Firefox doesn't follow macOS forward/back localization convention

I have a Macbook with a Finnish keyboard layout. Safari, Chrome and Edge, by default, support command+ö and command+ä for going back and forward in history. This is becau… (read more)

I have a Macbook with a Finnish keyboard layout.

Safari, Chrome and Edge, by default, support command+ö and command+ä for going back and forward in history. This is because Finnish/Swedish (they're the same) keyboard layout doesn't have [ or ] available.

While command + back arrow and command + forward arrow still work, those are useless as they get disabled when a text field is focused.

I tried to work around this with an extension (shortkeys), but even they don't support using umlauts for shortcuts.

I'm trying to adopt Firefox but I can't unless this gets fixed.

Thank you.

Asked by agile.home0202 9 minutes ago

Thunderbird won't update

Downloaded Thunderbird Setup 102.5.1 but can't install it. Keep getting prompted to restart the computer over and over and over again. How can I solve this? (64 bit, Win… (read more)

Downloaded Thunderbird Setup 102.5.1 but can't install it. Keep getting prompted to restart the computer over and over and over again. How can I solve this? (64 bit, Windows 10 Home.)

Best regards /Göran Durgé

Asked by goran.durge 17 minutes ago

Email field markings e.g. horizontal lines, greyed out text, star prefix

Hi Is there a help article which details what all the different field markings mean for emails? I can't find one anywhere and I'm mystified. I'm using Thunderbird as a fr… (read more)

Hi

Is there a help article which details what all the different field markings mean for emails? I can't find one anywhere and I'm mystified. I'm using Thunderbird as a front end to Gmail IMAP BTW.

For example in the Drafts folder, if I compose an email and close it, it is listed in bold. Then if I modify it and save it, it changes to greyed out normal text with a horizontal line crossing through it. Another updated copy then appears with bold fields and with a star prefix in the Subject field. If I delete the old email, it remains in the Drafts list but the fields change to normal text and without the horizontal line. If I delete it again, the horizontal line reappears and the fields are greyed out again. If I delete that email yet again, it goes back to normal text and removes the horizontal line again. The star prefix has disappeared by now.

Can anyone explain what all these field markings mean?

Asked by Mr B 34 minutes ago

20 GB RAM usage, pagefile takes up all space on C: - 300 tabs in Tree Tabs

First, this post is basically Congratulations for Firefox upon working almost flowlessly under this extreme heavy load without crashing. Saving/loading sessions works wel… (read more)

First, this post is basically Congratulations for Firefox upon working almost flowlessly under this extreme heavy load without crashing. Saving/loading sessions works well. (which is unexpected but makes me _very_ happy :-)) Firefox exits properly without any exceptions, no matter how long it runs, or how many times the PC is sent to STR mode meanwhile.

Second, everything is fine, except RAM usage. No matter how many RAM is installed, Firefox takes up all of it after a few days of normal operation. I have recently upgraded my PC from 16 to 24 GB of RAM only for this sole reason to see if anything changes, but it did not produce any noticable change, except that it takes 5-7 days for Firefox to fill up all the RAM instead of the 3-4 days before. Disk space on C: drive was nullified by Firefox as the paging file went up to 50 GB.

I want to hunt down this thing. I have approx. 300 tabs, 2 addons, and Hardware Acceleration is disabled since otherwise Fox hangs several times a day (have to be killed from outside). Pics are attached. https://addons.mozilla.org/hu/firefox/addon/tree-tabs/ https://gitlab.com/kroppy/TreeTabs

I'd like to get suggestions where to start.

  1. Disabling or replacing the adblocker ?
  2. Inspecting memory usage on Process Manager (about:processes) and Task Manager (about:performance) pages ?
  3. Installing some external tools like Firemin ?

Please don't suggest neither safe mode nor disabling all addons, since that makes it impossible to reproduce this amount of load, which is the primary reason behind the symptom.

I PrtScr'ed Process Manager and Task Manager, see that RAM sizes per page are normal in Task Manager, but not in Process Manager (10 times more).

