Occasionally my PC will crash with a BSOD when it "wakes up" from sleep or hibernation or whatever it does when it's idle for a certain period of time; however, this time around, once it had booted back up after crashing (I chose to start Windows normally after the crash) it had a weird side effect of FireFox and Chrome both being unable to minimize correctly.
Let me explain...
If I open FireFox or Chrome and either try to minimize them OR use the "Show Desktop" button at the bottom right of the screen they immediately go back to full screen view, and if I have other programs open, I can't navigate to them (or have a lot of trouble doing so), I have to close the respective browser, with one exception...
FireFox seems to allow Thunderbird to be there, if I have both FireFox and Thunderbird open and I minimize FireFox then Thunderbird will show, if I minimize that, then it's straight back to FireFox, it won't show the desktop unless I close FireFox completely; if I keep clicking the "Show Desktop" button when they are both open it will toggle between maximizing the two of them; if I hover my mouse over "Show Desktop" and leave it there then the desktop will keep showing.
After trying several things to try and fix it including system restores and reinstalling FireFox I decided to try FireFox in safe mode, of which the problem went away. So it had ot do with an extension, so I figured what extension do I have in common between the two browsers - 1Password is one of them, so I disabled 1Password in both browsers and now the problem has gone away.
I'm not sure if the installation has been corrupted by the crash somehow or something else is going on, but it's very annoying.
I just updated to 220.127.116.11 on FireFox, but that didn't change anything FYI.
1Password Version: 18.104.22.1686
Extension Version: 22.214.171.124 (FireFox)
OS Version: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit
Sync Type: Not Provided