Question

new folder window cannot be resized

WinXP SP3 FFox 17.0.1 (I upgraded to v17 on 5-Dec-2012)


Library > New Folder/New Bookmark window/dialog "New Folder" + "New Bookmark" (NF/NB-dlg) dialog/window Cannot be resized in width nor height.


For several days the NF/NB-dlg was wider than my monitor screen, it had been growing in width and could not be resized, because there was no drag-pointer available.

  • I disabled all plugins and extensions > rebooted > re-opend FFox -- but problem persisted.
  • rebooted > opened FFox in safe mode -- NF/NB was small but could not be resized
  • rebooted > FFOx in normal mode -- reset FFox

NF/NB-dlg is now small but cannot be resized -- still no drag-pointers available


No KIS plugins have been suitable for v17 from since updating to v17 on 5-Dec-2012 - rather pointless having AV and it cannot be activated.


I do not use "Book Mark this page" as my "Library is quite large Adding new-folders OR new bookmarks reminds me to include my notes in the "Description" field ie, copy URL from address bar > open library > Add new Folder/Bookmark . enter my meaningful "Name" , paste the URL, fill in description


The default size of the NF/NB-dlg is just too small, and up to about 2 weeks ago I could drag to resize.

  • Have checked my PC with KIS + Malwarebytes, no problems.
  • There are no MS Office apps installed.

. this PC is only used for web surfing, AV and malware clearance and code copy-to TXT file or downloads

  • HD drive has been "disk checked", temp files etc deleted, defragged with MyDefrag (system and data)
  • I am anal about housekeeping

If the only solution is a total uninstall of FFox, 1. can I back up FFox settings? and how? (I backup bookmarks every day)

2. do I have to re-installs the plugins?

3. do I have to reinstall the extensions? and how?

4. many of the plugins and extensions were not specifiaccly created by me . do I need them all ?

5. should I install an earlier version of FFox or would I install v18

. I have always updated FFox . more than often something is not compatible with the new version. . (one of the reasons I have stayed with WinXP -- it works !)


I would be for ever greatful for any help

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