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bug: unable to send tab from firefox nightly android (phone/tablet) to PC

as described, send tab function does not work one way (android to PC), but works fine from PC to android mobile phone/tablet. the pop-up error is the "Unable to send - RE… (read more)

as described, send tab function does not work one way (android to PC), but works fine from PC to android mobile phone/tablet. the pop-up error is the "Unable to send - RETRY", and pressing 'RETRY' doesn't do anything. I am logged in to the mozilla account on both android devices, and firefox sync/syncing tabs work fine. not sure what's the issue

Firefox Nightly -both phone and tablet: 127.0a1 (Build #2016019535) Firefox version -laptop: 125.0.3

Asked by pn10eko 1 week ago

Answered by pn10eko 1 week ago

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Missing Emails After Thunderbird Showed They Were Already Downloaded

115.05 when I started. I typically open Thunderbird about once a month, download my emails from a hosted website, do some clean up, write some emails, close Thunderbird,… (read more)

115.05 when I started.

I typically open Thunderbird about once a month, download my emails from a hosted website, do some clean up, write some emails, close Thunderbird, and do the same about a month later.

Today I opened Thunderbird, saw that it was downloading around 400 emails in the lower left corner, and waited patiently, as per usual. When "done", however, none of them showed up in the main window. The latest email did not change, was still from around a month ago. When I ask Thunderbird to Get Messages it says there are no new emails to download.

I restarted Thunderbird several times, no change.

I then upgraded to 115.10, hoping this might fix the issue, but it has not.

Since restarting Thunderbird, 2 new emails have come in and are showing correctly, but none of the initial 400 emails "downloaded" today are showing anywhere.

I repaired the Inbox folder (right click > Properties > Repair Folder), no help. I renamed the "Inbox.msf" file and had Thunderbird rebuild it, no help. I renamed the "global-messages-db.sqlite" file and had Thunderbird rebuild it, no help. View Ignored Threads does not help. View > Threads > All is selected. Emails are not in the Trash folder, or any other folder.

All of the initial batch of 400 emails - and the emails I had previously opened - just disappeared.

Opening up the Inbox MBOX file directly, I can see that these 400 emails were never actually downloaded into this file. Not sure what happened.

Opening up my remote email host, I can see that those 400 emails are still there, to the exact point when I last closed Thunderbird.

Asking Thunderbird to download new messages does not download these remote emails.

How do I reset Thunderbird to start the process over and re-download these emails again? Part of TB seems to think it's already downloaded these emails, while another part of TB never actually did.

Does anyone have any idea what to do here?

Asked by misc32 1 week ago

Answered by misc32 1 week ago

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Drag-n-drop madness

Somebody thought that it is a GREAT idea to make drag-n-drop cursor a GIANT rectanglular thumbnail of the emails being dragged. No, this is a horrible idea because that … (read more)

Somebody thought that it is a GREAT idea to make drag-n-drop cursor a GIANT rectanglular thumbnail of the emails being dragged.

No, this is a horrible idea because that thumbnail covers the target of the drag-and-drop.

Either REVERT this IMMEDIATELY or let us know how to disable and revert to the simple drag-n-drop mouse cursor that does not obstruct the target of the drag.

And in the future AVOID any GUI changes that are not ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. With these poorly thought through, extremely annoying changes you are only causing damage and aggravation.

Asked by yekos82264 2 weeks ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 weeks ago

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Why does Firefox stay on the Linkedin page

I'm up to the most current version of Firefox 120.0.1 (64-bit) Windows 11 For this and the last versions over a couple of years whenever I go to; https://www.linkedin.… (read more)

I'm up to the most current version of Firefox

120.0.1 (64-bit) Windows 11

For this and the last versions over a couple of years whenever I go to;

https://www.linkedin.com

Then try to go to any other page like https://nextdoor.com from a bookmark, it stays on linkedin.

If I enter the address by typing it in, it works.

Asked by Mr BO 5 months ago

Answered by Mr BO 1 week ago

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No connection to the SMTP server of AWS SES possible (authentication method)

I am currently trying to set up extra SMTP servers for additional identities in my e-mail account. I would like to use the Amazon service for this. However, as soon as I… (read more)

I am currently trying to set up extra SMTP servers for additional identities in my e-mail account. I would like to use the Amazon service for this.

However, as soon as I try to send an email with the data provided by AWS, I get an error message:

"Sending of the message failed. The Outgoing server (SMTP) <ses-smtp-server-url> does not support the selected authentication method. Please change the 'Authentication method' in 'Account Settings | Outgoing Server (SMTP)'."

Changing the "Authentication method" did not work either. If I enter the same data in gmail as "Send mail as" (the equivalent to the extra identity of Thunderbird), the connection in the GUI of gmail works without any problems and I can send e-mails via it. So it can't be the data or the configuration of the SES.

