1.    15 May 2016 #1
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    Strange visual issue- help!


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    This just started today- it begun up the top of the windows and is really strange, and small grey boxes (the grey boxes in Firefox at least)- I'm not sure what's going on, especially since I've been able to run The Old Republic (a game) pretty much flawlessly.
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  2.    15 May 2016 #2
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    I've been experiencing this with FF for a couple of weeks too. No problems with anything else. Have you tried FF in Safe Mode?
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  3.    15 May 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    I've been experiencing this with FF for a couple of weeks too. No problems with anything else. Have you tried FF in Safe Mode?

    I realized after I posted it was just Firefox- I haven't tried Safe Mode, a restart of the browser seems to fix it. Have you tried Safe Mode and did it occur- I've just updated Flash and uninstalled a minor program so I'm waiting for a re-occurrence.
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  4.    15 May 2016 #4
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    I've been using an add-in for Firefox called Memory Restart, can set a threshold level, get an icon on the Toolbar that is green below that level, red above that level and clicking it restarts Firefox, no need to bring up Task Manager to close it which then requires starting Firefox again. Also find it more convenient in the restart that opens everything that was open.
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  5.    15 May 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allison View Post
    I realized after I posted it was just Firefox- I haven't tried Safe Mode, a restart of the browser seems to fix it. Have you tried Safe Mode and did it occur- I've just updated Flash and uninstalled a minor program so I'm waiting for a re-occurrence.
    Try disabling Hardware Acceleration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    I've been using an add-in for Firefox called Memory Restart, can set a threshold level, get an icon on the Toolbar that is green below that level, red above that level and clicking it restarts Firefox, no need to bring up Task Manager to close it which then requires starting Firefox again. Also find it more convenient in the restart that opens everything that was open.
    Shift + F2 ► type restart ► press Enter
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  6.    16 May 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allison View Post
    I realized after I posted it was just Firefox- I haven't tried Safe Mode, a restart of the browser seems to fix it. Have you tried Safe Mode and did it occur- I've just updated Flash and uninstalled a minor program so I'm waiting for a re-occurrence.
    Sorry, should clarify that- I meant FF's safe mode - with no add-ins.
    Here's one of several ways - I've set a shortcut using this:
    firefox.exe -safe-mode

    What I haven't yet identified is a pattern. It's sthg to do with minimising FF. It doesn't seem sleep related.
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  7.    16 May 2016 #7
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    I now begin to suspect it's FF version related. So far v43 seems ok. It's not add-ons.
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