CPU usage is totally normal for this load, even when memory is in the heaven. See the TaskMan pic. (I suppose that's because of ad blocking)

Thanks for any ideas,

Peter B. (I'm PC enthusiast)

-- Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit Firefox 106.0.5 (latest autoupdated) no firewall nor any antivirus - since 20 years with no infection ... AMD FX-6350 Six-core ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 24 GB DDR3 1600 MHz Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 1GB (AMD Catalyst 15.11.1, Nov 18, 2015)

Asked by Peter B. 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Peter B. 46 minutes ago

cannot access e-mail

bold textI have locked myself out and cannot receive e-mails. Forgotmy password. Do not want to lose any bookmarks, etc. Made a mess already. Afraid to go further in tryi… (read more)

bold textI have locked myself out and cannot receive e-mails. Forgotmy password. Do not want to lose any bookmarks, etc. Made a mess already. Afraid to go further in trying to solve this myself. I think i did something while exploring Settings for the first time.

Asked by marieremington 49 minutes ago

MAIL PROBLEM

I have a dual boot system running both windows 11 and Ubuntu. At first I had set my mail up on both systems but not using windows very often IO removed my accounts for w… (read more)

I have a dual boot system running both windows 11 and Ubuntu. At first I had set my mail up on both systems but not using windows very often IO removed my accounts for windows mail but not known by me this has remove my inbox mail from Thunderbird is there anyway of recovering from this. My accounts are still there it is only the inboxes have no mail in them. Thank you. freedom.of.spirit@btinternet.com

Asked by dave 55 minutes ago

Startup downloads

I've been experiencing weird downloads whenever I startup firefox. My antivirus prevents the download, and says that firefox.exe is the application responsible. I will in… (read more)

I've been experiencing weird downloads whenever I startup firefox. My antivirus prevents the download, and says that firefox.exe is the application responsible. I will include an image of the antivirus(Kaspersky) report. Deleting and reinstalling firefox seemed to fix the problem, but it returned after sometime; even when I just used youtube on firefox(I've tried this atleast 3 different times now). I am not sure if this is caused by one of my extensions, or if there is something else I've done to cause this. I'd just like to know if there is a way to fix it?

Asked by lagami056 2 hours ago

Firefox 104-107 has square box symptom and numerous dots on printouts instead of letters

Greetings. I waited a long time before updating from FF 88 to FF 104, concerned that the header and footer issues I previously experienced (and resolved) with FF's print … (read more)

Greetings. I waited a long time before updating from FF 88 to FF 104, concerned that the header and footer issues I previously experienced (and resolved) with FF's print preview interface would recur after updating to a newer FF version. Unfortunately after updating to FF 104 the very same issues recurred. The only solution was to disable FF's print preview interface once again and use the Mac print window instead for all printing tasks. Doing that solved the issue with headers and footers getting cut off pdfs and printed pages, but it did not solve two new issues that began after updating to FF 104, which have persisted through FF 107.

When printing emails and/or content from webpages, FF has been inserting what I believe is called square box symptom (multiple square boxes in a row with question marks in some of them) instead of the actual text that is on the email or webpage. FF is also printing a long series of dots across the page in certain areas of my emails, which I assume are the very bottom of the letters that are supposed to be there. These issues have never occurred in all my years as a Firefox user until updating to 104.

Does anyone else have these problems when printing emails and/or webpages? This behavior does not occur with every email or webpage that I print or save as a pdf, but it is prevalent enough that I am having to rely on Safari to create pdfs and/or printouts.

I've done everything I can think of to resolve these two new issues but the behaviors persist. I am attaching 2 screenshots of a recent order confirmation email that I saved as a pdf to demonstrate what the issues look like. The title of the email is cut off. All you can see is a bunch of tiny dots. The amount of the refund is nothing but dots. The title of each item in the order is a bunch of dots, as is the price on the far right. There is a row of square box symptom between some of the items in the order, followed by more missing titles and prices represented by dots, and more dots for the amount of the discount and subtotal.

I was going to submit a bug about this but wanted to inquire here first in case there is a solution that I have not tried. Clearing cookies, cache, and running Disk Utility has not resolved this. Any assistance you can give me is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by youngjane 2 days ago

Last reply by youngjane 2 hours ago

Newsletter unsubscription doesn't seem to work

Hello, In my newsletter subscription options, I did NOT checked the "Firefox Account Tips" option but I keep receiving mail saying this : "You're receiving this email bec… (read more)

Hello,

In my newsletter subscription options, I did NOT checked the "Firefox Account Tips" option but I keep receiving mail saying this : "You're receiving this email because [edited] @gmail.com has a Firefox account and is subscribed to Firefox Account Tips."

Could you please fix this issue so that I don't receive these mails anymore ?

