for over 2 years, but I still have to turn off hardware acceleration to be able to use Firefox.