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I am using Mozilla Firefox 7.0.1 on a Windows 7 computer (home basic). I usually keep the browser window opened for a long periods of time, like three to four weeks, and I have many tabs opened in the window, like 300 to 900. Recently all of the sudden the Firefox window became "always top" window. I can minimize it, but when it is maximized, no other window can be displayed in front of it, only behind it. This is very inconvenient for me. Is there any fix that I can apply without restarting the Firefox window?

Thank you.

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It seems that it's not only you having this problem: – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Nov 12 '11 at 22:46
Hi, Mehper! Thanks for the link. It is always good to know that I am not alone :). Unfortunately it provides no solution. I have two programs that have an option to make their windows topmost, but they can no longer beat Firefox. How does Windows know which window should be topmost? Is it set in the registry? – Firebear Nov 12 '11 at 22:59
You could use chrome? :p – xdumaine Nov 12 '11 at 23:24
That's a very elegant solution, roviuser. I suspect chrome also has bugs. Why not switch to Linux for that matter :-). No, I like Firefox. It is kind of masochistic at times, though. – Firebear Nov 12 '11 at 23:35
@Firebear: Try upgrading to Firefox 8.0. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Nov 13 '11 at 0:43

Restarting in safe mode, then restarting in normal mode worked for me:

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First off, you should be able to close FF without loosing all your tabs. Session restore will see to that.

AlwaysOnTopMaker is a program I use to get programs to always be on top. It works by setting and disabling the flag to tell Windows that that program should always be on top. I imagine that, if you installed and ran AOTM, you should be able to toggle the flag, which would prevent FF from being always on top.

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