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Close and minimize/maximize buttons disappeared

The close, minimize, maximize buttons in the top right corner don't show. They are there, but well...not. If I press in the top right corner, it acts as if I pressed the close button...asking if I'm sure and such. This happens all the time when I have multiple tabs open and try to click on or close the furthest right tab. The only way I can close tabs in this situation is by right clicking on it.

I've seen previous questions on this and tried all the suggested solutions: removing the persona to revert to default appearance, resetting firefox, hitting f11 to switch to fullscreen and back, uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, changing toolbar settings as to what shows and what doesn't...nothing has worked and this problem is getting quite irritating.

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Re: Close and minimize/maximize buttons disappeared

hello, can you try if the same happens when you launch firefox in safe mode once? if not it might be an issue with hardware acceleration (HWA). you could then turn off HWA in firefox > options > advanced > general.

Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems

New Contributor

Re: Close and minimize/maximize buttons disappeared

yes, I tried and they are still missing when launched in safe mode. I just tried turning off HWA and no change unfortunately.

New Contributor

Re: Close and minimize/maximize buttons disappeared

No other ideas? Smiley Sad

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Re: Close and minimize/maximize buttons disappeared

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 or otherwise make changes.

Try to disable transparency in Windows.

Right click in a free space on your desktop.
Left click on Personalization.
There are four options at the bottom of the screen, choose "Window Color and Appearance".
Select a border color
Uncheck: "Enable transparency"

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Re: Close and minimize/maximize buttons disappeared

download run and install this will fix the problem TaskbarRepairToolPlus!.zip

I had the smae problem and my friend whos a programer gave me this sofware fixed it straight away