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firefox opens but is about 1/4 inch wide and 1/2 inch long - inlarge button is grey and dragging does not work

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I've un-installed and reinstalled firefox but I still get the tiny rectangle. - Picture does not appear to be loading.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of.

You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

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

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I have uploaded an image

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I have saw this issue before and the previous times that I have saw it, it appears to be related to the Firefox preloading software. Please remove any preloading software from your computer if possible.


Try closing the small window and launching Firefox again.

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Not sure what you mean by preloading software. The exe. firefox file that is in my downloads? Files that would be in temp files?

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Deleted the exe setup file and deleted all temp files. re-opened firefox but it didn't make any difference. still a tiny rectangle.

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Hello Betty02,

Can you please try this :

On your windows 7 :

Click on Start and in the Search field enter the following command:

firefox.exe -safe-mode

If firefox window is "usable" then follow this :

Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings

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firefox window still not useable

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Hello Betty,

Can you try to create a new profile :

Profile Manager - Create, remove, or switch Firefox profiles

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Rebooted to make sure firefox was closed, then followed the directions on the link. Can't open the Profile Manager - tried 'open' and then 'open as administrator' but I still get the tiny rectangle.

I wasn't aware of that file so I'm going to un-install making sure that file is gone and then try reinstalling.

Doesn't make any difference - brand new install opening the same way

Okulungisiwe ngu Betty02

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I was getting a lot of pop ups on Chrome even though I had an ad blocker on. I read the bottom of an ad that said 'Ad Browser'. I googled that and found that it is a program that I may have picked up downloading a coupon. I followed the directions on how to remove it and about half way through the removal Firefox opened in a regular size window.

I'm rather reluctant to close it without finding out if there are some settings I should check beforehand.

Okulungisiwe ngu Betty02

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of.

You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

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