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How To Disable Annoying Blinking Text in Firefox

Blinking text on a webpage can be extremely annoying.  Here we take a look at how to disable the annoyance in Firefox.

I ran across a page the other day that had a bunch of annoying blinking text and had forgotten this tweak to disable it in Firefox. This tip has been covered in several places over the years, but seeing how we haven’t written anything on it yet, we will walk you through turning it off as well.

Open up Firefox and enter about:config into the address bar then hit enter.

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If you get the void warranty message just click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!” and uncheck the box next to “Show this warning next time” if you don’t want to see it again.

ff-void_waranty

Now in the Filter box type in or just copy and paste the text below. You will notice the value is set to true. Double click on it to toggle the value to false.

browser.blink_allowed

ff-filter

Double click on it to toggle the value to false.

ff-toggle

Test it Out

Now just refresh this page and the following text should no longer be blinking. I did this on Firefox 3.5.3 but should work in older versions of Firefox as well.

Blinking Text On a web page is extremely annoying!

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/18/09

Comments (2)

  1. Frazzled

    This is a gem! Easy to follow instructions and I wonder—-is this available for internet explorer??

  2. shannon

    not working for me

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