I am afraid that Thunderbird does not yet support the newer protocols that SES requires. Does anyone here have any ideas?

Server: <ses-smtp-server-url> Port 587 Connection security: STARTTLS Auth. method: Encrypted password User Name: <username>

Asked by komandar 1 week ago

Answered by komandar 1 week ago

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"Failed to check for updates" et al

Hey, so, I've seen this question a couple times when I searched, but (a) there didn't seem to be any solution and (b) they were all regarding Macs and I'm on Windows 11 v… (read more)

Hey, so, I've seen this question a couple times when I searched, but (a) there didn't seem to be any solution and (b) they were all regarding Macs and I'm on Windows 11 v 23H2. I keep getting bubbles saying that Firefox wasn't able to check for updates- not that it couldn't download or install updates, but it couldn't search for one. I also did the "about Firefox" thing and it gives me the same message. Both of these have been going on for a couple days and I have attempted restarting Firefox multiple times and did a manual update [125.0.1 (64-bit)] just in case there was a problem there. Now, I've tried the tips from the other threads (turning off the proxy, checking any anti-update policies, and checking the add.update.url in the config settings) with no luck. So in an effort to either bump the question or get any Windows oriented answers... Thanks muchly

Asked by xheavenlybodiesx 1 month ago

Answered by NoahSUMO 1 month ago

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Windows taskbar doesn't unhide itself when firefox is maximised.

Automatically hide taskbar in desktop mode => Enabled Firefox => Maximised When cursor is moved to outer edge of screen, taskbar should unhide (Expected behaviour) … (read more)

Automatically hide taskbar in desktop mode => Enabled Firefox => Maximised When cursor is moved to outer edge of screen, taskbar should unhide (Expected behaviour) but in this case it remain hidden (Reality). Firefox along with all other spinoffs give same result. Chromium based browser works perfect, and taskbar automatically unhide itself.

As OLED screen have became common as monitor, Taskbar auto-hide is must. If this issue cann't be fixed I may have to change my primary browser which I used for almost 15 years.

Kindly, look into it. If Chromium can do it, why not Firefox.

Asked by idsks111 1 month ago

Answered by idsks111 1 month ago

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Firefox crashes when right-clicking or pasting (ctrl v)

Firefox crashes whenever I use ctrl v or right click, and pulls up a window that it crashed. Whenever I start it back up, it says it wasn't able to restore session, then … (read more)

Firefox crashes whenever I use ctrl v or right click, and pulls up a window that it crashed. Whenever I start it back up, it says it wasn't able to restore session, then restores it anyway after I press to restore it. Another thing is whenever I try and upload a file onto a site it crashes as well. I'm on Mac OS x 13 and reinstalling firefox hasn't fixed it. This is relatively sudden, it happened about around 3 days ago for the first time, and at the same time I noticed it happening certain sites also started giving me '502 Bad Gateway' errors. Does anyone know what's happening and how to fix it? Thanks in advance!

Asked by gori 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

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Taking webpage screenshot from command line

Hi. i have no results while doing this: https://dpaste.com/FTXPQ46ZL# No error, no screenshot. "Screenshot" flags in default state, about:policies - inactive. … (read more)

Hi. i have no results while doing this: https://dpaste.com/FTXPQ46ZL# No error, no screenshot. "Screenshot" flags in default state, about:policies - inactive.

Asked by qwertikator 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Thunderbird wont run

Since the latest upgrade to 115.10.1 (64-bit) I have an issue about running Thunderbird. From a clean Windows 11 start up it is OK but then if I then Exit and then try t… (read more)

Since the latest upgrade to 115.10.1 (64-bit) I have an issue about running Thunderbird.

From a clean Windows 11 start up it is OK but then if I then Exit and then try to run the bird again it does not start.

Digging around I discovered using Task Manager, a number of Thunderbird processes run after I had Exited. See attached.

Any thoughts?

Asked by avoncliffe 1 month ago

Answered by mrbunter1 1 month ago

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Persistent problem with Thunderbird not responding

For months I was experiencing the problem of "Thunderbird not responding" occasionally. It was a short duration issue (a few seconds to a minute). I reinstalled Thunder… (read more)

