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Can Firefox be configured to open most-recenlty-active Firefox window when you click a link in another application? Am using multiple profiles.

I think this is really a feature request, but I didn't see a forum for that. I used to use firefox almost exclusively, but switched to chrome when I started freelancing… (read more)

I think this is really a feature request, but I didn't see a forum for that. I used to use firefox almost exclusively, but switched to chrome when I started freelancing for a couple of different companies -- the identities feature of chrome really helps me keep my sanity by having a unique identity for each company. However, an issue has recently developed with chrome that made me switch back to firefox. The profiles feature in firefox seems to have gotten a lot better since I made the first switch, and I'm pretty happy with how it works ... with one exception:

With firefox, clicking on a link in a different application always opens in the default profile. With Chrome, it would always open in the browser window that was most recently active. This is a very intuitive behavior, as whatever I am doing in the other application (e.g. thunderbird, evernote, skype) is almost always related to whichever browser window I had opened last.

Any chance of this getting implemented? Or maybe there's already a way to do this? I found the following related topics, but neither helped with this question:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/981608?esab=a&as=aaq https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/983341?esab=a&as=aaq

Asked by violetmoz 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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All addons disabled for being unsupported

Suddenly while browsing, I got a bar notification saying that some of my addons had been disabled because they were unsupported. Clicking the button took me to a page tha… (read more)

Suddenly while browsing, I got a bar notification saying that some of my addons had been disabled because they were unsupported. Clicking the button took me to a page that showed no addons, but linked to a page for Legacy Addons in which I found 25 of my addons (That's literally all but 2) have been marked as "not verified for use in Firefox" and disabled, despite literally all of them working mere seconds again and a large majority of them being obtained directly from Mozilla's official addon website! Firefox didn't even receive an update or anything, they just all randomly got flagged out of nowhere for no reason. Why are all of my addons suddenly marked as unverified and disabled, and how can I enable them all again?

(The uploaded image doesn't seem to be showing in the support thread, so here's a direct link https://puu.sh/Dnxlm/b471b782d7.PNG )

Asked by EasternSanarise 1 year ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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Thunderbird V78 problem in MacOS Big Sur

Dear Thunderbird and all: When will have Version of Thunderbird fit for MacOS Big Sur? Now, use Version 78.4.3 is big problem in MacOS big sur, that start Thunderbird w… (read more)

Dear Thunderbird and all: When will have Version of Thunderbird fit for MacOS Big Sur? Now, use Version 78.4.3 is big problem in MacOS big sur, that start Thunderbird would be waiting loooooooooog time, when thunderbird show all emails, then scrolling is lag(delay) without , dear all, do you know how resolved this problem? I had try uninstall, reinstall, I had try everything what I can do. Thanks, if you have same problem with best solution to solve problem, please ,please let me know. I am really appreciate . thank you for your urgent reply.

Best Regards! Michael.

Asked by Michael.O 1 month ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 5 days ago

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How to get tabs under adressbar, if setting "browser.tabs.onTop" to "false" does not work?

I know that firefox once put the tabs on top, but I had that fixed with setting in "about:config" the value for "browser.tabs.onTop" to "false". Now, after upgrading Fire… (read more)

I know that firefox once put the tabs on top, but I had that fixed with setting in "about:config" the value for "browser.tabs.onTop" to "false". Now, after upgrading Firefox to v.29 this entry is still set to the false value, however, I can't get the tabs below the adressbar (which is super annoying). Any ideas how to resolve this?

Asked by freibadschwimmer 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Revert back to older version

Sorry guys, i am disgusted with this upgrade. 29 does not seem like a good ui update at all. The menu bar looks really bad and so does the tab. Furthermore this does not … (read more)

Sorry guys, i am disgusted with this upgrade. 29 does not seem like a good ui update at all. The menu bar looks really bad and so does the tab. Furthermore this does not solve my other tab issue i have either in another question i have asked.

How can i revert back to my last version with all my tabs/windows/history restored? I will do a system restore if i have to and then cancel all automatic updates. I honestly dont care if it gives me a bigger security risk.

Asked by MajorFoley 6 years ago

Answered by Moses 6 years ago

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38.2 hangs frequently using Windows 10. SOLVED in version 38.3.0 (likely bug 1196662)

38.2 frequently (daily) hangs. The only button that works is the X to close the app. I have to restart it each time it hangs. I've restarted in safe mode and disabled al… (read more)

38.2 frequently (daily) hangs. The only button that works is the X to close the app. I have to restart it each time it hangs. I've restarted in safe mode and disabled all add ons. Still hangs

Asked by jfiegel 5 years ago

Answered by christ1 5 years ago

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Videos playing only with sound after update to 49.0.2

After Firefox update to 49.0.2 i have problems with videos on sites like: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/07m87l/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-donald-trump-hints-at-a-not… (read more)

After Firefox update to 49.0.2 i have problems with videos on sites like: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/07m87l/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-donald-trump-hints-at-a-not-so-peaceful-transfer-of-power or http://time.com/4514971/iphone-7-worlds-tallest-building/

There is only sound, no picture, just grey/black background. Downgrading to 48.0.2 helped, but on this version Netflix videos aren't working.

