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Firefox Size & Desktop Position Help

Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:45 am

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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RE: Firefox Size & Desktop Position Help

Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:10 am

I have no idea... but what is that theme? Looks cool!  Wink
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RE: Firefox Size & Desktop Position Help

Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:24 am

That's just the standard XP Silver theme  Smile
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RE: Firefox Size & Desktop Position Help

Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:10 am

Go to control panel - folder options -view

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

Let me know if it works.
 
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RE: Firefox Size & Desktop Position Help

Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:46 am

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.
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RE: Firefox Size & Desktop Position Help

Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:00 am

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.
 
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RE: Firefox Size & Desktop Position Help

Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:10 am

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 
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RE: Firefox Size & Desktop Position Help

Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:15 am

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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RE: Firefox Size & Desktop Position Help

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:03 am

Cklick the "middle square" in the upper right hand corner and leave it like that. Robert NWDC10
 
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RE: Firefox Size & Desktop Position Help

Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:19 pm

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

... I meant on the Firefox!  old 
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RE: Firefox Size & Desktop Position Help

Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:54 am

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.
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RE: Firefox Size & Desktop Position Help

Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:36 am

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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