IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 858 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:
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?
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 810 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.
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 806 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.
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IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 748 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.