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Firefox Update 124.0.1 has deleted all my Bookmarks and History - can I get them back?

My Firefox Browser on (Windows 11) updated on 23rd March 2024. Now my History and Bookmarks have been deleted (but not cookies for some reason). yes, it is my correct pro… (read more)

My Firefox Browser on (Windows 11) updated on 23rd March 2024. Now my History and Bookmarks have been deleted (but not cookies for some reason). yes, it is my correct profile as I checked the dates and also double checked it against a backup I made 2 weeks ago.

Have included an image of my 'more troubleshooting information' details - I'm sure this is supposed to have more data on the page?

If there is no way to recover my hisotry and bookmarks, I see there in my profile folder is a 'bookmarksbackup' folder which contains .jsonlz4 files, one of which was saved on the 21st March 2024. I know book marks are .json files, can anyone tell me how to turn a .jsonlz4 file to a .json?

[Oh, I pressed to add here my 'troubleshooting information' as directed by this forum page and it said it couldn't automatically do it, and when I pressed 'manual', it opened that over this page and so when I pressed 'back' it had naturally deleted this post so I've had to retype everything from memory, thanks so much Mozilla for that. How about a warning that this will happen?]

Asked by cetaceus1 3 weeks ago

Answered by cetaceus1 3 weeks ago

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Files downloaded in Firefox Private Browsing are deleted automatically after closing the browser

I am facing issue while downloading files in Firefox Private Browsing. Whenever I download my PDF files, as soon as I close the browser window, the files also get deleted… (read more)

I am facing issue while downloading files in Firefox Private Browsing. Whenever I download my PDF files, as soon as I close the browser window, the files also get deleted automatically. What should I do to rectify this issue.

Asked by kashishjaggi16 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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SBS On Demand Video Playback error

I have been watching SBS OnDemand successfully until today. I now receive a consistent Video Playback error on any video using Firefox Ver 124.0.1.  I do not have an Adbl… (read more)

I have been watching SBS OnDemand successfully until today. I now receive a consistent Video Playback error on any video using Firefox Ver 124.0.1.  I do not have an Adblocker installed. (Windows 11 Pro 23H2).  I do have AVG Internet Security installed.  I installed no apps. I turned off Enhanced Protection for sbs.com.au in Firefox but the problem persists. The problem does not occur on Chrome.

Asked by janene.l.pierce 3 weeks ago

Answered by janene.l.pierce 3 weeks ago

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Thunderbird 102.6.1 inbox message background/forground color impossible to read.

I've been plagued with incoming messages that use a foreground/background color combination too dark to read without forwarding the message and then applying white to the… (read more)

I've been plagued with incoming messages that use a foreground/background color combination too dark to read without forwarding the message and then applying white to the swept text. The uploaded image shows the progression of reading the message, sweeping the text in the message (still uncomfortably dark with low contrast), forwarding the message (still unreadable), then select the text and apply white as the text color. I've googled this problem to no avail as most hits are for color contrast in the inbox format for color.

One solution is to switch themes from "dark" or "system theme - auto" to "light" then Thunderbird switches to black text on a white background and the incoming message is readable.

Is there a setting I'm missing to automatically solve this without having to swap theme's to read a message then swap back to preferred dark mode?

Asked by smfabac 3 weeks ago

Answered by smfabac 3 weeks ago

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Thunderbird won't start up

I have been working fine with Thunderbird, but today it won't start up. It asks my master password, but then it doesn't show the screen with my email accounts / emails.. … (read more)

I have been working fine with Thunderbird, but today it won't start up. It asks my master password, but then it doesn't show the screen with my email accounts / emails.. In task manager I have two lines with Thunderbird, but no activity. I tried to re install (without uninstall as I don't want to lose my emails), but that didn't change anything. Not sure what I can do.

Asked by HW 3 weeks ago

Answered by HW 3 weeks ago

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Authentication failure while connecting to server imap.gmail.com.

I am getting the Mozilla Thunderbird Email wants to access your Google Account all the time while using TBM, I have removed the gmail account and the pop up does not show… (read more)

I am getting the Mozilla Thunderbird Email wants to access your Google Account all the time while using TBM, I have removed the gmail account and the pop up does not show, so I know it is for the email account just removed. I re-add the email address and enter the email address and password and let it find the config itself. Click Done, and get the Mozilla Thunderbird Email wants to access your Google Account again, then click Allow and get the Authentication failure while connecting to server imap.gmail.com. message in the bottom left of my desktop. How can i get gmail to work again please.

