Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#8120 open bug

resizable does not work for table headers in Firefox

Reported by: rolinek Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 2.0.0
Component: ui.resizable Version: 1.8.11
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


We are using ui.resizable to resize table columns. We can't get ui.resizable to work for table header on Firefox (it works on Chrome, IE9, Safari), it seems to crash inside Firefox. We can resize div element using ui.resizable without any problems in Firefox. We tried different combinations of jquery, jquery ui (1.8.11 distributed with MS Studio 2010, 1.8.17) and Firefox (9 & 10).

Is this a known issue? Is there a work around?

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by rolinek

Link to jfFiddle example:

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by rdworth

This is a known issue (and quite an old one) in Firefox. See

A work-around (not without consequences) may be

td, th { display:inline-block; }

or you could have a div fill the cell and make the div resizable.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by rdworth

Similar to (but different than) #5017

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Scott González


comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by tj.vantoll

Status: newopen

Verified this is still an issue in jQuery UI 1.9 and Firefox 16 -

Last edited 6 years ago by tj.vantoll (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by aboyd

float: right; height: 29px; margin: -6px -14px -6px 0; position: static; width: 7px;

I put this css on the ui-resizable-handle div that gets put inside the th.

Here is some css that I used as a workaround. Obviously you would have to change the "height" as per your specifications. But it works in firefox and other browsers too.

Last edited 6 years ago by aboyd (previous) (diff)
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