Using two Linux Operating Systems. Linux Mint 17.3 and Linux Mint 18.1. When scrolling a web page with Mozilla Firefox, latest version, I experience a freeze. Can still see web page but nothing functions. Cursor , keyboard, all frozen. Only solution is to shut PC down with power button. This temporarily solves problem which returns again in short amount of time. Tried many suggestions at various forums to no avail. Problem persisted.
My solution which worked for me is as follows:
- Open Firefox.
- Click on three horizontal lies at upper right of page.
- Click on "Preferences"
- Click on 'Advanced"
- Click on "General" tab
- At bottom of page uncheck the four boxes under "Browsing"
They read: - Use auto scrolling
- Use smooth scrolling
- Use hardware acceleration
- Check your spelling.......
If this works for you let others know.
My apologies for giving the wrong info the first time around. My only excuse is - up too late, half asleep...