Something - haven't yet figured what - makes Mozilla stop drawing stuff on the screen. After ALT-TAB (task-switch) Mozilla only draws some tiny pieces of the UI, not the whole UI or the webpage. This makes it almost impossible to use Mozilla. When Mozilla goes to this "mode" (=not drawing properly), it will stay there until next reboot. Restarting Mozilla, making the Mozilla window smaller or closing other applications might help temporarily, but the problem will reappear shortly. Most UI elements become visible when you move mouse over or click. Text on webpages must be selected to make it visible. Pictures on webpages become visible on click. Moving forward (following links) seems to draw pages correctly, even in this mode, but hitting back-button doesn't draw anything. This bug has been around for a LONG time (so long that I can't even remember when it first appeared, or if it has always been there). I currently have 53% free GDI and 52% free user-resources, so that shouldn't be a problem. Other programs run just fine. Mozilla dialogs (download-dialog, for example) don't seem to be affected by this bug, but I can't verify that. A screenshot cannot be taken; as Mozilla doesn't draw (almost) anything, the screenshot is full of black. I took some "shots" with a videocam; if you need that stuff for resolving this bug, let me know and I'll put that video on the net. One ugly workaround would be assigning a hotkey for redrawing everything.
build ID ?
Any build, old or new. Currently running 2002031309 and the bug is there.
Reporter: Please try a more new one with a clean installation (install in a new directory). And does this only happens after viewing websites with a Java plug in?
This sounds just like bug 133132. The redraw problem and black-and-white screen capture, as well as that it occurs on Windows 98 and is only fixed by a reboot, are all elements in common. If the problem presists after you completely reinstall Mozilla and create a new profile, please vote for bug 133132 and list what graphics card you use.
I have seen (i think) this behaviour too. First time it happened was when I installed this build (download talkback zip, unzip to new directory, quit previous version of Mozilla). Must have been around 5-30-02. Then I started this build, hit slashdot, clicked on a story, and the screen was not drawn. The load progress bar stayed at about 95%, and the mozilla icon kept animating, even thought the pageload was complete. I could only get the page to show by dragging the mozilla window off screen, and back. Then I went to bugzilla to search for this bug, which is quite annoying if you have to move your browser around everytime you click a link... Restarting the browser didn't help, only rebooting windows fixed it. Never happened again, until today. Only this time I also saw some images painted in black and white after moving the browser window out of sight and back. It happened when I went to this site, http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_2034000/2034187.stm , from slashdot again. This time restarting the browser fixed it. videocard: winfast geforce3, nvidia drivers 4.13.01.2832, pinball theme installed. Have no idea on how to reproduce it, so I'm not going to switch to a new profile just to keep testing. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/200205304
Resolving as we have never heard anything back from reporter.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
The bug still exists, it seems. Last time I saw it (or very similar bug) was yesterday: I was scrolling a page with grey background, but Mozilla painted white instead. Using 2002062408. I still haven't been able to test this on clean install, but I think that it is somehow related to using Newtek's LightWave. I hadn't seen this bug for a while, but after I began to use LW again a week ago, I have seen this couple of times. Anyway, I'm not 100% sure if these new problems are same as before. I have closed Mozilla and rebooted when something hasn't been drawn correctly. Next time it happens, I'll try to analyze it a bit more. If that doesn't happen in a week, you can consider this bug fixed.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 133132 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago → 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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