Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Firefox opens up with a black screen in all profiles

I had a Dell Latitude E6220 on 32 bit Windows 7 SP 1 and each time I'd open up Firefox in any profile, the screen was totally black.  This did not happen in safe mode (hold down shift while starting Firefox) or when I RDP'd to the computer.  I reset Firefox settings to no avail.

The solution was to disable hardware acceleration via Options -> Advanced.  If your Firefox is opening up with the black screen, you can disable hardware acceleration in safe mode.

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