I'm not sure if this is a Firefox issue, an i3 issue or something I did. In i3, I open Firefox and it displays briefly in a new, tiled window, then a one-inch gap appears at the top. All of the links that would normally be positioned in that one-inch gap work but they are off by one inch. iow, a link to a home button will work if you can find it in this gap area but the actual text for "home" is one inch lower and the home button will change color to indicate it's being hovered over.
The only possibility that I caused the issue is I tried to experiment with x11-wm/sway and couldn't get that to work. I reinstalled firefox, made sure no wayland options were around, but the only application with this issue is firefox.
When I make the tile floated, firefox behaves normally. There are no errors in the console that could pertain to this.
And now I tried to take a screenshot but the problem went away. This happened before and I'm sure it will come back.