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how to fix google homepage searchbox skewed in ff38
For some reason, the "search box" on the google homepage is "skewed" when I upgrade to ff38 (actually this started happening for anything greater than about version 24). The page displays normally except the the search box is shifted to the left by about 3 inches. Also when I type in it the text is also not displayed correctly (not centered in the box). It's not "fatal", but very annoying. Any ideas on how to fix this would be appreciated. Thanks
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Maybe it is possible to modify the script to behave better or use CSS code in userContent.css instead.Read this answer in context 👍 1
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If you have made changes to Advanced font size settings like increasing the minimum/default font size then try the Default font size setting "16" and the Minimum font size setting "none" in case the current setting is causing problems.
- Tools > Options > Content : Fonts & Colors > Advanced > Minimum Font Size (none)
Make sure that you allow pages to choose their own fonts.
- Tools > Options > Content : Fonts & Colors > Advanced: [X] "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above"
You may have zoomed web page(s) by accident. Reset the page zoom on pages that cause problems.
- View > Zoom > Reset (Ctrl/Command+0 (zero))
What is the address of that page? I'm having difficulty getting that set of bars and links for comparison.
You can try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.
- Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available"
You need to close and restart Firefox after toggling this setting.
You can check if there is an update for your graphics display driver and check for hardware acceleration related issues.
Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.
- Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
- Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window
Thank you for the solution. It was the "grease monkey" add-on that was causing the problem. I liked the original "clean and all-white" classic google home page, not the black bar across the top so I had the grease monkey script on there to make that happen. So now I don't get rid of the black bar, but that's not as bad as the offset search box so I guess I'll live with it. Thanks again.
Maybe it is possible to modify the script to behave better or use CSS code in userContent.css instead.
Thanks. I'll probably just get used to the dreaded black band. Oh well.
I looked for the script in both those places, but didn't find it. I'm just going to accept the black bar and try to get used to the other changes. Thanks though.