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When I open an url from thunderbird, it is opened in a new window (not in a new tab). Though, I have "refreshed" thunderbird. I have checked on about:config that :

browser.link.open_newwindow = 3 browser.link.open_newwindow.disabled_in_fullscreen = false browser.link.open_newwindow.override.external = 3 browserlinkopen_newwindow.restriction = 0 services.sync.prefs.sync.browserlink.open_newwindow = true

I really don't know what to do and I need your help ! Thanks Neutrinou

When I open an url from thunderbird, it is opened in a new window (not in a new tab). Though, I have "refreshed" thunderbird. I have checked on about:config that : browser.link.open_newwindow = 3 browser.link.open_newwindow.disabled_in_fullscreen = false browser.link.open_newwindow.override.external = 3 browserlinkopen_newwindow.restriction = 0 services.sync.prefs.sync.browserlink.open_newwindow = true I really don't know what to do and I need your help ! Thanks Neutrinou

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The screenshot shows a previously used default profile with a time stamp (2vha3t6n.default-1559116342397) that got created created fairly recently (May 29, 2019) due to a refresh. You probably also have a "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop with older personal data. Do you remember having done a refresh on that date?

You can check the file dates in this profile and in a possible .default in the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop to see whether this 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile has all important personal data.

The lar7dyzn.default-release profile is the so called dedicated profile that current Firefox releases prefer and will use when you open an external link. If you would remove this profile then Firefox will simply create a new .default-release profile with a different random name. So best would be to transfer your personal data from the 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile to the lar7dyzn.default-release profile. You can consider to keep this old profile for now in case you need access to specific data. You can always remove this 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile at a later time. You can remove the 2vha3t6n.default-15591163423 profile in "AppData\Local" that only contains temporary data (disk cache and some other caches).

You can copy files like these with Firefox closed from the old 2vha3t6n.default-15591163423 profile to the new lar7dyzn.default-release profile to recover specific data.

  • bookmarks and history: places.sqlite
  • bookmark backups: compressed .jsonlz4 JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder
  • cookies.sqlite for the Cookies
  • formhistory.sqlite for saved autocomplete Form Data
  • logins.json (passwords) and key4.db (58+) or key3.db (57 and older) (decryption key) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager
    if you only have key3.db then make sure to remove an existing key4.db
  • cert9.db (58+) or cert8.db (57 and older) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager
    if you only have cert8.db then make sure to remove an existing cert9.db
  • persdict.dat for words you added to the spelling checker dictionary
  • permissions.sqlite for Permissions and possibly content-prefs.sqlite for other website specific data (Site Preferences)
  • sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs (see also the sessionstore-backups folder)
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jscher2000
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Hi neutrinou, this might be related to a new feature in Firefox 67. When you open an external link, instead of Firefox always re-using a running window, it will use a window in your default profile, which may not be open yet for one reasons or another.

Couple questions before suggesting next steps:

Have you noticed that the external link opens in a window that doesn't match your normal settings (may have different bookmarks, theme, toolbar buttons, add-ons, etc.)?

Do you run regular Firefox, or the PortableApps version of Firefox?

Hi neutrinou, this ''might'' be related to a new feature in Firefox 67. When you open an external link, instead of Firefox always re-using a running window, it will use a window in your default profile, which may not be open yet for one reasons or another. Couple questions before suggesting next steps: Have you noticed that the external link opens in a window that doesn't match your normal settings (may have different bookmarks, theme, toolbar buttons, add-ons, etc.)? Do you run regular Firefox, or the PortableApps version of Firefox?

