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Server Synchronization Challenge

I have Thunderbird as my client on my primary home workstation as well as my traveling laptop. Each instance is configured exactly the same with regards to the four serv… (read more)

I have Thunderbird as my client on my primary home workstation as well as my traveling laptop. Each instance is configured exactly the same with regards to the four servers I use: Earthlink, GMail, Outlook and GMX. Each of those server/services is also identically configured with regards to these Server Settings: Leave Messages on the Server Until I Delete Them.

Each of the servers -- except GMail -- has the same behavior with regards to how it handles things when I click on the option to Get Messages, i.e., each server seems to be able to identify which of the clients has and which of the clients has not previously been served up with a newly arrived email. It will not send the same email to the same client more than once.

GMail is the exception. There I get what seems to be a first-come-first-served protocol. If I perform Get Messages on the laptop, I will get the email, but will not be able to get the email when I subsequently make the request from the workstation's Thunderbird instance. [Or, if the first request is made from the workstation instance, the laptop instance will never get the email.]

I realize that my usage pattern is rather unique, so it may well be that no one else has ever experienced this behavior, but if anyone has -- with regards to any email server, not just GMail -- and knows a work-around, I would appreciate the instruction.

And, in anticipation of one line of questioning, when I say that all four server/services are configured the same, I am indicating that I do work with GMail as a POP3 server, not IMAP. All my email content ultimately resides on my own hardware resources and is only temporarily resident on hardware provided by the server/service entity.

Asked by Terry Corbet 7 hours ago

Answered by sfhowes 4 hours ago

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Switch to tab

How to SWITCH TO TAB when i enter something in address bar and I have this page opened? When I search my question, I get answers like "how to DISABLE...", but I need to E… (read more)

How to SWITCH TO TAB when i enter something in address bar and I have this page opened? When I search my question, I get answers like "how to DISABLE...", but I need to ENABLE this feature. Firefox 122. When I type in Address bar something like "google.com" and I already have opened this site in another tab, I want FF to switch this tab instead open a new tab/window. How can I ENABLE this feature?

Asked by JonIrenicus 2 weeks ago

Answered by JonIrenicus 1 week ago

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Bulk user name delete

I would like to select and delete a subset of user names and passwords in Firefox. I have a group of about 80 logins for an old account which I no longer use. I know I ca… (read more)

I would like to select and delete a subset of user names and passwords in Firefox. I have a group of about 80 logins for an old account which I no longer use. I know I can delete individual logins one at a time but doing this 80 times is a pain!

I can search for the particular account in the password list and Firefox lists them all, which is great. What I would like to do then is right click and select all followed by delete.

Is there a shortcut somewhere?

Asked by Spencer.greystrong 3 weeks ago

Answered by Spencer.greystrong 3 weeks ago

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Automaticaly save images to the downloads directory without going through the popup window.

How to save images to the downloads directory (that I chose in settings) without using right click -> save image as .. -> popup window .. then choose the location w… (read more)

How to save images to the downloads directory (that I chose in settings) without using right click -> save image as .. -> popup window .. then choose the location where I want to save it.

I tried alt+click, it didn't work, it saves the webpage url instead of the image. I prefer a solution that does not involve any add-ons.

OS: Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS Firefox version: 121.0.1 (64-bit)


Thank you.

Asked by gouyez 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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account recover

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bold text[[italic italic text# Numbered list item|https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550680854588&mibextid=ZbWKwL]]* Bulleted list item

Asked by judohacker18 1 month ago

Answered by judohacker18 1 month ago

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How can stop Firefox from re-opening windows after a crash?

Hi, I have the problem that Firefox restarts after a crash, re-opening exactly the same windows that were open at the time of the crash, which most of the time reproduces… (read more)

Hi, I have the problem that Firefox restarts after a crash, re-opening exactly the same windows that were open at the time of the crash, which most of the time reproduces the crash.

I want Firefox to restart with an empty window, like it is configured.

I have read a support entry that hints setting browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash to false, which does NOT to the job (anymore).

Asked by klaus.j.wolf 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Support for transparent images when copy-and-pasting

hello! i'm looking for a way to adjust the settings, if there are any, to copy and paste PNG images with firefox and keep their transparency intact -- rather than the sol… (read more)

hello! i'm looking for a way to adjust the settings, if there are any, to copy and paste PNG images with firefox and keep their transparency intact -- rather than the solid black it has now. as i understand it there's been similar issues as of 8 months ago, but i'm unsure if anything else has changed in that time.

i'm not a full-on graphic designer or anything but i do use this fairly often as an artist to look at references and such, and as someone who's recently switched to firefox from chrome (which does support this feature) i'd like to know if it's as easy as clicking something in a menu or if that's not an option altogether. thank you in advance to anyone willing to help!

Asked by rag 6 months ago

Answered by suram080 6 months ago

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Set default window for opening links from external apps

Hello, I've got two profiles, 'Home' and 'Work'. I run two Firefox windows with these profiles. Now, I want to open a link from another application, like Slack or termina… (read more)

Hello, I've got two profiles, 'Home' and 'Work'. I run two Firefox windows with these profiles. Now, I want to open a link from another application, like Slack or terminal, and want it to be opened in some predictable Firefox window. Now it depends, probably, on which Firefox window I opened last. So I want to be able to select in which window the links should be opened: I see it as marking a window as the default one. Note, that I don't want to set a default account, as there's no default account for me, I always choose which account to use when opening Firefox.

