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firefox will not switch windows

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I'm having some weird problems with Firefox. I cannot resize or move windows. Also, I cannot switch between windows by clicking on them; I must use alt-tab. When I click on a link or tab in an inactive window, it does nothing, however, I can use to scroll wheel in an inactive window.

I've already reset Firefox and started it in safe-mode. I've restarted my computer several times. I have uninstalled and reinstalled flash (I am running the latest: 14.0.0.125). I have cleared my cache and cookies. Any other thoughts?

Also, I cannot use dropdown menus. The best I can do is select the menu and use the arrow keys to cycle through the selections.

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Make sure that you do not run Firefox in full screen mode (press F11 or Fn + F11 to toggle; Mac: Command+Shift+F).

If you are in full screen mode then hover the mouse to the top of the screen to make the Navigation Toolbar and Tab bar appear.
Click the Maximize button (top right corner of the Navigation Toolbar) to leave full screen mode or right-click empty space on a toolbar and choose "Exit Full Screen Mode" or press the F11 key.

You can check for problems caused by a corrupted localstore.rdf file.

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I just tested full screen mode and it looks like I can move in and out of it. I still have the same issues. Also, I cannot use the minimize, maximize or close buttons in the upper right of the window.

In addition, I notice that it will randomly not allow me to bookmark websites, and I cannot pause YouTube videos (sounds like a Flash problem?). I will try and downgrade Flash and see if it fixes it (and edit this post with any results)