Swipe gestures not working

Greetings, One of the arguably most useful gestures for laptop users is still missing/broken on Firefox on windows. It's the two-finger swipe that allows to navigate forw… (read more)

Greetings, One of the arguably most useful gestures for laptop users is still missing/broken on Firefox on windows. It's the two-finger swipe that allows to navigate forward or backward in history by swiping left or right.

This feature is present in Chrome and even Edge since many months, yet it has never worked on Firefox, on any of my windows devices.

I've been using Firefox Dev since 12+ months, keeping both it and windows 10 always up to date, the gestures never worked (yet they are activated in the about:config page, see attached images).

What's most disappointing is that the gestures work without any issue on the MacOS version of Firefox.


some useful info: Firefox version: 94.0b3 (latest as of today) Windows version: 21H1 build 19043.1266 (latest as of today)

If someone manages to get the two-finger swipe gesture to work on windows please let me know.

I hope this can get fixed soon, especially because the feature seems to be already built into Firefox, it just doesn't work in the windows release. In the meanwhile I'm switching to chrome

Asked by edocs 6 days ago

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search?

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search? It was there on a previous version but is now missing. See pic, it used to be where I put … (read more)

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search? It was there on a previous version but is now missing. See pic, it used to be where I put a red circle.

Asked by lyradd 1 day ago

Last reply by lyradd 1 day ago

New Printing Non-capabilities

What happened to Print Preview? It was the handiest thing ever--marveled at it often. And the whole new print set-up, I feel, has fewer features which are harder to nav… (read more)

What happened to Print Preview? It was the handiest thing ever--marveled at it often. And the whole new print set-up, I feel, has fewer features which are harder to navigate.

Please tell me how to get the old Print back.

Almost makes me want to change my email program. And I've used TBird around 15 years. I feel sometimes new versions (on all software, not just TBird) are done only because programers/folks who handle such things just want to tinker and change something only for change sake. Somehow the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" really seems to apply with many aspects of v 91.2.

Asked by helpisneeded 3 days ago

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"attempting to confirm connection" fails on Windows 10

I am new to Mozilla VPN. Followed the instructions and made sure mozillavpn was allowed to communicate through Microsoft Firewall on both public and private networks. Dou… (read more)

I am new to Mozilla VPN. Followed the instructions and made sure mozillavpn was allowed to communicate through Microsoft Firewall on both public and private networks. Double-checked in settings Windows 10 to make sure it had permission.

I am currently on a private (home) network. Mozilla VPN starts with message "masking connection and location". It then displays message "attempting to confirm connection". It pauses there for a couple of minutes before failing. In quick succession, I get a message about "disconnecting" then "unmasking".

Any suggestions?

Asked by wmchristie 3 weeks ago

Answered by chris422 2 days ago

White bar in the bottom right of the screen

In the bottom right of the screen in the place of e-mail notifications, appears a white bar that doesn't disappear. Only closing the thunderbird via taskmanager gets rid … (read more)

In the bottom right of the screen in the place of e-mail notifications, appears a white bar that doesn't disappear. Only closing the thunderbird via taskmanager gets rid of it, because closing it normally still leaves some process running. Subsequent launches of thunderbird don't have this issue, but it reappears after reboot. Seems like the notification function is getting stuck Thus far I've tried disabling hardware acceleration and running the profile in safe mode and coming back.

Asked by deadzior 3 days ago

Last reply by cugeltheclever 13 hours ago

printing emails

I highlight and print multiple emails at the same time. I can only now print 1 email at a time. Can this be fixed? In my line of work, I need all the emails I get in, to … (read more)

I highlight and print multiple emails at the same time. I can only now print 1 email at a time. Can this be fixed? In my line of work, I need all the emails I get in, to print by highlighting them all, not one at a time. This would take forever. We changed from Outlook for this exact reason. You could only print one email at a time. I also would rather not convert them to pdfs, if I am seeing that as the fix to this problem. Sue

Asked by scarver1 3 days ago

Last reply by mmulvany 21 hours ago

Cannot open attachments to email before sending

Since installing 91.2.0 (32-bit) update -- Attachments to outgoing emails are now at the bottom of the page. When I click on an attachment to open it (when writing the e… (read more)

Since installing 91.2.0 (32-bit) update --

Attachments to outgoing emails are now at the bottom of the page. When I click on an attachment to open it (when writing the email) to check to make sure it is correct, a new blank email opens with that attachment attached, but the attachment itself does not open.

This is not helpful. I always check to make sure I have actually attached the correct item, but now I cannot do that.

Asked by shochberg 3 days ago

Last reply by sfhowes 3 days ago

File type changes by Firefox

When dowloading an AAX type file from Audible, Firefox changes it to MP4 (downloads as AAX with other browsers). Note, changing the file type after the download fixes t… (read more)

When dowloading an AAX type file from Audible, Firefox changes it to MP4 (downloads as AAX with other browsers).

Note, changing the file type after the download fixes the problem. But, is there a way to prevent it from happening in the first place? Also, why changing file type in the first place?

Asked by nissankoren 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

email

The last update, 91.2.0, did not install correctly, and I could not send emails. After Uninstalling Thunderbird and reinstalling, Uninstalling McAfee, and resetting the … (read more)

The last update, 91.2.0, did not install correctly, and I could not send emails. After Uninstalling Thunderbird and reinstalling, Uninstalling McAfee, and resetting the Windows Defender, I still can not send emails. The latest update is installed. I can receive emails. I really don't want to switch to a different email "bundler," but I have spent 2 days, enlisted an IT professional and am at my wits end.

Do you have any suggestions?

Asked by cwrayh 4 days ago

Last reply by cwrayh 17 hours ago

Unable to send emails since updating to 91.2.0

Unable to send emails in Thunderbird since updating to 91.2.0 iinet have tried to help and I can send using their webmail Error message Sending of the message failed. A… (read more)

Unable to send emails in Thunderbird since updating to 91.2.0 iinet have tried to help and I can send using their webmail

Error message Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: Authentication required. Please verify that your email address is correct in your account settings and try again.

Account settings SMPT Server Server name mail.iinet.net.au port 587 user name Millar there is nothing else on this page Security and authentication are not filled in.

Asked by millar1 5 days ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 day ago

Sort Bookmarks

I want to sort bookmarks alphabetically by name that are in a folder. I hit sort, they rearrange perfectly. I close the window and they go right back to the way they were… (read more)

I want to sort bookmarks alphabetically by name that are in a folder. I hit sort, they rearrange perfectly. I close the window and they go right back to the way they were.

Asked by Todd Gilbert 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

Firefox not syncing passwords

Firefox for desktop is not syncing passwords from Firefox on Android. I had to reinstall Windows on my PC and downloaded Firefox, but the passwords are not syncing from m… (read more)

Firefox for desktop is not syncing passwords from Firefox on Android.

I had to reinstall Windows on my PC and downloaded Firefox, but the passwords are not syncing from my Android to my PC. All my bookmarks, address, etc synced, but not my passwords. HELP!!! I do not use a master password.

Asked by ravendragonwing 5 days ago

Last reply by William Jones 5 days ago

Cannot send emails from Thunderbird (since 6 October)

Suddenly could not send emails from PC since 6 October. I can receive emails. Websites that check whether other sites are down say that mail.optusnet.com.au is DOWN, whet… (read more)

Suddenly could not send emails from PC since 6 October. I can receive emails. Websites that check whether other sites are down say that mail.optusnet.com.au is DOWN, whether I use Firefox or Chrome. Same result if I use my mobile phone when I am at home using home internet but another different browser.Optus has had me change my password 5 times in last 4 days - no different. I have turned off Public and Private Windows Firewall and still not been able to send emails. I can send emails from my Optus Webmail. I have latest Windows10, Thunderbird 91.2.0 (64 bit) 'currently on the release update channel'. Optus not helping. Its a business email as main account so desperately need fix. I had not made any changes to my system prior to the problem.

Asked by Mel 5 days ago

Last reply by sfhowes 3 days ago

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Stupid taskbar icon with red "unread" or "not downloaded" email indicator...?!?

Who's the genius who decided I wanted a red dot in my taskbar icon? Who approved this idiocy? What release did this come in? Why is it not in any release note(s)? Where … (read more)

Who's the genius who decided I wanted a red dot in my taskbar icon?

Who approved this idiocy?

What release did this come in? Why is it not in any release note(s)?

Where is the option to turn it off?

It not even work properly - the number shown is incorrect.

When did IE employees start working for Mozilla?

Asked by mozilla171 5 days ago

Answered by Matt 5 days ago

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browser

Hey guys, how are you today? I had a question as to how to hide the browser/url bar. I have been trying to hide it but I can't find where that setting is. I have used the… (read more)

Hey guys, how are you today? I had a question as to how to hide the browser/url bar. I have been trying to hide it but I can't find where that setting is. I have used the f11 key for the full screen but it really doesn't change the way my browser looks. Thanks for any and all help!

Asked by williamewuchner 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

Pocket is giving me commercials intead of articles!

I thought Pocket's articles were supposed to be non-commercial, if "Sponsored stories" is turned off in the settings? And yet Pocket has just recommended a highly commerc… (read more)

I thought Pocket's articles were supposed to be non-commercial, if "Sponsored stories" is turned off in the settings?

And yet Pocket has just recommended a highly commercial link that's far removed from a genuine article, and reads exactly like an advert. (https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/leaving-netflix-september-2021-star-trek-enterprise)

This "article" basically just forcibly tells the reader "YOU NEED TO" sign up to the premium video website "Netflix", without any explanation of why. Patently, it was funded by whatever company owns Netflicks.

The article also makes the outrageous claim that the TV show in question is "the most controversial sci-fi show on Netflix", but completely fails to back this up with facts, or any explanation at all. It's clearly just marketing rhetoric to generate interest in the show, because the show in question (which is 20 years old) was notoriously bland, isn't even remotely controversial, no one is talking about it, and there is absolutely no logical reason to re-watch it right now.

The article also tries to give the impression that the only way to watch this 20-year-old TV show is to sign up to the premium website Netflicks and watch it on a computer screen - which is absurd given that the show is constantly syndicated on TV around the world, and readily available on all home formats including DVD and Blu-ray.

I would like to know how I can complain about this to Mozilla, because it isn't right at all. If by some chance, this article was non-commercial, it would be a truly terrible, dishonest, badly-written article which completely lacked a point or purpose. But it's so obviously commercial.

I found countless other disingenuous "articles" on that site, all doing a similar thing with other TV shows—driving commerce to Netflicks under the pretense of a false sense of urgency. Mozilla should have nothing to do with garbage like this.

Asked by MartyJames 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago