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Can't resize firefox so i can drag and drop to create a shortcut

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Can't resize firefox so i can drag and drop to create a shortcut

I can't make my Firefox page smaller so I can drag and drop a web site to create a shortcut. I am using windows 7. I have no grippe when i point in the lower right corner. When I use zoom the page itself re sizes but not the window. I just need to see a little of my desktop so I can create a shortcut.

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Re: Can't resize firefox so i can drag and drop to create a shortcut

Hi limomitch, Firefox will remember the last "normal" window size by saving it in that file you deleted (which Firefox automatically creates again). To switch between normal and maximized window styles, you usually just need to double-click the title bar of the window, or you can use the middle button (the one between minimize and close) in the upper right corner.

If you find that the "normal" window size has increased too much, and if the lower right corner is not visible, you can try Alt+Spacebar. This is a Windows-wide convention for displaying the window control menu. If Size is not grayed out, press the down arrow key once, then the up arrow key repeatedly until the bottom border of the window comes into view. Repeat with the right and left keys if needed. (If Size is grayed out, choose Restore and that might be all you need.)

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Re: Can't resize firefox so i can drag and drop to create a shortcut

Could it be, you are in full-screen mode? Press F11 to check it: if you are indeed in the fulöl-screen mode, the FX window will resize and you should be able to grp the lower right corner for resizing.

Let us know if it helped.

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Re: Can't resize firefox so i can drag and drop to create a shortcut

Thank you for the reply...I am not in full screen mode and I still have no grippe to make fx smaller to see my desktop so I can add a shortcut.

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Re: Can't resize firefox so i can drag and drop to create a shortcut

still no joy...have no grippe

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Re: Can't resize firefox so i can drag and drop to create a shortcut

You can check for problems caused by a corrupted localstore.rdf file.

Can you attach a screenshot?

Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot.

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Re: Can't resize firefox so i can drag and drop to create a shortcut

Thanks but still no joy...Can't create a shortcut because I can't see my desktop and I can't see my desktop because I have no grippe to make the FX page smaller. Where did my grippe go ? I do not have the screen in full mode !

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Re: Can't resize firefox so i can drag and drop to create a shortcut

Open the about:newtab page and open the Web Console via Ctrl+Shift+K.
Paste this code in the command line at the bottom of the Web Console pane and press the Enter key to run the code.

newwin=window.open(window.location.href); newwin.moveTo(0,0); newwin.resizeTo(1024,600);
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Re: Can't resize firefox so i can drag and drop to create a shortcut

Thank you so much for the fix. It downsized the page perfectly but it didn't stay. Do I have to enter the code each time I want to decrease the screen or can I save that setting somehow ?

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Re: Can't resize firefox so i can drag and drop to create a shortcut

Did you try to close Firefox after checking the size?

Did you previously deleted the localstore.rdf file in the Firefox profile folder as this file stores the window dimensions?

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Re: Can't resize firefox so i can drag and drop to create a shortcut

I appreciate your patience but we need to dumb it down a little more please. When I entered the code you provided and it re sized the screen I didn't save it and I don't know how to find the localstore.rdf file or the profile folder to see if it exist...Thanks