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How to select camera?

On Firefox 90 on Ubuntu 20.04, when a site asks for camera and microphone permissions, it’s not possible to select any device anymore. It just shows the default camera an… (read more)

On Firefox 90 on Ubuntu 20.04, when a site asks for camera and microphone permissions, it’s not possible to select any device anymore. It just shows the default camera and the default microphone.

Earlier Firefox releases used to show a selection list for the camera and also another one for the microphone.

My default camera is the one built into the laptop and I would like to use an external one that has adequate picture quality.

Can you please help selecting a camera with the new Firefox?

Asked by gdukai.laptop 4 months ago

Last reply by UniQMG 1 day ago

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Default colors when composing Thunderbird messages

As of Thunderbird release 91.3.2, the composition screen default background color is black and the default text color is white. I cannot find where to set my defaults as… (read more)

As of Thunderbird release 91.3.2, the composition screen default background color is black and the default text color is white. I cannot find where to set my defaults as black ink and white paper- as life has been since the invention of both. I can reverse the colors for each message I compose, but cannot get it to stick as a default.

Please advise.

Asked by payn5378 2 days ago

Answered by payn5378 1 day ago

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Open multiple tabs of a folder in pinned mode?

I simultaneously open two links of a bookmark folder by using the mouse scroller click. This is a most useful action, but once the pages are opened, they have to be re-se… (read more)

I simultaneously open two links of a bookmark folder by using the mouse scroller click. This is a most useful action, but once the pages are opened, they have to be re-selected to be pinned. Is it possible to open them in pinned mode?

Asked by ineuw 3 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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okay to have many extensions but keep them disabled?

hi, i have a dozen extensions that i wouldn't mind keeping in case i want to use them sometime, though i know you're supposed to keep extensions to a minimum to avoid co… (read more)

hi, i have a dozen extensions that i wouldn't mind keeping in case i want to use them sometime, though i know you're supposed to keep extensions to a minimum to avoid complications and slowness. Does disabling add-ons avoid the problems just like deleting them altogether would? thanks!

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Asked by coatli 3 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 days ago

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empty bookmarks toolbar

My bookmarks toolbar disappeared. I was able to restore it, but it's blank. Using an add-in, I can show my bookmarks in a side pane. That pane does show a Bookmarks Toolb… (read more)

My bookmarks toolbar disappeared. I was able to restore it, but it's blank. Using an add-in, I can show my bookmarks in a side pane. That pane does show a Bookmarks Toolbar folder, which has the expected contents.

Additional issue: how do I rearrange my toolbars. The desired order, from top to bottom is title menu navigation tabs bookmarks

Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 94.0.2

Much thanks!

Asked by walterdh 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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email set up

We just moved and have Spectrum as our provider. My husbands email ended in Spectrum.net and mine twc.com I got his set up in Thunderbird but I cannot get mine set up. An… (read more)

We just moved and have Spectrum as our provider. My husbands email ended in Spectrum.net and mine twc.com I got his set up in Thunderbird but I cannot get mine set up. Any help would be great.

Asked by caminitotierra 3 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 days ago

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Add Blocking on MacBook Pro not working right

After the last update to Firefox on my Mac Book Pro running Mac-OS Monterey, I was offered an update to Ad Block Plus. This add-on, AdBlocker Ultimate shows as installed… (read more)

After the last update to Firefox on my Mac Book Pro running Mac-OS Monterey, I was offered an update to Ad Block Plus. This add-on, AdBlocker Ultimate shows as installed but it won't run at all and shows as disabled and my existing AdBlock Plus quits working. I'm using Adblock Plus on my windows based computers with all synced together with the Mac Book and the Windows computers are OK, but not the Mac Book. Is there any way to get my Mac Book working correctly? In addition the last update to Firefox on the Mac Book opens by offering me "Life in Color" every time it starts up. How long do I have to tell it I'm not interested? Thanks for your help.

Asked by Franklin.Siegrist 1 week ago

Answered by Franklin.Siegrist 3 days ago

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How do I force Desktop Mode for all websites? Every Time.

Most mobile sites are of a lower quality than their desktop counterparts. Less features and constant requests to download unnecessary apps are annoying and waste screen s… (read more)

Most mobile sites are of a lower quality than their desktop counterparts. Less features and constant requests to download unnecessary apps are annoying and waste screen space. How do I force the Firefox app to only open desktop sites?

Because when I do the toggle bar it only works for one tab and when I open links to new tabs, it switches them back to the mobile version. Which for some sites that prevents me from being able to read or access things because the mobile version switches to a page that is just a prompt to download the app and clicking the desktop toggle doesn't bring me back to the page I wanted.

I saw there used to be an addon that would have been useful. It's dead now. Is there any useful replacement add on? Any convenient workarounds?

Asked by helpersea 6 months ago

Answered by Seburo 6 months ago

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How to hook Mac OS "Dictionary" up with Firefox

I would like Firefox to access the Mac OS "Dictionary" for immediate definitions, the way it accesses its own dictionary for spelling, or as Mac's Safari, accesses the Ma… (read more)

I would like Firefox to access the Mac OS "Dictionary" for immediate definitions, the way it accesses its own dictionary for spelling, or as Mac's Safari, accesses the Mac dictionary. I see nothing listed in Firefox>Services, nor does the OS's Services Preferences show Firefox as an app to connect services to. I can always get the definition with a right-click on the highlighted word, but I'd like the definition to be a readily available as the spelling.

TIA,

Asked by wbps 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Thunderbird emails

After decades with Thunderbird, I suddenly find I can no longer open my emails – and I'm constantly bombarded with one of the three messages (below). How can I fix this? … (read more)

After decades with Thunderbird, I suddenly find I can no longer open my emails – and I'm constantly bombarded with one of the three messages (below). How can I fix this?

1 - “Server has disconnected. The server may have gone down or there may be a problem.”

2 - “Unable to connect to your IMAP server. You may have exceeded the maximum number of connections to this server. If so, use the Advanced IMAP Server Settings dialogue to reduce the number of cached connections.”

3 - “Sending of the message failed. The Outgoing server (SMTP) does not seem to support encrypted passwords. If you just set up the account, try changing the 'Authentication method' in 'Account Settings Outgoing server (SMTP)' to 'Password, transmitted insecurely'. If it used to work but now doesn't, you may be susceptible to getting your password stolen.”

Asked by karinan 6 days ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 3 days ago

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browser oversized wont stay at resized position after restarting browser, cpu was shut down last night cpu was fine, off for ten hrs restarted, everything on cpu oversized, reset icons n windows, started firefox it to was oversiz

how to keep browser from resizing after shutdown? oversized by 20% on restart , happened last night after a uneventful cpu shutdown, upon restart this morning cpu windows… (read more)

how to keep browser from resizing after shutdown? oversized by 20% on restart , happened last night after a uneventful cpu shutdown, upon restart this morning cpu windows enlarged to "large icons" those were reset, open firefox it to was enlarged, reset to 80% zoom , but it will not stay 100% size is NOT 100% size i want or had, how to set so it will stay...and why did it change in first place "on its own" thanx for your help...vic

Asked by oetkbtytr 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 days ago

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How can I add Qwant.com as a browser to Firefox for Android?

In the search settings it is possible to add a search engine not in the list. Qwant.com is an excellent, privacy oriented search engine far better than DuckDuckGo in my … (read more)

In the search settings it is possible to add a search engine not in the list. Qwant.com is an excellent, privacy oriented search engine far better than DuckDuckGo in my experience. However, it does not follow the format Firefox for Android requires which is to add "%s" at the end of the string. Please let me know the exact string to use to add Qwant.com Thank you for all of your help. Please just provide the string needed in quotes if possible to make it very clear.

Asked by tomdall 4 days ago

Answered by Seburo 3 days ago

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Blank Contacts sidebar in TB 91.3

The Contacts Sidebar is blank when I write, reply to or forward an email. I have TB 91.3 running on Linux Ubuntu 21.1. "Show Contacts Sidebar" shows a sidebar like in the… (read more)

The Contacts Sidebar is blank when I write, reply to or forward an email. I have TB 91.3 running on Linux Ubuntu 21.1.

