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Windows 7: Chrome and FireFox will NOT minimize properly after PC crash

26 Sep 2018   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit
Chrome and FireFox will NOT minimize properly after PC crash

Hey guys,

Running Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit and occasionally my PC will crash with a BSOD when it "wakes up" from sleep or hibernation or whatever it does when it's idle for a certain period of time; however, this time around, once it had booted back up after crashing (I chose to start Windows normally after the crash) it had a weird side effect of FireFox and Chrome both being unable to minimize correctly.

Let me explain...

If I open FireFox or Chrome and either try to minimize them OR use the "Show Desktop" button at the bottom right of the screen they immediately go back to full screen view, and if I have other programs open, I can't navigate to them (or have a lot of trouble doing so), I have to close the respective browser, with one exception...

FireFox seems to allow Thunderbird to be there, if I have both FireFox and Thunderbird open and I minimize FireFox then Thunderbird will show, if I minimize that, then it's straight back to FireFox, it won't show the desktop unless I close FireFox completely; if I keep clicking the "Show Desktop" button when they are both open it will toggle between maximizing the two of them; if I hover my mouse over "Show Desktop" and leave it there then the desktop will keep showing.

To try and fix it I have done two system restores with no success, reinstalled my graphic card drivers, which I thought initially fixed it, but seems I was wrong as the problem came back and also uninstalled and reinstalled FireFox.

Any idea what the problem is and how I can fix it? Very weird that it has affected both FireFox and Chrome - I have checked Internet Explorer, FireFox Developer Edition, Opera as well as several other programs and they all work fine.


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26 Sep 2018   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit

I have found the culprit - it is being caused by the 1Password Extension which I have installed in both browsers.
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