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Find bar does not come up using either Ctrl-F or Edit menu

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My Find bar isn't coming up, whether I use Ctrl-F or click on Edit--Find. How can I get it back?

This happened

Not sure how often

== just today

My Find bar isn't coming up, whether I use Ctrl-F or click on Edit--Find. How can I get it back? == This happened == Not sure how often == just today

Chosen solution

I found the solution. Apparently, the window was minimized, but large enough to make me think it was full size. Once I maximized the screen, the Find menu appeared.

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the-edmeister
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Do you have that problem when running in the Firefox SafeMode? http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode Don't select anything right now, just use "Continue in SafeMode."

If not, see this: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/troubleshooting+extensions+and+theme...

Do you have that problem when running in the Firefox SafeMode? [http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode] ''Don't select anything right now, just use "Continue in SafeMode."'' If not, see this: [http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes]

Chosen Solution

I found the solution. Apparently, the window was minimized, but large enough to make me think it was full size. Once I maximized the screen, the Find menu appeared.

I found the solution. Apparently, the window was minimized, but large enough to make me think it was full size. Once I maximized the screen, the Find menu appeared.
cor-el
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It is possible that the screen is too high and that the status bar and scroll bar fall off at the bottom.

Open the system menu via Alt+Space and see if you can resize that window. See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Resizing_oversize_window

It is possible that the screen is too high and that the status bar and scroll bar fall off at the bottom. Open the system menu via Alt+Space and see if you can resize that window. See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Resizing_oversize_window