Tabs image ghosting w/ toolbar buttons (FF 2.0 WinXP SP2)

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Post Posted November 10th, 2006, 4:02 am

I posted this in the TMP forums & it might be of interest to this thread...
Colorful Tabs Conflicting with TMP MultipleRows

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Post Posted November 11th, 2006, 3:33 pm

Ok, I tried Your recommendation and lowered the hardware acceleration one level and alas, it did fix the issue with my NVIDIA GeForce2Go. No more tab issues.

However, and isn't there always a however, I am now wondering what exactly I am missing out on having changed that setting. Windows tells me that now my cursor and bitmap acceleration has been turned off. does that manifest itself? I mean apart from fixing the Firefox issue. Is it worth it?

I'm pretty uncertain...

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Post Posted January 17th, 2007, 3:12 pm

Did you guys ever resolve this issue? I am having the same problem, and nothing I tries solves it.

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Post Posted January 19th, 2007, 1:11 pm

I have the same problem: ... 21#2703421

I also have a TNT2 graphics card. I'm guessing this won't be an issue when I upgrade to a new card later this year, so problem...postponed. :P

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Post Posted January 31st, 2007, 1:20 pm

I have a NVIDEA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 and did have the same 'font rendering' problem on the tab bar. I went to the Dell site and, using my Dell service tag, found an updated TNT2 M64 driver, installed it, and the tab bar now displays perfectly !!


Post Posted February 9th, 2007, 11:08 pm

I have the same problem with an old Dell Inspiron 8100 Nvidia geforce2go video card. I lowered hardware acceleration one notch and fixed it.

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Post Posted March 23rd, 2007, 11:51 am

I've been having the same ghosting issue with my Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop and GeForce2Go card, driver from 2003. I'm going to go ahead and turn down the video accel one notch, but does anyone know of any new video drivers that can take care of this? Why is this not an FF issue that should be fixed by FF? I've never seen this behavior before ver of FF nor in any other application.


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Post Posted August 17th, 2007, 6:19 pm

I seem to have cleared up the tab ghosting problem by turning down the graphics card acceleration one notch. This was a happy side effect of troubleshooting a display problem in Thunderbird, in which the messages pane's text was garbled (appeared overwritten).

My problem, as with other people, seems to stem from my specific graphics card: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro, installed on a Dell Precision 330, running Windows 2000 SP4. I didn't see either of the Firefox or Tbird problem on my Gateway Solo 9300 laptop (same OS and Mozilla software versions, graphics card: ATI Rage P/M Mobility AGP 2X, hardware acceleration set to full.)

I posted a more detailed version of what I found out on the Tbird support forum <a href="">here</a>.

Hope this helps.


Post Posted January 30th, 2009, 3:18 pm

Installing the Firefox add on Native XP solved the problem for me. Older system Gateway GP7-450 with NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 Pro. Refurbishing it to give away. :D

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