[Firefox] Screen tearing since latest update? (17.0.1)

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  1. Nichtswisser

    Nichtswisser Master Guru

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    Is it just me or does Firefox suffer from screen tearing when scrolling since the latest update? (Win 7 64Bit)
     
  2. Parabola

    Parabola Banned

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    Haven't got this issue, I'm using Firefox beta 17.0 BTW.

    As of now I've switched o IceDragon, give it a try, it is based on Firefox, really good. Plus the interface is very similar to Firefox so no getting used to..
     
  3. Ice Cube

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    Well I'm running beta 18.0 and never got that problem.. It could've been a one-time issue. Or is it still happening?
     
  4. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    I never had any tearing in any FF build though my uncles AMD/ATI build has tearing in Firefox,
     

  5. Kaleid

    Kaleid Ancient Guru

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    I've had with 16 and 17. Strangely enough nothing with Win8 (which I don't want to use).
     
  6. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    It's not just the latest update, I've had it for a long while. Do you use smoothwheel?
     
  7. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Been using it forever never had an issue
     
  8. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Dunno why but it never felt right for me, even IE9 is smoother but anyway .. I read this on mozillazine while I was searching for fixes for the scrolling.

    set in about:config

    "general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS
    and
    general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS

    to 150, and the Lag feeling will be gone."

    It's a lot better for me now even with smoothwheel disabled.
     
  9. dsbig

    dsbig Ancient Guru

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    i always had bad scrolling performance in firefox compared to other browser.

    even worse when videos and playing it. half of the video is separate from the other half when scrolling

    chrome has great smooth scrolling but then uses more memory and cpu
    of course as of writing this task manager is showing 10 chromes running

    I only use firefox and internet explorer if chrome wont work with some site
     
  10. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Of course IE is smoother. The hardware acceleration is superior to Firefox.
     

  11. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Maybe but I disabled h/w accel on both browsers.
     
  12. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Ive Never noticed any tearing, just auto-updated to 18.0, which is also fine.
     
  13. dsbig

    dsbig Ancient Guru

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    sometimes I get screen tear. like watching a video and scrolling. the video doesnt stay solid. it breaks apart.

    youtube doesnt do it. but other sites sometimes do.




    currently right now, Im stuck using firefox, as my chrome dev version has bugs it.
     

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