[xmonad] Firefox problems

Dominik Bruhn dominik at dbruhn.de
Wed Jun 18 11:33:26 EDT 2008

I got two problems using firefox and xmonad. I know (because ion3 has the
same problems) that this is not a xmonad-issue but a firefox. Nevertheless
perhaps somebody got a solution:

1. If you launch firefox in a big frame (perhaps fullscreen) and either move it
to a smaller frame (change layout from tabbed to tall for example) or resize the
whole screen (because of resolution-changes when switching from notebook-screen
to external lcd) the popup-menus (as well as the menus in the status-bar like
adblock, noscript, firebug) open in the wrong direction, because firefox didnt
regognize the size-change. This leads into a big problem if you resized your
screen from a bigger resolution to a smaller one: You cant use the popup-menus
at all, they open out of the screen. In the oposite direction, when changing the
resolution from small to big and you try to open a popup-menu it sometimes
doesnt display at all.

2. Many Firefox-Windows should float above the firefox window and not get
repositioned by xmonad (the about-dialog, the downloads, the prefrences).

I tried to search the firefox bugtracker but as "firefox and resize" leads into
thousand of javascript-issues i havent found anything until now.

Thanks anybody
Dominik Bruhn
mailto: dominik at dbruhn.de
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