Asked by sparrhawk 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How do I stop Firefox Update from Popping-Up?

I wish to stop the new pop-up update notification message built into Firefox 69.0.#. A pop-up message is not necessary, irritating and tiresome. Why is there no option av… (read more)

I wish to stop the new pop-up update notification message built into Firefox 69.0.#.

A pop-up message is not necessary, irritating and tiresome.

Why is there no option available to turn it off?

Asked by blebadef 1 year ago

Last reply by Matthias 10 months ago

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Reinstalled TBird 68 and unable to reactivate (win10)

Due to a System Crash at the end of October, I had to reinstall TBird 68.3 on Windows 10 (64 Bits). Since Nothing could be fixed, I upgraded TBird to V.84.0b3(64 Bits), h… (read more)

Due to a System Crash at the end of October, I had to reinstall TBird 68.3 on Windows 10 (64 Bits). Since Nothing could be fixed, I upgraded TBird to V.84.0b3(64 Bits), hoping it would work better...

All my email Folders and their content reloaded themselves without any problem. However, my Contacts Folder remains empty and I have also been unable to find the correct Filters to receive any emails that have been sent to me since this Crash!

I am now desperate for help, so please don't hesitate to email me to "carl.bongaerts254@gmail.com" and please send a CC to my TBird email "info@tissim.com", just in case I find a solution in the near future!!! Thank you very, very much! Carl

Asked by carl.bongaerts254 1 month ago

Answered by Matt 2 weeks ago

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All Thunderbird versions in 45 series repeatedly crash under Windows 10 especially on the delete function (comast account)

After recently upgrading to Windows 10, Thunderbird frequently crashes especially upon deletions but also on other functions like move to other folders. I've had the sam… (read more)

After recently upgrading to Windows 10, Thunderbird frequently crashes especially upon deletions but also on other functions like move to other folders. I've had the same crashing problem with all of the Thunderbird versions in the 45 series. While I hope Mozilla will be able to release an update that will fix this crashing problem. In the meantime, I hope you can recommend an earlier Thunderbird version that I can download and install that will not keep crashing under Windows 10.

Asked by Mort Ganeles 4 years ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 4 years ago

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Font appears messed up only on Mozilla, only on one PC

Hello! So, I was working on a new blog on which I'm using the Rubik font from Google fonts. Everything was fine for several days, but today, after working for some time o… (read more)

Hello!

So, I was working on a new blog on which I'm using the Rubik font from Google fonts.

Everything was fine for several days, but today, after working for some time on it, the font just got messed up randomly (see attached image).

I added the font on a different, testing site and it shows messed up there as well, so it's not something website related.

Now, the shocking part is that it gets messed up only on Mozilla and only on the Mozilla browser that's on my Desktop PC.

I asked a friend to check it out and I also checked it out on my laptop, and the font is fine on other Mozilla browsers, as well as other browsers.

Other fonts from other websites are fine as well.

What troubleshooting I performed:

- Checked the font with Inspect Element, as it's shown here: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Page_Inspector/How_to/Edit_fonts and the font is set up correctly;

- Deleted the whole history since the beginning of time (cookies, cache, everything);

- Closed and opened Firefox again;

- Opened Mozilla in Safe Mode (hardware acceleration is disabled by default in safe mode);

- Restarted my PC;

- Uninstalled Mozilla as it shows here - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/uninstall-firefox-from-your-computer. Deleted the profile folder and everything.

- Installed a fresh copy again with no add-ons, no nothing.

Nothing worked. That font is still messed up on Mozilla, on this PC.

It doesn't make any sense, especially since it went nuts randomly without a particular reason.

Does anyone have an idea of what could be the problem and how to fix it?

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!

Asked by Radu_B 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Size of Thunderbird (text, mail, icons...) has become extremely small.

Today I migrated from an older mac to a brand new one (Mojave 10.14). When I opened Thunderbird (60.8, latest update checked), the display (fonts, icons, mails... everyt… (read more)

Today I migrated from an older mac to a brand new one (Mojave 10.14). When I opened Thunderbird (60.8, latest update checked), the display (fonts, icons, mails... everything) had become so small it was almost impossible to read.

Zoom in/out didn't change a thing. The tiny size remained tiny.

Zooming in only worked on the add-on/plug-in page but not on the mails or on the display itself.

The "zoom" add-on won't work on mac. It was disabled many years ago.

Asked by paret.buzenol 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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Recent Update from Thunderbird Ver 68 to 78.

Hi: I've just by mistake downloaded the Thunderbird Update from Ver 68 to 78 and I want to go back to the Version 68 - could you provide me with the details how to do it,… (read more)

Hi: I've just by mistake downloaded the Thunderbird Update from Ver 68 to 78 and I want to go back to the Version 68 - could you provide me with the details how to do it, please? Your earlier advice would be greatly appreciated ...! Many thanks. Tony H.

Asked by thorsak 4 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 months ago

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Why am I having to restart Nightly nearly everyday for small update versions? It's a bit frustrating.

