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Customize Links on Firefox New Tab Page

For many years I have used the ability to set shortcuts to website on the Firefox home tab, using the method given at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-item… (read more)

For many years I have used the ability to set shortcuts to website on the Firefox home tab, using the method given at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-items-on-firefox-new-tab-page#w_pin-unpin-or-remove-a-shortcut.

However, today, when I try to edit a shortcut link, I do not get the 3 dots menu by right clicking on a shortcut tile.

Is this a recent change, a bug, an issue with my installation (which has been stable for many years)?

How can I get back the functionality back?

I am using Firefox 127.0 (64 bit) on Windows (Windows 11, all up to date).

Asked by Paul McKeown 4 weeks ago

Answered by Paul McKeown 1 day ago

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Font size set with layout.css.devPixelsPerPx to 12 - now giant fonts, cannot change it back

On my old small laptop I wanted to increase interface font size. Erroneously thought that in layout.css.devPixelsPerPx I could insert the desired font size. I have insert… (read more)

On my old small laptop I wanted to increase interface font size. Erroneously thought that in layout.css.devPixelsPerPx I could insert the desired font size. I have inserted 12, now Thunderbird is unusable, some giant menu words appear but I cannot move anywhere. Can I I edit a configuration file manually to reset to a readable size? Which?

Asked by newsletters2 1 week ago

Answered by newsletters2 1 week ago

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Firefox Multi-Account Containers | Container Name in URL Bar

Firefox 126.0.1 displays a very long name of a container completely in the URL bar. Firefox 127.0 truncates container names AWS long account and role names make keeping… (read more)

Firefox 126.0.1 displays a very long name of a container completely in the URL bar.

Firefox 127.0 truncates container names

AWS long account and role names make keeping the long name very convenient (works with the 'AWS SSO Containers' Add-On

Asked by Itai 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago

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Classic view option missing in TB 115.6

I have TB 115.6.0 running on 3 computers (1 desktop and 2 laptops). On 2 computers there is a tiny icon on the right hand side in the menu bar that allows me to switch be… (read more)

I have TB 115.6.0 running on 3 computers (1 desktop and 2 laptops). On 2 computers there is a tiny icon on the right hand side in the menu bar that allows me to switch between the "new and improved" (but utterly horrible), side by side message list and the classic view.

On the laptop I am currently using to write this request, TB 115.6.0 does not have that wonderful little icon and I am condemned to use the side by side display or find another mail client.

Can someone help me find or restore that little icon that gives me a choice or alternatively lets me change the message list display back to its old useful configuration?


As an aside, why do software developers insist on making "improvements" that no one needs or wants?

Asked by Wayne Knight 5 months ago

Answered by Wayne Knight 5 months ago

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File Menu on Samsung S9 Ultra

Greetings FF Community, New Samsung Galaxy S9 Ultra tablet running FF ver 127.02 on Android 14. Have no option to customize toolbar or even add the File Menu to the top o… (read more)

Greetings FF Community, New Samsung Galaxy S9 Ultra tablet running FF ver 127.02 on Android 14. Have no option to customize toolbar or even add the File Menu to the top of Firefox as other resources in Firefox indicate. Using a Finite bluetooth keyboard, ALT key does nothing, using bluetooth mouse right click on empty space in address bar - no context menu appears, enabled in mouse settings. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Screen shots below of laptop and S9 Ultra. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Laptop with File Menu


S9 without File Menu

Asked by Jeff 2 weeks ago

Answered by Paul 2 weeks ago

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Cannot install add-ons in Thunderbird in (rare?) Linux Chrome environment

As described in [question] I am unable to install addons in Thunderbird: when attempting to install an addon, either via the in-app browser or via a file, a pop-up windo… (read more)

As described in [question] I am unable to install addons in Thunderbird: when attempting to install an addon, either via the in-app browser or via a file, a pop-up window appears for which "Add" and "Cancel" buttons do nothing (there is no way to move or remove the window without killing the process).

I am opening this question as this problem still persists over a year and many versions later.

