The Firefox I once knew and loved is lost to me. Please come home, Firefox.
Several weeks ago, Stan pointed me at a Mint Pepper called Fresh View. Operating on XML-based SVG, this way-cool Pepper visually interprets your stats as a line graph, something that I missed from my old hosting stats package. The downside is that not all browsers support SVG technology.
So, off I went to download the new Firefox 1.5 Beta 2. We got along mighty well for the following week, until I realized that certain extensions weren't compatible with my new friend. I can't live without my View Rendered Source Extension, which isn't available for the Firefox beta, so I decided to reinstall the regular version of the browser. All my extensions came back, and things seemed normal, until I noticed a slight annoyance: my status bar grew some fungus.
Hoping this was just a weird bug, I restarted my computer. I opened Firefox: still there. I uninstalled Firefox, restarted, installed Firefox, restarted, and opened Firefox again: still there. I uninstalled, restarted, installed, shut down, powered on, and opened Firefox: still there.
I can't figure out what this thing is. The red carat is just text, but I can't select it. I can't right-click or interact with this monster. Has anybody come across this before?
Update: Firefox has returned! Thanks to all for your quick help!