I open up Mozilla to my saved tabs and a box pops up stating Nightly needs to restart to update. I usually have my pc on "sleep" but wonder if I can just do one big updat… (read more)

I open up Mozilla to my saved tabs and a box pops up stating Nightly needs to restart to update. I usually have my pc on "sleep" but wonder if I can just do one big update and get it over with?

Asked by jamibj 5 years ago

Answered by James 5 years ago

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Thunderbird will not open! SOLVED had to clear cache, and other files. And disable addons

Using windows 10. Thunderbird and Firefox both operating fine. Allowed a Windows update and neither would open. Both gave a message to close since another instance was cu… (read more)

Using windows 10. Thunderbird and Firefox both operating fine. Allowed a Windows update and neither would open. Both gave a message to close since another instance was currently running. Clearing error message made no difference nor would restart of OS. Restoring system to point when they did open made no difference. Corrected problem with Firefox by changing profile. Thunderbird still showing error message. Windows auto update happened and then Thunderbird no longer showed any sign of opening although Firefox continued to work fine. Installing Thunderbird Beta update made no difference. Uninstalled Thunderbird and reinstalled with no progress. Cleaned registry and ran anti malware utility without any positive results. Have tried Thunderbird P and other suggestions. Nothing helps!

Asked by techie43 4 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 4 years ago

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I can't access a (poor) site, Ff states: Warning: Unresponsive script and so on... I guess I have to overstep Adobe Flash Player. Can you help?

Hello Techies, First meet my system... Linux 32bits (Lubuntu), provided with: Lightspark, an SWF player, and all what Linux comes with. Firefox ESR 52.4.0 (very old machi… (read more)

Hello Techies, First meet my system... Linux 32bits (Lubuntu), provided with: Lightspark, an SWF player, and all what Linux comes with.

Firefox ESR 52.4.0 (very old machine, its CPU doesn't have the SSE2 extension) provided with: HTTPS Everywhere, Ubuntu Modifications, YesScript OpenH264 Video Codec, Shockwave Flash, Widevine content Decryption module

I try to connect to a site, a radio station one, and Ff tells me a web page is slowing down the load process. Wait? Stop? Waiting is useless because the page never loads. Stopping leads to the site (simple http, without "s") but many parts of it do not respond. In other parts of the site Adobe Flash Player is mandatory to access the content. As you can imagine my system is not provided with Adobe and I guess this is why Ff warns me and can't access the site. I'm not installing Adobe, I don't even know if it is possible, and safe! How can I fix this? To me I should overstep Adobe, installing to the system something similar that the site can "like". Any suggestion? If you need it I can give the exact URL of the site. Many thanks for your educated answer!

Asked by Alberto67 3 years ago

Answered by James 3 years ago

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Using Thunderbird 68.2 I get repeated login requests to use Google accounts

Occasionally with Thunderbird updates I'll need to reenter my Google account credentials to allow Thunderbird to access my Google email and calendar accounts (usually I n… (read more)

Occasionally with Thunderbird updates I'll need to reenter my Google account credentials to allow Thunderbird to access my Google email and calendar accounts (usually I need to do this for email and calendar separately). With the latest version (68.2) I had to remove the old Lightning and Provider for Google Calendar extensions and reinstalled them. Now each time I start Thunderbird I repeatedly get prompted to enter my Google credentials. I logged into my Google account and removed the previous permissions for Thunderbird and Provider for Google Calendar to access the account, but it does not appear to be reestablishing the authorization.

Asked by m23p46 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Application Blocked By Security Settings

I am unable to access my GlobeInvestor Streaming Quotes (http://finserv.globeinvestor.com/fcclient8/mainframe.htm) via GlobeInvestorGold.com. When I click on the "Tracker… (read more)

I am unable to access my GlobeInvestor Streaming Quotes (http://finserv.globeinvestor.com/fcclient8/mainframe.htm) via GlobeInvestorGold.com. When I click on the "Tracker" link on the GlobeInvestor Gold website to access my streaming quotes, I get a pop up with an error stating:

Name: fccapp Location: http://finserv.globeinvestor.com Your security settings have blocked an untrusted application from running.

I have restarted Firefox numerous times. I have reset Firefox. I have re-installed Java a few times and I have also updated all plugins. I am running Firefox on my MacBook Pro. If you could provide any assistance, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much in advance.

Asked by KarenToronto 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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how to block Firefox from playing mp3 and allow me to save the file

I have upgraded to Firefox v28. I want to save a mp3 file for playing later like previous versions of Firefox. When I click the file it starts playing and does not give m… (read more)

I have upgraded to Firefox v28. I want to save a mp3 file for playing later like previous versions of Firefox. When I click the file it starts playing and does not give me the option to save the file. In Options the 'application' settings for file type MP3 is set to 'save file'. The quicktime plugin is disabled. The media.windows-media-foundation.enabled is set to false in about:config How can I restore Firefox behavior to be like the old versions Thanks

Asked by DenJ 6 years ago

Answered by DenJ 6 years ago