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firefox starts but no window is displayed Ubuntu

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Firefox will no longer display the main window. I get an icon in my taskbar but the window is nowhere to be found. I've tried the tricks of maximizing it and moving it but neither works. I have found that if I locate the xulstore.json file it will work but only for a short time. Next time I start Firefox I get an icon but no window. Very frustrating!

The sulstore.json file contains nothing that suspicious:

``` {"chrome://browser/content/browser.xhtml":{"main-window":{"screenX":"2129","screenY":"777","width":"1280","height":"1040","sizemode":"maximized"},"sidebar-box":{"sidebarcommand":"","style":""},"sidebar-title":{"value":""}}} ```

If I start Firefox and right-click the icon, select maximize it's as if it's maximized covering all my windows but yet invisible. I can see my other windows but I cannot interact with them.

Deleting the xulstore.json file often fixes this but it breaks again shortly. What's the deal???

Firefox will no longer display the main window. I get an icon in my taskbar but the window is nowhere to be found. I've tried the tricks of maximizing it and moving it but neither works. I have found that if I locate the xulstore.json file it will work but only for a short time. Next time I start Firefox I get an icon but no window. Very frustrating! The sulstore.json file contains nothing that suspicious: ``` {"chrome://browser/content/browser.xhtml":{"main-window":{"screenX":"2129","screenY":"777","width":"1280","height":"1040","sizemode":"maximized"},"sidebar-box":{"sidebarcommand":"","style":""},"sidebar-title":{"value":""}}} ``` If I start Firefox and right-click the icon, select maximize it's as if it's maximized covering all my windows but yet invisible. I can see my other windows but I cannot interact with them. Deleting the xulstore.json file often fixes this but it breaks again shortly. What's the deal???

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What Desktop? What version of Firefox? X11 or Wayland?

Try downloading Firefox from Mozilla. Download, unzip, and run firefox-bin from the folder and see if you have the same issue.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release


Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20230714 KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.6 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.108.0 Qt Version: 5.15.10 Kernel Version: 6.4.2-1-default (64-bit) Graphics Platform: X11 Processors: 8 × Intel® Xeon® CPU E3-1535M v6 @ 3.10GHz Memory: 62.2 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® HD Graphics P630 Manufacturer: HP Product Name: HP ZBook 17 G4