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Background color when composing messages is always black

Since updating to Thunderbird 78.4, I can't customize the background color of the "compose message" window. It's black and that's the way it stays. I've tried changing it… (read more)

Since updating to Thunderbird 78.4, I can't customize the background color of the "compose message" window. It's black and that's the way it stays. I've tried changing it in settings (in General and Composition) and background of the "read" window will change to what I want it to be, but the "compose" window stays black.

What's going on???

Thank you,

Linda

Asked by dxllv 7 minutes ago

How to get classic view in new update 78.4.0?

Thunderbird 78.4.0 updated but the view has changed making it difficult for some Seniors particularly those with visibility issue. The new view has little contrast. Is th… (read more)

Thunderbird 78.4.0 updated but the view has changed making it difficult for some Seniors particularly those with visibility issue. The new view has little contrast.

Is there a way to revert the view back to the classic view setup with things like yellow file folder which are in contrast to white background and easy to see for those with visibility issues?

Asked by selfsimilar01 7 hours ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 19 minutes ago

Open multiple tabs only the first time Firefox opens in a session - blank after first time

Can Firefox be configured to open specified pages on the first time it is opened on a given computer session BUT a blank page on subsequent browser openings? I have 3 tab… (read more)

Can Firefox be configured to open specified pages on the first time it is opened on a given computer session BUT a blank page on subsequent browser openings? I have 3 tabs (email accounts) I like to have open when I turn on my computer. But any time after that, I want a blank page when Firefox is opened. I know how to open to multiple tabs. However, then Firefox always opens to those tabs when I start a new window.

Asked by harry51 41 minutes ago

Problem viewing website video in fullscreen mode

Recently something changed with my Firefox for Android (Samsung Galaxy J3 Orbit) and when watching a video in fullscreen and landscape orientation on a website (embedded … (read more)

Recently something changed with my Firefox for Android (Samsung Galaxy J3 Orbit) and when watching a video in fullscreen and landscape orientation on a website (embedded in site i.e. not YouTube), the picture "crowds out" the progress and control bar that would normally appear at lower edge of screen after clicking once on the video. The progress and controls are still there, but too far "off screen" to access them in fullscreen mode. So my workarounds are to watch in normal web view with the controls or in fullscreen without controls. I tested the same activity in Chrome and it works fine, meaning I can watch the video in fullscreen and still access the progress/controls on demand by clicking on the video during playback. Please help! Thanks.

Asked by corpfx 1 hour ago

Thunderbird 78.4.0 32 bit on Win 7 Pro

My TBird installed v 78.4 yesterday, and I'm having a terrible time with it. The type is much smaller, and I can't read it. And the color change that indicates a mailbox … (read more)

My TBird installed v 78.4 yesterday, and I'm having a terrible time with it. The type is much smaller, and I can't read it. And the color change that indicates a mailbox with new mail is so close to black that it is not longer distinguishable. Can someone pleeeeeze tell me how to increase the type size in the main display back to what it was, and how to change the "new mail" color in the folder display? I am absolutely certain that I am not the only older person who is going to have trouble with this, so you might want to reconsider these changes. In the meantime, thanks a million for any help.

Asked by cats02139 2 hours ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 hour ago

Font size - bigger is not always better - Chrome here I come ;-)

Firstly, if you're a volunteer that gives your time to answer questions about Firefox, please don't read any further, because I don't want you to waste your time telling … (read more)

Firstly, if you're a volunteer that gives your time to answer questions about Firefox, please don't read any further, because I don't want you to waste your time telling me I should select the "Feedback /Help" in the new drop-down menu to get my feedback directly to Firefox - coz there is no "Feedback or Help" button in the drop-down menu anymore :-(

Since the latest Firefox updates, some fonts are now larger, so overlapping other fonts, which means you can't read the font underneath, as it's obscured by the overlay (pic attached). I can't find Font size adjustments in the settings anymore :-(

As is evident in all the comments traffic (on many different topics), people are basically saying Firefox is now shite (the new drop-down menu no-longer has "open new tab", icons are now too small, one page for the top-10 sites you visited is now gone and replaced with many pages of f***en history, Tabs for "Favourites", "History", etc. are now gone).

What a Royal f-up, obviously client testing, or surveys, were NOT undertaken before realising to the masses (by auto-updates - I just woke up one morning & the updates were done without my knowledge /approval) ... who ever authorised all the new shit-updates should be sacked (yes I will tell you exactly how I really feel).

I could bang on about the bad updates all night, but I won't, because I'll spend my time looking for a new lighter browser (Firefox has taken 4.5 GIG of my phone memory).

Chrome, here I come !!!

Asked by craigtehan 3 hours ago

I can't navigate to local HTTP servers using [hostname].lan, but Firefox Desktop can.

I'm running a few HTTP servers at home. I'm running an OpenWrt router which allocates an IP address to these servers. I can connect to them on Firefox Desktop by navigat… (read more)

I'm running a few HTTP servers at home. I'm running an OpenWrt router which allocates an IP address to these servers.

