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One of my two Firefox windows is stuck halfway offscreen

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I'm running Vista, fully updated. I have two windows open in firefox, both with a dozen or so tabs. I was shifting them around, and accidentaly moved one about halfway off screen. Now it's stuck there, and whenever I try to move it back, it moves slightly, then freezes and won't let me do anything until I hit ctrl-alt-del; then when I hit cancel and get back to my desktop, the window has gone back to it's original offscreen position. I've tried closing everything, running C-Cleaner, and restarting my computer, but no luck. The window comes back in the same place and glitches the same when I try to move it. I can move the other Firefox window without problems, as well as Word and Digsby windows. Any ideas?

Chosen solution

In Task manager, Applications tab, you can right click each Firefox window and select to 'maximize' it.

You can launch Task Manager by CTRL+ALT+DEL.

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

When I moved a browser window partially offscreen.

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • Google Gadget Plugin 5.7.712.19360
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • 1.9.0009.1
  • 6.0.12.732
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
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  • GEPlugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_21 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.51204.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • Google Update

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C)

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Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

Chosen Solution

In Task manager, Applications tab, you can right click each Firefox window and select to 'maximize' it.

You can launch Task Manager by CTRL+ALT+DEL.

Modified by Gryllida

Question owner

Thanks, I had no idea you could do that.

It seems to have fixed whatever the glitch was, because even though at first it refused to restore down, when I tried it again a few minutes later it restored down and let me move it around just fine. Odd.

Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

Helpful Reply

The issue seems to have been resolved.

yavie, please close the thread so that 'solution chosen by....' line appears at the top.

Thanks!