Firefox does not display correctly and I don't know why
I have just finished a complete re-installation of Windows 7 on my desktop, I downloaded and installed Mozilla Firefox at its most recent version (24.0). It has no additional add ons or features from a third party and it has not been customised other than its browsing behaviour and to show the menu bar.
I have noticed that for the last 24-48 hours when Mozilla starts up it is not displaying correctly, the menu bar is blacked out completely giving the impression there is no menu bar (File, Edit etc) and when a new tab opens up there are repeating characters like the x at the side and the letters that make up the word New Tab as well as an absence of the basic colour scheme. I am wondering if whatever is causing this has also cause my gadgets on the desktop to stop working as well.
Currently I am using a laptop to post this question so I can't add any troubleshooting information or use the automatically add as the menu is blacked out completely. There is no profile set up on the desktop machine, I will attempt to reinstall the program, however I am not hopeful that this will correct the error.
If you are in full screen mode then hover the mouse to the top of the screen to make the Navigation Toolbar and Tab bar appear.
Click the Maximize button (top right corner of the Navigation Toolbar) to leave full screen mode or right-click empty space on a toolbar and choose "Exit Full Screen Mode" or press the F11 key.
Make sure that toolbars like the "Navigation Toolbar" and the "Bookmarks Toolbar" are visible.
Firefox menu button > Options
View > Toolbars (press F10 to display the menu bar)
Right-click empty toolbar area
Use Toolbar Layout (Customize) to open the Customize window and set which toolbar items to display.
check that "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is on the Bookmarks Toolbar
if "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is not on the Bookmarks Toolbar then drag it back from the toolbar palette into the Customize window to the Bookmarks Toolbar
if missing items are in the toolbar palette then drag them back from the Customize window on the toolbar
if you do not see an item on a toolbar and in the toolbar palette then click the "Restore Default Set" button to restore the default toolbar setup
Re: Firefox does not display correctly and I don't know why
Hello there and thank you for the replies. I thought that I would let you know that I discovered the cause of the problem wasn't a fault with Mozilla but an actual catastrophic system failure within Windows 7 itself caused by a bad format and then what would appear to have been a forced installation/repair over it.
The replies that had been left will come in handy should I have any problems in the future with Mozilla itself. Thank you again for your quick replies and offers of help they are and were greatly appreciated.