All Things Gardening forum: Firefox help needed

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Oct 21, 2011 7:33 AM CST
Lately I've been having issues that I can't figure out how to solve.
The bar along the bottom is missing where I am.
I've been doing some database entries so have multiple tabs open occasionally and minimize often to check my photos. Well, if I don't notice it's missing and minimize, I can't bring all of it back up again!!

I hope this makes sense, here's a screenshot showing what I mean. How come this s happening?

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Oct 21, 2011 9:53 AM CST
Lee Ann, is it missing only when you have firefox open, or all the time?

























Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Oct 21, 2011 10:05 AM CST
It only matters when Firefox is open. I don't think I was clear enough. Here's a screenshot of how the bottom bar should look. If I minimize the page I can click on the *whatever it's called* to bring the page back up. Sometimes the *whatever it's called* isn't there though so if I minimize the page without noticing it's missing I can't bring the page back up...
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Plumerias Plant and/or Seed Trader Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Bulbs Container Gardener
GardenGuyAZ
Oct 21, 2011 10:16 AM CST
I understand what you are saying, and I'm at a loss for an answer...I've never had the tabs not show up there. However if you have many tasks open, you run out of room on the task bar, and a white arrow should show up as below to select the task you wish to go to. Is this on WindowsXP or Windows7?

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Oct 21, 2011 10:19 AM CST
WindowsXP
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Oct 21, 2011 10:19 AM CST
Lee Anne, put your cursor just under the scroll bar and just above the blank area below it. See if a set of vertical arrows appear. You might have to gently move your cursor to find the exact spot. If so, hold down your left mouse button and drag the cursor upwards.

You might have minimized the task bar itself.

Shoe
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Oct 21, 2011 10:21 AM CST
The task bar is always there. I've never *knock on wood* had a missing task bar.
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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GardenGuyAZ
Oct 21, 2011 10:21 AM CST
I think I found your problem.

1. Right click on the task bar.
2. Select Properties.
3. Make sure the radial button "Keep the task bar on top of windows is selected.
4. Then click OK. See if that fixes it.

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Plumerias Plant and/or Seed Trader Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Bulbs Container Gardener
GardenGuyAZ
Oct 21, 2011 10:30 AM CST
Did that work Lee Anne?

























Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Oct 21, 2011 10:35 AM CST
I looked, that's already checked.

The *whatever it's called* is showing now..but it occasionally disappears, not an ongoing issue...but annoying enough.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
Image
Horseshoe
Oct 21, 2011 10:37 AM CST
It's not just you...looks like it is affecting others w/XP also...

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/749449
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
Image
threegardeners
Oct 21, 2011 10:40 AM CST
Thanks Shoe!! Next time it happens I'll try the "alt/tab" thing.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
Image
Horseshoe
Oct 21, 2011 10:42 AM CST
Hope it works for ya....
I imagine FF will get it worked out if others are being affected by it, too.
Happy Day to ya!

Shoe
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Plumerias Plant and/or Seed Trader Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Bulbs Container Gardener
GardenGuyAZ
Oct 21, 2011 10:43 AM CST
So I wonder if that means I should not accept the next WindowsXP request to upgrade my system...lol! No problems here so far.

























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