Computer Turns Pixelated when It wakes up?

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I just started to have a very strange problem. For the last 2 times today when I came back to my computer everything is all pixelated.

It is very strange. I do get the problem some times when I am browsing the internet but never had it this bad

I went to a random article and as you can see in the square how the text is all funny(sometimes it would be even more more lines). I contently get that while browsing in firefox on a windows 7 64 bit machine.

I even get it when I write this post.

The weird thing is that I have dual boot with windows 8 64bit and never had that problem once. I also only see it while browsing. I can be in any other software like visual studios and never see it.

I have not tried other browsers to see if it happens.

As I stated in the begging of my post that since today when my computer falls asleep my entire screen basically looks like what I highlighted above in the screenshot.

I tired to screenshot that but when I looked at the screenshots it looks perfectly fine. To fix the problem I had to “lock” my computer what instantly fixed the problem and my screen went back to normal.

Anyone have any idea what is causing this. I first though graphic card but since I don’t get this on my windows 8 partition I don’t think that would be the problem.

Possible that something is messed up with windows 7?


It’s a Firefox issue.

Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox (additional, info).

Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available" 

Try to set the pref to false or if this didn’t help disable Direct2D by setting the gfx.direct2d.disabled pref to true on the about:config page and leave hardware acceleration otherwise enabled.