Closed Bug 1236593 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Frequent artifacting when scrolling articles w/ APZ enabled


(Core :: Panning and Zooming, defect)

Not set



Tracking Status
firefox46 --- affected


(Reporter: RyanVM, Unassigned)




(Whiteboard: [gfx-noted])


(2 files)

Feel free to dupe this to another bug as-needed. It's hard to get a sense of which specific issues overlap across different websites going through the deps of bug 1013364. See also bug 1188532 which might be related.

On the page linked from the URL field (and other articles), I frequently see text duplication/overlaying and images flashing in and out when scrolling with the mousewheel. No issues with APZ disabled or when using the arrow keys to scroll.

Reproduced on Win10. It's reproducible on Linux as well, but I find it more difficult as scrolling seems hella-laggy in general. In case it matters, this is on a HiDPI laptop (4K screen).
I can't repro on my piddly non-4k screens. That being said this might be a dupe of bug 1201996; that's the closest one I can think of.
See the text tearing/blurring in this video I took on win10 e10s today:
I screenshotted a frame from bkelly's video which shows the issue (I think).
Based on the investigation in bug 1201996, uses a canvas that they draw into on scroll events, or something like that. So it's quite possible that this duplicate-drawing stuff is a stale canvas element being combined with content scrolling on top.
That would also explain why the artifacting only happens on the first scroll-through of the page.  The canvas is complete after that.
I've also seen some blurring on the first scrollthrough on Medium, though not nearly as severe as the screen shot. I don't have a 4k monitor.
I don't have a 4k monitor either.  Note, the screenshot looks worse than what I see since its very transient.
Whiteboard: [gfx-noted]
Attached image scrolling-on-medium.gif
I also reproduce this on dev edition (FF46) on windows 10.
Here's a gif recording while scrolling with the mouse wheel.
I'm pretty sure this was fixed bug 1251894, which has already landed on Nightly.
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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