User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030718 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030718 I want to be able to hide the sidebar permanently. I checked on the newsgroup and someone told me to use F9. It worked once. The next day I opened Mozilla and there was the sidebar. I was told if F9 didn't work to delete localstore.rdf. I did that and it didn't work. I'm sure for people who like sidebars they're wonderful things, but if you don't like them, they're a major annoyance. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Open Mozilla - sidebar is there 2. Hit F9 - sidebar goes away 3. Close Mozilla 4. Open Mozilla - sidebar is there etc, etc Actual Results: The sidebar reappeared Expected Results: Sidebar should be gone I didn't have this problem with Netscape 6 or 7.0. But I downloaded 7.1 and the problem appeared. After reading an email newsletter about Mozilla, I decided to try it and it's have the same problem as Netscape 7.1.
Did you create a new profile for Mozilla or are you using the same profile with Netscape? Because if you didn't, that can be a cause of your problems.
Works for me with 1.5a--and every other version of Mozilla and Netscape I've tried. I'd suggest doing what the person in comment #1 suggested.
Does it only come back when you visit the site you were at when you originally turned it on? If so, see bug 207500.
I already did the steps recommended in the newsgroup message. It didn't work. Since the sidebar comes on when I open Mozilla, and I have a set page that opens with the browser. However, I just tested changing the opening page with two different urls: one my company's home page; the Mozilla front page (which is the default). I used the F9 feature, opened and closed Mozilla several times. It always opens with the sidebar.
delete the file "localstore.rdf" in your profile while mozilla is closed -> wfm