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Hi jscher, Thanks an lot for your answer. You are exactly right : - this seems to be linked to the 67th version of Firefox - the window opened by a link does NOT match my normal settings (no toolbar buttons, no memory of my passwords, etc) and it is very annoying

I run regular Firefox (on Windows 7 family) Hoping you can help me further. I am surprised there are no more posts on this topic. Thank you

Hi jscher, Thanks an lot for your answer. You are exactly right : - this seems to be linked to the 67th version of Firefox - the window opened by a link does NOT match my normal settings (no toolbar buttons, no memory of my passwords, etc) and it is very annoying I run regular Firefox (on Windows 7 family) Hoping you can help me further. I am surprised there are no more posts on this topic. Thank you
jscher2000
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Actually, there are a lot of confusing posts on this topic, but that's because several people are running Firefox Portable instead of regular Firefox.

So I think if you can make sure your "default profile" setting is correct, that should solve the problem. Let's see how it goes.

First, do you use any special setting on your Firefox shortcut? You can check as follows. Either:

  • Right-click a desktop shortcut, then click Properties
  • Right-click a Firefox icon pinned to the Taskbar then right-click Mozilla Firefox, then click Properties

By default, Windows will show the Shortcut tab. The Target line normally looks like one of these:

  • "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

However, it can be customized with Command-Line switches such as this one, to start in a specific profile:

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P "DadStuff"

Do you have any customization?

Actually, there are a lot of confusing posts on this topic, but that's because several people are running Firefox Portable instead of regular Firefox. So I think if you can make sure your "default profile" setting is correct, that should solve the problem. Let's see how it goes. First, do you use any special setting on your Firefox shortcut? You can check as follows. Either: * Right-click a desktop shortcut, then click Properties * Right-click a Firefox icon pinned to the Taskbar then right-click Mozilla Firefox, then click Properties By default, Windows will show the Shortcut tab. The Target line normally looks like one of these: * "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" * "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" However, it can be customized with Command-Line switches such as this one, to start in a specific profile: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P "DadStuff" Do you have any customization?

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No, absolutely no customization. Thanks for your (continuing) help ! (btw, I never use a shortcut to open firefox, I open it through Clavier+)

No, absolutely no customization. Thanks for your (continuing) help ! (btw, I never use a shortcut to open firefox, I open it through Clavier+)
cor-el
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Can you confirm that Firefox is using the same profile in both cases (normal start and via external application)?

Can you confirm that Firefox is using the same profile in both cases (normal start and via external application)? *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-troubleshooting-information-page-fix-firefox
jscher2000
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neutrinou said

(btw, I never use a shortcut to open firefox, I open it through Clavier+)

Is it a keyboard macro? What is the command line of the macro?

''neutrinou [[#answer-1226316|said]]'' <blockquote> (btw, I never use a shortcut to open firefox, I open it through Clavier+) </blockquote> Is it a keyboard macro? What is the command line of the macro?

Question owner

Thank you both for your help. Clavier+ is a keyboard macro builder. Apparently, the command line is "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" (and could be customized, but I did not customized it). It is the only way to open correctly Firefox, with opening it myself manually. The problem does not come from Thunderbird. If I have a link in Notepad++ or MSWord for example, this link will open the shitty Firefox (without my preferences).

Thank you both for your help. Clavier+ is a keyboard macro builder. Apparently, the command line is "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" (and could be customized, but I did not customized it). It is the only way to open correctly Firefox, with opening it myself manually. The problem does not come from Thunderbird. If I have a link in Notepad++ or MSWord for example, this link will open the shitty Firefox (without my preferences).

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Version: 67.0 Identifiant de compilation: 20190516215225 Canal de mise à jour: release Agent utilisateur: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0 Système d’exploitation: Windows_NT 6.1 Processus de lancement: Désactivé de force Fenêtres multiprocessus: 1/1 Activé par défaut Processus de contenu web: 5/8 Stratégies d’entreprise: Inactives Clé du service de localisation de Google: Présente Clé de Google Safebrowsing: Présente Clé du service de localisation de Mozilla: Présente Mode sans échec: false

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In fact, cor-el, I just discovered I had 2 profiles. One is "default", the other "default-release". I have tried to get rid of "default-release" (which is huge), but it did not change the situation. So I placed it back to where it was.

