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johnaaronrose
October 28th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Using Ubuntu Jaunty, Firefox loads OK. I have 2 users: for one user, all Firefox windows display correctly; for other user, some windows do not display visibly even though they are shown on the task bar e.g. the window generated by clicking the "Help - About Mozilla Firefox" menu entry and the window generated by clicking any of the 'Tools - Xmarks" menu entries. However, the window generated by clicking the "Tools - Add-ons" menu entry displays OK! I suspect that I've incorrectly altered an about:config entry. Any ideas?

kellemes
October 28th, 2009, 11:07 AM
Using Ubuntu Jaunty, Firefox loads OK. I have 2 users: for one user, all Firefox windows display correctly; for other user, some windows do not display visibly even though they are shown on the task bar e.g. the window generated by clicking the "Help - About Mozilla Firefox" menu entry and the window generated by clicking any of the 'Tools - Xmarks" menu entries. However, the window generated by clicking the "Tools - Add-ons" menu entry displays OK! I suspect that I've incorrectly altered an about:config entry. Any ideas?

No idea..

In order to fix you can copy the profile-folder from user1 to user2 if you wish..

The profile-folder is in /home/<username>/.mozilla/firefox
(Using Arch Linux myself but guess it's no different with Ubuntu)

johnaaronrose
October 28th, 2009, 02:46 PM
kellemes,

Thanks for the advice. I'm reluctant to follow your advice, because there are many files & directories in the n7zuhilq.default (profiles?) directory:
root@JohnLaptop:/home/john/.mozilla/firefox# ls -l /home/administrator/.mozilla/firefox/n7zuhilq.default
total 64588
drwxr-xr-x 2 administrator administrator 4096 2009-10-28 09:55 adblockplus
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 2552 2009-10-28 11:05 blocklist.xml
drwx------ 2 administrator administrator 4096 2009-10-27 16:28 bookmarkbackups
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 7139 2008-11-21 07:05 bookmarks.html
drwxr-xr-x 2 administrator administrator 20480 2009-10-28 13:39 Cache
-rw------- 1 administrator administrator 196608 2009-10-28 09:55 cert8.db
-rw------- 1 administrator administrator 382 2009-10-20 10:59 cert_override.txt
drwxr-xr-x 2 administrator administrator 4096 2008-11-21 07:05 chrome
-rw------- 1 administrator administrator 161 2009-09-10 17:38 compatibility.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 163315 2009-10-28 09:55 compreg.dat
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 7168 2008-11-21 07:05 content-prefs.sqlite
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 267264 2009-10-28 13:39 cookies.sqlite
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 13312 2009-10-27 10:43 downloads.sqlite
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 3072 2009-10-12 15:36 dta_queue.sqlite
drwxr-xr-x 24 administrator administrator 4096 2009-10-28 09:55 extensions
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 2580 2009-10-28 09:55 extensions.cache
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 2850 2009-10-28 09:55 extensions.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 43140 2009-10-28 09:55 extensions.rdf
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 305152 2009-10-28 13:39 formhistory.sqlite
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 435960 2009-04-10 11:44 foxmarks.log
-rw------- 1 administrator administrator 16384 2009-10-28 09:55 key3.db
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 35584 2009-10-28 09:56 localstore.rdf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 administrator administrator 15 2009-10-28 09:55 lock -> 127.0.1.1:+6929
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 20026 2009-10-27 10:33 mimeTypes.rdf
drwx------ 2 administrator administrator 4096 2009-10-27 14:20 OfflineCache
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 2048 2009-08-11 13:34 permissions.sqlite
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 10006528 2009-10-28 13:39 places.sqlite
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 111320 2009-10-28 13:39 places.sqlite-journal
-rw------- 1 administrator administrator 12501 2009-10-28 13:39 pluginreg.dat
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 81332 2009-10-28 13:38 prefs.js
drwx------ 3 administrator administrator 4096 2008-11-21 07:20 ScrapBook
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 10240 2009-06-10 20:00 scribefire.sqlite
drwxr-xr-x 2 administrator administrator 4096 2009-02-24 16:46 searchplugins
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 4096 2009-09-10 22:17 search.sqlite
-rw------- 1 administrator administrator 16384 2009-10-28 09:55 secmod.db
-rw------- 1 administrator administrator 147093 2009-08-05 09:16 sessionstore.bak
-rw------- 1 administrator administrator 104714 2009-10-28 13:39 sessionstore.js
-rw------- 1 administrator administrator 42308 2009-10-25 10:43 signons3.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 17408 2009-09-15 10:40 twitterfox_1.8.sqlite
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 50384896 2009-10-28 13:29 urlclassifier3.sqlite
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 154 2009-10-28 09:55 urlclassifierkey3.txt
drwxr-xr-x 2 administrator administrator 4096 2009-06-21 22:34 useragentswitcher
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 1207 2009-10-15 16:21 user.js
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 4096 2009-07-24 13:36 webappsstore.sqlite
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 522025 2009-08-16 18:38 xmarks-baseline-71e223b2c18662bc.json
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 87037 2009-10-28 09:55 xmarks.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 2461999 2009-10-28 09:55 XPC.mfasl
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 110271 2009-10-28 09:55 xpti.dat
-rw-r--r-- 1 administrator administrator 231136 2009-10-28 09:55 XUL.mfasl
drwxr-xr-x 2 administrator administrator 4096 2009-10-28 10:22 zotero
root@JohnLaptop:/home/john/.mozilla/firefox#

Can you point to any files in that directory which would give info on why some firefox windows are visible and not others?

PS The profiles.ini (the only other file/directory in the above firefox directory) contains:
[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]
Name=default
IsRelative=1
Path=n7zuhilq.default

johnaaronrose
October 28th, 2009, 06:21 PM
kellemes,

Thanks. I copied the contents of the xxxx.default directory from the OK user to the non-OK user and changed the file/directory permissions appropriately. Now OK.

johnaaronrose
October 28th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Time I woke up! I was so pleased that Firefox still worked that I forgot to check if the invisible windows were now visible. They aren't! I've tried logging out & logging in but no difference.