Tuesday, September 07, 2010

[Fix] Firefox Going Aero Basic

Hey everyone, haven't written in my blog for a long time, and while I've had other things going on, it's purely down to procrastination. However, that's going to change, and I'm back with a fix for an annoying issue for Firefox 3.x and higher.

Ever notice that when you're doing flash intensive stuff in Firefox, that the Aero bar at the top will go back to basic, and you'll be unable to actually use your min,max, close buttons? Yeah, I have too, and the fix isn't well publicized at all. Mozilla surely knows about this because it seems to be a somewhat widespread issue, yet they haven't fixed it in their latest beta of Firefox 4 (Beta 5). Well here is the fix for you to finally put an end to that annoying bug.

Go to About:Config and click "I'll be careful, I promise!"

Search for "dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npswf32.dll"

You'll see it's set to True, set it to False and restart Firefox.

Hopefully now your browser's title bar won't be crippled just because you use flash. :D