Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Solved

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 3 months ago

Answered by Jim 3 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Moving bookmarks

Firefox - Android I don't seem to have an option to move a bookmark into a new bookmark folder.There is supposed to be an option in the menu (after you click and hold th… (read more)

Firefox - Android I don't seem to have an option to move a bookmark into a new bookmark folder.There is supposed to be an option in the menu (after you click and hold the selected bookmark) but the menu only has 3 options - 'open in new tab  :. open in private tab. :. Delete. '. -. Am I missing something ? Can anyone help

Asked by mikeburnell 1 year ago

Answered by mikeburnell 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Locked
  • Archived

Gmail connection down

Thunderbird’s connection to one of my gmail accounts failed today. I removed the account and then tried to add it again to Thunderbird. When logging in using a Google g… (read more)

Thunderbird’s connection to one of my gmail accounts failed today.

I removed the account and then tried to add it again to Thunderbird.

When logging in using a Google generated App password, I receive the following message:

"400. That’s an error. The server cannot process the request because it is malformed. It should not be retried. That’s all we know."

OAuth2 is in place, and I’ve carried out all other recommended checks I can find on your website. My other Gmail accounts are working fine.

Please can you help? Many thanks.

Asked by liviniffley 9 months ago

Answered by liviniffley 9 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

ALL extensions appear to be corrupt.

I'm using freshly-downloaded Firefox version 102.2 on a brand new laptop (Windows 11 Pro version 21H2), and every single extension is showing a "Installation aborted beca… (read more)

I'm using freshly-downloaded Firefox version 102.2 on a brand new laptop (Windows 11 Pro version 21H2), and every single extension is showing a "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt" message when I try to install. I have tried checking for updates, quitting and reopening firefox, restarting my computer, refreshing firefox, uninstalling and reinstalling firefox, as well as any and all combinations of those. I've scoured these message boards and nothing is working for me. Please help!

Asked by Jupiter 1 year ago

Answered by Jupiter 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Thunderbird stops the Microsoft Windows key from working

I am running Thunderbird version 115.4.1 on the Windows 11 system. Having Thunderbird active (even in the background or minimised) stops the Windows key from working. H… (read more)

I am running Thunderbird version 115.4.1 on the Windows 11 system. Having Thunderbird active (even in the background or minimised) stops the Windows key from working. How can I get the Windows key to work normally without closing down and exiting Thunderbird?

Asked by JohnP 7 months ago

Answered by JohnP 7 months ago

  • Solved

Security risk - "Thunderbird detected a potential security threat"

I opened Thunderbird this morning and there were no issues. Closed it and just now reopened and I'm getting this message: Thunderbird detected a potential security thre… (read more)

I opened Thunderbird this morning and there were no issues. Closed it and just now reopened and I'm getting this message: Thunderbird detected a potential security threat and did not continue to live.thunderbird.net. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.

It downloaded 28 emails but will not let me see/access them.

Can anyone help? Thanks, Linda

Asked by sunapeedog 3 months ago

Answered by sunapeedog 2 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Browser improvements

I have noticed for awhile now that when I load my Firefox homepage its keeps taking longer, certainly longer than it used to take. Also, when I load a You-tube video it t… (read more)

I have noticed for awhile now that when I load my Firefox homepage its keeps taking longer, certainly longer than it used to take. Also, when I load a You-tube video it takes about a minute for things to work properly. The video and audio are erratic and skipping and simply disjointed for about the first minute, but then after that period of time the You-tube video runs OK, both audio and video. Something seems to be causing those problems recently that I didn't have previously. The problem seems to just keep getting worse also. I would appreciate any input and suggestions that may help the problem. Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 1 year ago

Answered by Infinity__ 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

How I can safely remove the “SaveFrom.net Helper” bookmark tab which has high jacked my Firefox Bookmarks.

Unfortunately, I downloaded “SaveFrom.net Helper” without reviewing it. Since downloading it I have been receiving a alerts from “McAfee WebAdvisor” about “dangerous pag… (read more)

Unfortunately, I downloaded “SaveFrom.net Helper” without reviewing it.

Since downloading it I have been receiving a alerts from “McAfee WebAdvisor” about “dangerous pages blocked”.

I was able to remove the “SaveFrom.net Helper” add on in Firefox, but am unable to remove the “Savefrom.net Helper” bookmark tab which has high jacked my normal Firefox Bookmarks.

