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How do I minimize a Firefox page ?

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I'm accustomed to seeing a "-" in the upper right corner of the page....but there's not a "-" there...or anywhere. So how do I minimize a webpage ?

Gotta be a simple trick, but I can't figure it out.

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Those buttons should be in the darker area in the top right corner.

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

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window

You can try different Windows theme if the above didn't help.

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Ok... a few questions:

What OS are you using? Are you in fullscreen mode or touchscreen mode? When did you first notice this? Can you minimize the page by clicking on the taskbar?

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Oh, and please tell me you still see the 'x' icon.

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Using Windows 7, in a newly purchased PC. Had been using an old PC with XP, and that set-up showed me an "x" which enabled me to minimize a webpage.

I'm in full-screen mode.

First noticed this when I began to use the new Windows 7 PC.

Nope - can't minimze a page by clicking on the Task Bar.

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Using Windows 7, in a newly purchased PC. Had been using an old PC with XP, and that set-up showed me an "x" which enabled me to minimize a webpage.

I'm in full-screen mode.

First noticed this when I began to use the new Windows 7 PC.

Nope - can't minimze a page by clicking on the Task Bar.

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In XP...any webpage had a "-" in the top right corner, so I could minimize it. Now, with my new PC using Windows 7.....there is no (obvious) "-". And the only way I can find to create free space behind a current webpage on my screen...is to "x" close it. That's a brute force way to operate.

There's got to be a be a better way. Where do I find the "-" ??

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Please provide a screenshot of the upper-right quadrant of the Firefox browser window.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem Windows 7 has the Snipping Tool for taking screenshots.

It is best to use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot and make sure that you do not exceed a maximum file size of 1 MB.

Then use the Browse .... button below the Post a Reply text box to upload the screenshot.

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I've attached a screenshot as a .png can you help me ??

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here's another - maybe better more useful - screenshot

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

Those buttons should be in the darker area in the top right corner.

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

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window

You can try different Windows theme if the above didn't help.

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Excellent suggestion (to have me re-start Mozilla in Safe Mode). Thank you ! And asking/teaching me to send a screen-shot.

I now have the familiar symbols which enable me to Minimize, Maximize, and Close the page....in the upper right corner of the page.

Without these symbols, I felt like the hero from Robert Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land." I'm discovering other bizarre things about Windows 7,.......like...there's no RUN command when you hit START...

But I need to stick to the webpage problem, and figure out which Add-on was causing this problem, masking the min/max/close symbols. How do I go about it.....to identify the Add-on culprit, without making a new problem ?

Best regards, Gary

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You can try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

  • Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available"

You need to close and restart Firefox after toggling this setting.

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Tnx for your advice, but I didn't have to use it. By starting Firefox in Safe Mode, and then closing it and restarting it (normally) again...I have returned the page display to what I had been seeking: uPPER right corner now has the familiar symbols for : minimize, full-screen, an close.

Now maybe there's some cool plug-ins that I regret I am not using. But I don't know how how to find out what I had; what I have now; etc.

But it is sure is great to have Mozilla Firefox back the way I used to have it when I was using Windows XP on my old PC. (This is a brand new Windows 7 PC).