Thunderbird V. 115.11.1-1 on 6.9.3-arch1-1 with Sway WM

Asked by piperfw 1 month ago

Answered by Matt 1 month ago

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Thunderbird "Title Bar" and "send" button in "ToolBar"

I'm on MacOS Monterey 12.7.5 with Thunderbird 115.12.2 (64-bit). I noticed two problems. First, the message Window cannot be moved to a different location. And second, th… (read more)

I'm on MacOS Monterey 12.7.5 with Thunderbird 115.12.2 (64-bit). I noticed two problems. First, the message Window cannot be moved to a different location. And second, the "ToolBar" with the "send" button is missing in the message window. I can't recall what I did to cause these two problems. Question: Is there a fix for my problem? Any help is appreciated. Thanks. Roger

Asked by T R Kiang 6 days ago

Answered by T R Kiang 6 days ago

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Unified Local Folders missing subfolders that show in "All" view; Some dupes appear in Unified Sent folder

I have two problems tha occur when using the Unified Folder tree view. 1) The view of Local Folders that appears in the Unified Folders view (which I use and require) h… (read more)

I have two problems tha occur when using the Unified Folder tree view.

1) The view of Local Folders that appears in the Unified Folders view (which I use and require) has lost all subofolders except for Outbox. In particular, it does not show Sent Copies which is folder I rely on.

However, Sent copies and several other subfolders for Local Folders are visible in the All Folders View. As a workaround, I am currently set the tree view to show both Unnified Folders and All Folders to have access to Sent Copies in local Folders...but this is a pain because it means I have to scroll far, far, down in an excessively long folder tree to find Local Folders/Sent copies.

So the solution I'm seeking to number 1: Restore Sent Copies, and other normal subfolders, to the view of Local Folders that appears in the tree when the view is set to Unified Folders. (Closing TB, Deleting the Smart Folders from the Mail folder and re-starting TB does not solve or have any effect on this problem. See my conjecture at end below).

Second problem is: I'm seeing a big handful of duplicate emails showing up in the Unified Folder Sent folder. I've cleared up most of this problem by deleting Smart Folders from the Mail Folder in the profile...but this repair fixes most, but still permits a handful of duplicates to remain, especially in the Sent folder. I have been running TB happily for maybe 10 years. Current setup is Windows 10 on a Lenovo desktop....my two mail accounts are Hotmail and Gmail.

I'd be very grateful for assistance with these problems.

My conjecture about these problems: They arose in past month while there were a lot of starts and stops and edits of settings for TB in past couple months in order to keep TB connecting to Hotmail. That finally got solved a week or so gao... but my conjecture is that some program crashes thar arose while editing TB sedttings may have contributed --at least to the missing subfolders n the main or Unified view of Local Folders.

Asked by Kenmp 1 week ago

Answered by Kenmp 1 week ago

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How to customise or change the color of unread messages?

Hello, i try to customise the thunderbird mail colors, but can't find any settings to that. I want to change the colors for "marked as -> unread" messages and the colo… (read more)

Hello, i try to customise the thunderbird mail colors, but can't find any settings to that. I want to change the colors for "marked as -> unread" messages and the color for new received messages. Can anyone tell me how to adjust this? I tried to add the "userChrome.css" file in the self created folder "chrome" in my profile directory, but nothing changed. Can someone help me? I use Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS version and the thunderbird version 115.6.0.

Asked by Oemer Okuyan 4 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 4 months ago

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Message Filters

This there a "Global" Message Filter Rule where you can change an Apply Filter When: to ALL your Message Filters? Example: I'd like to add "Periodically, every 10 minute… (read more)

This there a "Global" Message Filter Rule where you can change an Apply Filter When: to ALL your Message Filters?

Example: I'd like to add "Periodically, every 10 minutes" to ALL my current Message Filters. Currently, it looks like I have to Edit each and every one of them?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by connman 2 weeks ago

Answered by Matt 2 weeks ago

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Pop-up confirmation for Protocol Handlers

Hi, I've noticed an inconsistency when clicking on Web-based protocol handlers in Firefox on Windows. Specifically, when I click on a mailto protocol, such as "mailto:ema… (read more)

Hi, I've noticed an inconsistency when clicking on Web-based protocol handlers in Firefox on Windows. Specifically, when I click on a mailto protocol, such as "mailto:email@example.com," it directly opens my default email application without any confirmation prompt. However, when I click on any other protocol handler, a confirmation pop-up appears, asking me to confirm which application to use. I have attached an example of what I mean.

Is there a way to configure Firefox to always show a confirmation pop-up for all protocol handlers, including mailto links? I prefer to have the option to choose the application each time rather than automatically using the default one.

Asked by Ale 2 weeks ago

Answered by Ale 2 weeks ago

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Delete shortcut in mail previews pane

I would like to delete a mail without opening the mail or without a right-click. Please refer the images to understand what I am saying. The attached pic is from Window… (read more)

I would like to delete a mail without opening the mail or without a right-click.

Please refer the images to understand what I am saying.

The attached pic is from Windows default Mail app. I was talking about the red delete icon. Is it available in thunderbird too?

Thank you.

Asked by The Lightning 2 weeks ago

Answered by david 2 weeks ago

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Disable "Open Firefox every time you restart your computer" opt-in prompt

Starting with Firefox version 120, you can set Firefox to automatically launch whenever you start or restart your Windows computer. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/o… (read more)

Starting with Firefox version 120, you can set Firefox to automatically launch whenever you start or restart your Windows computer. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/open-firefox-automatically-when-you-start-computer

The browser shows opt-in prompt for the user to easily setup this behavior. However, I do not want to do this.

When I click "No thanks", the prompt goes away, but couple days later, it returns. I guess that an update resets the prompt status.

Is there a way to permanently disable this opt-in prompt without allowing Firefox to start automatically with the computer?

Asked by Raaraa 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

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Firefox download audio files instead of playing unlike other browsers?

In my experience with the TF2 Wiki page, clicking an audio file link would open a new tab where I can play the file. Since I've moved to firefox, I can no longer do this.… (read more)

In my experience with the TF2 Wiki page, clicking an audio file link would open a new tab where I can play the file. Since I've moved to firefox, I can no longer do this. Instead, the file downloads. Is there a way to change this? I saw in another post that you have to change the flag media.play-stand-alone to true but it was already true.

Asked by Ashe 2 weeks ago

Answered by Ashe 2 weeks ago

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Folder Statistics

Hello, I am running Thunderbird 115.12.1 (64-bit). I somehow turned on the number of messages and folder size and can't seem to figure out of to remove them. A colleague… (read more)

Hello,

I am running Thunderbird 115.12.1 (64-bit). I somehow turned on the number of messages and folder size and can't seem to figure out of to remove them. A colleague suggested I click the 3 dots to the right of the "New Message" but I don't see them at all. Please advise. Thank you!

Asked by carwfo 2 weeks ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 weeks ago

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How to configure attribution for quoted messages in replies?

The default attribution line created by Thunderbird when replying doesn't work well when sending e-mail to Outlook users. [Unfortunately, Outlook users comprise 100% of t… (read more)

The default attribution line created by Thunderbird when replying doesn't work well when sending e-mail to Outlook users. [Unfortunately, Outlook users comprise 100% of the people to whom I send emails in TB.] TB's default attribution line causes Outlook OWA to hide the entire reply from the reader unless they click on a [...] button to show it. Then when displayed, the entire message is quoted/indented.

Yes, this is a bug in Outlook. No, it's not going to get fixed.

This can be avoided by changing the attribution line which current defaults to:

       On <date> <time>, <name> wrote:

Simply adding a space after the colon at the end of the line "fixes" the problem, but it's annoying to have to do that manually.

Can that attribution line be configured somewhere?

I've found all sorts of addons that let you muck with the headers of replies, but the headers are fine. It's just the attribution line that needs to be fixed.

Asked by Grant Edwards 2 weeks ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 weeks ago

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Background color and format of V 115

Hi there I must say having used Thunderbird for probably ten or more years that V115 has been a big pain in the butt to get used to. Why change everything? It was fine… (read more)

Hi there I must say having used Thunderbird for probably ten or more years that V115 has been a big pain in the butt to get used to. Why change everything? It was fine before.

OK I can get used to a completely different layout and changed menus even though I don;'t want to but I cannot figure out how to change the background from solid black which I hate. I have spent several days on and off looking for an easy way to do this and can't find it.

So now I go to write an email and the black screen doesn't show anything with black letters of course?? What is the reason for this? So I have to change font over and over to white color.

When I read new emails no problem background is white and font is black like a normal screen. Who had this bright idea?? Please give me a simple solution not involving Css whatever programming such stuff I cannot figure out and don't want to learn. Thanks so much

Asked by dshant 2 weeks ago

Answered by david 2 weeks ago

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Allow us to "lock" picture in picture?

Picture in Picture is an awesome feature and i love that Firefox comes with it by default. However I do wish for one thing. So we can lock and "click through" the pictur… (read more)

Picture in Picture is an awesome feature and i love that Firefox comes with it by default.

However I do wish for one thing. So we can lock and "click through" the picture in picture, instead of our mice being able to click it by mistake when doing other things (such as grinding on an MMO or something.)

Is there any way to get these options in the near future? It'd be great to play some games when watching a video during slow times! Thank you!

Asked by leyzr 2 weeks ago

Answered by Paul 2 weeks ago