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Is there a way to keep the Firefox window on top of other applications windows when Firefox is minimized?

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My goal is to watch a movie in a small Firefox window (upper left 1/3 of screen) while continuing to work in my other application.in the remaining portion of the screen.

Chosen solution

This addon ought to do the job

You will need to open your video in a window and not minimise it fully only shrink it to the size you want.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.8 r800
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.04
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  • npsitesafety
  • Google Update
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • 5.1.20513.0
  • Picasa plugin
  • McAfee MSS+ NPAPI Plugin
  • Plugin for Wacom tablets.
  • NPWLPG
  • The Hulu Desktop Plugin allows Hulu.com to integrate with the Hulu Desktop application.
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

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Extensions

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  • YTD Toolbar 7.6 (ytd@mybrowserbar.com) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

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Modified Preferences

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
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  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.search.param.yahoo-fr: chr-greentree_ff&ilc=12&type=937811
  • browser.search.param.yahoo-fr-cjkt: moz2-ytff-tyc-msg
  • browser.sessionstore.enabled: True
  • browser.startup.homepage: http://my.yahoo.com
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130814063812
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 23.0.1
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • dom.w3c_touch_events.expose: False
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 23.0.1
  • gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 0
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  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
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Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
John99
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Chosen Solution

This addon ought to do the job

You will need to open your video in a window and not minimise it fully only shrink it to the size you want.

Question owner

That did the trick! It's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

John99
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Glad to have helped. Thanks for posting back.