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Ugly new Thunderbird design

Just updated my Thunderbird up to version 78.4.0 and I really hate how it looks now, everything is in shades of gray. How can I rollback last update or force Thunderbird … (read more)

Just updated my Thunderbird up to version 78.4.0 and I really hate how it looks now, everything is in shades of gray. How can I rollback last update or force Thunderbird to return it's old design?

Asked by CTAKAHbI4 2 weeks ago

Answered by Matt 2 weeks ago

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What do I need to do to get the classic address bar back

Plainly speaking, I don't like the new address bar, how it auto completes my searches or the results it pulls. I didn't like it when it was defaulted to being on starting… (read more)

Plainly speaking, I don't like the new address bar, how it auto completes my searches or the results it pulls. I didn't like it when it was defaulted to being on starting with version 75 but I was able to easily switch a few setting in about:config to fix it. Those settings no longer affect the address bar as of update 77.

The settings I had changed were:

browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus browser.urlbar.update1 browser.urlbar.update1.interventions browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips

which were all set to false. I saw that setting "browser.urlbar.disableExtendForTests" to "true" might be the solution but, while it does stop the address bar from expanding when using it, it also stops it from expanding at all so the websites that would come up from searching can no longer be seen either (they are still called and using the down arrow will let me scroll through the results, I just can't see any of them). It also doesn't fix the results issue which I would say is the most important.

I would like to know what I need to do so that: 1. The results it shows me are no longer based on frequent visit (basically, the pre-update search system, as is they are scattered and look messy, pulling many different sites in a seemingly random order and it's not particularly useful) 2. It no longer autocompletes results (IE. "F" autocompleting to "facebook.com", this is always something that has bothered me regardless is context) 3. It no longer pops out/expands when in use (admittedly this is mostly an aesthetic issue but I still don't like how it looks)

Asked by Mike 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications?

How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications? – Terribly annoying and only started in the last version 77.0.1 very recently. I rather switch to a… (read more)

How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications? – Terribly annoying and only started in the last version 77.0.1 very recently. I rather switch to another browser if I cannot get rid of this. Checked my 3 plug-ins, but cannot find anything there, nor if it is something on Facebook I cannot find it. Any idea?

Asked by eyeless 5 months ago

Answered by McCoy 5 months ago

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Change Firefox Voice default search engine

I have installed the Firefox Voice extension from here When I say , for example, "What is the mariana trench" It shows results from Google, even though the default is Du… (read more)

I have installed the Firefox Voice extension from here

When I say , for example, "What is the mariana trench" It shows results from Google, even though the default is DuckDuckGo

I would like to use DuckDuckGo.

But I can see no such option.

Please help.

Asked by Firefox guy 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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How to get old yellow folder look in version 78.1? I hate the way it looks.

So, I just upgraded to version 78.1 and I just hate the way it looks. The old folders used to be yellow and distinct. The new folders are white with a blue outline of t… (read more)

So, I just upgraded to version 78.1 and I just hate the way it looks. The old folders used to be yellow and distinct. The new folders are white with a blue outline of the same color as the rest of the theme. I hate that. It all just looks the same, as if they are trying to hide everything with the same color. This may be the "Modern Trend" but I hate the modern trend. I like things to stay the same. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Is there a way to get the old look back? I looked through the addon themes, but there are only three that are compatible with my version and they are all crazy stuff that I hate worst than the new default theme.

Asked by Johnhoward28 3 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 3 months ago

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Can't access about:config

After updating firefox android to 79.4, I can't open about: config to configure dns over https that I used before updating, I really need that configuration,Thanks … (read more)

After updating firefox android to 79.4, I can't open about: config to configure dns over https that I used before updating, I really need that configuration,Thanks

Asked by Eko Setiyawan 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Unable to customize message toolbar

With the latest update my message toolbar got changed and I can't figure out how to fix it. This is the one with Reply, Forward, Archive, Junk, Delete, More. I want the D… (read more)

With the latest update my message toolbar got changed and I can't figure out how to fix it. This is the one with Reply, Forward, Archive, Junk, Delete, More. I want the Delete button (the most frequently used) to be on the far right side with a gap beside it so that other buttons aren't pressed by accident. There is no customize option for this toolbar and the customize dialog for the main toolbar doesn't work for this toolbar.

I think this probably got broken in the latest upgrade. Until it is fixed, where can I find where this customization is stored so that I can fix the toolbar to a more logical layout?

Thanks.

Asked by John 2 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 months ago

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The messages you have deleted can be purged from disk.

Suddenly it says "The messages you have deleted can be purged from disk" every time I move emails. Every stupid time. Probably a very useful feature but just not how I ha… (read more)

Suddenly it says "The messages you have deleted can be purged from disk" every time I move emails. Every stupid time. Probably a very useful feature but just not how I have used things for the last decade or so. At first all I wanted to say was 'thank you but no thank you" Now it is getting beyond a joke. How do I get rid of this without deleting any emails? Yes I know they are nominally deleted but I've use that as an easy way to archive them and then copy them off as a history trail. All my accounts are carefully set to "Don't delete any messages". I like that. I mean it.

Asked by Nigel 1 month ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 month ago

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Shortcut to directly screenshot a full page.

When I press ctrl+shift+s, I get a menu in the upper-right corner of the browser. It has a “Save full page” option. However, I still have to go and click on that. Is ther… (read more)

When I press ctrl+shift+s, I get a menu in the upper-right corner of the browser. It has a “Save full page” option. However, I still have to go and click on that.

Is there a shortcut to just directly take a screenshot of the whole page? Is there a way to configure such a shortcut if there isn’t one by default?

Thanks!

Asked by binki 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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How do I get system menu to appear on top bar?

When I right click on the top bar of Chrome or any other window, I get a menu with items: Minimize, Maximize, Move, Resize, Always on top, Always on visible workspace, Mo… (read more)

When I right click on the top bar of Chrome or any other window, I get a menu with items: Minimize, Maximize, Move, Resize, Always on top, Always on visible workspace, Move to monitor left, Close.

When I right click on the top bar of Firefox, I get a menu with items: Pin to overflow menu (grayed out), Remove from toolbar (greyed out), Menu bar, Bookmarks toolbar, Customize...

How do I get the system menu to appear also on Firefox, instead of this Firefox menu nonsense?

Asked by Jenneth 1 week ago

Answered by Jenneth 1 week ago

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How to ensure that hyperlinks in pinned tabs open in new tabs?

I am using Firefox 83.0 (64-bit) on Mac OS Big Sur 11.0.1. Until recently, when I would click on a hyperlink within a pinned tab, it would open in a new tab. (To be sure,… (read more)

I am using Firefox 83.0 (64-bit) on Mac OS Big Sur 11.0.1.

Until recently, when I would click on a hyperlink within a pinned tab, it would open in a new tab. (To be sure, this is *without* pressing the Control key on the Mac, or without right clicking on the mouse --> open link in new tab option).

But now, hyperlinks inside pinned tabs open in the same window. This is a workflow nightmare because I am used to having links originating within my pinned Gmail window open in a new tab.

I have followed the instructions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283295, but this does not help.

Asked by spinor87 1 week ago

Answered by spinor87 1 week ago

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userChrome.css questions

I have been tinkering with userChrome.css to fix some of the "features" of the display in 78 and have had some success and some puzzles. See the current iteration at the… (read more)

I have been tinkering with userChrome.css to fix some of the "features" of the display in 78 and have had some success and some puzzles. See the current iteration at the end of this post.

Questions: Removing the folder pane options worked and the margin moved, but it seem like it should move more. Does anyone have an idea of the limit of the margin?

The vertical spacing did seem to reduce a little ... how can I reduce it more. I confess to having no idea what this piece is doing.

Likewise in the message window. We got a little reduction, but it could be much more compressed.

The new unread mail is peculiar. If the mail is redirected by message filters to another folder, sure enough it turns red. But, if the mail just goes into the account mail inbox, then the folder flashes red for a few seconds and then returns to black.

Documentation sure would be helpful ...

/* Remove folder pane icons and reduce left margin */

  1. folderTree treechildren::-moz-tree-image {

list-style-image: none !important; margin-left: -20px; }

/* Reduce vertical alignment display width to compact folders */

  1. folderTree treechildren::-moz-tree-indentation {

width: 1px !important; }

/* Reduce vertical spacing in message window */

  1. threadTree treechildren::-moz-tree-row {

height: 10pt !important; }

/* Make folders with new unread mail red */

  1. folderTree > treechildren::-moz-tree-cell-text(folderNameCol, newMessages-true) {
 color: #FF0000 !important;

}

Asked by Thomas Mercer-Hursh 1 week ago

Answered by Thomas Mercer-Hursh 5 days ago

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ThunderBird v78.5 32bit Auto Update

I have problems with any programs that run "Automatic Updates" I have just realized that TB v78 has done just that with no option to enable or disable this feature, while… (read more)

I have problems with any programs that run "Automatic Updates" I have just realized that TB v78 has done just that with no option to enable or disable this feature, while I appreciate some prefer the "hands off" approach I like a little more control over my updates as I like to do "backups" before updates get automatically installed!

Cut to the chase, 'How do I turn off auto-updates in version 78.5'?

Thanks!

Asked by SharkyCA 1 week ago

Answered by SharkyCA 1 week ago

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Standard search engine in Thunderbird 78.x

only Google is given as a search engine. In the past versions of Thunderbird it was possible to select Bing or others search engines. How to add a search engine differen… (read more)

only Google is given as a search engine. In the past versions of Thunderbird it was possible to select Bing or others search engines. How to add a search engine different from Google in Thunderbird versions 78.x , 64bit ?

Asked by srota 1 week ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 week ago

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Thunderbird multiple account re-sequence

I have multiple accounts set up in Thunderbird and would like to change the display sequence. Is there a way to do that? I have searched the KB and Help and not found a… (read more)

I have multiple accounts set up in Thunderbird and would like to change the display sequence. Is there a way to do that? I have searched the KB and Help and not found an answer.

Asked by alpad76 1 week ago

Answered by christ1 6 days ago

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Extensions not visible when never remember history selected

Hi, I am using Firefox 83.0 64 bit (not sure if it has recently updated or not). I noticed today that my extensions were no longer visible in the top right corner, even t… (read more)

Hi, I am using Firefox 83.0 64 bit (not sure if it has recently updated or not). I noticed today that my extensions were no longer visible in the top right corner, even though they were still installed. I tried to fix the problem by deleting/re-installing firefox several times but this did not seem to help. I have now found out that they disappear when I select "Never remember history" on the privacy page. They re-appear if I select Rember history from the drop down menu. Is this a bug or is there a way to fix this. Thanks

Asked by damon33 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Search does not search within all e-mail accounts / archive folders.

Hello, i have strange issues with the search function of Thunderbird. It seems it does not find archived e-mails correctly. My workflow is that i like to keep my inbox cl… (read more)

Hello,

i have strange issues with the search function of Thunderbird. It seems it does not find archived e-mails correctly. My workflow is that i like to keep my inbox clean so all e-mails that are answered or not needed anymore i move to the archive (i configured thunderbird so that when i delete emails they are moved to archive which is a great function).

But now the problem is that the Search function from top right corner of thunderbird (CTRL+K) does not search within the archive folders.

So i use the CTRL+Shift+F search function but in there i need to select the mailbox first, click on the Main folder (not inbox) and then i also need to choose in the window below where should be searched (subject, from, Content...) that is really complicated and not efficient.

If i don't know in which e-mail account the email is stored for which im looking for then it takes me a lot of time to search for one e-mail.

It would be great if there is a solution so thunderbird would just take all accounts and all folders of each account even the archive into account during a search. Is this possible somehow?

I am sure i am not the first one with this issue or how do you proceed when you want to search for a e-mail that could be stored in any of many accounts?

Thank you

Asked by christian98 6 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 6 days ago

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Highlights, bookmarks

my highlight section in new tab screen is set to show only bookmarks. initially it was empty but then i started bookmarking webpages, they started to show up on there. Bu… (read more)

my highlight section in new tab screen is set to show only bookmarks. initially it was empty but then i started bookmarking webpages, they started to show up on there. But suddenly they are gone today and i am unable to add them back to highlights section, all the bookmarked websites are still in my bookmark list, but they are not showing up on the highlight sec.

Asked by behumoury 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Message Filters option missing from hamburger menu

I am missing the Message Filters menu selection as described in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/organize-your-messages-using-filters. Attached is an image of the men… (read more)

I am missing the Message Filters menu selection as described in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/organize-your-messages-using-filters. Attached is an image of the menu. I am using Thunderbird 78.5.0. How do I get it back?

Asked by Scott F VT 6 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 6 days ago