Lost window controls - close, maximize, resize etc
Forum: X and Fluxbox
Topic: Lost window controls - close, maximize, resize etc
started by: yangmusa
Posted by yangmusa on Aug. 24 2007,21:18Somehow, Firefox has taken over my screen. All the window manager features - such as the close, maximize at the top, and the resize corner at the bottom - have gone! Firefox has resized to cover the whole screen - even the Fluxbox toolbar at the bottom. IT still works fine, but the only way to use another program is to go to the file menu of Firefox and exit the program.
I suspect it was the Electra Bikes website, I think it did some kind of window resizing thing.
Any ideas on how to get the window frame back?
Posted by lucky13 on Aug. 24 2007,21:26Try f11 (which you may have possibly hit). If that doesn't work and you're using jwm, right click on the tray entry for firefox and scroll to resize.
Posted by yangmusa on Aug. 24 2007,21:29
F11 doesn't do the trick. That just changes FF within the window manager frame.
I'm using Fluxbox, the defauly window manager.
Posted by lucky13 on Aug. 24 2007,21:32Hold alt down while dragging with right mouse click then til it's the size you want.
Posted by gammelmarakuja on Aug. 24 2007,21:58i also had this problem but only with firefox 2 and just after I change my .xserverrc Just reboot and/or make xsetup.sh and all will be fine again ^^
Posted by yangmusa on Aug. 24 2007,22:15So even though the window border was not visible, I was able to drag in the lower right corner and resize the Firefox window.
This odd behavior only affects Firefox, and has persisted through a reboot.. Now that I've managed to resize the window it doesn't really bother me, but it's odd all the same.
Posted by lucky13 on Aug. 24 2007,22:44
It isn't odd, it's expected. Shut it down at the size you want it to restart and it should. If that doesn't "fix" it, you may have to find whichever file the settings for firefox and edit the size to whatever you want manually.