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Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#31 Post by KBD » Tue May 15, 2018 2:50 pm

One of the first things I do with Firefox on a new install is remove smooth scrolling. It never looks right on my computers and looks like the screen is tearing when its enabled.

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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#32 Post by danielson » Tue May 22, 2018 8:39 am

I get screen tearing on others like Vivaldi too!

Read somewhere that there was a way to correct this (not just disabling scroll option in Firefox).
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#33 Post by Kestrel » Fri May 25, 2018 12:25 pm

danielson wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:39 am
I get screen tearing on others like Vivaldi too!

Read somewhere that there was a way to correct this (not just disabling scroll option in Firefox).
Would that be the method linked in my original post in this thread?
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#34 Post by danielson » Sat May 26, 2018 3:15 pm

I'm afraid it doesn't do it for me.
Can't find the note on what i had found.
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#35 Post by danielson » Sun May 27, 2018 4:41 pm

Still searching for that tip i had once found...
In the meantime, could this be of assistance?
https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... ost5853805

update: probably not worth much since after taking a closer, it's pretty well the same as what MX Compton already has.
Back to square one!
Distro: MX-17_x64 Horizon
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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#36 Post by colin_b » Wed May 30, 2018 7:02 pm

I have just read the most recent review on distrowatch - https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resou ... &distro=mx
At first i liked the speed and design. Conkys are nice. After a few weeks i had no sound anymore. Control panels for battery life vanished and its getting more and more unstable. Many little things. Screen tearing. Many apps but confusing arrangement. Will try it later again.
One of the points made is screen tearing. It seems a problem with the latest FF release is now affecting peoples distrowatch reviews of MX. I personally have noticed a lot of tearing which is very distracting when watching YouTube videos, and my CPU has been regularly maxed out during playback.

Since MX Linux is renowned for its stability, wouldn't it be sensible to have FF xx ESR as the default browser? I have tested FF 52 ESR and found it has no problems with screen tearing. The ESR browsers are designed for stability rather than the latest whizz-bang, and I would prefer this any day of the week.

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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#37 Post by KBD » Wed May 30, 2018 7:19 pm

colin_b wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:02 pm
I have just read the most recent review on distrowatch - https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resou ... &distro=mx
At first i liked the speed and design. Conkys are nice. After a few weeks i had no sound anymore. Control panels for battery life vanished and its getting more and more unstable. Many little things. Screen tearing. Many apps but confusing arrangement. Will try it later again.
One of the points made is screen tearing. It seems a problem with the latest FF release is now affecting peoples distrowatch reviews of MX. I personally have noticed a lot of tearing which is very distracting when watching YouTube videos, and my CPU has been regularly maxed out during playback.

Since MX Linux is renowned for its stability, wouldn't it be sensible to have FF xx ESR as the default browser? I have tested FF 52 ESR and found it has no problems with screen tearing. The ESR browsers are designed for stability rather than the latest whizz-bang, and I would prefer this any day of the week.
I use FF ESR on regular Debian and I notice no difference from the newest version of FF. Maybe ESR FF as default would not be a bad idea with easy upgrade option for those who want/need the newest version.

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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#38 Post by colin_b » Wed May 30, 2018 7:27 pm

KBD wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Maybe ESR FF as default would not be a bad idea with easy upgrade option for those who want/need the newest version.
That's a stroke of genius.

That would be the dogs doofers.

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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#39 Post by KBD » Wed May 30, 2018 7:36 pm

colin_b wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:27 pm


That's a stroke of genius.

That would be the dogs doofers.
Back when FF started talking about a rapid updates schedule I wondered if it was a very good idea. My Firefox ESR is solid and rarely has the glitches of the newest version of FF. But people want the latest and greatest which sometimes causes issues. That's why my critical primary laptop stays on Debian 9 with apps in the regular sources.

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Re: Screen Tearing Back After Firefox Update

#40 Post by rich » Wed May 30, 2018 7:39 pm

colin_b wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:27 pm
...the dogs doofers
:clap: XD that's a new one
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