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Top of window is translucent; Desktop shows through.

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Top of window is translucent; Desktop shows through.

The top portion of my Firefox window, whether or not full-screen, is translucent across its entire width. The desktop (or the top of the window immediately underneath the one I am using) shows through, which makes it extremely difficult to see/read the top three toolbars. How can I make this area of the window opaque like the rest of the Firefox window?

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Re: Top of window is translucent; Desktop shows through.

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: Top of window is translucent; Desktop shows through.

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

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Re: Top of window is translucent; Desktop shows through.

Reset did not solve the problem. The top portion still is sill translucent, but now I've lost most of my customization. What can I do with the Old Firefox Data and bookmarkbackups folders on my desktop to restore my toolbars, extensions, etc.?

I still need a solution to my original problem. Attached is a screenshot showing the bleedthrough of my Desktop. I moved the icons across the full width of the page, so that they can be seen easily. Please help.

Thanks.

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Re: Top of window is translucent; Desktop shows through.

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: Top of window is translucent; Desktop shows through.

That's transparency in windows, that's normal. You can turn it off for all of windows like cor-el said.

New Contributor

Re: Top of window is translucent; Desktop shows through.

Thanks, cor-el (and Tylerdowner). Now, how do I get my other stuff back (see above)?

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Re: Top of window is translucent; Desktop shows through.

If you reset Firefox then a new profile is created and some of your data (bookmarks, passwords, cookies, form data) is automatically imported and your current profile will be moved to the desktop (Old Firefox Data).

You can recover more data from the old profile (be cautious with doing that).

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Re: Top of window is translucent; Desktop shows through.

Thanks, cor-el. I now have my old data (extensions, toolbars, etc.) back. I found my current profile folder, closed Firefox, deleted the folder's contents, copied the contents of the "Old Firefox Data" folder on my Desktop, and pasted them into the profile folder. When I reopened Firefox, everything was back to the way it was before the Reset Firefox experiment.

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Re: Top of window is translucent; Desktop shows through.

You may want to check the compatibility.ini file to see if it still has a InvalidateCaches=1 line and remove this line.

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Re: Top of window is translucent; Desktop shows through.

OK. I just removed the line. What would it have done had I left it in the .ini file?