Bug or Feature - Bookmark Toolbar collapses

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Jim Y., Nov 14, 2004.

  1. Jim Y.

    Jim Y. Guest

    I just upgraded to Firefox 1.0. Great browser.

    One observation that I'm noticing several times. When I leave the computer for an extended period of time with Firefox iconified in the task bar, when I bring it back up, my Bookmark Toolbar (like the IE links) are collapsed, essentially disappearing.

    All I see is the >> symbol on the left side of the browser. When I click it, the bookmark toolbar opens VERTICALLY. But the toolbar normally displays them horizontally. I fiddled around and could not figure out how to restore it, so what I did was maximize the window and then restore it to its normal size-- essentially forcing Firefox to refresh its objects in the window. Then my toolbar was restored to its horizontal display.

    So is this a bug or feature? If this is a feature, what is its purpose and how would I restore my toolbar wtihout the maximizing hack? I'm running Win XP Pro, SP2 and didn't notice this with previous versions of Firefox.

    I only notice this if Firefox (the computer) is left idle for awhile (a few hours). Other than that, it's been smooth sailing!

    Jim
     
    Jim Y., Nov 14, 2004
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  2. Jim Y.

    Splibbilla Guest

    "Jim Y." <> in
    news:LZDld.20411$:

    > When I click it, the bookmark toolbar opens VERTICALLY. But the
    > toolbar normally displays them horizontally. I fiddled around and
    > could not figure out how to restore it, so what I did was maximize the
    > window and then restore it to its normal size-- essentially forcing
    > Firefox to refresh its objects in the window. Then my toolbar was
    > restored to its horizontal display.


    unless someone has an answer here.

    ... maybe try your hunch about this being a feature? a setting? but if so, how did it get screwed up?

    have you messed with
    about:config
    ?

    maybe google for info:
    about:config toolbar

    yes?

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    Splibbilla, Nov 15, 2004
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  3. Jim Y.

    Guest

    First, you need to fix your news software so people can read your
    message. Set the line lenght to 70 (or so) characters. I refuse to
    scroll across the page to read posts who are hundreds of characters
    per line.

    Please repost PROPERLY !

    Thank You

    Mark


    On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 07:40:27 GMT, "Jim Y." <>
    wrote:

    >I just upgraded to Firefox 1.0. Great browser.
    >
    >One observation that I'm noticing several times. When I leave the computer for an extended period of time with Firefox iconified in the task bar, when I bring it back up, my Bookmark Toolbar (like the IE links) are collapsed, essentially disappearing.
    >
    >All I see is the >> symbol on the left side of the browser. When I click it, the bookmark toolbar opens VERTICALLY. But the toolbar normally displays them horizontally. I fiddled around and could not figure out how to restore it, so what I did was maximize the window and then restore it to its normal size-- essentially forcing Firefox to refresh its objects in the window. Then my toolbar was restored to its horizontal display.
    >
    >So is this a bug or feature? If this is a feature, what is its purpose and how would I restore my toolbar wtihout the maximizing hack? I'm running Win XP Pro, SP2 and didn't notice this with previous versions of Firefox.
    >
    >I only notice this if Firefox (the computer) is left idle for awhile (a few hours). Other than that, it's been smooth sailing!
    >
    >Jim
     
    , Nov 15, 2004
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  4. Jim Y.

    Splibbilla Guest

    in news::

    > First, you need to fix your news software so people can read your
    > message. Set the line lenght to 70 (or so) characters. I refuse to
    > scroll across the page to read posts who are hundreds of characters
    > per line.
    >


    interesting. he's using oe6. i've never noticed that oe default to no-wrap.

    anyway, xnews has a 'word wrap' button that fixes unwrapped fast :)

    xnews has a grottier (crankier?) rep than it deserves, imo.
    most options are accessible, and config answers can be googled. ..and usually the .ini edits WORK (YES! AMAZING!)

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    Splibbilla, Nov 17, 2004
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  5. Jim Y.

    Jim Y. Guest

    Line length fixed now.

    So did you have an answer on the toolbar?

    J.

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > First, you need to fix your news software so people can read your
    > message. Set the line lenght to 70 (or so) characters. I refuse to
    > scroll across the page to read posts who are hundreds of characters
    > per line.
    >
    > Please repost PROPERLY !
    >
    > Thank You
    >
    > Mark
     
    Jim Y., Nov 18, 2004
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  6. Jim Y.

    :: BRIAN :: Guest

    (On 11/15/2004 6:13 AM) wrote:
    > First, you need to fix your news software so people can read your
    > message. Set the line lenght to 70 (or so) characters. I refuse to
    > scroll across the page to read posts who are hundreds of characters
    > per line.
    >
    > Please repost PROPERLY !


    Posting without HTML might be nice too. I don't mind, but many people do.

    When you read message posted with format=flowed (like ones from TB), do
    they run across your screen too? Or does Agent deal with them properly.

    > Thank You
    >
    > Mark


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    :: BRIAN ::, Nov 18, 2004
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