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Author Topic: Firefox based browsers don't scroll worth a damn!  (Read 1214 times)

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Firefox based browsers don't scroll worth a damn!
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:15:38 AM »
There must be a secret.  I can't imagine all you Firefox lovers are putting up with pages that refuse to scroll even worse than the old days with 14.4 kbaud modems!!!  It's like the scrollbar thumb slider is glued in place.  I have to drag on it 4 or 5 times just to get it to budge sometimes.

I must have some setting wrong or something.  The WiFi here sometimes gets over a MB/s download bandwidth so I can't imagine the network is the culprit.

Right now I'm on the latest 64 bit Cyberfox.  But the same stuff happens in 32 bit Firefox Portable 35.01.  It's really weird.

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Re: Firefox based browsers don't scroll worth a damn!
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2015, 02:41:59 PM »
Okay, I've experienced this on my laptop (win 8.1) - but didnt know if it was related to a crappy touchpad, or dodgy on-board graphics or FF itself :-)
I think it's okay on my win 7 desktop - but have had lots of troubles with flash/video there (tbh I havent been keeping track, maybe I was having problems with flash/video with win 8 too).

PaleMoon seems to be behaving of late, but it has also broken session manager lately :(
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Re: Firefox based browsers don't scroll worth a damn!
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2015, 02:45:22 PM »
Okay, I've experienced this on my laptop (win 8.1) - but didnt know if it was related to a crappy touchpad, or dodgy on-board graphics or FF itself :-)
I think it's okay on my win 7 desktop - but have had lots of troubles with flash/video there (tbh I havent been keeping track, maybe I was having problems with flash/video with win 8 too).

PaleMoon seems to be behaving of late, but it has also broken session manager lately :(

Thanks for the info.  :)

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Re: Firefox based browsers don't scroll worth a damn!
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2015, 03:11:21 PM »
Just trying it again:
what also sometimes doesnt work (win 8.1) is using the arrow keys to scroll - but this is not consistently reproducible: it's like it's just being contrary at times.

Will have to pay more attention to how it's working when I get back to the desktop.
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Re: Firefox based browsers don't scroll worth a damn!
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2015, 03:29:40 PM »
do you have 'use hardware acceleration when available' checked in 'options', 'general'?
I usually have to uncheck this to clean up scrolling in FF.
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Re: Firefox based browsers don't scroll worth a damn!
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2015, 03:54:01 PM »
do you have 'use hardware acceleration when available' checked in 'options', 'general'?
I usually have to uncheck this to clean up scrolling in FF.

Yes, thanks :up: Now unchecked, will see if helps
it's in Options>Advanced>General - in case anyone else cant find it :-)
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Re: Firefox based browsers don't scroll worth a damn!
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2015, 04:15:20 PM »
do you have 'use hardware acceleration when available' checked in 'options', 'general'?
I usually have to uncheck this to clean up scrolling in FF.

Yes, thanks :up: Now unchecked, will see if helps
it's in Options>Advanced>General - in case anyone else cant find it :-)


Trying it now.  Thanks.  :)