"Show Contacts Sidebar" shows a sidebar like in the attached image.

Please can someone help find a solution? I am not very technical so don't hesitate to explain in very simple terms. Assume I know nothing and you will be close to the truth.

My Google Contacts are linked to the Google Address Book by CardBook.

Asked by brophy 6 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 4 days ago

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Left Swipe/Previous Page - Can I disable?

I find when I am browsing on Firefox and swipe down on my Macbook trackpad, the browser often interprets even a slightly leftward slant as a command to go back a page. I… (read more)

I find when I am browsing on Firefox and swipe down on my Macbook trackpad, the browser often interprets even a slightly leftward slant as a command to go back a page. Is there a way to disable the swipe left/previous page function or to make it less sensitive?

Firefox 94.0.2 on Macbook Air 13-inch Early 2015 with MacOS 11.6.1

Thanks!

Asked by doug.earl.mail 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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How to remove (for good) FF message window after screenshot

After I take a screenshot -- using the very handy FF command that now sits on my address bar -- a message box opens in the bottom right of the screen that says, Duh, "you… (read more)

After I take a screenshot -- using the very handy FF command that now sits on my address bar -- a message box opens in the bottom right of the screen that says, Duh, "your shot was copied to the clipboard" and then gives instructions for pasting it. Although that seems to be fairly elemental information that is unnecessary, even if there is a good reason to keep it, must that message window always be in the same position? That is really a problem as it obscures one's ability to navigate on a page upon which he may be working. Look at the attachment. The FF window is covering the location where I want to put my cursor to work on that page that is in the background. In this case, I wanted to make sure the cursor was positioned in a different place for another screenshot I might put there (below the existing one).

Since I'm familiar with pasting or copying the screenshot and how to do that before this window opens, how can I remove for all screenshots, now and in the future, this window opening?

Thank you.

Asked by Txasslm 1 month ago

Answered by andmagdo 6 days ago

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My microsoft "Outlook" account now requires me to sign into and open a new session when I open a new session.

After years of NO Problems, all of a sudden I am required to re-sign into Microsoft Outlook to sign in. It use to just open and be on my homepage. Using a Mac, firefox … (read more)

After years of NO Problems, all of a sudden I am required to re-sign into Microsoft Outlook to sign in. It use to just open and be on my homepage. Using a Mac, firefox 94.0.2...? This use to come up rarely, now it's every time I awaken and sign into computer.

Asked by ccstrand 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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I absolutely bloody hate the new dumb look for the shortcuts is there a way to change it back?

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have… (read more)

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have a 'cute little grey border' almost as big as the image between it and the corners of the square.

I have twenty four shortcuts, that I differentiate at a glance through the images without having to stop to read the text on each one and this stupid change is really roasting my mellows, I have taken a look and haven't found any option to revert it to the previous look, anyone knows any way to do it or do I have to install the previous firefox update and stop updating and give up security updates to save myself from this stupid change?

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Asked by wemaxi6674 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Thunderbird display colors gone

Just installed Thunderbird v91.2 and it seems to have nuked my display colors. Before I had the colors set up for the Write display window, the message display, and ever… (read more)

Just installed Thunderbird v91.2 and it seems to have nuked my display colors. Before I had the colors set up for the Write display window, the message display, and everything else. Now, everything's white. Preferences has no Display tab with which to set colors, a couplke of settings I found that control some color options do nothing, I've tried the Advanced Preferences and found one browser display set to #000000 and so set it to something else but that does not display and after a reboot that setting is still back to #000000 again. It seems as Thudnerbird has made it increasingly impossible to get its display to look like what i want. In color. The colors that I want. Themes are useless because there's only LIght and Dark now. Is there some sacrifice I have to make to the elder gods or something? I even tried backing up a couple of revisions but the colors are still gone (and I just had them 2 days ago), which tells me that maybe some preferences file got overwritten?

Asked by marktierno 2 months ago

Answered by marktierno 1 month ago