Tabs not switching until windows are resized
This isn't a constant issue for me, but occasionally the browser will suddenly break such that when I switch tabs, nothing actually updates until I do something like restore/maximise the window. I can still interact with the page itself, but whether using the mouse or keyboard shortcuts, changing, opening, or closing tabs, or even typing in the navigation bar, won't do anything until I resize the window again. I haven't been able to figure out any pattern to when this state triggers, but after it does, it doesn't clear up without closing and reopening the browser. I have recorded a video showing this behavior but I am unable to upload it here, and still images would not properly convey the issue.
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When this happens, go to about:support and click the "Device Reset" button.
So there isn't any button that I can find that says "device reset". The items at the top seem to maybe be what I'm looking for, but they end up closing and reopening the window in some form, which is... a more indirect way to enact the workaround I've already been using. Is there any way I could fix the issue while keeping the window open, or even better, stop it from happening in the first place?
I think that "Device Reset" will only appear in Nightly and Developer Edition, this is the 'gpu-device-reset' button.
So are there any other suggestions for this? It's still a problem I'm experiencing, and I still haven't found any better solution/workaround than "close the window and open everything again".
What OS? What Desktop? X11 or Wayland? Try downloading Firefox from Mozilla. Download, unzip, and run firefox-bin from the folder and see if you have the same issue.
My computer is running Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE), pretty sure it's just X11. I can try freshly downloading the browser again, but it'll take a while to determine if it helps because the issue is fairly intermittent in the first place.
Try downloading Firefox from Mozilla. Download, unzip, and run firefox-bin from the folder and see if you have the same issue.
I've been using the fresh install for a few weeks and just had the same issue occur today with it. If you have any more information on how to fix this I'd appreciate it.