Layout.frames.force resizability

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HTML frames allow web designers to display multiple documents in one tab. Normally, the space taken by each document can be changed by the user by dragging the separator. Web designers can specify the noresize attribute on their frames to prevent resizing. This preference determines whether the noresize attribute will be overridden.

Possible values and their effects


HTML frames are always resizable.


HTML frames are resizable, except if the noresize attribute is present. (Default)


  • HTML inline frames are never resizable.
  • Setting this preference true will cause frames to always have a border, even if the web designer specified that there shouldn't be one.

First checked in

2001-11-01 by Boris Zbarsky.

Has an effect in

  • Mozilla Suite (all versions since 0.9.6)
  • Netscape (all versions since 7.0)
  • Phoenix (all versions)
  • Firebird (all versions)
  • Firefox (all versions)
  • Minimo (all versions)
  • SeaMonkey (all versions)

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