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Browser-window "pseudo-always-on-top" on WinXP

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Kherlak
 
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Post Posted October 27th, 2006, 12:45 am

Sometimes when using the final Firefox 2 build on windows, the browser-window shows strange behavior:

If I try to get another application's window to the top (typically it happens with Free Download Manager after a download has finished and I try to access it) Firefox 2 stays on top, as if it had the always-on-top property. Only minimizing and restoring the Firefox window once makes it behave regularly again.

Though this bug can't be reliably replicated it happens quite often and on two separate computers.

Did anybody else notice this strange bug?

snorton
 
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Post Posted November 6th, 2006, 7:23 am

I'm seeing the exact same problem. It happens quite frequently.

I've tried changing themes and disabling all the extensions but no joy.

It's VERY frustrating. I did not know about minimize/restore to fix the problem. Thanks!

feldon23
 
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Post Posted November 15th, 2006, 9:27 am

Same problem here. It's driving me nuts. Any solutions?

sour lime
 
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Post Posted November 15th, 2006, 12:40 pm

And if there's no known solution yet, it would be nice if someone would reply and let us know. I've tried searching the forums to figure this out, but I can't tell if the problem is that I'm not reading the right threads or that it hasn't been solved yet.

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Post Posted November 15th, 2006, 2:15 pm

Usually it is caused by memory usage. Next time it happens check task manager and see if anything is using a high amount of memory or processor.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2006, 2:48 pm

This sounds similar to my problem (annoyance really). Each time a launch a new Firefox session, the window opens the same size every time..about 3/4 screen....even when i close Firefox with a fully maximized window previously. Its driving me nuts!

Any ideas??

feldon23
 
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Post Posted November 16th, 2006, 4:44 pm

Sorry, but that's not the same thing and not really of the caliber of problem we are having. We open a new window with Firefox, and we can't get ANY window on top of it, not even Task Manager. I try to get it to work for a few seconds and then give up and open a tab in an existing Firefox window to work around the problem. I noticed this the moment I upgraded to Firefox 2.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2006, 4:46 pm

firefoxconvrt wrote:This sounds similar to my problem (annoyance really). Each time a launch a new Firefox session, the window opens the same size every time..about 3/4 screen....even when i close Firefox with a fully maximized window previously. Its driving me nuts!

Any ideas??
This is actually accepted Windows development practices to not "remember" the maximized size as the size to use on next launch.

feldon23
 
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Post Posted November 24th, 2006, 3:36 pm

PLEASE fix this maddening bug!

It has nothing to do with memory usage and it sure did not exist in Firefox 1.0 or 1.5.

I have repeated it so many times it's not even funny. I am going to have to remove Firefox 2 and go back to 1.5 or switch to IE7 because of this.

halcy
 
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Post Posted December 14th, 2006, 7:57 am

Same problem here, looking for a solution.

feldon23
 
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Post Posted December 14th, 2006, 8:05 am

The usual "it's our fault" solution.

I minimize the "window that will not give up" to the taskbar and then restore it and it behaves properly again.

halcy
 
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Post Posted December 14th, 2006, 8:48 am

On my system it often happens when opening a new tab (background) or when download launches an app in the background.

Firefox stays on top and refuses to go down the window stack even if I try to active (click on) any other window).

Thanks for the minimize work-around! It's cumbersome, but better than quitting/restarting.

halcy
 
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Post Posted December 18th, 2006, 1:35 am

Still having this issue.

Tried lowering memory cache, but didn't help.

Very annoying bug.

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Post Posted December 18th, 2006, 2:14 am

feldon23 wrote:PLEASE fix this maddening bug!

It has nothing to do with memory usage and it sure did not exist in Firefox 1.0 or 1.5.

No Firefox developer has read this Forum in years and so none are reading this*. If you would like to make a Bug Report then please go here : https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/

They do require good evidence though, so as to not waste time - here are some Bug Reports for you to look through to get the idea : http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... 84&start=0


For previous versions of Firefox, go here : ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/

...you just work your way through it, until you get to the right version for you. For example : ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/f ... in32/en-US

Good luck with your problem.

*this is just another support forum really.
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Post Posted December 18th, 2006, 2:23 am

any bug filed for this?

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