Disappearing Text in Firefox

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Disappearing Text in Firefox

Postby SKS on Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:35 am

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When typing in a response or starting a thread in any given forum. All of a sudden several lines above previous lines I am typing, disappear.
But, if you highlight all the posts text, everything comes back as it was originally.

Any one experience this?
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Re: Disappearing Text in Firefox

Postby PatH57 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:43 am

could you try chromium and check if you have the same problems?
it will help troubleshooting your problem (cinnamon tweaking or firefox tweaking)
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Re: Disappearing Text in Firefox

Postby SKS on Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:49 am

Doesn't happen in Chromium. Just Firefox.
Did some googling and found that others have had the same problem in the past, Firefox bug.
Haven't spotted a real cure.
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Re: Disappearing Text in Firefox

Postby PatH57 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:51 am

it's probably one of the settings in firefox.
Try help, restart with add ons disabled, if it works it's one of the add ons.
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Re: Disappearing Text in Firefox

Postby karlchen on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:20 am

Hi, SKS.

I can confirm that I experience the same problem on Linux Mint 17, 32-bit, Nvidia graphics card using the nouveau driver, Cinnamon 2.2.13, Firefox 31.0 with Classic Theme Restorer 1.2.2 and Redcats on Green 5.7.0, as well.
It has not started with Firefox 31.0, the problem occurred on the previous Firefox version as well.

Note:
I am writing this on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, Intel graphics card, Unity desktop, Firefox 31.0 with Classic Theme Restorer 1.2.2 and Redcats on Green 5.7.0. And I have not experienced the problem in this envrionment so far.
I do not experience the problem when using Linux Mint 13, 32-bit, Nvidia graphics card using the Nvidia driver, xfce 4.10.2, Firefox 31.0 with Classic Theme Restorer 1.2.2 and Redcats on Green 5.7.0.
I do not experience the problem when using Linux Mint 16, 32-bit, Nvidia graphics card using the Nvidia driver, Cinnamon 2.0.14, Firefox 31.0 with Classic Theme Restorer 1.2.2 and Redcats on Green 5.7.0.

OK, to cut it short. So far I only experience the problem on Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon and Firefox 31.0. Hm .... I could also state that the only system where I see the problem is the only system which uses the nouveau driver.

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Re: Disappearing Text in Firefox

Postby SKS on Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:45 am

I am running a Nvidia graphics card.

So should I switch drivers?

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Re: Disappearing Text in Firefox

Postby expat_tony on Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:50 am

Bump.
I have a similar issue so I'd appreciate it if someone could answer SKS' question immediately above.
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Re: Disappearing Text in Firefox

Postby PatH57 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:48 am

same here with Mint 17 Mate 64 and radeon graphic card (so I don't believe it's driver related)
Running firefox without hardware acceleration is better but other things won't work :(
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Re: Disappearing Text in Firefox

Postby LesStrater on Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:36 pm

This is the first time I've been able to post here using Firefox in LM Cinnamon 64. Until now the "Quote" and "Post Reply" text links never showed up. (They displayed and worked fine in Firefox/Win7.) The problem was not video driver related, it was due to me not leaving well enough alone.
A few days ago, I installed a live version of LMCE on a USB flash drive and right away started to customize it. I installed quite a few themes into Firefox, including a theme manager addon. This somehow created the disappearing text problem. I tried everything to fix it, including removing and reinstalling Firefox. (That didn't work, because while it may remove the program, it leaves the support files and profile. So when I reinstalled it, it came up like nothing changed. Even my open tab pages were still there)
OK, so I finally got frustrated and wiped the flash drive last night, then did a complete new LMCE install. Problem solved...and this time I'm limiting the Firefox addons to the very basics and hoping for better luck.
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