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Impossible to open a yahoo.com account with Thunderbird

I live in Canada. I cannot open a yahoo.com account with Thunderbird. The account is recognized without any problem, but when I try to connect to the account, Thunderbird… (read more)

I live in Canada. I cannot open a yahoo.com account with Thunderbird. The account is recognized without any problem, but when I try to connect to the account, Thunderbird opens a Rogers dialog box which does not recognize the yahoo.com account ID.

Asked by liseetpierre 3 months ago

Answered by Matt 3 months ago

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"The WidevineCdm plugin has crashed" - unable to use any streaming service.

Whenever I attempt to watch something on any streaming service, I get an error message from the streaming service and a note from Firefox saying "The WidevineCdm plugin h… (read more)

Whenever I attempt to watch something on any streaming service, I get an error message from the streaming service and a note from Firefox saying "The WidevineCdm plugin has crashed." I have tried to solve this problem a number of ways, but have unable to find a solution.

My best guess is the problem is due to the most recent WidevineCdm update, as in the plugins settings the most recent update for the plugin was on 10/21/23, which is shortly before I first noticed the problem. I did test out various streaming platforms on other computer browsers (Chrome and Microsoft Edge) — they gave the same website errors as I got on Firefox, but those browsers did not indicate the cause or suggest which plugin failed. I additionally tested out desktop apps for some of the streaming platforms; they work fine without any issues, but unfortunately the main streaming platform I use doesn't have a desktop app and only works in browser.

My computer is a Lenovo Yoga 9i, it's running Windows 11, and everything is up-to-date.

The methods I have tried to fix this issue with, to no avail: - submitted crash reports - toggling the "play DRM restricted content" options in Firefox, and toggling whether or not the WidevineCdm was activated, closing the browser between each toggle of options - clearing Firefox's cache - running Firefox in troubleshooting mode to make sure it wasn't a different extension interfering with it - tried running Firefox in compatibility mode - tried to find support from the people who made WidevineCdm, but apparently they don't do end-user support - deleting the WidevineCdm manually from the program files for Firefox and Chrome (since Firefox says the plugin is from Google), and then reinstalling it via the chrome components page. This briefly lead to the message on the plugin page that WidevinceCdm would "begin installing shortly." It seemed frozen like that for a good while, but then I tried clicking the "check for updates" and that message disappeared, and it went back to crashing when I tried using a streaming service. - uninstalling both Chrome and Firefox, restarting the computer, then reinstalling both browsers

As far as I can tell, the plugin comes automatically installed in the browser, and there isn't an alternate plugin for decrypting DRM-restricted content. If there's a way to set the WidevineCdm to a previous version before the update that's crashing it, I haven't found it, but I am no expert in computers or coding, and my guess about it being caused by the recent update could be wrong too.

I'm at my wit's end here, any help fixing this problem is greatly appreciated.

Asked by samantha 5 months ago

Answered by samantha 3 months ago

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Font incorrectly rendered in Firefox, but looks OK in private mode

Over the past day or two, I've seen firefox incorrectly render fonts on a couple of websites. So far, I've only noticed two websites effected: quotientapp.com and xero.co… (read more)

Over the past day or two, I've seen firefox incorrectly render fonts on a couple of websites. So far, I've only noticed two websites effected: quotientapp.com and xero.com (not the actual landing page, but rather the login page and other pages available after login https://login.xero.com/identity/user/login). This problem may extend deeper but these are the only places I've found them.

At first I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me but nope, something definitely not right. No new addons have been installed on my system. I've also deleted all local storage / cookies (via the Inspector) for these sites thinking it must be some caching issue - but no, it's still doing it.

Inspecting the font-family shows the issue (this is from the page https://go.quotientapp.com/sign-in) - have attached the images below of what I see.

I do use uBlock, but it is disengaged on Quotient and Xero (these are work related sites, they show no ads). Other add-ons I have installed include Bitwarden, Dark Reader, Firefox Multi-Account Containers and Reddit enhancement suite. I've ensured all add-ons are up to date as of this posting.

FWIW I do allow all the extensions above (with the exception of Firefox Containers which I don't allow) in private mode.

Any insights on how to get to the bottom of this?

Asked by SamPilgrimsTooth 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 week ago

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New folders created in Local Folders disappear on close and reopen

When I create a new folder in Local Folders, the new folder shows in the list and also appears in the local directory. However, if I close and then reopen TB, the newly c… (read more)

When I create a new folder in Local Folders, the new folder shows in the list and also appears in the local directory. However, if I close and then reopen TB, the newly created folder does not show in the list of folders in the Local Folder even though it still appears in the local directory, and I can see that the new folder contains data by the file size. I still have old sub-folders that I created some time ago available as normal in the Local Folder and I'm wondering if the issue may have been caused by switching from pop3 to imap a while ago as the folders I can still see were created prior to the change - but I'm guessing. Can anyone please suggest how to get the Local Folder to show the invisible folders within it after I restart? Thanks. I'm using version 115.9.0 (32-bit) on windows 10.

Asked by greg225 2 weeks ago

Answered by greg225 1 week ago

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Can't access bispebjerghospital.dk with max protection

I want to visit http://bispebjerghospital.dk/ . I have seen on https://www.whatsmydns.net/#A/www.bispebjerghospital.dk that it's DNS isn't propagating correctly, so I tur… (read more)

I want to visit http://bispebjerghospital.dk/ . I have seen on https://www.whatsmydns.net/#A/www.bispebjerghospital.dk that it's DNS isn't propagating correctly, so I turned on "MAX PROTECTION" for DNS, hoping that it would let me see the site.

But Firefox showed me "Unexpected error" the first time I went to the site. And then I clicked 'always allow' and now it just spins and spins with no response visible.

How can I visit the website from one of the countries with red X's on whatsmydns?

Asked by Janus Troelsen 1 week ago

Answered by Janus Troelsen 1 week ago

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Keys do not repeat when held in Gmail

When editing in Gmail, holding a key down does NOT repeat the character or action. e.g. xxxxx when holding down the "x" or deleting multiple characters when holding down … (read more)

When editing in Gmail, holding a key down does NOT repeat the character or action. e.g. xxxxx when holding down the "x" or deleting multiple characters when holding down the <Backspace> key.

It works properly in other apps (e.g. this dialogue).

And works okay in Gmail in other browsers (e.g. Chromium or Brave).

I'm using Firefox 124 on Linux Mint 20.1.

System: Kernel: 5.4.0-174-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.4.0

          Desktop: Cinnamon 5.2.7 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20.3 Una 
          base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal

Asked by DPB.Almonte 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Text links transform into a blue word "Link" that can not be used in ChatGPT

I am using the latest version of firefox. Windows 10. I'm writing a school project with assistance from ChatGPT. When I ask it for a link, it provides it. While it is "ty… (read more)

I am using the latest version of firefox. Windows 10. I'm writing a school project with assistance from ChatGPT. When I ask it for a link, it provides it. While it is "typing", I can see the link, but when it finishes "typing", the link becomes a blue word "Link", with the web address gone. I can not click on it to open the website, like I can in Mirosoft office. There is no way to access the website. I tried to use troubleshooting mode with all extensions disabled - it didn't help. ChatGPT claims, that it's the browser issue. How can I access these links?

Asked by andriusvg 2 weeks ago

Answered by andriusvg 1 week ago

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Firefox video stream problems in youtube and twich unsupported MP4/H.264 while having installed media feature pack

So I have a following problem FF 124.0.1 Windows 10 N edition Installed media feature pack When trying to play twitch video it shows error 4000 and when trying to play … (read more)

So I have a following problem

FF 124.0.1 Windows 10 N edition Installed media feature pack

When trying to play twitch video it shows error 4000 and when trying to play stream from youtube it shows that your browser can't play this video.

Problem is that FF was able to do it like 6 moths-year ago (not really watching stream videos)

was trying to reinstal media feature pack, firefox, chcecknig nighgtly build but without sucess and have no clue what can do more

Asked by hello_there 1 week ago

Answered by hello_there 1 week ago

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Firefox slow to open first tab

Firefox takes a very long time to open the first tab. After it opens, subsequent tabs open relatively quickly. I've tried self help suggestions like clearing cookies, cac… (read more)

Firefox takes a very long time to open the first tab. After it opens, subsequent tabs open relatively quickly. I've tried self help suggestions like clearing cookies, cache and history, updating, even removing home page content. Nothing helps. It's getting intolerable and I end up switching to other browsers rather than sit and wait. Starting to even dread using firefox. Running Sonama 14.3.1 on my iMac. What else can I do?

Asked by charyizquierdo 1 week ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 week ago

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Videos buffering and/or not playing

When I try to play a video on Firefox desktop, it takes it a long time to load. Once it has loaded, whenever I pause it for more than a few seconds, or if I try to skip a… (read more)

When I try to play a video on Firefox desktop, it takes it a long time to load. Once it has loaded, whenever I pause it for more than a few seconds, or if I try to skip around the video (either by clicking around in the loaded section of the progress bar or using +/- seconds buttons), the video begins buffering again before the video resumes. This makes it extremely difficult and frustrating to watch anything that requires me to pause, rewind, or fast forward. I've noticed this issue affect multiple video viewing sites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Netflix. My roommate also uses Firefox, but doesn't have this issue, so I know it's not a problem with my internet. I thought it might be a problem with my computer, but I tried to replicate the issue in Chrome and everything worked fine there. The issue has persisted almost a week. I have:

  • Rebooted my computer several times
  • Deleted my history/cache
  • Disabled my extensions
  • Turned off Java scripts in firefox (this disabled my ability to load sites like YouTube completely, so I turned it back on)
  • Updated my computer
  • Updated my graphics drivers
  • Refreshed firefox
  • Uninstalled and reinstalled firefox (and rebooted my computer)
  • Uninstalled and reinstalled firefox AND deleted all the data it stored on my computer (and rebooted my computer)

I am currently using version 123.0.1 of Firefox. My OS is Windows 10 22H2.

Asked by AccidentalRogue 1 month ago

Answered by AccidentalRogue 1 month ago

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Security risk - "Thunderbird detected a potential security threat"

I opened Thunderbird this morning and there were no issues. Closed it and just now reopened and I'm getting this message: Thunderbird detected a potential security thre… (read more)

I opened Thunderbird this morning and there were no issues. Closed it and just now reopened and I'm getting this message: Thunderbird detected a potential security threat and did not continue to live.thunderbird.net. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.

It downloaded 28 emails but will not let me see/access them.

Can anyone help? Thanks, Linda

Asked by sunapeedog 3 weeks ago

Answered by sunapeedog 2 weeks ago

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firefox will not open

I say crashing - it will not open. The closest I get is that it will say 'running troubleshooter mode', and then immediately close again before I can even see the actual … (read more)

I say crashing - it will not open. The closest I get is that it will say 'running troubleshooter mode', and then immediately close again before I can even see the actual browser. This issue does not occur with Chrome or DuckDuckGo, so it is not an issue with a Microsoft Family account. This issue is not related to missing or corrupted redist files, as I have installed all of the latest files there. I would like to switch to Firefox, as I use it on my phone.

https://youtu.be/YIS4MET6fys

^ this is a video of what happens.

Thank you for any help.

Asked by tcs 2 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 week ago

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Email with attachments outgoing server times out

When I send email with an attachment (not very large attachment) it takes forever and then I eventually get a message back that the out going server has timed out and the… (read more)

When I send email with an attachment (not very large attachment) it takes forever and then I eventually get a message back that the out going server has timed out and the message is then automatically saved in my Draft folder. However, it seems the message and attachment are actually sent and received by the recipient. Is the system not recognizing that the message is complete and just stays in the send mode until the server times out?

Asked by dan305 2 weeks ago

Answered by Matt 2 weeks ago

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Email sender name showing incorrectly

All of a sudden a number of emails are arriving with the correct subject line but the sender is listed as HotelMaven, with whom I do correspond. The emails are forwarded … (read more)

All of a sudden a number of emails are arriving with the correct subject line but the sender is listed as HotelMaven, with whom I do correspond. The emails are forwarded from my billsteiner@duck.com address. The sender, when viewed with BlueMail on my phone and tablet, is correct, so this is a Thunderbird issue.

