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czgirb
July 6th, 2012, 04:37 PM
Generally, when i download a file, firefox will opened a small download's window for me.
Let's say ... if I minimize both windows.
The window, which able to be re-maximized is the download's window only.
I unable to maximized the FF's main window.

Is it normal? how can it be solved?

In order to re-maximized the main window is:
I select the downloading file, and open the download page.

wilee-nilee
July 6th, 2012, 04:48 PM
I might be helpful to name your desktop being used, in all the ones I use unity or gnome 3 the main FF window is available as well as the download window.

If you are using unity you should see a little dot left of the icon in the left panel I believe, just clicking the FF icon should bring up both I believe.

I rarely use unity anymore though I may not have this correct.

czgirb
July 7th, 2012, 08:12 AM
... If you are using unity you should see a little dot left of the icon in the left panel ...

Yup I see it! If the download's window was showed ... it will be 3 dots/triangle.
But no matter which dot/triangle I click, the main FF's window would not show up.
How can it be fixed?

wilee-nilee
July 7th, 2012, 08:23 AM
Yup I see it! If the download's window was showed ... it will be 3 dots/triangle.
But no matter which dot/triangle I click, the main FF's window would not show up.
How can it be fixed?

Hard to tell if this is just user error, or not understanding the desktop, or you have tweaked say compiz, or who knows what, you might just try
unity --reset in the terminal to reset the desktop.

krustenBrot
July 7th, 2012, 08:51 AM
What if you double click the icon in the side panel? Unitys default behavior is to open the last opened window if clicking on a stack of minimized windows.
Double clicking ti should bring up both windows and you can choose the one to reopen.

czgirb
July 7th, 2012, 09:05 AM
What if you double click the icon in the side panel? Unitys default behavior is to open the last opened window if clicking on a stack of minimized windows.
Double clicking ti should bring up both windows and you can choose the one to reopen.
No matter, which I click ... dot/triangle or Firefox's icon ... the only show up window is the download's window only. the main window would not show up.
In order to make the main window to show up, I required to choose the downloaded file, right-click, and click open the download page.

krustenBrot
July 7th, 2012, 09:11 AM
No matter, which I click ... dot/triangle or Firefox's icon ... the only show up window is the download's window only. Sorry. I must have gotten this wrong. Just wanted to see if it may be some Unity / User conflict ;)
Have you tried using something like this (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-statusbar/)? What if You open up 2 main windows? Should be the same. If not it is specific to the downloads window.

hypnot0ad
July 7th, 2012, 09:40 AM
What happens when you try to ALT+TAB back to the main FF page?

Or;


Can you set up FF so that when you download something the little window doesn't pop up at all, and using a folder to get to your download, instead of the mini pop up?

blackbird34
July 7th, 2012, 03:55 PM
What happens when you try to ALT+TAB back to the main FF page?

Or;


Can you set up FF so that when you download something the little window doesn't pop up at all, and using a folder to get to your download, instead of the mini pop up?

A good firefox addon for that purpose is "Download Statusbar". It removes the Downloads window (stops it popping up) and keeps all your Downloads in a Chrome-like bar at the bottom. You can even reduce it to being a tiny little drop down menu on the addon bar.

To avoid problems like your one with yuour firefox windows, I usually have a dock (Docky) on the other side of the screen opposite the Unity Launcher, which has icons for open applications only. That way i can haz the best of both worlds :D

czgirb
July 7th, 2012, 05:50 PM
... wanted to see if it may be some Unity / User conflict ...


How to check it out? Please guide me.

According to what you said, the Download Statusbar is a HELP ... as you said ... it looks like Chrome. ;)
Can we change the Statusbar in a New Tab? Like Opera did.



... I usually have a dock (Docky) on the other side of the screen ...

Would you mind for doing a favor by telling which docky, is recommended?

vasa1
July 7th, 2012, 05:56 PM
What happens when you try to ALT+TAB back to the main FF page?
...
+1
With Unity, I find that Alt+Tab helps spread out all the windows and then tabbing will identify the desired window.

robtygart
July 7th, 2012, 06:07 PM
Try Changeing your Theme.

kedarlasane
July 7th, 2012, 06:10 PM
First Reboot your system.Then Try If any problem persist comment below

czgirb
July 13th, 2012, 08:51 AM
The problem still occur even if I re-start the computer.
To do Alt+Tab and to give Unity a Reset ... SORRY! I'm not try it yet!

But now I change my Unity into Gnome Classic, so ... the problem is none.
Since using Gnome Classic, I think I don't need the download status add-ons anymore, so I remove it. But after it was removed and restart the Firefox:
now ... both my Download and DownThemAll won't work.
The Download windows will work only if I open it before I click the download link.
Regarding to the DownThemAll it won't work at all.
Why?

blackbird34
July 13th, 2012, 09:47 AM
How to check it out? Please guide me.

According to what you said, the Download Statusbar is a HELP ... as you said ... it looks like Chrome. :wink:
Can we change the Statusbar in a New Tab? Like Opera did.

Would you mind for doing a favor by telling which docky, is recommended?

There are three docks I know of, "Docky", "Cairo-Dock" and "Avant Window Manager". Docky just sits there and acts like a dock and keeps out of the way, the other two are more advanced, more flashy and have more options.
They are all in the Software Center, you can look for them and read the reviews and make your choice and install them from there.
To install via command line :

sudo apt-get install docky or

sudo apt-get install cairo-dock or

sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator
and each will pull in several dependencies, mostly applets and addons.

I have never used Opera much, so I don't really see what you are talking about, I don't know , but you can always right-click the status bar (= the "Addon bar") and "Customize" it (and the whole of Firefox) to your hearts content.
For more information and questions about firefox functionality you can post in the Firefox Mega thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1712247), there is a great Ubuntu member running it and answering all the problems

czgirb
July 13th, 2012, 10:36 AM
I have never used Opera much, so I don't really see what you are talking about, I don't know , but you can always right-click the status bar (= the "Addon bar") and "Customize" it (and the whole of Firefox) to your hearts content.

Sorry ... I never talked about Opera here.


There are three docks I know of, "Docky", "Cairo-Dock" and "Avant Window Manager". Docky just sits there and acts like a dock and keeps out of the way, the other two are more advanced, more flashy and have more options.
They are all in the Software Center, you can look for them and read the reviews and make your choice and install them from there.
To install via command line :

sudo apt-get install docky or

sudo apt-get install cairo-dock or

sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigatorand each will pull in several dependencies, mostly applets and addons.
....
For more information and questions about firefox functionality you can post in the Firefox Mega thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1712247), there is a great Ubuntu member running it and answering all the problems
Thank you for your guidance to Dock and thank you for show me the way where to ask ... So, the thread was marked as SOLVED. Cos I moved to the thread given.