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I keep multiple windows opened and minimized. Sometimes when I click on the task bar to Restore, it apparently "disappears" out of view past the upper left corner. From then on, it can only be seen by using Maximize. What can be done to move it back?

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I keep multiple windows opened and minimized. Sometimes when I click on the task bar to restore one, it apparently "disappears" out of view beyond the upper left corner of the screen. From then on, it can only be seen by using Maximize in the task bar. When Restore/Move/Size are clicked, the pointer just goes to the upper left corner of the screen with all combinations of clicking/dragging having no success. What causes this, and what can be done to move it back?

I keep multiple windows opened and minimized. Sometimes when I click on the task bar to restore one, it apparently "disappears" out of view beyond the upper left corner of the screen. From then on, it can only be seen by using Maximize in the task bar. When Restore/Move/Size are clicked, the pointer just goes to the upper left corner of the screen with all combinations of clicking/dragging having no success. What causes this, and what can be done to move it back?

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  • Use Restore or Maximize in the right-click context menu of the Taskbar icon to set focus to the Firefox application if you do not see the Firefox window.
  • Open the system menu via Alt+Space and see if you can move and resize that window.

If that works then close Firefox (File > Exit/Quit) to save that setting.

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Come on cor-el, posts for the sake of increasing post-count wastes time for everyone. It's obvious from the question that I already know about Restore and Maximize. And no, it's not necessary to Exit/Quit. I'm just trying to avoid opening another window and recreating tabs in it as the solution for my window (with tabs) that can only be seen when Maximized.

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If a window disappear then using the system menu can make it reappear or make it possible to move that window in view. I don't know what causes it to make the window disappear in your case if it does work correctly if you start Firefox.

You can check the browser.link.open_newwindow prefs on the about:config page if you want to open all links in tabs in the current window.