I can connect to them on Firefox Desktop by navigating to: [hostname].lan.

For instance:

http://httpserver.lan

On Firefox for Android, I cannot, I get a 404. I can only navigate to this HTTP server by entering the IP directly: http://192.168.1.120.

I have the feeling that this has something to do with internal DNS resolving.

I would like to be able to connect to these servers by entering: http://httpserver.lan.

Asked by Exeleration-G 3 hours ago

Radiobutton function not working

Hello, I can't activate Radiobuttons on Websites. For example when I have a registration menu to complete and there is a choice with Radiobuttons I can't activate them. I… (read more)

Hello,

I can't activate Radiobuttons on Websites. For example when I have a registration menu to complete and there is a choice with Radiobuttons I can't activate them. Is there an option to activate or de-activate this?

Thanks a lot for Help Dimi

Asked by dafos1941 13 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 hours ago

Display Language (Google Search etc)

While I have now refreshed Firefox Browser, and checked settings in this and my Google gmail, the Google search persists in showing some options in Japanese text icons. I… (read more)

While I have now refreshed Firefox Browser, and checked settings in this and my Google gmail, the Google search persists in showing some options in Japanese text icons. I have only chosen Englisg (GB), and no other alternatives in Options etc.

Asked by P D C (IT works) 11 hours ago

TBird update changes cc & bcc for the worse

I love an update when it makes something better. (Isn't that the point?) In the case of Thunderbird 78.4.0, what were they thinking? You now have to hit Cc and Bcc on eac… (read more)

I love an update when it makes something better. (Isn't that the point?) In the case of Thunderbird 78.4.0, what were they thinking?

You now have to hit Cc and Bcc on each email you write rather than have those fields show up by default, as has been the setup for years? Why?

For multiple Cc's or Bcc's, you have to separate them by a semicolon rather than have a fresh line for each, which to me is easier to read? What's the point of that change?

Is there no way to fix these (ahem) improvements? Terrible!

Thanks to anyone who can smooth this over for me.

Also, in passing, I don't appreciate having auto-update checked by default. That's not how I have ever configured Thunderbird, and settings ought to stay as they were unless there's a reason and the user is notified.

Asked by NoImprovement 1 day ago

Last reply by Stans 20 hours ago

lost bookmarks and tabs

I clicked to accept the latest Firefox add on which stated "all my bookmarks and tabs will be saved". They have all disappeared. If i click on the "old firebox data" on … (read more)

I clicked to accept the latest Firefox add on which stated "all my bookmarks and tabs will be saved". They have all disappeared. If i click on the "old firebox data" on my desktop surely that should produce all the bookmarks and tabs. But no. Instead it brings up 2 file names with indecipherable titles. eg one begins "tula7e15.". And if you click on that you get just another set of technical titles like "saved telemetry-pings" or "features". And if you click on these it then says "file empty".

The same thing happens if I click on "Restore" or "Profile" ie it just leads me to a set of nonesense categories with nothing there. So surely there must be a simple way of restoring my bookmark titles ( I had about 40 bookmarks) given that it only took one click to remove them when I took up the firefox add on ?

Thankyou. P.s. please suggest something simple as I am not great with computer technology. Philip

Asked by philipgperry 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 22 hours ago

Mozilla on Samsung Telephone

Hello. I have a question about the collections menu. How is it possible to rearrange the order of the created folders. Is there some way or should I delete everything and… (read more)

Hello. I have a question about the collections menu. How is it possible to rearrange the order of the created folders. Is there some way or should I delete everything and create new ones?

Asked by alex_fedosseev 2 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 day ago

Webcam and Mic icon blocking screen content

On Linux (Pop OS) when the mic or webcam is active, a notification is displayed. This is great and useful for security. However, I cannot move or click on or do anything … (read more)

On Linux (Pop OS) when the mic or webcam is active, a notification is displayed. This is great and useful for security.

However, I cannot move or click on or do anything with it. The most annoying thing for me is it pops up directly over my system clock (See screenshot attached).

Is this icon supposed to be movable? Is clicking it supposed to do something (like activate the tab using the mic/webcam)? Is this a missing feature or bug?

I've seen some solutions regarding a custom css file that hides it entirely, but I'd still like to know when a tab is accessing it. I just want to be able to move it out of the way!

Asked by Anxiety35 1 day ago

78.4 and font

I was auto-updated to 78.4 and decided I wanted a larger font for my messages. None of the extensions were compatible with thunderbird 78.4. I grant you that I have only… (read more)

I was auto-updated to 78.4 and decided I wanted a larger font for my messages. None of the extensions were compatible with thunderbird 78.4. I grant you that I have only donated a few times to thunderbird activities and could use to do more, but I feel lie 78.4 should not have been deployed without the most popular extensions being compatible. Thank you to everyone who has kept TB going, but........ I would gladly return to yesterday to get compatibility...especially for provider for google calendar.

Asked by joe130 1 day ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 day ago