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Firefox always re-opens full screen, regardless of previous state.

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Firefox always re-opens full screen, regardless of previous state. VERY annoying on a wide screen monitor. How do I fix this?

Firefox always re-opens full screen, regardless of previous state. VERY annoying on a wide screen monitor. How do I fix this?

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

27th July 2011

Installed Plug-ins

  • getplusplusadobe16291
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5.9.615
  • GEPlugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • BlackBerry WebSL Browser Plug-In
  • Reader Library Helper Plugin
  • Google Update
  • Wacom Dynamic Link Library

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0

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the-edmeister
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I can't recall a similar complaint about Full Screen in the 4 months since Firefox 4.0 was released, and 5.0 is a security update for 4.0.

I can't recall a similar complaint about Full Screen in the 4 months since Firefox 4.0 was released, and 5.0 is a security update for 4.0.
AliceWyman
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@ Xircal
What cor-el said.

''@ Xircal '' <br> What cor-el said.

Modified by AliceWyman

linemapper 0 solutions 1 answers

Had this problem myself today but solved it quite differently:

  1. Right click Firefox icon and choose Properties
  2. Go to Compatibility tab
  3. Click Use resolution 640x480 pixels
  4. Ok and start Firefox
  5. Firefox will now start (very lowres), but you should be able to change the size of the window.
  6. Close Firefox and uncheck the 640x480 thingy
  7. Start Firefox again and now all should be fine.
Had this problem myself today but solved it quite differently: # Right click Firefox icon and choose Properties # Go to Compatibility tab # Click Use resolution 640x480 pixels # Ok and start Firefox # Firefox will now start (very lowres), but you should be able to change the size of the window. # Close Firefox and uncheck the 640x480 thingy # Start Firefox again and now all should be fine.

Modified by linemapper