How To Stop Firefox From Auto Resizing


16.08.2010

How To Stop Firefox From Auto Resizing

Time for a new (quick) episode from our “Tune that Firefox To The Maximum” series. This time were focusing our a bothering aspect of the Fiery browser caused, in most cases, by a Flash setting. Ever opened a new video page and suddenly your Firefox windows was resized to the video width? Or do some of those annoying pop-ups (the few that Firefox can’t seem to block) fullscreen your Firefox? Does your little foxy browser go crazy and move in some distant corner of your screen when you open certain sites?

In 90% of all above-mentioned cases it’s the FlashScript setting that does this. Actually, allowing Flash to resize or move your Foxy isn’t useful altogether, not even with decent sites. Even if it were, it’s still better to turn that off and avoid all the frustrating resizing in your Firefox. This guide is for both Windows and Mac / Linux users, is dummy-safe and takes under 5 minutes.

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So here we go, preventing resizing in Firefox in four easy steps:

For Windows Firefox Users
  • Open Firefox. Click “Tools” in the Menu Toolbar and findĀ  then “Options” (O)

  • Select the “Content” tab

  • FindĀ  “Enable Javascript” (leave it on!), find and click “Advanced” (it’s on the right)

  • Uncheck the “Move or Resize Existing Windows” box.

  • Restart Firefox. Done!

For Mac OS X and Linux Users:
  • Click “Edit“, then “Preferences” (or just FireFox in some version)

  • Select the “Content” tab

  • FindĀ  “Enable Javascript” (leave it on!), find and click “Advanced” (it’s on the right)

  • Uncheck the “Move or Resize Existing Windows” box.

To roll-back and allow sites to resize your Firefox again just check the “Move or Resize Existing Windows” box again.

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