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Firefox at my ubuntu 12.10 (64bit) desktop, started showing some parts of websites grey.

I tried creating a new profile, nothing.
Tried unistall with sudo apt-get purge firefox which removed firefox and some other firefox-tied apps, re-installed, still nothing.

This is how a page looks in firefox: firefox

and how it looks in chrome: chrome

Notice the image, it's a bit grey. I have also installed the Old image style extension and it simply doesn't work. What can I do?

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Does it look like that forever, or just for a while? Firefox (and other apps) grey out while waiting for the app to complete something (running a plugin, etc.). – James Dec 30 '12 at 21:43
@James: Looks like that forever :/ – Chris Dec 30 '12 at 21:44
In firefox, you might also try installing adblock plus add-on. It prevents most of those banners and third party advertising which sometimes can cause problems. This is how that website looks to me in Firefox 17.0.1. – James Jan 6 '13 at 1:26
@James look again carefully, man, it's not the whole firefox greyed out, only the image in the page an screenshot of bluegriffon in a askubuntu answer) – elias Jan 8 '13 at 23:21
@James: I agree with elias. Please notice that the bluegriffon image into the askubuntu question is dimmed. I could post more examples if you'd like more convincing that it's the images and not firefox. If it was firefox the whole program would be lagging and it's not.. I also have adblock plus installed already :/ I thought that this was the culprit but after disabling it, it's still the same... – Chris Jan 9 '13 at 11:39

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