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application/window opening issues

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I opened several applications/windows e.g. Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Firefox 3.5.5.
Photoshop opens correctly within the first monitor, when moving it back to it before closing, and correctly within the second monitor, when closing it there. :-)
But firefox opens only within the second monitor, even when moving it back to the first. :?

What's wrong? :-o

DisplayFusion Pro 1.3.5

Thanks for help,
Nov 21, 2009  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Rainer, I have the same problem with Firefox even when DisplayFusion isn't running. DisplayFusion doesn't control where application's start-up, and it seems like Firefox does a poor job of remembering where it was sometimes.
Nov 21, 2009  • #2
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Firefox used to drive me crazy too, forgetting where it's last position was, until I figured out how to fix it. Following these 3 steps next time FF acts up will "fix" it's memory.

Firefox (FF) seems to forget on which screen it should start.

step 1) Reduce the size of the FF window with the "Restore Down" button. (It is the small button in the top right corner of the fullscreen window. Its icon is like two overlapping windows.)

step 2) Move the small window to the correct screen. Close the FF window. (Do not make it full screen yet.)

step 3) Open FF. It should appear on the correct window. Maximize it to full screen. Close FF.

Now it remembers where to open. (At least on the machines I have seen so far.)

Key to the solution is that it seems that FF saves its previous position only if it is not set to full screen when you close FF.
Nov 22, 2009  • #3
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I'm getting more and more fed up with Firefox's 'quirks' and am spending more and more time using Chrome. Much faster, doesn't hang while loading pages and just behaves better.
Nov 23, 2009  • #4
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Thanks for the tip John. What a pain though... hopefully Firefox improves quite a bit with the upcoming 3.6 release.
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