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fallfromgrace

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i dont know why, but everytime i use firefox, the content being displayed inside the browser jumps or something...it keeps moving up and down and is a pain to read...wondering if anyone can help me out here?
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Welcome to Geekstogo, fallfromgrace

Some questions:

What operating system are you using?

When did this start happening?

Have you installed any programs recently?



Best regards,

EMCguy
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Open Firefox.
Click Tools -> Options.
Click the Advanced button.

Under Browsing, check the following:
Use autoscrolling is disabled.
Use smooth scrolling is enabled.
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I'm using Windows XP
It started right after I installed Firefox
And no, but I seem to have a WinFix problem...

i just disabled autoscrolling and smooth scrolling and i still have a problem
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More questions:

WinFix or WinFixer 2005? (read the screen carefully)

Please describe the "WinFix" problem in more detail

Best regards,

EMCguy
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i think it was winfixer 2005, but the popups went away for a couple days so i forgot...though i've had this browser problem before the winfixer 2005 thing so i dont think the cause of the bouncing content is the adware or whatever it is...
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EMCguy

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The winfixer malware is not real easy to remove. And of course it may be completely unrelated to your firefox issues.

But if it were my machine, I'd make sure I took care of the malware first, hoping it will help with the other problems. :)

To take care of malware here at GTG, follow these instructions:


Please Click here!, and follow the recommendations in the guide.

If you're still having trouble, We'll need you to use a free diagnostic tool, Hijack This. Follow the instructions in step five of this guide, and post your log as a new topic in the Hijack This forum. It will get a better response there from the people most qualified to analyze logs.

Most of what Hijack This lists will be harmless or even essential, DO NOT delete or modify anything yet! Someone will be along to tell you what steps to take after you post the contents of the scan results.

Once your malware is resolved, if you are still having porblems please post back here and I'll be glad to try and help out further. :tazz:

Good luck,

EMCguy

Edited by EMCguy, 11 September 2005 - 02:40 PM.

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haha I'm sorry but that's really really funny.

you may have spyware but that's not why firefox is doing the jiggle thing. its a known issue in the later builds. just remove your bookmarks toolbar and it'll stop dancing around. but its really funny watching it jiggle.
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yaa i already posted my hijackthis log on the malware thread thing...im hoping to get help soon...

i dont understand what the f0rce means by removing the bookmarks?
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I didnt understand what he meant either. After some research, here is what I've found.

Apparently it is a problem with the Bookmark toolbars when you have nothing in them.

http://kb.mozillazin...g/Window_shakes

Try their recommendations and see if it works. Let us know it that fixes the problem.

Best regards,

EMCguy



PS Thef0rce, thanks for the tip. :tazz: :)
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no probs :tazz: I was pretty puzzled by that in the beginning too. but I've never liked having the bookmarks toolbar so when I took that out, it went away.
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Hey (the f0rce), I didnt notice before that you were in Geek U. Welcome aboard. Its alot of fun around here.

Best regards,

EMCguy
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fallfromgrace

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Thanks to both of you for helping it. I didn't do anything with the firefox browser and the problem seemed to correct itself...*puzzled look* Oh well, as long as it works :tazz:
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Well if you're running this from a windows system, just remember this Windows haiku:

yesterday it worked
Today it doesnt
Thats windows


emcguy

PS Did you maybe put a favorite inside the toolbar. I never had the problem, but I started out with a toolbar full of favorties
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lol thanks for the haiku

and no, it just suddenly started working so I put some favorites in.
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