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Main page loads at half height on Firefox startup - all other items such as side bar and toolbars load correctly. Adjusting height manually retains setting for all browsing in session but does not remember setting on close down.

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Adjusting height manually retains setting for all browsing in session but does not remember reset on close down. Something has been clicked inadvertently but do not know what or how as Firefox was working correctly a couple of days ago. Version 3.6.3. Assistance please

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Window sizes and positions are stored in localstore.rdf in the Profile Folder.

Delete localstore.rdf or rename the file to localstore.rdf.sav in the Profile Folder to test if the file is corrupted.
See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Corrupt_localstore.rdf
(caution: do not delete the localstore.rdf file in the Firefox program installation folder)

Note:
Deleting the file localstore.rdf will reset the customizations of the toolbars to the defaults.
You can rename "localstore.rdf" to "localstore.rdf.sav" to test if that solves it.
Then you can restore the customization by copying "localstore.rdf.sav" to "localstore.rdf" if it didn't work.

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Chosen Solution

Window sizes and positions are stored in localstore.rdf in the Profile Folder.

Delete localstore.rdf or rename the file to localstore.rdf.sav in the Profile Folder to test if the file is corrupted.
See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Corrupt_localstore.rdf
(caution: do not delete the localstore.rdf file in the Firefox program installation folder)

Note:
Deleting the file localstore.rdf will reset the customizations of the toolbars to the defaults.
You can rename "localstore.rdf" to "localstore.rdf.sav" to test if that solves it.
Then you can restore the customization by copying "localstore.rdf.sav" to "localstore.rdf" if it didn't work.

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Hi cor-el Thank you for the info. Localstore.rdf reset using 'Reset toolbars and controls' option in Safe Mode. Firefox now displaying correctly. Localstore.rdf obviously corrupted for some unknown reason. Thank you for your help.

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You're welcome

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hi, this worked for me, thanks.

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Moved that localstore.rdf file and restarted Firefox, it seemed to be fixed as everything opened full screen (almost) like I have had it for years. Power off my monitor, power back on, and FF is back to a 641 pixel height, still full width. FF is the ONLY program to change sizes EVERY TIME my monitor is powered off when it is running.

Good attempt, but I think there is something else happening on my system with OSX 10.6.5 and Firefox.

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Well, now it has decided to MOVE the entire window, and instead of shortening the window to 641 pixels high, it is going for 628. Can anyone explain this please?

The images are a screenshot of the new positioning size, and the drop in height from the top menu bar. Thoughts? This time it did it without the screen saver activating, but again I was away from the computer when it happens.

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Copied from the "WindowServer.log" file, after I powered off my monitor and then back on again:

Dec 13 17:39:28 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXMoveWindowListToWorkspace: invalid window id: 3ae Dec 13 17:39:39 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXMoveWindowListToWorkspace: invalid window id: 3b1 Dec 13 17:39:40 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXMoveWindowListToWorkspace: invalid window id: 3b2 Dec 13 17:40:30 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowShape: Operation on a window 0x7 not owned by caller Thunderbird Dec 13 17:40:30 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXNextSurface : Invalid display 1007266368 Dec 13 17:40:31 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXNextSurface : Invalid display 1007266368 Dec 13 17:40:31 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: _CGXActivateSurfaces : Invalid display 1007266368 Dec 13 17:40:31 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: _CGXActivateSurfaces : Invalid display 1007266368 Dec 13 17:40:31 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowShape: Operation on a window 0x7 not owned by caller Firefox Dec 13 17:40:31 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowShape: Operation on a window 0x7 not owned by caller VMware Fusion Dec 13 17:40:31 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowShape: Operation on a window 0x7 not owned by caller System Preferences Dec 13 17:40:31 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowShape: Operation on a window 0x7 not owned by caller JustLooking Dec 13 17:40:31 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowShape: Operation on a window 0x7 not owned by caller Dropbox Dec 13 17:40:31 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowShape: Operation on a window 0x7 not owned by caller System Profiler Dec 13 17:40:32 [161] kCGErrorFailure: CGXDisableUpdate: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Firefox" for over 1 second. Server has re-enabled them. Dec 13 17:40:35 [161] kCGErrorFailure: CGXDisableUpdate: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Temperature Monitor Lite" for over 1 second. Server has re-enabled them. Dec 13 17:40:38 [161] kCGErrorCannotComplete: CGXPostNotificationInternal : Time out waiting for reply from "vmware-vmx" for notification type 109 (CID 0x1045f, PID 3458) Dec 13 17:40:38 [161] kCGErrorCannotComplete: CGXPostNotificationInternal : Time out waiting for reply from "Finder" for notification type 109 (CID 0x7003, PID 258) Dec 13 17:40:38 [161] kCGErrorCannotComplete: CGXPostNotificationInternal : Time out waiting for reply from "loginwindow" for notification type 109 (CID 0x5f8b, PID 69) Dec 13 17:40:38 [161] kCGErrorCannotComplete: CGXPostNotificationInternal : Time out waiting for reply from "loginwindow" for notification type 109 (CID 0x6103, PID 69) Dec 13 17:42:44 [161] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXMoveWindowListToWorkspace: invalid window id: 3c9