I mentioned in my first post about Themes (Themes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly), how they can cause Firefox to odd things when paired up with certain extensions. A member on Go Firefox! came to us with an unusual problem, their Firefox was ‘jumpy’ after updating some of their extensions. Now, I have seen this before when I had had the NoScript extension installed. In fact my Firefox would un-maximize itself and do all kinds of odd stuff. Unfortunately, I do not recall what theme I may have been using at that time, but I am somewhat sure it was the standard Firefox theme.
Anyway, back to the Mexican Jumping Beans Firefox issue, us staff were scratching our heads on this one. The user gave us an InfoLister report and none of the usual suspects…err I mean, extensions were listed. However, our forum hostess, WhiteMare suggested changing to the standard Firefox theme to see if that might make a difference. Well, after they switched to the standard theme all was normal again with their Firefox. Now, it is important to understand that the theme was only part of the problem, the user still must have recently installed or updated an extension that did not get along with this particular theme.