Windows – My firefox scrolling is jerky and very slow – how can I fix this

firefoxwindows xp

I have already turned 'smooth scrolling' on and have downloaded a plugin called 'smooth scrolling'.

Whenever I scroll down, the browser movement is very jerky and slow. It is pretty much unusable.

However, scrolling in a div with overflow: auto (like the related questions div above the question input textarea) scrolls fine.

I am using Windows XP freshly installed with Firefox 3.5.1

Anyone have any solutions?

Best Answer

Check that you've got the right video drivers in place - last time I experienced slow scrolling (though this was across all applications) the problem was a brain-dead "default" driver.