Menus in Firefox 4 are not redrawn properly in Windows 7 with basic theme(disabled Aero)




7 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: igorko, Unassigned)


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7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0b10) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b10
Build Identifier: ff4.0beta10

When using Firefox 4 in Winows 7 with disabled Aero(using Basic theme) opened menus leave garbage on desktop and window border.
Bug is not present in safe mode
Also can be reproduced with instantbird nightly so i choosed "General" component.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.use Windows 7
2.Disable Aero
3.Call main menu or context menu in browser window...(window must not be maximized because than you just will not see bug)

Comment 1

7 years ago
Created attachment 507894 [details]
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Comment 2

7 years ago
Created attachment 507895 [details]
screenshot 2
Is your Issue reproducible when you disable the Hardware Acceleration via "Options"/"Advanced"/Tab: "General" and restart Firefox?
If yes, please post you Graphics Information you can get via about:support resp. "Help"/"Troubleshooting Information" after you reenabled Hardware Acceleration.#

You might also check out against a recent Nightly Build (

Comment 4

7 years ago
Yes. Bug not present when Hardware Acceleration at "Options"/"Advanced" Tab: "General" is disabled. Tried also manualy via about:config : bug not present when both layers.acceleration.disabled and gfx.direct2d.disabled are set to "true" - if i will set to "true" only one of them bug still present.
So this means on about:support page Direct2D enabled and DirectWrite must be "false" and GPU Accelerated WIndows  must be "0/1".
Adapter Description VisionTek Radeon HD 2600 XT AGP
Vendor ID 1002
Device ID 9596
Adapter RAM 512
Adapter Driver satiu9pag aticfx32 atiumdag atidxx32 atiumdva
Driver Version 8.723.0.0
Driver Date 4-6-2010
Direct2D Enabled true
DirectWrite Enabled true (6.1.7600.16699)
WebGL Renderer TransGaming Inc. -- ANGLE -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (git-devel Jan 28 2011 03:43:24)
GPU Accelerated Windows 1/1 Direct3D 10
In real card name is "Club3D HD 3650 AGP" Latest drivers from official Club3D site(previous version was showing real card name in hardware manager and everywhere else but driver only supports HD 4670 AGP, HD 3850 AGP, HD 3650 AGP, HD 3450 AGP, HD 2400 AGP so i think it doesn't matter how it calls videocard.)Bug was also present with previous driver version.
And as i said in comment#1 bug was reproduced also on another PC so don't think videocard has matter.
P.S. card info: it supports DirectX® 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1

Comment 5

7 years ago
No changes with nightly build

Comment 6

7 years ago
Firefox 4.0b11
about:support sayes:
Direct2d Enabled = Blocked for your video card driver
DirectWrite Enabled = False
GPU Accelerated WIndows = 0/1
Seems it was fixed by some of commits, related to Bug 623338.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 7

7 years ago
This is definitely not fixed yet, since I have this problem in Beta 12 and RC1. Menus leave garbage on taskbar and desktop when using Classic theme on Windows 7 x64. It's keeping me from using FF4 as my primary browser.


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

Adapter Description ATI Radeon HD 5670
Vendor ID 1002
Device ID 68d8
Adapter RAM 1024
Adapter Drivers aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx32 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64
Driver Version 8.821.0.0
Driver Date 1-26-2011
Direct2D Enabled true
DirectWrite Enabled true (6.1.7601.17514, font cache 25,46 MB)
WebGL Renderer Google Inc. -- ANGLE -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE
GPU Accelerated Windows 1/1 Direct3D 10

Comment 8

7 years ago
Yes. It was fixed for me by adding my videocard diver to blacklist(and blocking hardware acceleration for my videocard). So this is beter say workaround but not fix.

Comment 9

7 years ago
I also get this problem when running Aero Basic and using Firefox with hardware acceleration enabled.

Comment 10

7 years ago
Firefox 6.0.2

Adapter Description: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Vendor ID: 10de
Device ID: 0e22
Adapter RAM: 1024
Adapter Drivers: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version:
Driver Date: 8-3-2011
Direct2D Enabled: true
DirectWrite Enabled: true (6.1.7601.17563)
ClearType Parameters: Gamma: 2600 Pixel Structure: RGB ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 200
WebGL Renderer: NVIDIA Corporation -- GeForce GTX 460/PCI/SSE2 -- 4.1.0
GPU Accelerated Windows: 1/1 Direct3D 10
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