Thanks.

Asked by Michaël 2 months ago

Answered by Michaël 2 months ago

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How do I prevent Firefox from shifting my typing from the search field to the address bar?

The topic says it all. How do I prevent Firefox from shifting my typing from the search field to the address bar? I try to type a search into the field on my homepage b… (read more)

The topic says it all. How do I prevent Firefox from shifting my typing from the search field to the address bar?

I try to type a search into the field on my homepage but the cursor gets shunted up to the address bar and I can't find a setting turn it off. I would prefer my typing to stay where I place the cursor with a click rather than being shunted off somewhere else on the screen.

Asked by Jason Patterson 2 months ago

Answered by Terry 2 months ago

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Right click menu keyboard shortcut

Hello, I upgraded my FireFox to the latest version 88.0 today, and noticed some changes on right click menu. In the old version, the keyboard shortcut key is a to copy a… (read more)

Hello,

I upgraded my FireFox to the latest version 88.0 today, and noticed some changes on right click menu. In the old version, the keyboard shortcut key is a to copy a link, but now it was changed to L. That is really inconvenient. As you know, when you right click a link using the mouse, your right hand is still holding the mouse, and not easy to press the letter L on the keyboard.

The old menu option is "Copy Link Locaton", but the new one is "Copy Link".

Is it possible to customize the keyboard shortcut of right click menu, please?

Thank you! Brian

Asked by Brian_30@IRQ 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Urgent Assistance Needed: WordPress Plugin Compatibility Issue with Firefox on Finance and Real Estate Website

We're reaching out to our valued community members for urgent assistance with a technical issue affecting our website, dedicated to providing crucial insights into the re… (read more)

We're reaching out to our valued community members for urgent assistance with a technical issue affecting our website, dedicated to providing crucial insights into the realms of home loans, home refinance, VA loans, and mortgage loans.

Recently, we've observed that some of our WordPress plugins are encountering compatibility issues specifically when accessed through the Firefox browser. This concern is impacting the seamless functionality of certain features on our site. Here are a few key details:

Issue: Some WordPress plugins not functioning correctly on Firefox. Website Focus: Finance and Real Estate, covering topics such as home loans, home refinance, VA loans, and mortgage loans. Request: Seeking advice and expertise from the community to address the compatibility issue.

If you have experience in resolving browser-specific plugin issues or insights into ensuring cross-browser compatibility, please share your knowledge. Your assistance will not only benefit our website but also contribute to the broader understanding of maintaining optimal functionality in finance and real estate platforms.

Asked by Michael Wheeler 3 months ago

Last reply by Dayle Stain 2 months ago

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How to avoid URL & stuff from printing

I want to print a page. But without the header and footer stuff (because it is ugly and I don't want others to see the information). There are a lot of old pages here and… (read more)

I want to print a page. But without the header and footer stuff (because it is ugly and I don't want others to see the information). There are a lot of old pages here and on other places about how to do this. They are unfortunately all deprecated. What is the way to do this as of 2023? OS is Windows, btw.

Asked by Sylverblack 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

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How to limit search to only useful pages

Hi, There are two suggestions (or questions if I simply cannot find these): - as the default behaviour of the browser, I want to be able to only see websites from Europe… (read more)

Hi,

There are two suggestions (or questions if I simply cannot find these): - as the default behaviour of the browser, I want to be able to only see websites from Europe. Somewhere on the net I found that the following address does it: https://www.google.com/webhp?cr=countryAT|countryBE|countryBG|countryHR|countryCY|countryCZ|countryDK|countryEE|countryFI|countryFR|countryDE|countryGR|countryHU|countryIE|countryIT|countryLV|countryLT|countryLU|countryMT|countryNL|countryPL|countryPT|countryRO|countrySK|countrySI|countryES|countrySE

However, when I am trying to use it in firefox as my Start Page, it opens all of these in separate tabs and it does not work. Also as far as I understand using the link is not possible for new tabs.

The reason is simple. For example, when looking for cooking recipes, pages from the USA use strange units that cannot be understood and there is no point in translating each of these manually as all recipes are available in million of versions - it is just a matter of clicks. But I don't want to waste time each time on checking the websites one by one; if the cooking website is from Europe, the units will be of a standard and I don't have to worry. It is the same in relation to many products of any kind. European and American markets are completely different and reading description of something only to find out at the end that it is only available in the USA is waste of time.

- it should be possible in firefox to block some websites or portals by some button. I know that there is an add-on for this but it is only for 10 pages or so, so in reality it is not very useful. It also only works in the way that the page won't open when clicked on. However, it would be much better if unwanted portals or websites were simply removed from search results.

There are too many fake websites nowadays providing incorrect or misleading information. If it happens that I come across one of these, I want to be doing that only once - and block them forever.

Asked by malecek1 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Auto highlight text in the adress bar?

When I open Vivaldi browser, the link in the address bar is highlighted right away. That's not the case in Firefox. Here I to either need triple click or use "CTRL A" The… (read more)

When I open Vivaldi browser, the link in the address bar is highlighted right away. That's not the case in Firefox. Here I to either need triple click or use "CTRL A" The same is true when I open a new tab.

Is there a way to do that in Firefox?

Thanks a lot /Per

Asked by PFaarhus 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago