Where did you install Firefox from? Help Mozilla uncover 3rd party websites that offer problematic Firefox installation by taking part in our campaign. There will be swag, and you'll be featured in our blog if you manage to report at least 10 valid reports!

Hilfe durchsuchen

Vorsicht vor Support-Betrug: Wir fordern Sie niemals auf, eine Telefonnummer anzurufen, eine SMS an eine Telefonnummer zu senden oder persönliche Daten preiszugeben. Bitte melden Sie verdächtige Aktivitäten über die Funktion „Missbrauch melden“.

Learn More

Firefox browser page will not "restore down" to smaller window

  • 5 Antworten
  • 0 haben dieses Problem
  • 29 Aufrufe
  • Letzte Antwort von hughesfriel

more options

New problem (have used firefox browser for years) Firefox browser screen will no longer "restore down" to smaller size window.

New problem (have used firefox browser for years) Firefox browser screen will no longer "restore down" to smaller size window.

Ausgewählte Lösung

The two normal situations are:

  • Window is maximized: Restore is enabled, Move and Size and Maximize are grayed
  • Windows is resizable: Restore is grayed, Maximize is enabled

It would be strange if you have a mix, where you could Maximize but you could not use Size.

Maybe that is possible in a popup window? In that case the URL in the address bar wouldn't be editable. Does that seem to be happening?

Diese Antwort im Kontext lesen 👍 1

Alle Antworten (5)

more options

Do you mean the button showing two squares overlaid (restore) does not change into the single square (maximize)? Or that the size of the restored window is the same or larger size than a maximized window when you use the button?

If the window is resizable, you can use the spacebar trick:

  • Press Alt+Spacebar to summon the window control menu at the upper left corner of the window.
  • Click Size or tap the S key, then tap the right arrow key to select the right edge of the window
  • Press and hold the left arrow key to reduce the window width, and press Enter to complete the change and exit out of resizing mode
  • Call up Size again and repeat with the down/up arrows
more options

I mean the 2nd. Size of restored window is same size as maximized window when I use the button. Tried you “trick”. “Size “ is not in bold and does not respond to being clicked on Pressing the “s” key closes the window in the upper left hand corner.

more options

Ausgewählte Lösung

The two normal situations are:

  • Window is maximized: Restore is enabled, Move and Size and Maximize are grayed
  • Windows is resizable: Restore is grayed, Maximize is enabled

It would be strange if you have a mix, where you could Maximize but you could not use Size.

Maybe that is possible in a popup window? In that case the URL in the address bar wouldn't be editable. Does that seem to be happening?

more options

Make sure Firefox isn't set to run in Full Screen mode (press F11 or Fn + F11 to toggle; Mac: Command+Shift+F).


Try to rename/remove xulstore.json in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed.

You can use the button on the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page (Root directory).

more options

Thank you. Display was not exactly as you described, but I was able to figure it out and resize the window. Thank you. Most grateful.