Open Bug 1663202 Opened 4 years ago Updated 4 years ago

Whole facebook page flickers when scrolling through news feed


(Core :: Graphics, defect)

Firefox 82





(Reporter: linuxhippy, Unassigned)



(1 file)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:82.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/82.0

Steps to reproduce:

  • after logging in at I was informed my account was migrated to the new react based frontend

Actual results:

When scrolling the newsfeed, the whole facebook page flickers which is rather irritating and ugly:

Keeping in mind is such a high traffic / widely used page, I thought reporting it would be a good idea.

I see the flicker with:

  • The "classic" OpenGL backend
  • The "classic" Basic (skia) backend
  • WebRender (Software) - despite the flicker, this backend is also extremly slow

My system is a HP Elitebook 2540p (1st gen Core i5, Arrandale) running Linux.

Expected results:

The page should scroll withought flicker and fast, just like with Chrome.

Bugbug thinks this bug should belong to this component, but please revert this change in case of error.

Component: Untriaged → Graphics
Product: Firefox → Core
Blocks: gfx-triage

Can you post the contents of your about:support?

No longer blocks: gfx-triage
Flags: needinfo?(linuxhippy)
Attached file about_support.txt
Flags: needinfo?(linuxhippy)

in the meantime I switched to a new laptop which supports webrender - where is see the flicker too.
however beacause the new machine paints way faster, it is far less distracting.

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