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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Window Resizing Problem

    This example happens to have occurred just now on the USA Today's pages, but has happened to me occasionally on other web sites as well. I wonder if anyone can tell me what the page code is doing to cause this strangeness, AND if there's something I can do to stop it from happening, such as an extension or whatever?

    I clicked a link on the main page to read a story, finished reading and clicked my Firefox Back button to find the browser window's "restore down" has been activated, resizing my browser to full screen width, but only about an inch or two high, sitting at the upper part of the screen. I've chopped off the screenshot for obvious reasons here, so I hope you can get an idea what I'm describing.
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    Re: Window Resizing Problem

    Does it happen with IE?

    (This may be an Other Browser's issue, rather than HTML - unless you are doing the web design for USA Today? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> )

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    Re: Window Resizing Problem

    Jeez, what the <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> is the matter with me this morning? (Don't answer that!) You're absolutely right, Leif and... here we go: I'm gonna move me-self to the proper forum...

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    Re: Window Resizing Problem

    Apart from which, I'm not getting the problem with FF.

    I'm blocking all cookies the sites asks to set. When I follow a link, the page halts at the 'Skip this Ad' banner - see below. I click on it, and it follows through to the story. Clicking 'Back' simply takes me back to the banner, I click again and I'm back with the story I tried to escape from. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Window Resizing Problem

    <hr>...back with the story I tried to escape from... <hr>
    It happened to me too, Leif. But I think I'll first check your cookies strategy, for it seems to be a "once per session" problem that's not happening as I now return to the URL for the USA Today - neither the initial advert nor the resized browser window. Are you disallowing all cookies in Firefox or selectively stopping chosen sites?

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    Re: Window Resizing Problem

    Always selectively, varying from never, to session, to always depending on what benefit I feel I may get from the site.

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    Re: Window Resizing Problem

    I don't know enough about web design to understand how they're handling this, but it's not a "per session" thing. I just shutdown my browser, et. al. and rebooted the computer. Going back now to the site and clicking the same story, I don't get the advert OR the window problem. As I said initially though, it does happen at other sites and up until now I've just clicked the maximize button and gone on. Maybe that's what I'll have to continue to do.

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    Re: Window Resizing Problem

    > up until now I've just clicked the maximize button and gone on.

    Perhaps it is a bizarre variation on the problem of an application remembering a window at the wrong size, in which case resizing it and closing it using File>Close is supposed to fix its memory. If it doesn't, there is a file in your Firefox profile folder that stores this kind of info and occasionally it becomes corrupted. Naturally, I don't recall the name, but it has been mentioned on the mozillaZine Firefox General forum in the past 12 months, if that helps. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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