GAH! all tabs crashed.

Got up this morning and FF said all my tabs were crashed - GAH! Could not open ANY new tabs, not even a blank tab, without getting this message. Clicking on restore tabs … (read more)

Got up this morning and FF said all my tabs were crashed - GAH! Could not open ANY new tabs, not even a blank tab, without getting this message. Clicking on restore tabs did nothing. Closing & opening FF did nothing. Cleared startup cache & uninstalled ublock origin (the only extension I had) but that did nothing. Refresh firefox did nothing (except lose some of my preferences). Went to about:crashes and all it says is "No crash reports have been submitted." Every other suggestion I found online was beyond my comprehension. FF DOES work in troubleshooting mode only, but I lose some important functions in that mode. I've been using FF almost since it was born and have NEVER encountered a problem like this before. I hope someone can help!

Asked by cfcentaurea 2 months ago

Last reply by cfcentaurea 1 day ago

Hotmail stopped working

A while ago my long-time hotmail account stopped working on two computer with windows 10 and one with windows 11. Last night, I looked up an article that said I have to… (read more)

A while ago my long-time hotmail account stopped working on two computer with windows 10 and one with windows 11. Last night, I looked up an article that said I have to use Oauth2 instead of normal pw. I made that change on the windows 11 machine and a popup occurred that wanted the number from the google authenticator on my phone. I gave it that and it checks mail now just fine.

This morning I went to one of the Windows 10 machines and did exactly the same. I tried some different server names online and tried some, but after a while I started getting a little window that asked my email address and pw. I put my hotmail address in and got this message:

Microsoft Accounts or personal email addresses don’t work here. Make sure you enter your work or school account (e.g. user@contoso.com). If you want to reset a Microsoft Account password, click here.

Now this is the very same hotmail email that worked on windows 11 with the same server settings last night. It still works.

Now, on the windows 10 machine with those same settings, I get the blank extra window. The extra window appears, does not populate, and disappeared.

It is: https://login.microsoftonline.com/common/oauth2/v2.0/authorize?response_type=code&client_id=9e5f94bc-e8a4-4e73-b8be-63364c29d753&redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Flocalhost&scope=https%3A%2F%2Foutlook.office365.com%2FIMAP.AccessAsUser.All+https%3A%2F%2Foutlook.office365.com%2FPOP.AccessAsUser.All+https%3A%2F%2Foutlook.office365.com%2FSMTP.Send+offline_access&login_hint=redacted@hotmail.com

I had no opportunity to do what worked on the windows 11 machine just last night. I cannot check mail on hotmail on this windows 10 pc. I took all the updates available to Thunderbird and firefox. TB is 115.11.1

I'm stopped. Why would it work on one pc and not another? Oauth2 on the windows 11 asked for authenticator. On the windows 10 it never asks.

Asked by Steevo 1 week ago

Last reply by Steevo 3 days ago

Suddenly unable to connect to outgoing mail server

I've just started getting error messages that I need to enter my password to send emails. I've tried that but it still keeps saying unable to connect to the server. This … (read more)

I've just started getting error messages that I need to enter my password to send emails. I've tried that but it still keeps saying unable to connect to the server. This has been happening for about two days now. I've tried updating Thunderbird, restarting Thunderbird and restarting my PC. None of this has worked. I made no changes to my system, software or home network. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Dave

Asked by David Salerno 1 week ago

Last reply by David Salerno 2 days ago

cox to yahoo instructions

With the moving of Cox emails to Yahoo would it be feasible for Thunderbird to put an instruction list(with screenshots) of how to get all our TB email accounts from Cox … (read more)

With the moving of Cox emails to Yahoo would it be feasible for Thunderbird to put an instruction list(with screenshots) of how to get all our TB email accounts from Cox to TB? Do we have to delete all our TB email accounts and re-enter them into TB under the new Yahoo or can we just change the server settings on the existing Cox settings? If just changing server settings what are the settings for the new yahoo? All my accounts are IMAP so if instructions could be made, maybe one for IMAP and one for POP for those who use either. Thank you

Asked by OldBob2 2 months ago

Last reply by OldBob2 1 day ago

"Customer not provided" error leads to site lockout

I have a site where I have a valid login and password. I can login in Edge and FF Private Window, but in FF I get the attached message. Coninued tries gets me locked out … (read more)

I have a site where I have a valid login and password. I can login in Edge and FF Private Window, but in FF I get the attached message. Coninued tries gets me locked out for 24 hours.

I have whitelisted the site. Cleared caches and cookies, etc.

What does this mean and how can I fix it?

Thanks!

Asked by in4m8n 4 days ago

Last reply by in4m8n 3 days ago

window.close() is not working

SLES 15.5 QU2 in Mozilla Firefox 115.8.0esr was not supporting window.close() even i added user_pref("dom.allow_scripts_to_close_windows", true); in user.js and prefs.js… (read more)

SLES 15.5 QU2 in Mozilla Firefox 115.8.0esr was not supporting window.close() even i added user_pref("dom.allow_scripts_to_close_windows", true); in user.js and prefs.js

Asked by Venkataiah ch 4 days ago

Last reply by Venkataiah ch 3 days ago

Firefox crashes on opening

I have a Blackview Tab16 (10" screen), which I bought last year; it was running Firefox quite happily until a couple of months ago. Now when I click on the icon, I get a … (read more)

I have a Blackview Tab16 (10" screen), which I bought last year; it was running Firefox quite happily until a couple of months ago. Now when I click on the icon, I get a sort of 'welcome' screen (with some message about a search widget?) for a fraction of a second, then FF closes and I get an error message saying 'Sorry. Firefox had a problem and crashed.' The version of FF is 126.0. I was told to try clearing the cache, but there is nothing there to clear! The tablet is running Android 12 / DoKe OS V3.0.

I have an 8" Blackview tablet which - despite needing to be plugged in to run all the time! - opens & runs Firefox perfectly happily. It's my main browser on my MacBook as well, and will run on my iPhone.

Asked by vargo.b 3 weeks ago

Last reply by vargo.b 1 week ago

Mozilla Firefoz crashes multiple times after waking laptop from sleep

The behavior began with fifteen to twenty crash messages appearing. After which the browser would stop responding and be unable to reach out to the internet. Network con… (read more)

The behavior began with fifteen to twenty crash messages appearing. After which the browser would stop responding and be unable to reach out to the internet.

Network connectivity was confirmed as I was able to access my VPN and corporate teams.

I submitted as many crash reports as I could. Eventually the crash reporter ceased to function. The message is:

Firefox had a problem and crashed. Unfortunately, the crash reporter is unable to submit a report for this crash.

Details: expected value at line 1 column 1

Only a full reboot of the machine restored functionality but only temporarily. It returns after being put into sleep mode.

Running firefox in safe mode does not restore functionality. The behavior persists.

I am fully up to date according to firefox.

I am running a Lenovo Thinkpad Windows 11.

Asked by Candlejack 1 week ago

Last reply by Candlejack 9 hours ago

global-messages-db and non-local IMAP foders

Hi! What is the way to tell thunderbird to index IMAP folders in global-messages-db.sqlite which are not stored locally? And a more generally, how does this part work, … (read more)

Hi!

What is the way to tell thunderbird to index IMAP folders in global-messages-db.sqlite which are not stored locally?

And a more generally, how does this part work, message indexing and remote IMAP folders not stored locally? Here, after removing the database, thunderbird indexed only some very limited set of IMAP folders in the Gloda, but not all of the folders, despite all are checked for "Include in global search". Or maybe it didn't even index whole folders, - I can't say for sure.

Thanks,

/mjt

Asked by mjt 3 weeks ago

Last reply by mjt 4 days ago

Random Total Freezes

For a while now, I've been having recurring issues with Firefox desktop freezing and becoming totally unresponsive. If there's any pattern to what causes it, I haven't be… (read more)

For a while now, I've been having recurring issues with Firefox desktop freezing and becoming totally unresponsive. If there's any pattern to what causes it, I haven't been able to notice it; sometimes it happens as soon as I open the browser, sometimes it happens after several hours, sometimes it happens twice in ten minutes, sometimes it happens twice in a few hours (however, I can count the number of days it's happened less than twice in one day in the past few weeks on the fingers of one hand). When the browser freezes, it becomes totally unresponsive - it doesn't fade or display "Not Responding", and Task Manager shows nothing abnormal, but it doesn't accept any input at all, any video or other animated material that may have been displaying freezes, and it can only be "fixed" by force quitting from the task manager and reopening. This is exclusively a firefox issue; other programs open at the same time as the browser freezes are not affected.

The only real lead I have as to what could be going on is that sometimes, things don't freeze all at once, but in a cascading effect. For example, tabs, bookmarks, etc. might not highlight when moused over, but still accept the clicks, or selecting another tab might causes the address bar to display the URL of the selected tab, but the screen displayed in the window will not change. Once these cascading changes start, they generally progress to total freeze before I have a chance to do much with that information (only a few seconds), but it's unusual enough behavior to be worth noticing.

Things I've already tried that haven't fixed the issue:

  • Reducing the number of tabs used and otherwise reducing Firefox's system resource usage has not impacted the problem in any way.
  • Running in Troubleshoot Mode has not had a consistent effect on the problem (the most recent time I did, the browser ran stably for longer than I could stand to use the internet without my ad blocker, but this is only one data point in an already inconsistent spread; prior instances of the problem have occurred in Troubleshoot Mode)
  • Disabling hardware acceleration has not fixed the issue.
  • The issue has persisted through multiple refreshes and at least one full uninstall and clean reinstall.
  • The issue persisted after creating and switching to a new profile multiple times.
  • The issue persisted after renaming places.sqlite
  • The issue persisted after clearing cache and cookies multiple times.
  • The issue persisted after clearing downloads and history.
  • And very likely some other stuff that I'm forgetting, I've been trying to fix this on my own for a while now.

Asked by 8bitorne 3 days ago

Last reply by 8bitorne 1 day ago

Outgoing email blocked as spam

Thunderbird is blocking some outgoing mail. If I start with a file, right click, send to mail recipient; the message is blocked as spam with this diagnostic: Sending of … (read more)

Thunderbird is blocking some outgoing mail. If I start with a file, right click, send to mail recipient; the message is blocked as spam with this diagnostic: Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: Spam detected by content scanner. Message rejected (ID 6661B68A00783926). Please check the message and try again.

But, if I start with Thunderbird Write and attach the same file, there are no problems and the message is sent.

Asked by hrsweet3 5 days ago

Last reply by hrsweet3 4 days ago

Search defaults to UK. How undo? Using Duck Duck Go for search.

My default search engine is Duck Duck Go. I frequently use a VPN. I am usually in North America and want to search sites in North America. When I run a search by typ… (read more)

My default search engine is Duck Duck Go. I frequently use a VPN.

I am usually in North America and want to search sites in North America. When I run a search by typing a search term in Firefox, I get results beginning in UK, and I see that a blue toggle switch has been set to UK. (See image.)

This started 2-3 weeks ago.

How do I set things so that my searches begin in North America?

I have checked "about:config" preferences and do not see anywhere that UK is specified. I don't see a region preference setting, either.

Thank you.

Asked by ezameht 1 month ago

Last reply by ezameht 2 days ago

Unable to download/failed/cancelled downloads

I tried redownloading Firefox after I saw that i was unable to download any extenstions/add-ons. Anytime i try to download something from the firefox browser, the downl… (read more)

I tried redownloading Firefox after I saw that i was unable to download any extenstions/add-ons. Anytime i try to download something from the firefox browser, the download fails or gets cancelled. I never changed any settings, how can i fix this?

Asked by Qtip_69 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Qtip_69 1 day ago

Case 145005

Good afternoon, If necessary, I am available to add more information about this case (145005), in English or Portuguese. Best regards, Ana Patrícia Paquete Visual Des… (read more)

Good afternoon,

If necessary, I am available to add more information about this case (145005), in English or Portuguese.

Best regards,


Ana Patrícia Paquete Visual Designer

Asked by Ana Patrícia Paquete 1 month ago

Last reply by Ana Patrícia Paquete 2 days ago

Tab crash errors

I have just started to encounter Tab Crash errors in FireFox. FireFox usually loads with no problems and runs OK for several minutes, with several Tabs open; but then wi… (read more)

I have just started to encounter Tab Crash errors in FireFox. FireFox usually loads with no problems and runs OK for several minutes, with several Tabs open; but then will start to reprot Tab Crash errors when trying to open new or already open pages. I have tried following the steps on the online support: using latest versions of Firefox and Windows drivers; checked for spyware and malware; opened Firefox in Troubleshooting mode - the errors still occur, even in Troubleshooting mode.

I have one submitted crash report; ID bp-39f08be2-f4d8-486f-87d5-b69ef0240607

very grateful for any help or advice

Gareth

Asked by Gareth Roberts 1 week ago

Last reply by Gareth Roberts 6 days ago

Where and how is the setting(s) for always checking IMAP folders for new mail stored?

Hi, I'm trying to automate / batch set the "When getting messages for this account, always check this folder"-setting for a large number of folders so I'm trying to figu… (read more)

Hi,

I'm trying to automate / batch set the "When getting messages for this account, always check this folder"-setting for a large number of folders so I'm trying to figure how Thunderbird stores the setting(s) of which folders to always check for new mail.

Checking the `global-messages-db.sqlite` it seems like all folders that have the "always check folder"-setting have a `indexingPriority` value of 30 in the `folderLocations` table, but simply setting it to 30 for other folders does not enable the "always check folder"-setting so I guess that is set elsewhere. Where?

Also what other settings are set for the folder when enabling "When getting messages for this account, always check this folder" ?

Thanks in advance /frax

Asked by frax 1 week ago

Last reply by frax 3 days ago

Move the search trigger at the end of the suggestion list

The vast majority of the time, when I open a new tab, I want to go to a page I already visited. Unfortunately, I consistently have to press down arrow to get to what I'm … (read more)

The vast majority of the time, when I open a new tab, I want to go to a page I already visited. Unfortunately, I consistently have to press down arrow to get to what I'm looking for.

I already disabled any kind of search suggestion (settings screenshot attached), added the separate search field, but nothing I tried removed the "Search with DuckDuckGo" being the first suggestion. I pressed the down arrow so many times in my life because of this, I'm at a loss.

Am I missing something? Is there any way to get the history suggestions to be before ANY web search.

Asked by Laurent 1 day ago

Last reply by Laurent 1 day ago

Removing duplicates (30,000+ emails) systematically and **without** addons.

Using Thunderbird 115.11.0 (64-bit) on Manjaro (Linux - fully updated). Thunderbird is a great and fantastic email client and I will always appreciate Mozilla for its pri… (read more)

Using Thunderbird 115.11.0 (64-bit) on Manjaro (Linux - fully updated). Thunderbird is a great and fantastic email client and I will always appreciate Mozilla for its principals.

I'm using IMAP and I moved some messages from a Gmail account to another IMAP account and somewhere along the way, an additional 10,000+ emails have been duplicated (about one third).

How can I systematically remove duplicates without the use of an add-on? The reason I don't wish to use an add-on is because every add-on I've found requires the following permission Have full, unrestricted access to Thunderbird, and your computer. and that is absolutely terrifying.

Are there any remedies for (systematically) handling duplicates without handing over all the keys to the kingdom?

Asked by mozilla586 1 week ago

Last reply by mozilla586 4 days ago