I don't see the status bar at the bottom of the screen. How can I get that back?

Something has changed. The status bar disappeared. The only way I seem to be able to leave Firefox is to close.

First of all, you can check that Firefox is not in his view full screen where the Windows task bar is hidden. The F11 key toggles between the normal modes and full screen.

If Firefox hides the taskbar of Windows in normal mode, a file that stores the dimensions of Windows Firefox may be damaged. If you are not able to resize the window manually, you can delete this file for Firefox back to its original size.

To try to manually resize:

Press Alt + space to display the system menu of the Firefox window, and then click the size (or press S) and press the arrow down once, then the arrow upwards once. This will usually move the bottom of the Firefox window to the visible area of the screen. If it is not visible, try pressing the arrow upwards several times, or for a while. To complete the editing of size, press ENTER.

If the window is maximized, then size is grayed out. This is normal, and this method won't help.

To delete the settings file:

Open the settings folder (AKA Firefox profile) current Firefox help

  • button "3-bar" menu > "?" button > troubleshooting information
  • (menu bar) Help > troubleshooting information
  • type or paste everything: in the address bar and press Enter

In the first table of the page, click on the view file"" button. This should launch a new window that lists the various files and folders in Windows Explorer.

Leave this window open, switch back to Firefox and output, either:

  • "3-bar" menu button > button "power".
  • (menu bar) File > Exit

Pause while Firefox finishing its cleanup, then rename xulstore.json to something like xulstore.old. If you see a file named localstore.rdf, rename this to localstore.old.

Launch Firefox back up again. Windows normally appear again?

You can activate missing bars (menus, toolbar bookmarks bar) using the list on the toolbar, which you can view by using one of the following:

  • Right-click on a zone empty of the tab bar, or click the "+" button on the tab bar
  • Press the Alt key to activate the classic menu bar, and then view > toolbars
  • on the Customize tab, use the button "show/hide Toolbar" (controls, buttons, and Toolbars Customize Firefox)

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