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Windows 7: Firefox window behaving strangely after reformating


18 Nov 2011   #1

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Firefox window behaving strangely after reformating

I was using Firefox just fine until I had to reformat windows 7 and now when ever Firefox is not Fullscreen mode I get a clear windows explorer border surrounding my Firefox. (like it does to normal folders). It did not do this before.

http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/o.../minimized.jpg

Notice the clear boarder surrounding firefox as if firefox was a windows explorer program, the 'firefox' upper left hand control panel button is in the windows tab instead of it's own tab like when it's full screen and like it was before. I tested with other firefox themes and its the same thing.

http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/o.../maximized.jpg

It looks just fine fullscreen, thats how it looked at all times before even when half screen ect.
Please help.


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18 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's the way the look of Firefox changed to when it reached version 4 and up. They gave it the Windows Aero look (clear panels). It's normal.

So you must have been running a pre 4 version ( 3.x) and then upgraded or upgraded without noticing.

What version of Firefox are you using now? What was the version number you were using before you formatted Windows, and had to install Firefox again?
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18 Nov 2011   #3

windows 7
 
 

I couldnt tell you what version it was I have absolutely no clue. Is there anyway to remove the border though?
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18 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Revert back to a pre-4 version? Not recommended though.

Use a Persona?

Find a skin, or use stylish?...

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stylish/

Restyle the web with Stylish! - userstyles.org
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18 Nov 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

using a skin or theme wont change the borders on the window, im using bloominds deep dark theme and as you can see there is a clear border.

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18 Nov 2011   #6

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

The border around Firefox is controlled by your computer's theme.
Default Aero theme
Firefox window behaving strangely after reformating-screenshot-11_18_2011-2_06_49-pm.png

Custom Theme
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Jerry


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18 Nov 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i use dark wallpapers mostly so i dont notice it much,
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18 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
using a skin or theme wont change the borders on the window, im using bloominds deep dark theme and as you can see there is a clear border.

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Pretty sure using stylish and finding the right custom user style can get rid of it without turning off any other Windows borders. Which I linked to.
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18 Nov 2011   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

fair enough, i thought stylish would only change the web pages/sites and not the explorer window that firefox opens in, but maybe not.
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18 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Even I'm just using a basic custom Persona, which doesn't let the clear glass border show.


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