Firefox covering up gnome panel at top of screen

Flynn, Steve (L & P - IT) Steve.Flynn at
Tue Apr 7 12:07:51 UTC 2009

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Sent: 07 April 2009 12:56
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Subject: Re: Firefox covering up gnome panel at top of screen

Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 11:03 PM, drew einhorn <drew.einhorn at>
>> Probably some configuration setting has been corrupted.
>> Firefox expands its window at the top of the screen and covers up the
>> gnome panel.
>> If I need to get to something on the panel I have to select:  File ->
>> then cancel an the panel gets exposed.
>> I can use the panel to do whatever I need to do.
>> But very soon, but not immediately afterwards the firefox window
>> and covers up the panel once again.
>> Any idea where the configuration options the control this kind of
behavior live?

I had this issue several weeks ago - I resolved it by making a change to
one of the Compiz settings - don't recall which precise setting it was,
nor can I check unfortunately.

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