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Why did my Facebook page shrink without me prompting it? Why does my cursor "disappear" sometimes when I am e-mailing or posting?

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I was on my Facebook page and the "crossbar" for shrinking or enlarging the page appeared for no reason. Then all of a sudden the page shrunk so small I can't even read it.

Also, sometimes when I am either e-mailing or posting, the cursor disappears. No matter how much I move around the keypad, it never re-appears. I've tried task manager and the cursor re-appears, but is frozen. The only way I can unlock it is to manually turn my computer off and re-start it.

Chosen solution

Reset the page zoom on pages that cause problems: View > Zoom > Reset (Ctrl+0 (zero); Cmd+0 on Mac)

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Additional System Details

This happened

A few times a week

This started when...

I was on Facebook or in gmail.

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I have an HP Pavilion dv6-3243cl Entertainment PC with Firefox 3.6 installed.
Thanks for your help anyone!!

cor-el
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Chosen Solution

Reset the page zoom on pages that cause problems: View > Zoom > Reset (Ctrl+0 (zero); Cmd+0 on Mac)

Question owner

Thank you, thank you! Was driving me crazy! Appreciate your help!

Question owner

Any clues as to why my cursor either disappears or freezes up?

cor-el
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You're welcome

cor-el
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You can try to start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).

  • Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.

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