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How to Flag Email as NOT SPAM?

There are two "bad email" files in Thunderbird: JUNK and SPAM. I'm still not clear on the difference. For JUNK mail, TB gives us the option to select "NOT JUNK". Good.… (read more)

There are two "bad email" files in Thunderbird: JUNK and SPAM. I'm still not clear on the difference.

For JUNK mail, TB gives us the option to select "NOT JUNK". Good.

But for SPAM, I cannot find the option "NOT SPAM"

1) Why are there separate SPAM and JUNK directories? And why are they managed differently? This seems terribly non-intuitive and inconsistent and just strange.

2) How can I train SPAM filter to not flag good email from trusted senders? For instance, I get email from my wife many times a day for many years. Today, TB put her email into SPAM. Isn't there a simple command to "white list" a sender's email address?

Asked by jl11 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Firefox 125 URLs missing in suggestions dropdown

I've just updated to Firefox 125 and now, when I start to type in the URL bar and get my suggestion dropdown of previously visited pages, I no longer can see the actual u… (read more)

I've just updated to Firefox 125 and now, when I start to type in the URL bar and get my suggestion dropdown of previously visited pages, I no longer can see the actual url for each entry. All I see is the top level name for each entry.

This is not helpful, as I may have perviously visited a number of pages on that site and the information shown does not give me a way to differentiate sufficiently between those pages.

How can I get the exact url displayed on the suggestions dropdown.

How can I get those top level descriptions NOT displayed, so that only the urls are shown?

Asked by Ken 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 17 hours ago

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MimeTypes.rdf missing

Hi, I'm using FF on Fedora 39. However Firefox does not remember any file associations. The MimeTypes.rdf file in the profile is missing and is also not created on rest… (read more)

Hi,

I'm using FF on Fedora 39.

However Firefox does not remember any file associations. The MimeTypes.rdf file in the profile is missing and is also not created on restarting the browser.

In the options I've now set the configuration to "Ask whether to open or save files". Now I see a popup when clicking on a file however there is no checkbox with "remember this file associations" (or something similiar).

Asked by daswas 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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remove search from new tab page (not search from address bar)

Just updated a friend's computer from Windows 7 to 10. Installed firefox over previous ESR and now there's no way to remove the search bar from the new tab page. On my … (read more)

Just updated a friend's computer from Windows 7 to 10. Installed firefox over previous ESR and now there's no way to remove the search bar from the new tab page. On my W10 system, the search bar isn't there, not sure how or why, but on her's there's no option NOT to show it as there used to be.

I found some VERY old (2014) info on this but doesn't seem to be up to date.

PLEASE give us our options back and stop taking them away, sheesh, getting as bad as Microsoft.

Is there a workaround for this to remove the redundant search bar from the new tab page since you can search from the address bar?

Thanks!

Asked by firefoxsync52 6 days ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 days ago

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default colors have somehow changed

I accidentally pressed a lot of keys on my keyboard and for some reason the default colors of Firefox have changed. I found out that by using Ctrl+Alt+D that I can switch… (read more)

I accidentally pressed a lot of keys on my keyboard and for some reason the default colors of Firefox have changed. I found out that by using Ctrl+Alt+D that I can switch the colors back to normal or to the colors that now appear automatically, but this only works for one tab. If I open a new tab, it shows the weird colors (see images below). I tried looking up specific shortcuts for Firefox considering the shortcut mentioned before (Ctrl+Alt+D) only works on Firefox. But I can't find any shortcut tied to that combination. I'm unsure what to do and how to fix this.

I would appreciate it if someone could tell me how to fix this.

Asked by link 1 week ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 week ago

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Primary email account shows up twice in left TBird pane

I believe this to be a new situation; I've just noticed it for the first time in the couple of years since I switched email clients. I'm running three POP/SMTP email acc… (read more)

I believe this to be a new situation; I've just noticed it for the first time in the couple of years since I switched email clients.

I'm running three POP/SMTP email accounts under Thunderbird. Aside from my Gmail 'primary' account, there's an msn account and a business one too. I use the 'unified view' mode for inbox, sent, trash, etc. and seldom defer to individual account windows unless searching for something.

I can't figure out why my primary (Gmail) account is showing up again, in boldface blue no less, just below Trash and above Local Folders. I feel I must have flipped a switch somewhere, but can't locate it to turn it off. Any ideas?

