Firefox issues: Flickering and something else

  1. cxg331

    cxg331 New Member Bronze Member

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    Nothing major here, but wondering if there are any known fixes.

    Firefox 4.0.1 randomly flickers.It usually happens when navigating to a new page. It never shuts down, but it is an annoying effect.

    The second issue is that when I open my bookmark menu, and it covers part or all of the "Windows Explorer" ribbon at the bottom of the screen, it remains sort of a whited out area on the Windows Explorer ribbon after I'm done with the bookmarks. The only way to get rid of it is to click in the lower right corner to minimize all windows and go to the desktop. Again, nothing major, but an annoyance none the less and something I'd like to solve if there is an answer.
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    Hello cxg331..


    This may be a memory thing,as the new FireFox browser is a memory hog..

    Mine flickers a bit,now that i think about it...
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    I know if you have a lot of memory, Firefox caches a lot. Then if you have additional plugin/extensions even more so. You can allow a certain amount of memory to Firefox might help. Mine ramps up a bit as well, but any browser should remain lightweight.
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    Thanks for the responses, guys.

    I've seen the issue discussed on Mozilla's boards, but no one seems to have a direct answer. This flickering issue is only present in Firefox 4, and wasn't anywhere to be seen in 3.6 (I believe that was the last 3. version). That it happens both on my laptop as well as my father-in-law's desktop tells me that it is more than just a one off issue.
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    Then it would go back to FireFox 4 memory hog issue's i would think. Even our forum owner has an issue with fox's memory issue,that he doesn't like that fact about it...Have you tried Kedar_Deore suggestion?
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    vger,

    Yes, I tried the Memory Fox add-on, but it has not stopped the flickering.
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    Does your monitor has a refresh rate setting? (50Hz, 60Hz)
    If yes, try changing that to any of the allowed values.
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    I'm using Firefox 4.0.1 and nothing happens for me but if you like try Firefox 5.0 beta 2 with improved memory and network performance. Check details below

    Firefox 5.0 beta 2 change log

    * Added support for CSS animations
    * Added support for switching Firefox development channels
    * The Do-Not-Track header preference has been moved to increase discoverability
    * Improved canvas, JavaScript, memory, and networking performance
    * Improved standards support for HTML5, XHR, MathML, SMIL, and canvas
    * Improved spell checking for some locales
    * Improved desktop environment integration for Linux users

    Download Firefox 5.0 Beta 2 - FileHippo.com












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    If you were unable to post due to reasons beyond your control then Private Message me, (Vger) as I closed the thread and I will re-open it for you.
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