If Firefox (v3.6.28) is running, RocketDock (with Layering set to "Always on Top") shows above Firefox but if in Firefox I do certain things (such as writing a post or watching a YouTube clip) RocketDock does no longer show on top of Firefox.
I also use another launcher (FSL) and when invoked that shows on top of Firefox while RocketDock does not... This problem only occurs with Firefox, while running any other application RocketDock pops up normally (on top).
I really hope someone can suggest a solution which DOES NOT involve add-ons installation (I do not want to cause sluggishness to the browser) or changing Firefox version (that for various reasons I prefer not to change).
I have tested Flashblock but beside the conflicts with Adblock Plus (installed) it does not solve my problem: RocketDock pops up normally but after allowing Flash content in a tab, RocketDock stays in the background (even after closing the "offending" tab and refreshing).
My version of Firefox does not have (nor responds to) plugin.click_to_play.
Uninstalling Adobe Flash is unfortunately not an option.
During the past days (since I suspected Flash to be the culprit) I have installed/uninstalled different versions of the Adobe plugin but without success.
I have tested this on 3 different systems (with the same OS/config) and concluded that ALL Firefox 3.6x versions (above v3.6.23) seem to be affected by that same problem :(
I have tested FF v15 and it does not have this particular problem but there are a number of other issues that I do not like and rather than an upgrade (with other headaches) I prefer to keep v3.6.28.
BTW (for those who are wondering):
Release date of FF v3.6.28 = March 13, 2012
Release date of FF v15 = August 28, 2012.
Running Firefox with the "-safemode" switch (so deliberately disabling all installed extensions for troubleshooting purposes) does not help :( so I have also contacted RocketDock's dev to ask for support.
I am speechless that Mozilla keeps on changing stuff from version to version sometimes (almost purposely) creating STUPID annoyances and then fully rely on add-ons to solve them... It is like they are in a contest with extensions' developers to see who is smarter at creating/solving problems :D
Keep the suggestions coming :)