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New windows open with different toolbars (and missing URL bar)

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When I select the "New Window" button or "Open in New Window" from the context menu, a new Firefox window opens - however, the toolbars are completely different from the original open window. Specifically, the URL location bar is missing.

I can add it back, but the change then modifies my original toolbar setup.

More bad behavior: Even if I modify the new window back to the way I wanted it, new windows opened from that window revert back to the modified version, with no location toolbar.

When I select the "New Window" button or "Open in New Window" from the context menu, a new Firefox window opens - however, the toolbars are completely different from the original open window. Specifically, the URL location bar is missing. I can add it back, but the change then modifies my original toolbar setup. More bad behavior: Even if I modify the new window back to the way I wanted it, new windows opened from that window revert back to the modified version, with no location toolbar.

Modified by dms666

Chosen solution

You can try:


Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Sometime in version 4.

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David McRitchie 320 solutions 3092 answers

I think your problem is Corrupt localstore.rdf -- take a picture of your toolbars so you'll know how you want them to look after you get rid of your localstore.rdf when Firefox is down, Firefox will create a new one when it starts, which you will have to customize.

I think your problem is Corrupt localstore.rdf -- take a picture of your toolbars so you'll know how you want them to look after you get rid of your localstore.rdf when Firefox is down, Firefox will create a new one when it starts, which you will have to customize. * '''Corrupt localstore.rdf''' - MozillaZine Knowledge Base<br>http://kb.mozillazine.org/Corrupt_localstore.rdf

Question owner

Didn't work. Also, that bug is listed as being fixed back in Version 2.something.

Tried deleting the file. Then created new profile. Deleted the file again. Same problem.

Didn't work. Also, that bug is listed as being fixed back in Version 2.something. Tried deleting the file. Then created new profile. Deleted the file again. Same problem.
cor-el
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Chosen Solution

You can try:


Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

You can try: * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Prevent_websites_from_disabling_new_window_features * http://kb.mozillazine.org/JavaScript#Advanced_JavaScript_settings ---- Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes). * Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window. * https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode * https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes

Question owner

Problem solved!

I went through and one-by-one tested the add-ons. Sure enough I found the culprit. It was the Shareholic extension. I disabled it and everything works fine now. Too bad, I like that program.

Thanks!

Problem solved! I went through and one-by-one tested the add-ons. Sure enough I found the culprit. It was the Shareholic extension. I disabled it and everything works fine now. Too bad, I like that program. Thanks!
cor-el
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You're welcome

You're welcome