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Drop down menu displays in miniature on wrong monitor

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I am on 15" MacBook Pro Retina with HDMI to an LCD HD TV. OS X 10.8.2 Firefox 18.0

When I have the Firefox browser on the TV screen, drop down menus appear in miniature on the MacBook screen. I disabled the hardware acceleration and this seemed to work for the first instance of use but then the system reverted to miniature menu on the wrong screen.

Any ideas for curing this gratefully received.

Chosen solution

You could try using Firefox Nightly, that may work ok. Unfortunately that is not the sort of thing that can be recommended as a general solution.

It appears there may be some bugs in Firefox 18 as discussed in this thread:

For now all I can suggest is that you watch the other thread for developments.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Version 3.11.7.10909
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.23
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • Amazon MP3 Downloader Plugin 1.0.17
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
  • Picasa plugin.
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers, Version 10.1.4
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • iPhoto6

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

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John99
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Chosen Solution

You could try using Firefox Nightly, that may work ok. Unfortunately that is not the sort of thing that can be recommended as a general solution.

It appears there may be some bugs in Firefox 18 as discussed in this thread:

For now all I can suggest is that you watch the other thread for developments.

John99
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
622 solutions 8031 answers

Note Firefox update to 18.0.1 will be released shortly, maybe this Friday, and it is hoped it will resolve a retina issue

  • ([Mac] Bug 814434 – [hidpi/retina] url suggestion box pops up on wrong screen )