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Glims download and install for safari, then Firefox header gone, superimposed on tabs. How to revert to normal, please?

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When I installed an updated version of Glims for Safari, I lost the topmost header bar on firefox, the contents of which are superimposed on the tabs at the top. I also lost the accurate indexing on the tabs and close tab "x" where I have to now find where it highlights it below it to click on the "x". Further the right click rectangles are borderless and strange looking, though they still work. I haven't a clue as to how this happened or how to correct it as I've been through all the header menus multiple times and no change.

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Hello nyuszika45, see : Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars


thank you

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Thank you... BUT either the tab bar is on top of the Title bar at the top (the one with the Mozilla Firefox name and the three buttons "x", "-", "+") or the Title bar is superimposed on the Navigation Bar... The incorrect calibration or indexing of the pointer and tab closing "x" is still a problem - where it normally highlights the "x" when mousing over, now it happens when below or somewhere other than on the "x". Similarly, to choose a tab the pointer has to be below the centre of the tab.... so it is slightly off-putting. Sorry. But this has nothing to do with the normal dispersal of toolbars on the page.

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Go to about:config find browser.tabs.onTop and double-click on it to make it false, now probably the problem is solved but your tabs is at the bottom as older version of firefox.

thanks again

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Wonderful! Thank you. But.....

The title bar, heading bar, whatever with the "x", "-", "+" on the side, is now superimposed on top of the address bar. this is far less of a problem, but still a bit annoying. Can we do anything to get the title, header, or whatever bar it is back up on top, again, please? I don't know why it is lying on top of the navigation bar, but it is. Can I correct this somehow, please? And I do appreciate moving my tabs - thanks. Also, I can' access the back or forward buttons on the navigation bar and other controls thereon as the "x", "-", "+" controls are on top of them. So, what now, please?

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ideato
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can you disable the Glims plugin in safari to see if the firefox return to normal ?

thanks

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I uninstalled the Glims plug in, restarted Firefox, but the problem is still there. Earlier I installed a new version of Firefox and this didn't eliminate the problem, either.

cor-el
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Try to remove the Firefox plist file (org.mozilla.firefox.plist).

Go to "~/Library/Preferences" and remove the plist file for Firefox (org.mozilla.firefox.plist)

You can also check for problems with the localstore.rdf file.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder

Question owner

Okay, I trashed the .plist file... no change.

I re-named the localstore.rdf file and re-started... no change.

Any more suggestions, please? Can you see the problem with the screen shots? The title header is superimposed, still, on top of the navigation bar. i have no idea what caused this, now, as Glims has been eliminated, de-installed everything re-started and it is still here. Shall I download a new version 16? I did that before doing all this and there was no effect.

Thanks, anyway.

Checking the console log, I had a problem with retained bits of the glims software, but I got rid of that and rebooted and while that stopped the Glims problem, the title bar or header is still superimposed on the navigational toolbar. The following are firefox messages in the console log recently:

19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Determining best projection for type int (size: 4 ) signed 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Projected as a regular number 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Determining best projection for type unsigned_int (size: 4 ) unsigned 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Projected as a regular number 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Determining best projection for type long (size: 4 ) signed 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Projected as a regular number 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Determining best projection for type int (size: 4 ) signed 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Projected as a regular number 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Determining best projection for type int (size: 4 ) signed 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Projected as a regular number 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Determining best projection for type off_t (size: 8 ) signed 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Projected as a large signed integer 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Determining best projection for type size_t (size: 4 ) unsigned 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Projected as a large unsigned integer 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Determining best projection for type ssize_t (size: 4 ) signed 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Projected as a large signed integer 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Unix dirent is: ctypes.StructType("dirent", [{ "padding_0": ctypes.uint8_t.array(6) }, { "d_type": ctypes.uint8_t }, { "padding_1": ctypes.uint8_t.array(1) }, { "d_name": ctypes.char.array(256) }]) 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI access 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function access declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI chdir 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function chdir declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI chmod 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function chmod declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI chown 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function chown declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI copyfile 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function copyfile declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI dup 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function dup declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI chdir 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function chdir declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI fchdir 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function fchdir declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI fchown 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function fchown declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI fsync 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function fsync declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI getcwd 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function getcwd declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI getwd 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function getwd declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI get_current_dir_name 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Could not declare function get_current_dir_name Error: couldn't find function symbol in library 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI getwd 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function getwd declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI fdatasync 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Could not declare function fdatasync Error: couldn't find function symbol in library 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI ftruncate 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function ftruncate declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI lchown 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function lchown declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI link 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function link declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI lseek 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function lseek declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI mkdir 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function mkdir declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI mkstemp 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function mkstemp declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI open 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function open declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI opendir 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function opendir declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI pread 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function pread declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI pwrite 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function pwrite declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI read 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function read declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI readdir 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function readdir declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI rename 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function rename declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI rmdir 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function rmdir declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI splice 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Could not declare function splice Error: couldn't find function symbol in library 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI strerror 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function strerror declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI symlink 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function symlink declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI truncate 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function truncate declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI unlink 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function unlink declared 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Attempting to declare FFI write 19/11/2012 00:23:44 [0x0-0x30030].org.mozilla.firefox[314] OS Function write declared

Any ideas?

Hello? I appreciate the earlier suggestions, but he problem is still there and it is three days later? Have I exhausted the online expertise or doesn't anybody know the solution to the problem? Please?

Regards, Doug

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