Asked by Electrojim 19 hours ago

Answered by david 18 hours ago

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Common inbox for IMAP accounts

V 115.9.0 (32-bit) Good day, I have K9 as my mail client on my Android phone. In K9 there is the possibility to display all incoming mails of my different IMAP accounts i… (read more)

V 115.9.0 (32-bit) Good day, I have K9 as my mail client on my Android phone. In K9 there is the possibility to display all incoming mails of my different IMAP accounts in one folder (Common inbox). Is it possible to set up such a folder in Supernova? Thanks for detailed instructions Stefan

Asked by sliebe 1 week ago

Answered by david 1 week ago

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Bookmark this page menu has very small fonts and menu

Hello, I just got a new laptop with windows 11. I just did the latest update to Firefox. Everything is a little large but an internet search addresses these: BUT.... The … (read more)

Hello, I just got a new laptop with windows 11. I just did the latest update to Firefox. Everything is a little large but an internet search addresses these: BUT.... The 'bookmark this page', the star in the URL line, menu is small and the fonts are micro. Zooming or changing fonts in the hamburger menu doesn't correct this. Attached. Thank you.

Asked by phyzxengr 2 days ago

Answered by phyzxengr 2 days ago

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Cox.com switched from their own email server to yahoo. I can't get imap to work

Cox.com has decided to no longer have their own email server and switched their accounts to yahoo. I can read my email directly on Yahoo, but can't get their imap to wor… (read more)

Cox.com has decided to no longer have their own email server and switched their accounts to yahoo. I can read my email directly on Yahoo, but can't get their imap to work. I changed the imap and smtp settings to yahoo. Also, the email login has changed and I changed that in Thunderbird. With Cox, the login was just "username" and now it is "username@cox.net". When I made these changes in the account settings, my email account has disappeared from the inbox, but it is still in account settings. I am using a unified inbox with several accounts.

Cox will not help me with this, and I have been on hold with yahoo for an hour with no response. I have been messing with this for two days so I hope you can help me.

Asked by PattiWagen 13 hours ago

Answered by PattiWagen 13 hours ago

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Missing "inbox" menu bar

Hi, Excuse my poor English (I am French). Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon (64), Thunderbird 115.9.0 (64) no added module - Installation from the Mint list of software. My probl… (read more)

Hi, Excuse my poor English (I am French). Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon (64), Thunderbird 115.9.0 (64) no added module - Installation from the Mint list of software. My problem : regardless of the provider (Proton, Gmail, Outlook, GMX - in IMAP), the message menu bar (see <https://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/personnaliser-la-liste-des -messages#thunderbird:linux:tb115>) does not appear. How to make it reappear ? I think I have tried all the configuration menus and possible right clicks within Thunderbird ; I haven't found anything on the Net ; starting in safe mode did not change anything. I come from Windows 10 where I didn't have this problem. Thanks in advance for your help

Asked by Gilles 3 days ago

Answered by david 3 days ago

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Cannot add custom shortcut in Search -> Search Shortcut ; Windows 11

Hi so am using version 125.0.1 and on my windows 10 machine I can add custom Search Shortcuts (the Add button is present) but on my windows 11 machine, the same settings … (read more)

Hi so am using version 125.0.1 and on my windows 10 machine I can add custom Search Shortcuts (the Add button is present) but on my windows 11 machine, the same settings page the Add button is dissapeared... Is it a limitation for Windows 11 machines?

Asked by suji.lamech 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

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Sorting emails

I have Thunderbird set up on PC and a Laptop. On the PC I have version 115.9 installed and the Laptop (which is a more recent purchase) version 115.10. On the PC I can … (read more)

I have Thunderbird set up on PC and a Laptop. On the PC I have version 115.9 installed and the Laptop (which is a more recent purchase) version 115.10.

On the PC I can easily sort by "date", "correspondent", etc as there are click buttons at the top of each column but these do not appear in version 115.10.

I have looked at all the view menu options and cannot see that anything will help to change this. Was this functionality removed in the upgrade or is there a way to alter the view settings? The screen shot is from the Laptop.

TIA

Asked by stuart.stephen 23 hours ago

Answered by stuart.stephen 19 hours ago

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watch video "in" firefox browser

I'm trying to watch videos in Firefox. Youtube works but Xvideos does not. Firefox pops up a window asking me: >> "Opening xvideos"."com ###.mp4". >> wh… (read more)

I'm trying to watch videos in Firefox. Youtube works but Xvideos does not. Firefox pops up a window asking me:

>> "Opening xvideos"."com ###.mp4". >> which is: MP4 Video (16.4MB) >> from https://cdn77-vid.xvideos-cdn"."com >> >> What should Firefox do with this file?

My only choice is: Open with Windows Media Player x86 (default)

suggestions?

I'm running Windows 7 Firefox 76.0.1

Thanks!!!!

Asked by G_Eak 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Why can't we customize the keyboard shortcuts?

Hello, I have been using Firefox as my main browser for more than a decade. One could say i am some Mozilla fanboy, having convinced many of my friends and relatives to u… (read more)

Hello, I have been using Firefox as my main browser for more than a decade. One could say i am some Mozilla fanboy, having convinced many of my friends and relatives to use Firefox instead of any chrome based options (Which there are to many these days). It struck me today, as i was reworking some workflow elements in many programs i use daily, that it is impossible to change any key binding in Firefox anymore. I know it has been a while now, and i searched all over the web for an answer or a solution, but at this point it is clear that other than going in the code and recompiling Firefox manually, it is not possible. I stumbled upon the (only) extension that allows to change some shortcuts, but the two that i wanted to change are impossible to configure from it, being disabling only f12 as i would use it for other things but i do not want to lose the dev console and also ctrl+L to open the address bar, it is quite inconvenient and would much prefer to use ctrl+spacebar as it matches many other bindings i am using with other software. There have been many other features that were changed in the recent years that made me start to look for an alternative, as i see features melting away almost as quickly as the user base of the product.

I do understand that one person's problem is not going to change the way a big piece of software is working, but i am wondering, why are the users losing such features as basic as customizing key bindings in a piece of software that used to be so incredibly customizable in the past? Why is the only viable option to anything chrome based losing it's edge over the competition? Is Firefox v150 be based on the chromium engine or will it die before?

Thank you in advance, and no, i don't need the link to the shortcut page, i already have it.

Asked by DoubleWookie 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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How to completely remove the tab bar

How can I completely remove the tab bar and regain 3/4 of an inch of screen space. It would be nice if Mozilla would just have a on/off button for it. I've tried creating… (read more)

How can I completely remove the tab bar and regain 3/4 of an inch of screen space. It would be nice if Mozilla would just have a on/off button for it. I've tried creating a folder called Chrome within my Firefox Profile folder. I then created a text file within that folder and named it userChrome.css. I put this string in the text file #tabbrowser-tabs { visibility: collapse !important; } This did not work, does anyone know the best method for getting rid of the annoying tab bar?

Thank you

Asked by simpleman2 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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How do I disable the new built-in translator?

I need to disable this horrible translator that is now showing up on top of every page I visit, It keeps showing up even after choosing a translation or disabling transla… (read more)

I need to disable this horrible translator that is now showing up on top of every page I visit, It keeps showing up even after choosing a translation or disabling translations for that language. That is probably a bug, but I don't want to wait for a fix, I need to be able to see the pages I visit completely, this thing prevents me from clicking buttons and and is really anoying.

This is the built-in translation feature since I do not use any translation plugins, and started showing up after an upgrade.

Asked by jose90 7 months ago

Answered by jose90 7 months ago

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Cannot access about:config as of 2022-Oct-25

About:config simply shows me a blank screen. I need to customize a few settings and I presently cannot. This question marks this as answered but the answer is talking a… (read more)

About:config simply shows me a blank screen.

I need to customize a few settings and I presently cannot. This question marks this as answered but the answer is talking about a solution to the specific reason they were trying to access about:config, not why they cannot access it. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1373286

Others say to use the nightly build, which I don't want. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1302626

What's the deal? I've spent an hour or so now looking this up and haven't found anything.

Asked by ImplierOfThings 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Hide Tab bar if there is only one tab

Hello! I have been using this userChrome.css code to hide the tab bar if there is only one tab (on Windows): tab:only-of-type, tab:only-of-type + #tabs-newtab-button { … (read more)

Hello!

I have been using this userChrome.css code to hide the tab bar if there is only one tab (on Windows):

tab:only-of-type, tab:only-of-type + #tabs-newtab-button {

   display: none !important;

}

#tabbrowser-tabs, #tabbrowser-arrowscrollbox, #tabbrowser-tabs > .tabbrowser-arrowscrollbox {
   min-height: 0 !important;

}

Since one of the recent Firefox updates, this code does no longer work. Maybe because there is a new element in the tab bar: A drop-down list at the right.

Any idea how to make the above code work again?

Peter

Asked by peter596 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Turn off all threading Thunderbird 115+

Answers to the question "how to turn off all threading in Thunderbird" no longer work with changed menu structures in Thunderbird 115. What is the answer to this question… (read more)

Answers to the question "how to turn off all threading in Thunderbird" no longer work with changed menu structures in Thunderbird 115. What is the answer to this question now?

Asked by Martin Brampton 6 months ago

Answered by david 6 months ago