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Firefox Size & Desktop Position Help  
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

Already Firefox experts, see if you can figure this one out.

In the 3 years that I've been using Firefox, if I resize the window and reposition it on the desktop, then close it, it has always defaulted to the last size & position I left it when I open it again later. It's the same pretty much the same behaviour with any other window - Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, Word etc.

Recently, Firefox has been refusing to do this. Now, no matter what size and position I had the window in before, it will always default to almost maximum screen height, about 75% screen width, and always to the left of the screen. See picture below:

http://www.airliners.net/uf/536909063/116784570076JCIf.jpg

It's such a small thing, but it's driving me NUTS! I'm sure it's a registry value or something somewhere, but I can't find it. So...anyone got any idea how to stop it from doing this and driving me up the wall?

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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

I have no idea... but what is that theme? Looks cool!  Wink


I like driving backwards in the fog cause it doesn't remind me of anything - Chris Cornell
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

That's just the standard XP Silver theme  Smile

User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

Go to control panel - folder options -view

IIRC, uncheck your 'remember each folder's view settings'.

Let me know if it works.


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 3):
Let me know if it works.

Nope.

It seems like this isn't a Windows Folder issue though...it's only happening with Firefox. Nothing else.


User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 4):

Then I would suggest you take a look at your control panel -> display -> advanced. There are some graphic cards that have the similar option of remembering the windows positions.


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 5):
Then I would suggest you take a look at your control panel -> display -> advanced. There are some graphic cards that have the similar option of remembering the windows positions.

Not that either. Hmph.  grumpy 


User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

I haven't had this problem, but I've heard similar reports and they seem to be related to corrupted profiles. So, try backing up your profile, then uninstalling/reinstalling FF, then reload your profile. I use a tool called MozBackup (freeware) found here. I've used this tool to move machines and it works beautifully.


"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

Cklick the "middle square" in the upper right hand corner and leave it like that. Robert NWDC10

User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 2):
That's just the standard XP Silver theme

... I meant on the Firefox!  old 



I like driving backwards in the fog cause it doesn't remind me of anything - Chris Cornell
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 982 times:

Quoting DABZF (Reply 9):
... I meant on the Firefox!

Oh...er...yeah...I knew that  biggrin . It's called Noia 2.0 eXtreme. My favourite theme so far for Firefox.

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 7):
I haven't had this problem, but I've heard similar reports and they seem to be related to corrupted profiles.

Interesting, and I think you're right. If I sign on to this computer as any other username, Firefox behaves as I would expect. It seems that it's only my profile that has this problem.

When I get the time, I'll try out that utility. Looks pretty decent.


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 975 times:

Bingo! Thanks for pointing me to the profile, Searpqx. I didn't need to use the utility you created; it was much simpler than that.

I backed up my bookmarks, plug-ins and themes, then went exploring my profile. In Documents & Settings -> Application Data, there was a folder named Mozilla. I deleted it, rebooted, then launched Firefox. Began resizing and moving around, and it's all looking good now.

Removing that folder wiped out my bookmarks, plug-ins and themes, so I have to reapply those again, but now it's all looking peachy.

My thanks to you, sir!


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