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Downloads Drop-Down menu mystery and Zoom glitch

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I think I may have a ghost in my desktop. 2 events happen with firefox that have followed from a previous pc build. At seemingly random times if Firefox is open and the visible tab has text, as in is not a full tab video stream, all of the text and images will shrink in size and spacing. This is independent of the zoom function as it remains at 100. Zooming to make text larger again looks weird and bulky, refreshing the page however will restore it. This glitch happens even if another application has focus, even if it is fullscreen exclusive. I haven't been able to figure out what kind of shortcut, command, or addon might possibly be able to do this.

The drop-down mystery happens when the visible tab is a full tab stream. Again even if another application has focus, the download drop-down appears and stays until I click somewhere. I've only seen it appear once and it does not look like when I choose to click the drop-down button. The size of the drop-down changed a couple to several times, and I believe the first download item appeared to be highlighted in dark blue, something I can't reproduce with my mouse or keyboard, it only highlights a different color grey. This one makes me nervous as it could possibly be something activating a download and then immediately deleting it from history? I only just recently learned the the menu will appear automatically when downloading something.

I've tried reinstalling Firefox. I don't notice this on edge, though I only have to use it a fraction of the time. I've never noticed any extra commands or text appear that I didn't type or direct in other applications. This somehow shows up after a fresh windows 10 install, and have since replaced keyboard & mouse. I've tried leaving a keylogger over long periods and it never shows anything. I refuse to leave Mozilla, any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading this far :)

I think I may have a ghost in my desktop. 2 events happen with firefox that have followed from a previous pc build. At seemingly random times if Firefox is open and the visible tab has text, as in is not a full tab video stream, all of the text and images will shrink in size and spacing. This is independent of the zoom function as it remains at 100. Zooming to make text larger again looks weird and bulky, refreshing the page however will restore it. This glitch happens even if another application has focus, even if it is fullscreen exclusive. I haven't been able to figure out what kind of shortcut, command, or addon might possibly be able to do this. The drop-down mystery happens when the visible tab is a full tab stream. Again even if another application has focus, the download drop-down appears and stays until I click somewhere. I've only seen it appear once and it does not look like when I choose to click the drop-down button. The size of the drop-down changed a couple to several times, and I believe the first download item appeared to be highlighted in dark blue, something I can't reproduce with my mouse or keyboard, it only highlights a different color grey. This one makes me nervous as it could possibly be something activating a download and then immediately deleting it from history? I only just recently learned the the menu will appear automatically when downloading something. I've tried reinstalling Firefox. I don't notice this on edge, though I only have to use it a fraction of the time. I've never noticed any extra commands or text appear that I didn't type or direct in other applications. This somehow shows up after a fresh windows 10 install, and have since replaced keyboard & mouse. I've tried leaving a keylogger over long periods and it never shows anything. I refuse to leave Mozilla, any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading this far :)

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The download panel is a new 'feature'. You can disable it by changing the following preference in about:config to false. browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-config-editor-firefox

You could try ctl+0 (zero) to reset zoom. I have no idea what is happening there.

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I've read through the keyboard shortcuts and the developer keyboard shortcuts and did not see anything that would activate the download drop-down or change font size like this.

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الحل المُختار

The download panel is a new 'feature'. You can disable it by changing the following preference in about:config to false. browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-config-editor-firefox

You could try ctl+0 (zero) to reset zoom. I have no idea what is happening there.

Modified by Terry

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I'm going to disable to drop-down menu to see what changes, if there is no hidden keyboard command to open it, the ghost could activate or modify some other part of the application. Thank you friend.

The zoom has always indicated that it is at 100%, when I open another tab of the same page and try to side by side compare, increasing the size of the glitched tab above 100 to try and match the new page, the glitched page gives uncanny valley feelings.

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In Firefox 97 and 98 there have been changes to the download panel.

You can set this pref to false on the about:config page to prevent opening the download panel on each download.

  • browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel = false

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

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I chose to mark this as answered because the download panel problem is less annoying now, Thank you for that. It is still odd because when I download something the download panel button comes back and I have to hide it again when I'm done downloading things. The shrinking but not actually zooming glitch is still there but will try again another time.