Firefox keeps starting in an odd-sized window?

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Firefox keeps starting in an odd-sized window?

Postby Sebiale » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:58 am

For some reason, the first time I start Firefox after booting Linux Mint 14, it's off in the upper-left at a small resolution, and the only way to fox it seems to be to minimize and then restore.
Any ideas what's wrong with it?

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Re: Firefox keeps starting in an odd-sized window?

Postby xenopeek » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:21 am

I have a similar problem; when I open a new window, close it, and then restore the closed window from history--it opens in a tiny window with tiny letters and tiny buttons. Haven't figured out what is causing this; I have managed to confirm it is not being caused by any add-ons (well, perhaps installing one of the add-ons might initially trigger this, but disabling all add-ons doesn't fix the problem).

I'd recommend you take a backup of your bookmarks (Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import and Backup > Backup), note any password and other settings you need to keep, note which add-ons you have installed and how you have configured them, and rename your Firefox folder so you start with a clean profile (this way you can always rename it back to recover your current profile). Then follow the same route for the bookmarks, but now select to restore from file and load your backup. To rename the folder, run this command from the terminal:

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mv ~/.mozilla ~/mozzila-OLD

If everything works, you can delete the mozzila-OLD folder from your home folder afterwards.
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Re: Firefox keeps starting in an odd-sized window?

Postby Aminel » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:32 am

This happens to me in Linux Mint 15 as well, and the above does not solve the issue.

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Re: Firefox keeps starting in an odd-sized window?

Postby Spearmint2 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:54 am

you could check mozilla crash reports and see if there's a clue there. Put about:crash into the URL and access it. Also check about:support page.
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Re: Firefox keeps starting in an odd-sized window?

Postby Flemur » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:44 pm

Are you using nvidia with two monitors or a TV?

I had FF start up, "maximized", with a small window - the TV area in "TwinView" - after using the TV output, then disconnecting it; solved by disabling the TV with "nvidia-settings".
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Re: Firefox keeps starting in an odd-sized window?

Postby Aminel » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:11 am

Flemur wrote:Are you using nvidia with two monitors or a TV?

I had FF start up, "maximized", with a small window - the TV area in "TwinView" - after using the TV output, then disconnecting it; solved by disabling the TV with "nvidia-settings".


I am. I don't know if that's really a solution though, disabling my other monitor every time I want to open Firefox. That said, I tried it both from 'Displays' and nvidia x-server settings and it still happens.

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Re: Firefox keeps starting in an odd-sized window?

Postby Aminel » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:51 am

I'm having this issue again. Does anyone have any other suggestions?


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