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Firefox launches and re-loads my tabs, but clicking on the tray icon doesn't display the window

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Firefox launches and re-loads my tabs, but clicking on the tray icon doesn't display the window

I can see that Firefox is loaded and running (running Windows 7) - I can hear notices of emails arriving and see the miniature version of the active tab when my mouse hovers over the icon in the tray - but when I click on it it doesn't expand the window so that I can view it. I have tried closing and re-opening as well as restarting my computer. I'm hoping for a solution that preserves the open tabs I currently have. Thanks in advance for any and all help!

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Re: Firefox launches and re-loads my tabs, but clicking on the tray icon doesn't display the window

How did you get Firefox to put its icon in the system tray in the first place? Can you reverse that?

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Re: Firefox launches and re-loads my tabs, but clicking on the tray icon doesn't display the window

  • Use Restore or Maximize in the right-click context menu of the Taskbar icon to set focus to the Firefox application if you do not see the Firefox window.
  • Open the system menu of that Firefox window via Alt+Space and see if you can move and resize that window (use the keyboard cursor keys).

If that works then first close all other open Firefox windows and then close Firefox via "File > Exit/Quit" to save that setting.

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