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Resizing oversize window

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If you're having trouble resizing an oversized window:

  • Enable JavaScript. (Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Content -> Enable JavaScript; Mozilla Suite: Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Scripts & Plug-ins -> Enable JavaScript for -> Navigator)
  • Make sure scripts can resize windows. (Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Content -> Advanced JavaScript settings. Mozilla Suite: Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Scripts & Plug-ins).
  • Type: javascript:top.resizeTo(screen.width*0.8,screen.height*0.8);self.moveTo(0,0); into the Location Bar and press Enter.

Other methods of resizing windows:

  • Drag the edges of the windows to resize, drag window by title bar to move
  • On Windows use Alt+SpaceBar to move and resize window, especially if the title bar is not accessible because the window is too high.

If after following these steps, new windows still start up too big, you may have a corrupt localstore.rdf.

Some causes leading to problems of oversized Windows:

  • Extensions: Babylon Toolbar 1.1.8, vshare 1.21
  • Zooming and them moving the window.

Causes external to Firefox

With larger screens and monitors and accessibility features the screen resolution or DPI may have been changed for a display screen, and this would affect all applications using a display (screen/monitor).  100% is normal, see if settings have been changed.

Windows 7

Display settings default is 100% but may have been inadvertently set to 125%, 150%, or 200%.

  1. Control Panel (to get to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display\ )
  2. Screen Resolution -- see link "Make text and other items larger or smaller")
  3. Display -- "Smaller 100% (default)" (custom DPI sizes on the left panel allow other sizes than shown)

See also