Closed Bug 217470 Opened 19 years ago Closed 19 years ago
After using Mozilla for a little while, display corruption begins to occur
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 When I have been using Mozilla for a little while, and actively loading pages, display corruption begins to occur. The corruption only affects the mozilla window, and appears to be a case of redraw requests being ignored. If I minimize and then restore the Mozilla window, the window comes up mostly gray, with a few of the elements drawn in as they are supposed to be. Bringing up another window (of a different application) and dragging it around the screen will cause Mozilla to redraw the uncovered areas without problems. Also, hovering the mouse over active Mozilla controls (such as the forward/back browser buttons) will cause those controls to redraw correctly. Switching tabs will not redraw correctly by itself. Sometimes the correct page is rendered, and sometimes no rendering occurs (leaving the previous page appearing in the browser, but with the incorrect tab highlighted). I have never observed this problem in a non-tabbed session, but I almost never have an untabbed browser window open. This problem has never occurred until I upgraded to 1.4 from what I had before (either 1.2 or 1.3). When I usually observe it is when I have run a search on Google, and am opening search results in separate tabs. I have the search results sidebar turned off, and tabs set to load in the background. I typically have three to five pages loading simultaneously in the background when the problem occurs. When I upgraded to 1.4, I also began using the e-mail client. I don't know that this information is relevant, but it could be. I am not sure if I have ever experienced the corruption in a session where I never opened the e-mail client. The e-mail accounts are set not to check for new messages except on startup or manual request. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to Google and run a search 2. Bring up a few of the results in tabs (loading in background) 3. Browse around for about ten minutes, closing some tabs and opening others. Actual Results: Sometimes the display corruption begins. Expected Results: Work normally. I have only run Mozilla with the Modern theme that is included in the download package.
Additional note: When the problem occurs, it affects all Mozilla application windows, although I have never observed the download manager displaying in a corrupted manner. One time I closed everything except the download manager, then opened a new browser window. The new window immediately exhibited the problem.
what video card and driver version do you run ? If Nvidia, ATI, can you upgrade to latest drivers and report if it works any better ? Otherwise, you might be seeing bug 204374.
dupe.. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 204374 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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