If I try to see where this profile is, I find :

lar7dyzn.default—release C:\Users\Pascal\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles lar7dyzn.default-release C:\Users\Pascal\AppData\Local\Mozil|a\Firefox\Profiles

I don't know what is the use of this default-release profile. I have already tried a repair Firefox (as I said in my first post) with no effect.

In fact, cor-el, I just discovered I had 2 profiles. One is "default", the other "default-release". I have tried to get rid of "default-release" (which is huge), but it did not change the situation. So I placed it back to where it was. If I try to see where this profile is, I find : lar7dyzn.default—release C:\Users\Pascal\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles lar7dyzn.default-release C:\Users\Pascal\AppData\Local\Mozil|a\Firefox\Profiles I don't know what is the use of this default-release profile. I have already tried a repair Firefox (as I said in my first post) with no effect.
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The default profile is the profile you used in previous Firefox versions. The new feature to use a dedicated profile appends the update channel to the profile name and that makes default-release. This is the case for all support update channels (e.g. default-beta; Developer Edition already had this feature and is the only exception). This dedicated profile is locked to a specific installation folder and can't be used by Firefox installed in a different folder. If you want this to work for all cases then you can either transfer some file from default to default-release or use Sync to sync this data.

The default profile is the profile you used in previous Firefox versions. The new feature to use a dedicated profile appends the update channel to the profile name and that makes default-release. This is the case for all support update channels (e.g. default-beta; Developer Edition already had this feature and is the only exception). This dedicated profile is locked to a specific installation folder and can't be used by Firefox installed in a different folder. If you want this to work for all cases then you can either transfer some file from default to default-release or use Sync to sync this data. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/dedicated-profiles-firefox-installation

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Thank you. Is there any way that could help to solve my problem ?

Thank you. Is there any way that could help to solve my problem ?
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The main profile folder with your personal data is in "AppData\Roaming". The secondary location in "AppData\Local" is used for temporary data like the disk cache. You can recover important data from the .default profile to the new .default-release, because that profile is one that Firefox insists to use when launched via an external application.

The main profile folder with your personal data is in "AppData\Roaming". The secondary location in "AppData\Local" is used for temporary data like the disk cache. You can recover important data from the .default profile to the new .default-release, because that profile is one that Firefox insists to use when launched via an external application. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

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The picture below is what I see in my system. Before version 67, I had no problems. I am inclined to say there is a bug somewhere, because I know I did not do anything special about this program and I am the only user of my computer.

You can see the mess there is the user's folder. I won't chance to do something wrong which, even if it works, will not be a cure to the problem - it will only lure Firefox to display another version of what I want "as if".

I'd prefer a simple solution. Obviously, when Firefox is called of outside, the call is wrongly interpreted by some internal command, some hidden parameter in Firefox. This should be corrected. How, I don't know.

If one of the 2 profiles should be destroyed, I can do it (I already tried). But that does not garantee that Firefox won't look for the destroyed profile (the name of which being stored, for example, in the registry), and there will be an endless quantity of problems.

The picture below is what I see in my system. Before version 67, I had no problems. I am inclined to say there is a bug somewhere, because I know I did not do anything special about this program and I am the only user of my computer. You can see the mess there is the user's folder. I won't chance to do something wrong which, even if it works, will not be a cure to the problem - it will only lure Firefox to display another version of what I want "as if". I'd prefer a simple solution. Obviously, when Firefox is called of outside, the call is wrongly interpreted by some internal command, some hidden parameter in Firefox. This should be corrected. How, I don't know. If one of the 2 profiles should be destroyed, I can do it (I already tried). But that does not garantee that Firefox won't look for the destroyed profile (the name of which being stored, for example, in the registry), and there will be an endless quantity of problems.

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The screenshot shows a previously used default profile with a time stamp (2vha3t6n.default-1559116342397) that got created created fairly recently (May 29, 2019) due to a refresh. You probably also have a "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop with older personal data. Do you remember having done a refresh on that date?

You can check the file dates in this profile and in a possible .default in the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop to see whether this 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile has all important personal data.

