Installing an independent second copy of Firefox

I want to install a copy of the current version of Firefox on a Win 10 computer that already has an ESR copy of Firefox running on it, without overwriting any of the exis… (read more)

I want to install a copy of the current version of Firefox on a Win 10 computer that already has an ESR copy of Firefox running on it, without overwriting any of the existing Firefox configurations, that can be run independently of the first install.

How do I do this?

Asked by portman 8 minutes ago

Synced tabs and history on new computer

I got a new computer so I created an acct and set all my open tabs and history to sync. It wasn't intuitive to my not techie brain, but found out how to open all the ta… (read more)

I got a new computer so I created an acct and set all my open tabs and history to sync. It wasn't intuitive to my not techie brain, but found out how to open all the tabs on the new computer. However, they don't open in the same order (makes it almost useless when you have a lot of tabs), and the tabs don't have their associated history.

Is there some way to have Firefox open tabs and history in the same state on the new device?

Asked by RR123 10 hours ago

Last reply by RR123 9 minutes ago

Why are bookmarks not automatically saved in the search engine (Firefox) you are using?

Windows 8.1 would not load last Wednesday, so I "refreshed" it using F10; which stated all files and apps would be retained (what a lie.) Most apps were disabled, or rem… (read more)

Windows 8.1 would not load last Wednesday, so I "refreshed" it using F10; which stated all files and apps would be retained (what a lie.) Most apps were disabled, or removed, and needed to be re-loaded, as well as about 200 updates which needed to be downloaded, and still being downloaded. When re-loading Firefox my previous bookmarks were not retained, although I think may have located them via a Microsoft remedy (Firefox remedies have been fruitless.) They are not not the old Firefox folder (my most recent entry was 2019,) and not in the places Firefox has suggested looking. I will backup my current 5 days worth of bookmarks, when all of the downloads are current, and try to download the Microsoft suggestion. My question is; why are they NOT automatically saved? And if somebody has a remedy for me please send it as I will not do anything with my bookmarks for a few days.

Asked by newsie2000 17 minutes ago

mail folder mix-up

I have Win 10. Sometimes, when people send me emails they go right into the trash folder at the very top. I have so many duplicate folders I dunno what to do I will add … (read more)

I have Win 10. Sometimes, when people send me emails they go right into the trash folder at the very top.

I have so many duplicate folders I dunno what to do

I will add a ss of what it looks like

Asked by hap 1 week ago

Last reply by hap 25 minutes ago

Version 105.0.1 Pop-Up blocker is not respecting exception list

I have tried removing the site, adding back, troubleshooting mode, etc. I have added it with both http and https, nothing works. The only thing that works is to turn the … (read more)

I have tried removing the site, adding back, troubleshooting mode, etc. I have added it with both http and https, nothing works. The only thing that works is to turn the pop up blocker off but I dont want to do that.

This worked before, but now it does not work correctly.

Bug issue?

Asked by rikko1964 31 minutes ago

Not Junk command failing, mail is being sent to Junk again

Hello, Email from a site where I'm a registered user is being sent to Junk folder. I have right clicked them and marked them as Not Junk. They are returned to the Inbox, … (read more)

Hello,

Email from a site where I'm a registered user is being sent to Junk folder. I have right clicked them and marked them as Not Junk. They are returned to the Inbox, and then within 3 seconds they are sent to Junk again. Even if I send a copy to Inbox, it gets sent into Junk. I have also added the sender addresses to my address book. Nothing works.

Thanks for your attention!

Isaiah

Asked by isaiah1 1 week ago

Last reply by isaiah1 33 minutes ago

Email account new version of thunderbird

Hi there, This past weekend I was prompted to download the new version of Thunderbird. It looks like all the settings were copied over from the previous version besides … (read more)

Hi there, This past weekend I was prompted to download the new version of Thunderbird. It looks like all the settings were copied over from the previous version besides QuickBooks accounting email settings, I am using desktop pro 2017 business package. Can anyone please help me to fix the email account settings to the new version of Thunderbird ?

