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  1. External links restore Firefox

    I *always* run maximized.

    Whenever I hit a link in Thunderbird (which is how I get virtually all
    my links), Firefox pops to the front *restored* and I have to click the
    widget to maximize it again.

    This is driving me nuts! It didn't used to happen! How can I make it stop?

    TIA.

  2. Re: External links restore Firefox

    MalcolmO:

    > This is driving me nuts! It didn't used to happen! How can I make it stop?


    have had the same experience; couldn't get it right.
    Finally I de-installed FF and installed it again.

    That was the solution.
    Floor



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    MalcolmO wrote:
    >> Finally I de-installed FF and installed it again.
    >>
    >> That was the solution.

    >
    > OK, I'll try that and see what happens.

    well , i will suggest to check this problem on a test profile before
    going for reinstallation (
    start > run , type "firefox.exe" -P )

  4. Re: External links restore Firefox

    > when FF behaves in that way , put your mouse pointer on the right bottom
    > corner of FF window , drag it to set FF window maximized.


    I did that immediately.

    > same problem?


    Yup.

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    MalcolmO wrote:
    >> when FF behaves in that way , put your mouse pointer on the right bottom
    >> corner of FF window , drag it to set FF window maximized.

    >
    > I did that immediately.
    >
    >> same problem?

    >
    > Yup.

    if you start FF in safe mode ( start > programs > firefox[safe mode] ) ,
    same problem occurs?

  6. Re: External links restore Firefox

    > Finally I de-installed FF and installed it again.
    >
    > That was the solution.


    OK, I'll try that and see what happens.

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    "Nir" ...
    > MalcolmO wrote:
    > >> Finally I de-installed FF and installed it again.

    > >

    > I will suggest to check this problem on a test profile before
    > going for reinstallation (
    > start > run , type "firefox.exe" -P )


    I've had a lot of extension problems cleared up by identifying
    the extension, deleting localstore.rdf from the profile
    and reinstalling some of the very extensions that seemed bad.

    Deleting localstore.rdf means that you will have to
    recustomize your toolbars, view>tools, drag icons
    on or off of toolbars. Does not change any of your files.
    You can take a picture of your toolbars ahead of time if
    you want.

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Localstore.rdf safe mode make
    deletion easy, as the article indicates...
    (part of why I don't think those items belong on safe mode)
    localstore.rdf stores customized data on the interface, such
    'as toolbar customizations, window positions and sizes, and
    tree sort orders. In Firefox 1.5 and above, the safe mode
    option "Reset toolbars and controls" clears this file.
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode

    -- (please clip replies)
    David McRitchie, most questions have been asked before.
    Firefox customizations/extensions notes, see
    http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm





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    > well , i will suggest to check this problem on a test profile before
    > going for reinstallation


    An even better idea since FF proved to be uninstallable. I went to
    Add/Remove Programs, chose FF, pointer went busy, program stayed. That
    is just SO Windows. :P

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    > if you start FF in safe mode ( start > programs > firefox[safe mode] ) , same problem occurs?

    No! It's fine in Safe Mode. It's fine in my other profile and
    (inexplicably) it's now fine in my regular profile as well.

    Thanks for asking.

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    Floor,

    > Finally I de-installed FF and installed it again.
    >
    > That was the solution.


    I refused to de-install! But I ran my old profile and it worked fine.
    Then I ran Safe Mode and it worked fine. Then I ran my regular profile
    and IT WORKED FINE!

    Maybe next time you won't have to de-/re-install.

  11. Re: External links restore Firefox

    On 2007-01-20 13:38 (-0700 UTC), MalcolmO wrote:

    >> well , i will suggest to check this problem on a test profile before
    >> going for reinstallation

    >
    > An even better idea since FF proved to be uninstallable. I went to
    > Add/Remove Programs, chose FF, pointer went busy, program stayed. That
    > is just SO Windows. :P


    Umm . . . just out of curiosity, when was the last time you up-dated
    Thunderbird? -- Your UA string reads Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US;
    rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031205 Thunderbird/0.4. . . .

    /b.

    --
    People are stupid. /A/ person may be smart, but /people/ are stupid.
    --Stephen M. Graham

  12. Re: External links restore Firefox

    On 1/20/2007 12:38 PM, MalcolmO wrote:
    >> well , i will suggest to check this problem on a test profile before
    >> going for reinstallation

    >
    > An even better idea since FF proved to be uninstallable. I went to
    > Add/Remove Programs, chose FF, pointer went busy, program stayed. That
    > is just SO Windows. :P


    See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=330885

    Get the file UninstallThunderbird.zip from

    ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or...0/windows-xpi/

    or the file UninstallFirefox.zip from

    ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or....0/windows-xpi

    --
    Irwin

    Please do not use my email address to make requests for help.

    Knowledge Base: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Main_Page

  13. Re: External links restore Firefox

    > See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=330885

    Appears to be a result different from the one I experienced.

    I have DL'd UninstallFirefox.zip now, but I don't expect to need to use
    it. Handy to have though. Thanks.

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    > I refused to de-install!

    Sorry, that should've read: *It* refused to de-install.

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