The lar7dyzn.default-release profile is the so called dedicated profile that current Firefox releases prefer and will use when you open an external link. If you would remove this profile then Firefox will simply create a new .default-release profile with a different random name. So best would be to transfer your personal data from the 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile to the lar7dyzn.default-release profile. You can consider to keep this old profile for now in case you need access to specific data. You can always remove this 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile at a later time. You can remove the 2vha3t6n.default-15591163423 profile in "AppData\Local" that only contains temporary data (disk cache and some other caches).

You can copy files like these with Firefox closed from the old 2vha3t6n.default-15591163423 profile to the new lar7dyzn.default-release profile to recover specific data.

  • bookmarks and history: places.sqlite
  • bookmark backups: compressed .jsonlz4 JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder
  • cookies.sqlite for the Cookies
  • formhistory.sqlite for saved autocomplete Form Data
  • logins.json (passwords) and key4.db (58+) or key3.db (57 and older) (decryption key) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager
    if you only have key3.db then make sure to remove an existing key4.db
  • cert9.db (58+) or cert8.db (57 and older) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager
    if you only have cert8.db then make sure to remove an existing cert9.db
  • persdict.dat for words you added to the spelling checker dictionary
  • permissions.sqlite for Permissions and possibly content-prefs.sqlite for other website specific data (Site Preferences)
  • sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs (see also the sessionstore-backups folder)
The screenshot shows a previously used default profile with a time stamp (2vha3t6n.default-1559116342397) that got created created fairly recently (May 29, 2019) due to a refresh. You probably also have a "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop with older personal data. Do you remember having done a refresh on that date? You can check the file dates in this profile and in a possible .default in the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop to see whether this 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile has all important personal data. The lar7dyzn.default-release profile is the so called dedicated profile that current Firefox releases prefer and will use when you open an external link. If you would remove this profile then Firefox will simply create a new .default-release profile with a different random name. So best would be to transfer your personal data from the 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile to the lar7dyzn.default-release profile. You can consider to keep this old profile for now in case you need access to specific data. You can always remove this 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile at a later time. You can remove the 2vha3t6n.default-15591163423 profile in "AppData\Local" that only contains temporary data (disk cache and some other caches). *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile You can copy files like these with Firefox closed from the old 2vha3t6n.default-15591163423 profile to the new lar7dyzn.default-release profile to recover specific data. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile *bookmarks and history: places.sqlite *bookmark backups: compressed .jsonlz4 JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder *cookies.sqlite for the Cookies *formhistory.sqlite for saved autocomplete Form Data *logins.json (passwords) and key4.db (58+) or key3.db (57 and older) (decryption key) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager<br>if you only have key3.db then make sure to remove an existing key4.db *cert9.db (58+) or cert8.db (57 and older) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager<br>if you only have cert8.db then make sure to remove an existing cert9.db *persdict.dat for words you added to the spelling checker dictionary *permissions.sqlite for Permissions and possibly content-prefs.sqlite for other website specific data (Site Preferences) *sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs (see also the sessionstore-backups folder)

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Hi cor-el, I did a total sync with my sync tool on the roaming and local locations and it seems to work perfectly. I got rid of the temporary "old" profile which is in local. I'll get rid of the old profile in roaming in a week or two.

Thanks a lot for your help, though I sometimes felt overwhelmed by your immense knowledge !

(yes, as I said before, I did a refresh after seeing the problem in the hope to solve it).

So, yes, thanks a lot ! I just wonder why that happened and why there are no more people suffering of the same plague complaining on the web.

All the best

Pascal

Hi cor-el, I did a total sync with my sync tool on the roaming and local locations and it seems to work perfectly. I got rid of the temporary "old" profile which is in local. I'll get rid of the old profile in roaming in a week or two. Thanks a lot for your help, though I sometimes felt overwhelmed by your immense knowledge ! (yes, as I said before, I did a refresh after seeing the problem in the hope to solve it). So, yes, thanks a lot ! I just wonder why that happened and why there are no more people suffering of the same plague complaining on the web. All the best Pascal
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cor-el said

The screenshot shows a previously used default profile with a time stamp (2vha3t6n.default-1559116342397) that got created created fairly recently (May 29, 2019) due to a refresh. You probably also have a "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop with older personal data. Do you remember having done a refresh on that date? You can check the file dates in this profile and in a possible .default in the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop to see whether this 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile has all important personal data. The lar7dyzn.default-release profile is the so called dedicated profile that current Firefox releases prefer and will use when you open an external link. If you would remove this profile then Firefox will simply create a new .default-release profile with a different random name. So best would be to transfer your personal data from the 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile to the lar7dyzn.default-release profile. You can consider to keep this old profile for now in case you need access to specific data. You can always remove this 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile at a later time. You can remove the 2vha3t6n.default-15591163423 profile in "AppData\Local" that only contains temporary data (disk cache and some other caches). You can copy files like these with Firefox closed from the old 2vha3t6n.default-15591163423 profile to the new lar7dyzn.default-release profile to recover specific data.
  • bookmarks and history: places.sqlite
  • bookmark backups: compressed .jsonlz4 JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder
  • cookies.sqlite for the Cookies
  • formhistory.sqlite for saved autocomplete Form Data
  • logins.json (passwords) and key4.db (58+) or key3.db (57 and older) (decryption key) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager
    if you only have key3.db then make sure to remove an existing key4.db
  • cert9.db (58+) or cert8.db (57 and older) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager
    if you only have cert8.db then make sure to remove an existing cert9.db
  • persdict.dat for words you added to the spelling checker dictionary
  • permissions.sqlite for Permissions and possibly content-prefs.sqlite for other website specific data (Site Preferences)
  • sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs (see also the sessionstore-backups folder)

Thank you very much. I had a problem with Thunderbird not opening links in Firefox and removing old profiles helped me fix it! I have just recently switched Laptops, so that migration seems to have caused some irritation to both programs. :'D

''cor-el [[#answer-1226573|said]]'' <blockquote> The screenshot shows a previously used default profile with a time stamp (2vha3t6n.default-1559116342397) that got created created fairly recently (May 29, 2019) due to a refresh. You probably also have a "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop with older personal data. Do you remember having done a refresh on that date? You can check the file dates in this profile and in a possible .default in the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop to see whether this 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile has all important personal data. The lar7dyzn.default-release profile is the so called dedicated profile that current Firefox releases prefer and will use when you open an external link. If you would remove this profile then Firefox will simply create a new .default-release profile with a different random name. So best would be to transfer your personal data from the 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile to the lar7dyzn.default-release profile. You can consider to keep this old profile for now in case you need access to specific data. You can always remove this 2vha3t6n.default-155911634239 profile at a later time. You can remove the 2vha3t6n.default-15591163423 profile in "AppData\Local" that only contains temporary data (disk cache and some other caches). *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile You can copy files like these with Firefox closed from the old 2vha3t6n.default-15591163423 profile to the new lar7dyzn.default-release profile to recover specific data. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile *bookmarks and history: places.sqlite *bookmark backups: compressed .jsonlz4 JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder *cookies.sqlite for the Cookies *formhistory.sqlite for saved autocomplete Form Data *logins.json (passwords) and key4.db (58+) or key3.db (57 and older) (decryption key) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager<br>if you only have key3.db then make sure to remove an existing key4.db *cert9.db (58+) or cert8.db (57 and older) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager<br>if you only have cert8.db then make sure to remove an existing cert9.db *persdict.dat for words you added to the spelling checker dictionary *permissions.sqlite for Permissions and possibly content-prefs.sqlite for other website specific data (Site Preferences) *sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs (see also the sessionstore-backups folder) </blockquote> Thank you very much. I had a problem with Thunderbird not opening links in Firefox and removing old profiles helped me fix it! I have just recently switched Laptops, so that migration seems to have caused some irritation to both programs. :'D