LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-06-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
hbar
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 50

Rep: Reputation: 15
Firefox default window size....


Whenever I open Firefox, the window size is 640x480, reagrdless of what size it was when it was last closed. My localstore.rdf does seem to save the last window size after FF is closed:
Code:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<RDF:RDF xmlns:NC="http://home.netscape.com/NC-rdf#"
         xmlns:RDF="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#">
  <RDF:Description RDF:about="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#main-window"
                   sizemode="normal"
                   screenX="0"
                   screenY="96"
                   width="1055"
                   height="873" />
  <RDF:Description RDF:about="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#sidebar-title"
                   value="" />
  <RDF:Description RDF:about="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#PersonalToolbar"
                   collapsed="true" />
  <RDF:Description RDF:about="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul">
    <NC:persist RDF:resource="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#main-window"/>
    <NC:persist RDF:resource="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#sidebar-box"/>
    <NC:persist RDF:resource="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#sidebar-title"/>
    <NC:persist RDF:resource="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#PersonalToolbar"/>
  </RDF:Description>
</RDF:RDF>
.....but opening it again always gives me a 640x480 sized window.

....Any idea????

Edit: it's also making me sign in to LQ again each time I close/open. Previously I could stay logged in after reopening the browser.

Last edited by hbar; 02-06-2009 at 03:11 PM.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 08:35 AM   #2
Mega Man X
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: ~
Distribution: Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Solaris, DSL
Posts: 5,339

Rep: Reputation: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by hbar View Post
Whenever I open Firefox, the window size is 640x480, reagrdless of what size it was when it was last closed. My localstore.rdf does seem to save the last window size after FF is closed:
Code:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<RDF:RDF xmlns:NC="http://home.netscape.com/NC-rdf#"
         xmlns:RDF="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#">
  <RDF:Description RDF:about="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#main-window"
                   sizemode="normal"
                   screenX="0"
                   screenY="96"
                   width="1055"
                   height="873" />
  <RDF:Description RDF:about="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#sidebar-title"
                   value="" />
  <RDF:Description RDF:about="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#PersonalToolbar"
                   collapsed="true" />
  <RDF:Description RDF:about="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul">
    <NC:persist RDF:resource="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#main-window"/>
    <NC:persist RDF:resource="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#sidebar-box"/>
    <NC:persist RDF:resource="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#sidebar-title"/>
    <NC:persist RDF:resource="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#PersonalToolbar"/>
  </RDF:Description>
</RDF:RDF>
.....but opening it again always gives me a 640x480 sized window.

....Any idea????

Edit: it's also making me sign in to LQ again each time I close/open. Previously I could stay logged in after reopening the browser.
Maybe some addon you installed is messing things up. Either that or your profile became corrupted for some reason. Try this in a terminal:

cd ~
mv .mozilla .mozilla_bak


Restart Firefox and see if there is any difference. If this fix the problem, then we can solve the problem by elimination: find if the problem is the profile, if not, which addon may be causing this behavior.

Regards!
 
Old 02-07-2009, 10:52 AM   #3
hbar
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 50

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I've tried that.....even using a new profile, this still happens. FF opens in fullscreen the first time it is opened, then I resize it and it always opens in 640x480 from then on.

I've checked that localstore.rdf does actually save the dimensions when I close FF, but they are always overwritten when it is relaunched. Maybe this is a bug in the Debian iceweasel package (don't remember if it was recently upgraded), but I haven't heard of the problem from anyone else....
 
Old 02-07-2009, 11:27 AM   #4
hbar
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 50

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Okay, this is weird.

I had recently installed on an AMD machine with an integrated ATI chipset, and was using the open-source "radeon" driver for it by default. This was giving me trouble (crashing X after the screensaver was left on for a while), so I switched to the fglrx driver. Now the firefox issue seems to have solved itself (magic?!?), and time will tell whether it has solved the X issue...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Firefox 3, automatically reduces window size? How to stop auto-resizing? newtovanilla Linux - Newbie 1 07-08-2008 08:40 PM
firefox default browser, opening html pages in new window perfect_circle LinuxQuestions.org Member Success Stories 3 03-29-2005 10:26 AM
Konqueror - Setting Default Window Size for Browsing Bob P Linux - Software 2 10-09-2004 12:47 PM
Firefox and Window Size dnorseman Linux - Software 0 10-04-2004 02:32 PM
Eterm - default window size? Imek Linux - Software 2 01-27-2004 11:53 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:58 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration