Failed to register/update a ServiceWorker for scope ‘http://localhost:3000/. Storage access is restricted in this context due to user settings or private browsing mode.

I am working with a service-worker, and installation fails in firefox developer edition v95. It gives me this error message saying I have configured something to restrict… (read more)

I am working with a service-worker, and installation fails in firefox developer edition v95. It gives me this error message saying I have configured something to restrict storage space. But I have the default setting and in "normal" firefox in version 94 it works fine. Is is annoying bc I am unable to use firefox as my development browser. any idea of what might be happening?

Asked by Joel 25 minutes ago

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non pervasive change to applications/actions

Hi read your article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save I have changed the action for content type "mail to" to my default email app ou… (read more)

Hi read your article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save

I have changed the action for content type "mail to" to my default email app outlook. Despite this when I click on an embedded web page mail to link, the action reverts to the new office "mail" app which I do not want. When I get to the section in your article "User.js file overriding Firefox settings" as the next step in trying to fix the issue, and follow the instruction "Click the Firefox menu - and select Exit." then I am thrown out of the dialogue, it is not logical. Please advise as I don't even know if the user.js is causing the persistence?

Thanks Andrew

Asked by woodsterofarabia 3 days ago

Answered by woodsterofarabia 34 minutes ago

How to liberate the max size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox"?

Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox" to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the ho… (read more)

Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox" to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user. I need to let the ".sqlite" file grow very large, even larger than the free space of the partition containing my home directory. Therefore, I need the following two points.

1. I would like to disable this 10% constraint. 2. I would like to place this ".sqlite" on an external USB drive (or USB stick) without moving the entire "~/.mozilla/firefox" directory to the external USB drive.

The path of this ".sqlite" contains an enigmatic alphanumeric string and hexadecimal digits, which differ from user to user and from machine to machine, and which may be inappropriate to be exposed to the public. So, I refrain from showing the exact path. Instead, I will describe the path.

The directory "~/.mozilla/firefox" contains a subdirectory whose name ends with ".default-release", which in turn has a subdirectory "storage/default", which still in turn has a subdirectory whose name starts with "moz-extension+++" followed by hexadecimal digits and hyphens (but not followed by "^userContextId"), which still in turn has a subdirectory "idb", which finally contains the file whose name ends with ".sqlite".

The following is a diagram to describe the path. Directories are separated by / as common on Unix-like systems unlike Windows. A sequence of three asterisks (***) indicates an omission of enigmatic string.


   ~/.mozilla/firefox/
     ***.default-release/
       storage/default/
         moz-extension+++***/  not followed by ^userContextId
           idb/
             ***.sqlite


Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of this ".sqlite" file to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user.

I replaced the "idb" directory with a symlink named "idb" which points at a directory (which is also named "idb") on an external USB drive. That is, I deleted the "idb" directory from the partition containing the "~/.mozilla/firefox" directory, and created a symlink named "idb" in the place of the old "idb" directory.

Then, I successfully let Firefox write data into the new ".sqlite" file on the external USB drive. However, Firefox continues to constrain the maximum size of this ".sqlite" file to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user. Even after the diversion by symlink, the basis of the constraint is still the partition containing the home directory of the user (instead of the external USB drive), of which 10% is the max size of the new ".sqlite" file residing on the external USB drive.

I like neither the 10% constraint itself nor the basis of constraint being the partition containing the home directory of the user.

How can the 10% constraint be disabled? I would like the only limitation for the size of the ".sqlite" file to be the free space of the external USB drive.


By the way, for those who want to know why I care about this ".sqlite" file, I will explain as follows. There is a certain download manager which is an addon or extension of Firefox. In its multithread mode, this download manager divides the desired file into several parts, and downloads all the parts simultaneously. In certain circumstances, the multithread mode is several times faster than the single-thread mode. This download manager downloads all the parts of a file into the ".sqlite" file first, and then assembles them into a final big file in the Downloads folder or whichever directory that the user specifies.

In my use case, 10% of the free space of the partition containing my home directory is too small to receive big files. I wish this download manager could download the multi-parts into an external USB drive in a manner that Firefox does not impose any constraint. However, this download manager cannot let the user specify where the multi-parts should be downloaded to. It downloads the multi-parts into only the ".sqlite" file and nowhere else; and Firefox imposes the 10% constraint on the ".sqlite" file. The user can specify the destination of only the final file assembled from the multi-parts.

Anyway, I need to disable the 10% constraint. But how?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by firm84auv 41 minutes ago

lost emails on Thunderbird

hello, I had an issue with Thunderbird. I set up my Thunderbird to download emails no older than 730 days. Now I have no emails on my email server. Can you please advise … (read more)

hello,

I had an issue with Thunderbird. I set up my Thunderbird to download emails no older than 730 days. Now I have no emails on my email server. Can you please advise how can I restore them back? Mail box supplier can not restore them. Is there any other place where emails are stored?

thanks in advance.

Asked by adam.pajak 51 minutes ago

Using Firefox on Windows 10 when I try to sign in on my desktop to www.sog.org.uk access is blocked saying it is not an encrypted site but I can access it with no trouble on my laptop where it is a secure site..

Can you explain why the desktop and laptop are different both using Firefox and how can I remove the problem on the desktop. … (read more)

Can you explain why the desktop and laptop are different both using Firefox and how can I remove the problem on the desktop.






Asked by aandm 1 hour ago

Recent bookmarks

I usually work with my bookmarks side bar open all the time. Until recently whenever I bookmarked a page it wourld show at the bottom of the 'other bookmarks' section. N… (read more)

I usually work with my bookmarks side bar open all the time. Until recently whenever I bookmarked a page it wourld show at the bottom of the 'other bookmarks' section. Now, I seem to have a 'recently bookmarked' section where everything goes. (Possibly I always had this section - just never used it!). If I move a newly arrived bookmark either to one of my saving folders or to or the 'other bookmarks' and then delete it from the 'recently bookmarked' section the bookmark in the folder is deleted as well. I'd like to go back to my simple life please..............

Asked by altwoodco 1 hour ago

does copy/paste from inside linux container to google calendar or email?

I'm exploring the potential problems working inside & outside Linux container on Chromebook. I realize that there are generous app options within Linux, but am conce… (read more)

I'm exploring the potential problems working inside & outside Linux container on Chromebook. I realize that there are generous app options within Linux, but am concerned that switching over to linux would complicate my life, working with my non-Linux collaborators.

Asked by poliakof 3 days ago

Last reply by poliakof 1 hour ago

Suddenly Cannot Send Emails from Account

I would much appreciate some assistance. Months ago, I purchased an email address based on a domain I have. I set it up on Thunderbird, where it has worked just fine, bot… (read more)

I would much appreciate some assistance.

Months ago, I purchased an email address based on a domain I have. I set it up on Thunderbird, where it has worked just fine, both sending and receiving, ever since . . . until recently

A week ago, I was attempting to send an email from that account when a "Send Message Error" popped up and the email was stopped in its tracks. I'll quote the exact language of the error message, but first it is vital to understand that nothing had changed in email settings or anything else, I had not suddenly sent an email to 10,000 people (or even to 20 people), and I had not sent an email to some odd place. Everything was the same, is the point, but this is what came up:

“Send Message Error

“Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: [email address] sender rejected. Please see https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/understanding-email-error-codes for more information AUP#Out-1010. Please verify that your email address is correct in your account settings and try again.”

I went to that site and found the code:

"1010 Code:

“This email account has been blocked from sending emails due to suspicious activity. Blocks will expire based on the nature of the activity. If you’re a Spectrum customer, change all of your Spectrum passwords to secure your account and then contact us.”

This resolved within a couple of hours, and I could again send email, but it happened again two days ago, and it has not resolved. It was the same situation: Nothing any different had occurred that might have been responsible for prompting such a thing.

Email sends fine from webmail but not from Thunderbird. Just to be sure, I called Spectrum tech support and, of course, was told that it was not their email address so call its originator. I checked with the outfit from where I have the domain and from which I purchased the address, which naturally said that it was not their deal because it sent fine from webmail, call the email client. So now I must seek help here.

So, the questions are: (1) What happened to produce supposedly "suspicious activity" and stop outgoing emails? (2) How do I fix it? (3) What needs to be done to prevent this from happening again?

This is Thunderbird 91.3.0 (32-bit). The computer is running Windows 10 Home, version 20H2, OS build 19042.1348

Thank you.

Asked by Arvidd 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Arvidd 1 hour ago

Shortcuts: sites you save OR visit – why can't I choose sites I save only?

This is a minor issue, but it's really annoying me. I like having certain pages pinned on the page that opens when I open a new tab; it's easier than always having to sea… (read more)

This is a minor issue, but it's really annoying me. I like having certain pages pinned on the page that opens when I open a new tab; it's easier than always having to search through my many bookmarks for pages I use every day. But I find it really annoying and unhelpful – and also embarrassing, if another person is there – that Firefox only allows me to do this if I also allow it to display sites I've visited. The two should be completely separate in my opinion, like on Chrome. I can delete individual sites, but they're just replaced with other, even less relevant ones. So now I have a blank, useless new tab page, instead of a helpful one that shows me the sites I need to get to, because I don't want to risk a coworker, friend, or family member randomly seeing whatever sites I may have visited once or twice months ago. (This doesn't have to be extreme (porn, etc) to be embarrassing; I don't necessarily want people to see that I've been shopping for jewelry or hair dye or whatever.) It's just unprofessional and unnecessary. Thanks for fielding my complaint.

Asked by peltafeldman 1 hour ago

Thunderbird hangs/freezes with 'Not Responding'

fwiw, TB user since 1.5.0.7 and I haven't experienced this sort of lock-up that never abates. Have been using TB to manage 8 disparate email addresses. Been offline for… (read more)

fwiw, TB user since 1.5.0.7 and I haven't experienced this sort of lock-up that never abates.

Have been using TB to manage 8 disparate email addresses. Been offline for a couple of weeks; ...Thunderbird\Profiles\mjqpd8v8.default\cache2\index file is dated 20-Nov-2021 10:30

Currently running TB 91.3.2 (64-bit) off C:\ drive Win 10 20H2 (build 19042.1348). McAfee VirusScan 24.5 (build 24.5.111 via CenturyLink Security by McAfee which does not allow excluding folders, just *.exe files)

So far, I've tried:

  • starting in safe mode [thunderbird -safe-mode]
  • starting in offline mode [thunderbird -offline]
  • uninstalling / reinstalling
  • excluding thunderbird.exe from anti-virus

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Who Is...More Fool? 8 hours ago

Last reply by Who Is...More Fool? 1 hour ago

Any reCAPTCHA crashes firefox tab

I have tried everything and cannot manage to load any webpage that prompts a reCAPTCHA. The tab immediately crashes. 1- I've tried several webpages. They all work well u… (read more)

I have tried everything and cannot manage to load any webpage that prompts a reCAPTCHA. The tab immediately crashes.

1- I've tried several webpages. They all work well until a reCAPTCHA pops up, the tab crashes and creates a dump file 2- I tried uninstalling Firefox, including erasing profiles and all Mozilla folders then reinstalling, and selecting refresh. It sill happens. No addons or extensions, and HW acceleration on and off 3- The problems goes away if I run Firefox on Troubleshooting Mode

Version is 94.0.2 (64 bit) running on Windows 10 21H1 on an i7 1165G7

Am I missing something? Is there a way to do a cleaner install?

Thanks for the help!

Asked by AMGLOK 1 hour ago

Add to home screen-all saved disappear

Hello, since last update, I having problem with my saves (add to home screen) because my saves disappeared, twice!!! Please could you please fix it. Thanks Petr Konecny … (read more)

Hello, since last update, I having problem with my saves (add to home screen) because my saves disappeared, twice!!! Please could you please fix it. Thanks Petr Konecny

Asked by Blue book 2 hours ago

reload all open tabs

Hello. I use Firefox Nightly on my Android phone. Is there a way (maybe with an add-on) to refresh all the open tabs (also the inactive ones) everytime I launch Firefox N… (read more)

Hello. I use Firefox Nightly on my Android phone. Is there a way (maybe with an add-on) to refresh all the open tabs (also the inactive ones) everytime I launch Firefox Nightly app? I've tried using Reload All Tabs extension but it doesn't seem to work... Thanks.

Asked by solquest3 2 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 hours ago