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Close, minimize, maximize, drop down boxes not working


I am running firefox 14.0.1 on windows 7 and all of a sudden the close, minimize, and maximize buttons are unresponsive, and the drop down boxed do not highlight with the mouse, i can however highlight drop down boxes with the arrow keys. I have tried running firefox in safe mode with no luck at all. This is not an issue on IE7 or chrome on my pc. Any help at all wold be great!

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tried safe mode, no luck

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Do you have the Firefox window maximized?

Do the buttons start working if the Window isn't maximized or with the menu bar visible instead of the Firefox button (Firefox > Options > Menu Bar)?