My web pages from links freeze and I have to minimize the page and then
bring it back before it will be active. I cannot scroll even.
In this excerpt from
Answercast #73, I look at a case where a browser window is not displaying
correctly and needs to be refreshed to draw the screen.
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Restoring a browser to see the display
So there are two things that come to mind here.
You haven’t indicated what browser you’re using… but if you’re using
Internet Explorer Version 9 or better, I’m going to point you at an article
do I get Internet Explorer version 9 to work at all?“
The problem is that there may be hardware acceleration enabled in the
browser that is causing exactly this kind of behavior. It’s very simple to turn
off. That article will show you how.
If that’s not the case, if you’re not using IE 9, then I start thinking
about video drivers – because this is the kind of a thing that could be a
result of video drivers that have certain types of problems.
I’d recommend that you look into seeing if you can get updated drivers for
your specific video hardware.
Try a different browser
And then finally, as another alternative to that, you could try using a
Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, which ever one of those three you
might be using… try one of the others. It may not solve a video driver
related problem; but it might avoid it.
Different browsers put things on the screen in slightly different ways. That
means that the way one browser might expose a problem with the video driver
might be completely avoided by using a different browser.
So those are the suggestions I have. Check out the article if you’re using
IE 9; consider updating your video drivers; and consider using a different
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2 comments on “I have to minimize and restore my browser to see the page display. How do I fix this?”
Hold down the crtl (control) key and tap the – (minus) key a few times. This makes everything smaller incrementally .
Conversely, to enlarge hold down the ctrl key and tap +(plus) a few times. This incrementally enlarges.
The mouse wheel also does the same thing when holding down the ctrl key.
Uninstall the video card driver. Then restart windows, the driver will be automatically reinstalled. See if that cures the problem.