I can no longer easily see my Firefox Bookmarks and have to keep opening the Firefox Application Menu, then select Bookmarks, then select Manage Bookmarks in order to see my bookmarks.

Can you please advise how I can safely remove the “SaveFrom.net Helper” bookmark tab which has high jacked my Firefox Bookmarks.

Asked by Philip47 2 years ago

Answered by Philip47 2 years ago

  • Solved

YouTube sidebar & comments broken

my firefox youtube is broken, every time i close firefox, and open youtube, the comments and the sidabar wont load, until i clear my cookies and login. so that fixes it, … (read more)

my firefox youtube is broken, every time i close firefox, and open youtube, the comments and the sidabar wont load, until i clear my cookies and login. so that fixes it, but its not permanent. if i close or restart firefox, id have to repeat this process again. and yes, ive disabled all my extentions and cleared cache. and updated firefox.

Asked by voidxdofficial 5 months ago

Answered by voidxdofficial 5 months ago

  • Solved
  • Locked
  • Archived

New tab "+" missing from tab bar with with 20 tabs or more

After the latest update (117.0 64-bit) I now do not see the '+' sign in the tab bar. I have 40 tabs open (please, no negativity - it's always worked for me), but if I cl… (read more)

After the latest update (117.0 64-bit) I now do not see the '+' sign in the tab bar. I have 40 tabs open (please, no negativity - it's always worked for me), but if I close all of the tabs it reappears. Re-open the original 42 tabs and it's gone again. Close them and it reappears, etc. Now for the fun bit: starting from scratch with a new window - the '+' is there, but open 20 more tabs and it goes.

Asked by trgz 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

I messed up Thuderbird, can't import old profiles etc

I desperately (sobbing here) need someone to hold my hand and walk me through this!!! I uninstalled the newest version (115) and installed the previous version (102) beca… (read more)

I desperately (sobbing here) need someone to hold my hand and walk me through this!!! I uninstalled the newest version (115) and installed the previous version (102) because of an outgoing mail problem. It gave me a warning that the newer version changed my profiles and it's not compatible so I downloaded the new version again. The import screen doesn't look anything like what it says in the help files. I don't have an option for importing from a previous version.

Please rescue me. I run a nonprofit and I have deadlines and meetings next week that I was supposed to make arrangements for and I've been dealing with this for almost a week.

Asked by flwildlife 7 months ago

Answered by flwildlife 7 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Disable threading as default for new folder

In a world where respondent's often draft messages about a new subject by lazily replying to messages on an old subject, does anyone find Threading helpful? Why is it now… (read more)

In a world where respondent's often draft messages about a new subject by lazily replying to messages on an old subject, does anyone find Threading helpful? Why is it now the default.

After View/Sort by/Unthreaded then propagating that by "apply current view to all folders." All folders do in fact sort by unthreaded. But if I create a new subfolder it defaults to sort by threaded. Please, is there anyway to entirely disable Threading?

Asked by trc2 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

  • Solved

The the United States USPS website does not work properly with Firefox!!

Support, The USPS website does not work properly with Firefox!! The Home page loads okay but there are multiple other issues with links not working. For instance all of … (read more)

Support,

The USPS website does not work properly with Firefox!! The Home page loads okay but there are multiple other issues with links not working. For instance all of the links under Quick Tools do not work except this one: https://www.usps.com/manage/po-boxes.htm. Other things don't work either.

Everything works fine that I tried with Google Chrome though! Please address soon.

Thanks

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 4 months ago

Answered by Wayne Carpenter 4 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

mail folder synchronization

My friend has been using Thunderbird for a long time. Recently I installed her new PC and restored her account profile using the profile folder on her old PC. So far so g… (read more)

My friend has been using Thunderbird for a long time. Recently I installed her new PC and restored her account profile using the profile folder on her old PC. So far so good. The problem is that her mails are not organized in folders on the mail server but she has a whole collection of folders in her Thunderbird mail client and is concerned about loosing her mails if the new PC (or the disk) would crash at some point. Of course she could just re-install Thunderbird after fixing the crash problem and sync with the mail server, but then the folder structure would be lost. First I considered using a back-up program to keep a back-up of her Thunderbird profile using cloud storage. My second thought (should have been my first thought...) is that she already has a back-up, namely the mail server. The ISP does a better job than any local back-up program to keep her mails safe. Only the missing folder structure remains a concern. So here is the question: if I change the setting to sync all folders with the mail server, what will happen: 1 - the folders in Thunderbird will disappear (only the folders, not the mails) because there are no folders on the mail server 2 - the folder structure from Thunderbird will be mirrorred on the ISP's mail server. Which one is it?