Asked by Frans 37 minutes ago

Importing thunderbird message folders, not profiles

I backed up my Thunderbird messages from the top level message folder, not the profile, from my old computer, which died during migration. I tried using the import tools … (read more)

I backed up my Thunderbird messages from the top level message folder, not the profile, from my old computer, which died during migration.

I tried using the import tools to no avail.

What I did on my previous migration was to just copy my local folders into the profile. i have tried this but it doesn't work. The copied test folder does not display. This was after exiting Thunderbird and starting up again.

Can you help please?

Asked by vlilley 1 hour ago

Connection to Gmail server has been slow ever since the new update

Thunderbird has been slow since I updated to 102.3.0. Emails are delayed to come in and I can't get my filters to work properly. I have regressed to Thunderbird 102.2.1 … (read more)

Thunderbird has been slow since I updated to 102.3.0. Emails are delayed to come in and I can't get my filters to work properly.

I have regressed to Thunderbird 102.2.1 since this issue started, but that is not helping.

Current server settings are smtp.gmail.com, Port 587, OAuth2, STARTTLS.

I haven't changed anything except upgrading to the latest version of Thunderbird. Have tried uninstalling and reinstalling with no luck. Tried resetting the wifi card also.

Asked by sfarrales 1 hour ago

Add existing contacts to subfolder

Recently upgraded from an earlier version to 102.3 (32-bit). Spent an hour on the new Addresses interface trying to find how to copy a contact from All Address Books to a… (read more)

Recently upgraded from an earlier version to 102.3 (32-bit). Spent an hour on the new Addresses interface trying to find how to copy a contact from All Address Books to a subfolder in Personal Address Books, both poking the interface and reading unhelpful help articles and user issues. No joy.

Poked the interface again looking for Anything to help. Turns out the technique is bizarrely hidden under the subfolder's Properties. Here's how to add an existing contact to a subfolder --

  • Right-click on the subfolder name (or click the three-dots to the right of the subfolder name).
  • Choose Properties.
  • A (too-narrow) dialog box appears with the familiar list of addresses and cursor ready on an empty line.
  • Now as usual type the start of the email address and it will autofill.

Problem 1 = Why o why under Properties?? Contacts are the *content* of a list, not the list's properties. Problem 2 = Help not updated (at least that I could find). The hour lost was an hour I Could Not Spare. Problem 3 = Can't drag-and-drop a contact. Problem 4 = Nice interface for editing the contact itself : ) but didn't take the opportunity also to show the folders in which the contact appears and allow adding to other folders. Then user can find/create new contact And assign it to the relevant subfolders in one step. That would be excellent.

Asked by Maplekeys 1 hour ago

"Can't auto update" message keeps coming on

When I was using version 102.2.0 of Thunderbird, a pop-up prompted me to download the newest version saying that it couldn't auto-update my current version. I clicked on … (read more)

When I was using version 102.2.0 of Thunderbird, a pop-up prompted me to download the newest version saying that it couldn't auto-update my current version. I clicked on the Download button and it took me to the Thunderbird download page where I proceeded to download the latest version (which is now 102.3.0). However the other day, a pop-up again appeared saying it couldn't auto-download the update so to get the new version. I thought it was strange that it was so soon, but clicked on it anyway and when it asked where to put the downloaded file, I noticed the version was the same one I already downloaded, 102.3.0. So, what's going on?

Asked by Garfy2008 1 hour ago

How to create a Windows 10 desktop shortcut which starts a new instance of Firefox with a specific URL

Preamble: for most of the day I have Firefox open with several tabs. For a specific project I want Firefox open with one tab showing a specific webpage. At the same time … (read more)

Preamble: for most of the day I have Firefox open with several tabs. For a specific project I want Firefox open with one tab showing a specific webpage. At the same time I don't want to delete the existing tabs in the existing instance of Firefox - I want to keep them running in the background. Question: how do I create a desktop shortcut which opens a new single instance of Firefox with a single tab showing a specific URL ?

Asked by pacman101 1 hour ago

Dropdowns will not stay open

When I click to open a dropdown, it opens and then immediately shuts back up again. I have to maintain pressure on the left click to keep the box open. Any ideas? … (read more)

When I click to open a dropdown, it opens and then immediately shuts back up again. I have to maintain pressure on the left click to keep the box open. Any ideas?