Also, at the same time, Thunderbird began asking me for my password every time I open it. This has never happened before.

My Thunderbird email is bill@kikibobo.xyz. You can also reach me at wssteiner@yahoo.com. Thanks for your help. Bill Steiner

Asked by Wssteiner 2 weeks ago

Answered by Matt 2 weeks ago

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Firefox hangs after switching between virtual terminals (Linux)

Hi, I like to use separate user accounts / X sessions for work and personal stuff. Whenever I switch from one session to another (ctrl+alt+Fx), it usually takes a few mi… (read more)

Hi,

I like to use separate user accounts / X sessions for work and personal stuff. Whenever I switch from one session to another (ctrl+alt+Fx), it usually takes a few minutes for Firefox to get responsive again. Sometimes it never does (typically on Mondays, after working in my "personal" session all week end, and switching back to my "work" session). Other applications (xterm, qpdfviewer, etc...) don't seem to be affected at all. Is there something I can do to fix that ?

Thanks,

 -Olivier.

Asked by oprs 2 weeks ago

Answered by oprs 2 weeks ago

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typing lag in large text input fields

Above 70-75k characters, text input fields on any site have a ton of input lag -- like, I have to wait 10s after I type a sentence for the sentence to finish slowly updat… (read more)

Above 70-75k characters, text input fields on any site have a ton of input lag -- like, I have to wait 10s after I type a sentence for the sentence to finish slowly updating letter by letter. I've tested across multiple sites, and in Private mode (to confirm it's not caused by extensions, none of which are allowed in Private mode).

I also tried setting `accessibility.force_disabled=1` as suggested here and here, but that didn't help (and yes, I restarted). Disabling hardware acceleration didn't help either.

Asked by npfoss 2 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

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Thunderbird fail to send mail with account 1, which was created with account 2

I have configured 2 mailboxes in Thunderbird sent some test mails to see if it is working. Now everything works great, but somewhere there is a mail which Thunderbird tri… (read more)

I have configured 2 mailboxes in Thunderbird sent some test mails to see if it is working. Now everything works great, but somewhere there is a mail which Thunderbird tries to send out. Unfortunately it looks like the mail is created with mail account 1 and Thunderbird tries to send it with mail account 2. Of course the mail server denies to sent the mail, because the mail address is unknown to him. I checked all outboxes in Thunderbird and at the webinterfaces of the 2 mailboxes and found nothing. I removed all mail boxes and smtp configurations from Thunderbird and uninstalled it. After new installation I still facing the issue. Where can I find the mail Thunderbird is trying to send?

Asked by Marko 2 weeks ago

Answered by Marko 2 weeks ago

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Firefox glitching out after most recent update

I don't have the words to describe what's happening here. Please see screenshot. Frequently when using Firefox- since the latest update, it's up-to-date on up-to-date Mac… (read more)

I don't have the words to describe what's happening here. Please see screenshot. Frequently when using Firefox- since the latest update, it's up-to-date on up-to-date Macbook Sonoma 14.4- this starts happening, when I move around my cursor, the images get all funky, it seems to be pulling in visual information from multiple tabs. Restarting the app clears it out, until the next time it happens. Any thoughts on this?

Asked by carnivee 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Firefox label in Windows 11 not displaying correctly when taskbar set to never group

I have noticed a bug with how the Firefox icon appears when launched in the Windows 11 taskbar when the never group option is enabled. When Firefox is launched and is the… (read more)

I have noticed a bug with how the Firefox icon appears when launched in the Windows 11 taskbar when the never group option is enabled. When Firefox is launched and is the only application open in the taskbar, there is no label present next to the icon like other programs have when launched. There is the little line underneath the icon though indicating it is launched but that is it. As soon as I open another application though, the label will also appear for Firefox. This is only a minor annoyance but is definitely as bug at least for me and should be pretty easy to fix. I will attach screenshots of the behavior. In the first screenshot, you can see that Firefox is open but has no Text label like it is supposed to. The second screenshot is as soon as I open a second application.

I am on Windows 11 Home 23H2 Build 22631.2792 Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22681.1000.0 Firefox Version: 120.0.1

Asked by chris545 4 months ago

Answered by chris545 4 months ago