Asked by ghersschens 7 months ago

Answered by david 7 months ago

  • Solved

Persistent problem with Thunderbird not responding

For months I was experiencing the problem of "Thunderbird not responding" occasionally. It was a short duration issue (a few seconds to a minute). I reinstalled Thunder… (read more)

For months I was experiencing the problem of "Thunderbird not responding" occasionally. It was a short duration issue (a few seconds to a minute). I reinstalled Thunderbird several times without success. I read almost every comment available online about this problem and I tried many ideas and recommendations I found without success. Most recently the problem became so serious that it was not a nuisance any longer. It was nearly impossble to work waiting for minutes to open an email or to continue typing while preparing a message and being interrupted by the problem I am describing. I ran Thunderbird in safe mode and determined that none of the add-ons is causing the problem. I turned the firewall OFF and determined that firewall was not causing the problem. I then decided to run Thunderbird in Offline mode and found that the program works normally. Then while in Offline mode I decided to download more messages and the program asked me if I wanted to switch to the Online mode. I said yes. New emails were downloaded and without going back to the Offline mode I was able to work normally without any occurrence of the "Thunderbird not responding" problem. I have been using this workaround for several days now. I download a number of eamails. I try working in Online mode and I cannot do it. I switch to Offline and work fine. I switch back to Online mode and I don't see the problem any longer for the whole day. Do you have any idea as to the origin of my proble? I am running Thunderbird 115.10.2 64 bit on Windows 11. I had the problem originally using Lenovo T490s and more recenlt Lenovo X1 Yoga

Asked by savvides48 1 month ago

Answered by savvides48 1 month ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Bold thread subject in table view stopped working in latest update 115.13.1

In the past, I had followed this post and created the userChrome.css file so that when I have my emails shown in Table View, if one email within a thread is unread, the w… (read more)

In the past, I had followed this post and created the userChrome.css file so that when I have my emails shown in Table View, if one email within a thread is unread, the whole thread is collapsed, but the subject line remains in bold.

With this latest Thunderbird update to version 115.13.1 I have lost the functionality; now the subject line of the collapsed thread shows as underlined. How can I go back to my preferred bold view?

Thanks

Asked by DonDowner 8 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

top toolbar

Yesterday I tried the 115 (Supernova) and I was disappointed because of the toolbar on top of the TB window: I think that you should let the user choose where put any too… (read more)

Yesterday I tried the 115 (Supernova) and I was disappointed because of the toolbar on top of the TB window: I think that you should let the user choose where put any toolbar, and I didn't find the way to move in its "classical" place (not at top but below the menu). There is a way to do it? And if not, please consider to give it as soon as possible.

Asked by pc linux casa 9 months ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 9 months ago

  • Solved

App Permissions: "download files without notification"

Hi everyone. I hope you're doing well. So, I've been thinking about downloading the Firefox browser for Android but I am worried. I saw this among the app permissions o… (read more)

Hi everyone. I hope you're doing well.

So, I've been thinking about downloading the Firefox browser for Android but I am worried.

I saw this among the app permissions on Google Play Store: "download files without notification". And I am worried.

And I need to know:

- What files does Firefox download without notification?

- Why does Firefox download files without notification?

- When does Firefox download files without notification?

- Why and how should I trust an app to the have the ability to download anything it desires at anytime it desires without my knowledge or my choice to accept or decline?

Could you please help me and tell how this app is safe?

Thanks. Have a good day!

Asked by 🌞 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

No option to Uncheck Underline Links

Just updated to the latest firefox version 119, and noticed that the url links are now all underlined again. Checked the support page that says it can be undone in settin… (read more)

Just updated to the latest firefox version 119, and noticed that the url links are now all underlined again. Checked the support page that says it can be undone in settings, but when I opened up to the said setting page, there's no option to uncheck underline links. Where else can underline links be disabled?

Asked by kkhoon77 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago