Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 10:34 AM (in response to SAH@PHA)
Which version of Firefox? And what does "disappears" mean? And is it possible Firefox is in full screen mode?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to CT)
I'm running Firefox 18.0.2.
By "disappear", I mean the very first line on the top of the screen, where the Finder usually appears, is completely gone.
I tried "command-shift-F" in case I inadvertently enabled full screen mode in Firefox, but that didn't do anything...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 11:13 AM (in response to SAH@PHA)
This is basic Mac understanding. The Finder does not quit, it is backgrounded each time you start, or switch to, another application, and resumes foreground status when you follow one of the choices below.
In your example, Firefox is running (application or version doesn't matter). You want to open a Finder window. Your choices are:
- Click a mouse button anywhere on your desktop background to make Finder current. Finder keyboard commands now also work because you also have keyboard focus.
- In the current application, press command+tab to see all running application icons. If Finder is already highlighted, you can press return, or if not, use mouse or arrow buttons to select it.
- Move your mouse to the Dock and click on the Finder icon.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to VikingOSX)
Thanks. As one who's been away from a MAC enviroment for about 20+ years, I am still struggling with "basic" Mac stuff.
Anyhow, I dowloaded Firefox 19.0, did a restart and...voila...I found the Finder!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 12:03 PM (in response to SAH@PHA)
Glad to help. Firefox 19 now has built-in PDF viewing capability -- independent of Adobe.