Thank you in advance,

Mikael

Asked by mikael.debie 1 day ago

Last reply by mikael.debie 3 hours ago

Search in 102.5.0

In 102.5.0 and all versions I have had thus far of Thunderbird I have the usual search, plus the "filter these messages" search box underneath on the toolbar. Until very… (read more)

In 102.5.0 and all versions I have had thus far of Thunderbird I have the usual search, plus the "filter these messages" search box underneath on the toolbar.

Until very recently I could go into any folder and just put a word and it would do a search of that folder, but has stopped doing that now. I can be in same folder and put a name and that works fine.

Does anyone know how I can get the normal response that I have had for many, many years please?

Asked by Hughmoz 1 week ago

Last reply by Hughmoz 4 hours ago

How to delete all container entries from Addon Multi Account Container ?

Hi, with a lot of effort I edited three times all my container entries at about:preferences#containers, but the changes were not overtaken correctly. Now I want to start… (read more)

Hi,

with a lot of effort I edited three times all my container entries at about:preferences#containers, but the changes were not overtaken correctly.

Now I want to start from the scratch without having to create a new Firefox profile. How can I delete the container entries permanently ? I already tried uninstalling and reinstalling the extension, but the entries were still there afterwards.

Thanks

Asked by ranala 2 days ago

Last reply by ranala 4 hours ago

usps tracking and informed delivery does not work on firefox, but works on edge!

how is it that the usps website works on edge, but not on firefox? usps stopped working about a month ago on firefox. i already tried clearing the cashe and cookies from … (read more)

how is it that the usps website works on edge, but not on firefox? usps stopped working about a month ago on firefox. i already tried clearing the cashe and cookies from usps and that did not work, and neither did turning off ad block plus. im at a loss here.

Asked by 09grizzly550 18 hours ago

Last reply by 09grizzly550 4 hours ago

Firefox with Voice Over on Mac OS

I'm using Firefox on a Mac with the built-in screen reader Voice Over. When I need to log in to a web page, with a User Name & password stored in Apple's Key Chain u… (read more)

I'm using Firefox on a Mac with the built-in screen reader Voice Over. When I need to log in to a web page, with a User Name & password stored in Apple's Key Chain utility, I typically press Command-Shift-A & the User name & Password fields are automatically populated. Unfortunately, with my new installation of Firefox, I've found that the key combination in question is used to launch the "Add Ons" window. Is there a work-around for this? The Command-Shift-A is the only way that a blind user can populate those fields from Key Chain. The buttons, usually visible in or around those fields for a sighted user are inaccessible.

Thanks so much,

CJ

Asked by cj_daniel 5 hours ago

After updating my microsoft account my Mozilla account won't show my emails received.

After updating my Microsoft account my Mozilla account won't show any emails received. How do I get mozilla working again? I have tried to reconnect but the Mozilla progr… (read more)

After updating my Microsoft account my Mozilla account won't show any emails received. How do I get mozilla working again? I have tried to reconnect but the Mozilla program wont operate. In fact the Mozilla program wont open at all.

Asked by ehelmold 5 hours ago

Creation of alias email address broke the auto-sync between Thunderbird and Mailbox.org – So now, manual password entry is required every half hour or so on Thunderbird.

Hi there, I started out by syncing my email address into Thunderbird, and it worked well, until I decided to create a new alias for my original mailbox.org address. From … (read more)

Hi there,

I started out by syncing my email address into Thunderbird, and it worked well, until I decided to create a new alias for my original mailbox.org address. From that point onwards, I was then required every half hour or so to re-login to my original email address. This is very frustrating to have to do so. And this is despite the fact that on Thunderbird, it does correctly show my alias address (because i updated the 'account settings' relating to the original email address, so that it would reflect the new alias address - I.e. I changed the "account name" and "email address" to [insert alias email here]. )

What do i need to do to rectify this problem? I have gone over many FAQ's and can't seem to find the answer to this. Happy to provide more clarification if needed.

Asked by sovereignvoluntarist 6 hours ago

Last reply by sovereignvoluntarist 5 hours ago

Browser won't work

Hi, Firefox won't load any websites but other browsers do. Just get a blank screen and can't 'refresh' either (interestingly, Firefox View tab still works) I have checke… (read more)

Hi, Firefox won't load any websites but other browsers do. Just get a blank screen and can't 'refresh' either (interestingly, Firefox View tab still works)

I have checked antivirus & firewall settings, and reinstalled Firefox several times. Any suggestions please? Thanks

Asked by 75caferacer 7 hours ago

Last reply by 75caferacer 6 hours ago