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Firefox doesn't redraw its interface, or page contents correctly.




13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Dataforce, Assigned: Blake Ross)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20041220 Firefox/1.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20041220 Firefox/1.0+

Full details can be found at

The problem is that firefox does not redraw its interface or page contents

Screenshot: http://aserv.ownage.org.uk/firefox.PNG

As can be seen, in the screenshot, it redraws some things if the mouse is moved
over them (buttons, text fields etc) and it will redraw text if you select it.
It will also redraw areas where another window covered it (aslong as it didn't
cover the WHOLE interface) Resizing the window down to a seemingly randomly
small size makes everything work properly. Scrolling the window will make
anything that moves up/down to the viewing area get drawn correctly.

Other people i know have had the same problem, as well as people on the
mozillazine forum.

The problem still exists in the release firefox-1.0+.en-US.win32.installer.exe 
       20-Dec-2004 11:18 at

and has existed for quite a while now (around 0.7 i think it started)

If you want me to run any debug versions, or older versions, or give more info,
just ask and i will provide what i can.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Leave windows running for a while with a few apps open
2. Open firefox
3. After a while the interface refuses to draw (at around 450mb ram usage with
1024 or 512mb ram)

Actual Results:  
Screenshot of actual result: http://aserv.ownage.org.uk/firefox.PNG

Expected Results:  
Screenshot of expected result: http://aserv.ownage.org.uk/firefox2.PNG (Taken on
my other machine)

Comment 1

13 years ago
Problem exists regardless of theme or extensions.

Comment 2

13 years ago
Bug exists on mozilla suite and thunderbird aswell

Comment 3

13 years ago
Any update? Still present in 1.0.4

Generally it happens when Firefox has been open and Windows has been running for
a couple of days.

and/or when ram usage is above 80%

It also used to happen if i had a large (1024*768) image set as the background
for 18+ windows in mirc (a windows IRC client: http://www.mirc.com/)

Comment 4

12 years ago
Again, Still present in 1.0.5, any news on a fix?

Comment 5

12 years ago
Dataforce, does upgrading to Deer Park Alpha 2 fix the problem for you?  "Paper"
has been working on on stuff in bug 284978 (and maybe elsewhere) that might have
fixed it.

Comment 6

12 years ago
Yes, the problem has been fixed in Deer Park Alpha 2 :)

Comment 7

12 years ago
Great :)
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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