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I have succeeded in moving Firefox off the visible desktop. How can I get it to move back?

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I can maximise it so I can use Firefox but it disappears if I don't have it maximised

Chosen solution

You can also try these steps:

  • Use Restore or Maximize in the right-click context menu of the Taskbar icon to set focus to the Firefox application if you do not see the Firefox window.
  • Open the system menu of that Firefox window via Alt+Space and see if you can move and resize that window (use the keyboard cursor keys).

If that works then first close all other open Firefox windows and then close Firefox via "File > Exit/Quit" to save that setting.

If the above didn't help then see:

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* npsitesafety
* Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
* Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.01
* The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
* iTunes Detector Plug-in
* Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.9.2 for Mozilla browsers
* Google Update
* NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
* 5.1.10411.0
* GEPlugin
* CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Album Plugin Utility Module
* Garmin Communicator Plug-In 2.6.4.0
* Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
* DRM Netscape Network Object
* Npdsplay dll
* DRM Store Netscape Plugin
* DivX Web Player
* npdivxplayerplugin
* RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
* RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
* 6.0.12.1040

philipp
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hello mike, go to firefox > help > troubleshooting information and click on profile folder/show folder. a windows explorer window should open up - in there delete the file named localstore.rdf & restart firefox afterwards - this will reset the window proportions & customizations of the interface.

cor-el
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Chosen Solution

You can also try these steps:

  • Use Restore or Maximize in the right-click context menu of the Taskbar icon to set focus to the Firefox application if you do not see the Firefox window.
  • Open the system menu of that Firefox window via Alt+Space and see if you can move and resize that window (use the keyboard cursor keys).

If that works then first close all other open Firefox windows and then close Firefox via "File > Exit/Quit" to save that setting.

If the above didn't help then see:

Question owner

Thanks cor-el I deleted my localstore.rdf file and am now back to normal. Unfortunately I occasionally get randow mouse movements and I took my finger off the mouse just as it was moving.

Mike