Asked by Jason Carroll 4 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 4 months ago

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Links that open in new tab show about:blank instead

Since the last update (123.4) I have this behavior in both iPadOS and iOS: when there's a link that opens in a new tab, most of the time the new tab will open an about:bl… (read more)

Since the last update (123.4) I have this behavior in both iPadOS and iOS: when there's a link that opens in a new tab, most of the time the new tab will open an about:blank page instead of the actual link.

I noticed this happens as I use the browser more: if I force close it and reopen it, the links will usually load OK for the first 1-4 sites, but after a period (or loading a "heavy" site la Facebook) I can reproduce the error 90% of the time.

Happens on iPad Air 3 and iPhone 13 mini.

Here's a screen recording of this behavior: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0289O_mRO-taFjm4tcOH3bAtQ

Asked by nirolf 1 month ago

Answered by pentagwmosu 2 weeks ago

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Graphical problems on Surface Pro X (arm64)

Using the arm64 version of Firefox on a Surface Pro X causes several graphical issues. These issues started either with a update of Firefox or drivers. This topic has al… (read more)

Using the arm64 version of Firefox on a Surface Pro X causes several graphical issues. These issues started either with a update of Firefox or drivers.

This topic has already been reported, please see here for more information and documentation: Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/182iojx/firefox_arm64_graphical_problems_on_surface_pro_x/ Mozilla Connect: https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/discussions/firefox-arm64-graphical-problems-on-surface-pro-x/m-p/52086

What can be done to report this issue and help it getting fixed?

Asked by Felix 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Google Sheets - Scrolling Issue

As of today, I am unable to scroll with my mouse in google sheets. The scroll bar on the right disappears and I'm taken to the bottom of the spreadsheet and can't scroll … (read more)

As of today, I am unable to scroll with my mouse in google sheets. The scroll bar on the right disappears and I'm taken to the bottom of the spreadsheet and can't scroll back up. I have to use CTRL+Home and then the arrow keys to go down the rows. This appears to be only on Firefox. I tried a different browser and it worked fine.

Asked by Maria Quetell 1 month ago

Answered by Sean Thomas 1 month ago

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Firefox manual update with Linux Ubuntu

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The worl… (read more)

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The world is telling me to upgrade my browser. 2. Mozilla tells me "Note: If you use your Linux distribution's packaged version of Firefox, you will need to wait for an updated package to be released to its package repository. This article only applies if you installed Firefox manually (without using your distribution's package manager)." 3. There will never be an updated package because LTS has ended. 4. IS THERE A WAY TO MANUALLY INSTALL A NEWER BROWSER LIKE FIREFOX 123?

Asked by Jim 1 month ago

Answered by Jim 1 month ago

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How to make google search on firefox look like google search on other browsers

I much prefer how google search looks on other browsers like opera and chrome (obviously), so I was wondering if there was a way to make it look like this on firefox. I h… (read more)

I much prefer how google search looks on other browsers like opera and chrome (obviously), so I was wondering if there was a way to make it look like this on firefox. I have attached two images, the first is from Firefox and the second is from opera.

Asked by jimmy582263 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Thunderbird is already running, but is not responding. To use Thunderbird, you must first close the existing Thunderbird process, restart your device, or use a different profile.

when clicking an email link this is shown "Thunderbird is already running, but is not responding. To use Thunderbird, you must first close the existing Thunderbird proce… (read more)

when clicking an email link this is shown

"Thunderbird is already running, but is not responding. To use Thunderbird, you must first close the existing Thunderbird process, restart your device, or use a different profile."

How do I make Thunderbird instead open a new email?

This is on Fedora

Asked by johannes 1 month ago

Answered by johannes 1 month ago

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Repeating "Welcome back" popup when starting Firefox

I have just upgraded to Firefox version 123. Now whenever I start Firefox on any of my profiles, it will immediately or almost immediately display a "Welcome back" popup … (read more)

I have just upgraded to Firefox version 123. Now whenever I start Firefox on any of my profiles, it will immediately or almost immediately display a "Welcome back" popup stating that "Here’s a quick reminder that you can keep your favorite indie browser just one click away." and provides a button to make the browser the default one. That's exceedingly annoying - I can understand that Firefox wants to notify my once in a while, but this happens at least once a day, probably more often than that. I looked over the source code and got that it is a "spotlight" feature, but I failed to find any settings that would turn it off. Any idea how can I disable this forever?

Asked by pepak 1 month ago

Answered by pepak 1 month ago

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"Manage bookmarks" always opens at "other bookmarks" (which is empty).

Hi, Folks. When I open "manage bookmarks" (Library), why does it always open at "other bookmarks"? This is at the very bottom of the alphabetical list (and empty) so I al… (read more)

Hi, Folks. When I open "manage bookmarks" (Library), why does it always open at "other bookmarks"? This is at the very bottom of the alphabetical list (and empty) so I always have to scroll back up to the top. I've got a lot of bookmarks, so this is extremely irritating. How do I change this? I've searched for an answer. The only likely solutions suggest removing the "other bookmarks" folder, but the description of how to do that doesn't work. Nowhere can I find a "remove other bookmarks" option. And the delete option is greyed out.

I don't necessarily need to hide or remove it, as long as I can get the bookmarks manager/Library to open at the top, ie. "Bookmarks Menu".

Cheers, Ian

Asked by IanStar 2 months ago

Answered by IanStar 2 months ago

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IE Tab extension...

There used to be an extension called "IE Tab". It allowed you to right click on the link, and open the site in a tab, using Internet Explorer, for sites that didn't work … (read more)

There used to be an extension called "IE Tab". It allowed you to right click on the link, and open the site in a tab, using Internet Explorer, for sites that didn't work properly in Firefox. I was wondering if anybody knows of any similar extension that would do the same for Edge? I can't open Twitter (X) using Firefox anymore, but I can open it using Edge. I don't like Edge (obviously), but I have no choice. Thanks in advance!!!

Asked by carlrgoodwin 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Default "From" address

When composing a new message (in other words, not replying to a message) I want them to always show the default email address, the one corresponding to the top account. … (read more)

When composing a new message (in other words, not replying to a message) I want them to always show the default email address, the one corresponding to the top account. The field "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" shows (Default), and ordinarily it works fine, but occasionally it will use one of the other email addresses. In reading your responses to other questions I've seen that the default address is only used when TB can't figure out which address to use. Is there some way I can tell TB to ALWAYS use the default address when composing a new message?

Asked by Tom Cluster 2 months ago

Answered by david 2 months ago

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Disable Norton Safe Search

I want to disable Norton Safe Search. I followed Inst. Menu, add ons, extension tab, clicked the 3 dots & then delete. Restarted my computer, but it's still there.… (read more)

I want to disable Norton Safe Search. I followed Inst. Menu, add ons, extension tab, clicked the 3 dots & then delete. Restarted my computer, but it's still there. I definitely need help.

Asked by joneseda 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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CAN NOT find the file path location of Firefox.exe application.

Hello, James here. I CAN NOT find the Firefox application file location. There is no option to show file path upon right click of the desktop icon and I can not locate i… (read more)

Hello,

James here. I CAN NOT find the Firefox application file location. There is no option to show file path upon right click of the desktop icon and I can not locate it in File Explorer. I have done an entire (C:) drive search and turned up nothing. C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox does not exist in my file system. I am at a loss here and it's driving me bonkers!

Asked by jbab52 2 months ago

Answered by Paul 2 months ago

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Google Search on Firefox not working

Google search no longer works on Firefox. Other browsers have no problems. Changing the default search engine on Firefox works (eg Bing), BUT. It can now find Google M… (read more)

Google search no longer works on Firefox. Other browsers have no problems. Changing the default search engine on Firefox works (eg Bing), BUT. It can now find Google Maps, but Google Maps cannot find a location, because it uses a Google search. I tried the fix in about:config, but it had no effect.

Asked by grahamppink 2 months ago

Answered by grahamppink 2 months ago

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K-9 Mail - IMPORT SETTINGS

I wish to try K-9 Mail on my Android - eventually I want Thunderbird. When I start K-9 it offers me "IMPORT SETTINGS" and then says CHOOSE FILE. What file(s) do I need … (read more)

I wish to try K-9 Mail on my Android - eventually I want Thunderbird. When I start K-9 it offers me "IMPORT SETTINGS" and then says CHOOSE FILE. What file(s) do I need to bring over from my Thunderbird profile to get 1. the address book(s) and 2. the email account data?

Asked by Andrew Hunt 2 months ago

Answered by Andrew Hunt 2 months ago