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Why is there whitespace to the left of the URL in the navigation bar?

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I'm using Firefox 24.0 (current version) on Windows 8. There is an excessive amount of whitespace to the left of the url. Why is it there? Is there a way to justify the url to the left? I will post a screenshot below.

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In another thread, this was related to disabling an add-on that sometimes uses that space on the address bar. I can't recall which one, or whether there was a workaround other than re-enabling it.

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An image illustrating the issue is attached.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window.
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In another thread, this was related to disabling an add-on that sometimes uses that space on the address bar. I can't recall which one, or whether there was a workaround other than re-enabling it.

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Safe mode did not fix it, but jscher2000's suggestion did. I had the SimplePass add-on disabled, and re-enabling it fixed the issue. SimplePass is HP's plugin for fingerprint sign-on. Why it would cause this is beyond me.

Thank you both for your suggestions!