For months I was experiencing the problem of "Thunderbird not responding" occasionally. It was a short duration issue (a few seconds to a minute). I reinstalled Thunderbird several times without success. I read almost every comment available online about this problem and I tried many ideas and recommendations I found without success. Most recently the problem became so serious that it was not a nuisance any longer. It was nearly impossble to work waiting for minutes to open an email or to continue typing while preparing a message and being interrupted by the problem I am describing. I ran Thunderbird in safe mode and determined that none of the add-ons is causing the problem. I turned the firewall OFF and determined that firewall was not causing the problem. I then decided to run Thunderbird in Offline mode and found that the program works normally. Then while in Offline mode I decided to download more messages and the program asked me if I wanted to switch to the Online mode. I said yes. New emails were downloaded and without going back to the Offline mode I was able to work normally without any occurrence of the "Thunderbird not responding" problem. I have been using this workaround for several days now. I download a number of eamails. I try working in Online mode and I cannot do it. I switch to Offline and work fine. I switch back to Online mode and I don't see the problem any longer for the whole day. Do you have any idea as to the origin of my proble? I am running Thunderbird 115.10.2 64 bit on Windows 11. I had the problem originally using Lenovo T490s and more recenlt Lenovo X1 Yoga

Asked by savvides48 2 weeks ago

Answered by savvides48 2 weeks ago

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All downloads fail, including Firefox Extensions

All downloads I make inside of Firefox are automatically failing, with "Failed" message. This only happens in Firefox, Microsoft Edge downloads are perfectly fine. I've t… (read more)

All downloads I make inside of Firefox are automatically failing, with "Failed" message. This only happens in Firefox, Microsoft Edge downloads are perfectly fine. I've tried starting in troubleshoot mode, disabling anti-virus, clearing cache and downloads, rebooting PC.

Some recent changes in PC include: changing TEMP and TMP system variables to another drive (I've changed them back to C drive, had no effect) and making C drive a dynamic disk. Yesterday downloads were working fine. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Kindcollie 2 weeks ago

Answered by Kindcollie 2 weeks ago

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After updating to 125.0.1, checking for updates fails.

I recently updated to 125.0.1 and now get 'failed to check for updates': - when I manually check (help > about Firefox) (see image) - in 'settings' it also shows 'fail… (read more)

I recently updated to 125.0.1 and now get 'failed to check for updates': - when I manually check (help > about Firefox) (see image) - in 'settings' it also shows 'failed to check for updates' (see image) I never had such a problem with previous versions; any suggestions?

Asked by o.damen 1 month ago

Answered by o.damen 1 month ago

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Youtube Playback choppy / low frame rate in DEFAULT view only

Device: Surface Pro X SQ2 OS: Windows 11 Home for ARM (Up-to-date at time of writing) Firefox Version: 125.0.3 (AArch64 up-to-date at time of writing) I am having an is… (read more)

Device: Surface Pro X SQ2 OS: Windows 11 Home for ARM (Up-to-date at time of writing) Firefox Version: 125.0.3 (AArch64 up-to-date at time of writing)

I am having an issue with Firefox and video playback, specifically on YouTube. When I play a video in default view mode, the playback is super choppy / low frame rate. When I change to theatre view or full screen, playback works perfectly.

I've tried incognito windows and troubleshooting mode with no improvement.

Microsoft Edge works fine.

Not sure where to go from here.

Asked by jconnmchugh 3 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 weeks ago

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Firefox UI freezes when clicking the addressbar.

I am using Firefox 125 in Windows 11. And this just happens recently. Sometimes, quite frequently, when I click the addressbar wanting to input or select a new address. … (read more)

I am using Firefox 125 in Windows 11. And this just happens recently.

Sometimes, quite frequently, when I click the addressbar wanting to input or select a new address. The Firefox UI freezes (before the dropdown list of addresses is shown). The video/audio/other effects are still working, and from task manager, it does not cost more CPU/mem than usual. But it does not response to key press or mouse action. All I can do (that I know of) is killing the processes. The problem does not seem related to "current" webpage I am browsing. And I have not installed new addons for a few months.

Any idea what should I look into?

Asked by Magicloud 3 weeks ago

Answered by Magicloud 2 weeks ago

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Email

Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: <work@email address>: Sender address rejected: not owned by user per… (read more)

Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: <work@email address>: Sender address rejected: not owned by user personal@email address. Please verify that your email address is correct in your account settings and try again.

This message suddenly coming up after a Thunderbird update, and I cannot send messages from my work email because I don't "own" it. How do I fix this?

TIA.

Asked by rbradburn 2 weeks ago

Answered by rbradburn 2 weeks ago

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Whenever i open a tab it immediately crashes.

I'm asking this question on a different browser because Firefox cant load any websites. Basically whenever i open a new tab, it opens to a crashed tab. Gah. It cant even… (read more)

I'm asking this question on a different browser because Firefox cant load any websites.

Basically whenever i open a new tab, it opens to a crashed tab. Gah. It cant even load google, or any website for that matter, not even the homepage for Firefox, its just a blank page with nothing on it, whenever i type something into the address bar and press enter it just disappears and does nothing. Browser settings work, but stuff like passwords dont, and i have most of my important passwords on firefox, so i cant log into runescape and stuff.

Can you help?

Asked by kase 1 month ago

Answered by kase 1 month ago