I created a new user account on my Lubuntu laptop today. When I opened Firefox and typed an address into the urlbar, this happened:

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While the purpose of this new user is just to allow people to stay on more or less the same site, it is irritating to have a censored urlbar around.

It happened immediately after opening Firefox without any configurations the first time, the other user’s (= my) Firefox works like a charm.

Classic Theme Restorer or the about:config entry browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled = false didn’t work. Any ideas what I did wrong?

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    @Wilf, in the answer I've linked to a bug indicating that the reason may have more to do with hardware rather than the OS, per se. – Justice for Monica Jun 29 '15 at 12:06

"go to about:config, set gfx.xrender.enabled to false, restart the browser, and retry." from comment #23 here.

Apparently, the issue may not be limited to Lubuntu but be more of a hardware issue. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/1314924.

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