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I've had this problem for a few months now. It may have started with version 68. Anyway, I use Firefox in windowed mode. Lately, starting it up has resulted in that window being bigger than I want. For one, it looks to be about 920 pixels tall (on my 900 px screen). It's also a little wider than I want. I'm tired of having to resize the window over and over and over. Is there anyway to tell Firefox to always start at the same size as when I closed it?

I've had this problem for a few months now. It may have started with version 68. Anyway, I use Firefox in windowed mode. Lately, starting it up has resulted in that window being bigger than I want. For one, it looks to be about 920 pixels tall (on my 900 px screen). It's also a little wider than I want. I'm tired of having to resize the window over and over and over. Is there anyway to tell Firefox to always start at the same size as when I closed it?
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McCoy
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Hello JDnHuntsvilleAL,

Would you do this please :

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked)

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

privacy.resistFingerprinting

If the value is set to "true", then change it to false.

In case you had to change the value, then close and restart Firefox.

Also see : https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/24/firefox-not-remembering-the-last-window-size-this-may-fix-it/

Does that work for you ?

Hello JDnHuntsvilleAL, Would you do this please : Type in the address bar '''about:config''' and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar and look for the preference : '''privacy.resistFingerprinting''' If the value is set to "true", then change it to '''false'''. In case you had to change the value, then close and restart Firefox. Also see : https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/24/firefox-not-remembering-the-last-window-size-this-may-fix-it/ Does that work for you ?
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Thanks. I figured there was something in about:config, but didn't know what it was called. I'll let you know if it appears to have fixed my problem - sometimes just closing and opening Firefox didn't cause the problem. I'm going to do a complete reboot to see if that does anything.

Thanks. I figured there was something in about:config, but didn't know what it was called. I'll let you know if it appears to have fixed my problem - sometimes just closing and opening Firefox didn't cause the problem. I'm going to do a complete reboot to see if that does anything.
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No, that didn't do it, nor did the tip in the article you referenced.

HOWEVER, I may have found the problem. While in about:config I decided to see what I could find. I did a search for "size" and found:

browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled

It had been modified, so I right-clicked on it and set it to DEFAULT. That seems to have done it.

Thanks for the quick response.

No, that didn't do it, nor did the tip in the article you referenced. HOWEVER, I may have found the problem. While in about:config I decided to see what I could find. I did a search for "size" and found: browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled It had been modified, so I right-clicked on it and set it to DEFAULT. That seems to have done it. Thanks for the quick response.
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McCoy
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Good for you to have figured it out - well done !

Would you be so kind as to mark your own (last) post as Chosen Solution ? ("Solved the problem" button to the right of your last post )

Good for you to have figured it out - well done ! Would you be so kind as to mark your own (last) post as Chosen Solution ? ("Solved the problem" button to the right of your last post )
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cor-el
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Weird. browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled is about the size of the disk cache (automatic disk cache management) and normally wouldn't have effect on the Firefox window dimensions.

This could possibly have be a problem with xulstore.json in the profile folder that got fixed automatically.

Weird. browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled is about the size of the disk cache (automatic disk cache management) and normally wouldn't have effect on the Firefox window dimensions. This could possibly have be a problem with xulstore.json in the profile folder that got fixed automatically.
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It didn't. I was wrong. Back to the original problem PLUS. In trying to fix ANOTHER problem with Nextdoor.com, I cleared the cache. Now I'm finding old problems are back, such as TVGuide.com not saving my "favorites" again. I may give up on Firefox after all these years and start using (ugh) Chrome.

It didn't. I was wrong. Back to the original problem PLUS. In trying to fix ANOTHER problem with Nextdoor.com, I cleared the cache. Now I'm finding old problems are back, such as TVGuide.com not saving my "favorites" again. I may give up on Firefox after all these years and start using (ugh) Chrome.
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cor-el
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A detail like a website remembering you is stored in a cookie.

You can use these steps to make a website recognize and remember you:

  • you can create an Allow exception to keep specific cookies, especially in case of secure websites and when cookies expire when Firefox is closed.
  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: Exceptions

In case you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" or otherwise clear history.

  • do not clear the Cookies
  • do not clear the Site Preferences
  • clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exception for password and other website specific data
  • clearing "Cookies" will remove all selected cookies including cookies with an Allow exception you may want to keep

Try to rename/remove xulstore.json and when present delete localstore.rdf in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

A detail like a website remembering you is stored in a cookie. You can use these steps to make a website recognize and remember you: *you can create an Allow exception to keep specific cookies, especially in case of secure websites and when cookies expire when Firefox is closed. *Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security<br>Cookies and Site Data: Exceptions In case you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" or otherwise clear history. *do not clear the Cookies *do not clear the Site Preferences *Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security<br>Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history":<br>[X] "Clear history when Firefox closes" -> Settings *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox *clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exception for password and other website specific data *clearing "Cookies" will remove all selected cookies including cookies with an Allow exception you may want to keep ---- Try to rename/remove xulstore.json and when present delete localstore.rdf in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed. You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the <b>about:profiles</b> page. *Help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Directory:<br>Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox
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Thanks, but that's not it. I asked this question once before and the answer then was to delete the history for a single web site.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1254619

Did that again, now to tvguide.com to see if it worked again.

DAMNIT, no. I am again having problems. Like I said, I think the real solution is to DUMP FIREFOX. It USE to be such a good browser, but the developers couldn't leave well enough alone.

Thanks, but that's not it. I asked this question once before and the answer then was to delete the history for a single web site. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1254619 Did that again, now to tvguide.com to see if it worked again. DAMNIT, no. I am again having problems. Like I said, I think the real solution is to DUMP FIREFOX. It '''''USE '''''to be such a good browser, but the developers couldn't leave well enough alone.
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UPDATE: Not only did I still the sizing problem, but I started running into other problems. First I started having problems with AdBlock Plus. The "Installation Successful" page started coming up in a second tab every time I started Firefox. I went through their instructions several times, but nothing changed. During this, I noticed that changes to ABP options didn't seem to hold. Also, elements I had deleted before were appearing again, and re-deleting them only worked if I didn't close Firefox.

Ran into another problem with Firefox options that made me believe that somewhere, somehow, the files necessary for the changes were in a "Read Only" mode or something. None of the changes I was making was holding. Trying to change permissions via Windows File Explorer didn't work.

My solution, which seems to be working, was to completely uninstall Firefox. After that I used File Explorer and deleted all the Mozilla folders in Program Files, Program Data, and the various AppData folders. I rebooted, brought up my (ugh) Chrome browser and downloaded an new copy of Firefox install from Mozilla.org.

So far I've only re-added the ABP add-on and the "Turn the Page" theme, but everything seems stable again. If anything changes I'll post another update.

UPDATE: Not only did I still the sizing problem, but I started running into other problems. First I started having problems with AdBlock Plus. The "Installation Successful" page started coming up in a second tab every time I started Firefox. I went through their instructions several times, but nothing changed. During this, I noticed that changes to ABP options didn't seem to hold. Also, elements I had deleted before were appearing again, and re-deleting them only worked if I didn't close Firefox. Ran into another problem with Firefox options that made me believe that somewhere, somehow, the files necessary for the changes were in a "Read Only" mode or something. None of the changes I was making was holding. Trying to change permissions via Windows File Explorer didn't work. My solution, which seems to be working, was to completely uninstall Firefox. After that I used File Explorer and deleted all the Mozilla folders in Program Files, Program Data, and the various AppData folders. I rebooted, brought up my (ugh) Chrome browser and downloaded an new copy of Firefox install from Mozilla.org. So far I've only re-added the ABP add-on and the "Turn the Page" theme, but everything seems stable again. If anything changes I'll post another update.
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