Asked by donaldrmunro 3 days ago

Last reply by donaldrmunro 1 hour ago

I forgot my login

Hello! Could you help me, please? I forgot my main email name that i used for firefox account. How can i restore it? I tried 2 my emails and both of them is empty, no tab… (read more)

Hello! Could you help me, please? I forgot my main email name that i used for firefox account. How can i restore it? I tried 2 my emails and both of them is empty, no tabs, no apps, no bookmarks.

Asked by mafusail1692 2 hours ago

Last reply by mafusail1692 2 hours ago

What is this...anybody? Occasionally instead of a legible, properly presented answer I will get A "CODED RESPONSE" like the attached below.

{"state":"success","url":"/display/confirm/quiz/75c674c4-90ee-491b-8108-c16ce90919bb/264263/confirmation?campaignId=264263&channelId=8847&medium=direct&source… (read more)

{"state":"success","url":"/display/confirm/quiz/75c674c4-90ee-491b-8108-c16ce90919bb/264263/confirmation?campaignId=264263&channelId=8847&medium=direct&source=travelchannel&payload=Ln1nFxkjHxCAkQJfP%2BeNlrPyuRumASS6dP3gowk%2F31U%3D&containerId=c6d9d631-fe55-4296-b1cc-3fb94dba950a&channel=website","entry":{"id":"83fc17fb-c260-4ba8-baa2-62df10055e9c","uid":"w268acbac45df20f586a25dafcf5ca416","ngx_ext_id":"dfc9c970c0165bb29bc10f76de076d71","ngx_ext_id_type":"integration_id","content":{},"quiz":{"score":0,"message":"Incorrect! But good news: you're still entered for a chance to win $10,000 cash.","total":1,"payload":"Ln1nFxkjHxCAkQJfP+eNlrPyuRumASS6dP3gowk/31U="}},"route":{"routeRef":"display:route:activate","token":"|:|xstiBiP-j7Ul44jtyy9yw1PJ3jpooJM0sOHn7HkQ-Yk"}}

Asked by BeBop4000 2 hours ago

Disable "show in download folder"

I have a need to use regular browser (not kiosk), but disable the "open downloads folder" once a file has been downloaded. This is opening a file manager (thunar or alike… (read more)

I have a need to use regular browser (not kiosk), but disable the "open downloads folder" once a file has been downloaded. This is opening a file manager (thunar or alike) which then allows the user to browse the filesystem and open a terminal emulator from /usr/bin.

Using the policies, I am able to prompt for downloads, or select a download location, however I have been unable to completely stop the user from opening the download folder which opens a file browser.

Is there any way I can select policies or profile options for disabling the option for opening download folder?

Asked by Freddog 2 days ago

Last reply by Freddog 2 hours ago

Downloads

I'm working on an iMac, Monterey 12.6 and using Firefox 105.0.1. In Settings, I can only choose to have downloaded files be saved in the Downloads folder. If I were to ch… (read more)

I'm working on an iMac, Monterey 12.6 and using Firefox 105.0.1. In Settings, I can only choose to have downloaded files be saved in the Downloads folder. If I were to check the box "Always ask you where to save files", it won't fully download or will be sent elsewhere on the Mac hard drive. I tried reading other articles that dealt with changing True/False settings in Firefox, but I really have no idea how to do that and if it made it worse. How can I fix this properly so that when I choose to download a file, I can also choose to save it in a specific folder? I'm also not sure if the Applications choices (how Firefox handles various files) is incomplete or not working.

Asked by guvnor1 2 hours ago

How To Sort Bookmarks!

For the life of me I can't get my bookmarks in alphabetical order. I use my laptop FF to sync my phone but some bookmarks are still not in order. I try to sort them via F… (read more)

For the life of me I can't get my bookmarks in alphabetical order. I use my laptop FF to sync my phone but some bookmarks are still not in order. I try to sort them via FF on my laptop but it's not working correctly. IT IS SYNCING with my phone.

Asked by Vanessa 2 hours ago