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Number of fields in thunderbird contact are inadequate....how do i get more? And ability to rename fields.

linux 21.2, tb 115.5, under new contact i am not allowed to copy and paste what you show, but i need so much more than you offer---I need company, title, and several othe… (read more)

linux 21.2, tb 115.5, under new contact i am not allowed to copy and paste what you show, but i need so much more than you offer---I need company, title, and several other fields that pertain to my business for that contact.....got a video address you could send me? I have far more fields in outlook than tb offers me...


If i could copy and paste i would---tb does not allow it on their own pages

Asked by Bullish Bob Bagley 3 months ago

Last reply by Matt 1 month ago

Domain Guessing

With the latest update domain guessing is no longer working. I like just typing the name of the website and having Firefox add the prefix (https) and suffix (.com, org, e… (read more)

With the latest update domain guessing is no longer working. I like just typing the name of the website and having Firefox add the prefix (https) and suffix (.com, org, etc. so I can move aorund the web just a little faster. The setting I used to turn it on is no longer in the about:config menu. Is there a way to get this back? For example, I was able to type in Amazon and the amazon.com website would automatically open in the tab. Now I get this

Asked by Gentle Jag 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

DRM and Widevine Content Decryption Module

I recently refreshed Firefox and now I am having trouble streaming some news channels from my TV provider. The message I get is "FIREFOX IS INSTALLING COMPONENTS NEEDED … (read more)

I recently refreshed Firefox and now I am having trouble streaming some news channels from my TV provider. The message I get is "FIREFOX IS INSTALLING COMPONENTS NEEDED TO PLAY THE AUDIO OR VIDEO ON THIS PAGE. PLEASE TRY AGAIN LATER."

I went to my Settings under DRM and found some articles on how to watch DRM content. I dug a little deeper and went to Manage Your Plugins and noticed two Enabled Plugins - OpenH264 Video Codec and Widevine Content Decryption Module provide by Google.

Under the Widevine plugin, there is a message highighted in yellow that reads - Widevine Content Decryption Module will be installed shortly.

It's been like this for 2 days and I don't know what to do next.

Asked by ravioli18 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Disable search in adressbar

I want to use the search field for search and the adressbar to enter adresses. Unfortunately it doesn't let me enter adresses, they all get routed to a search provide (go… (read more)

I want to use the search field for search and the adressbar to enter adresses. Unfortunately it doesn't let me enter adresses, they all get routed to a search provide (google) and I can't acees my router

How can I dsable the search in the adressbar?

Setting browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar (are you kidding me?) to flase does not help

Asked by joe80 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

MESSAGE LIST PANE STILL ON 10 LINES?

Unbelievable - ANOTHER update and FIVE MONTHS ON and we still have this total nonsense of not being able to reduce the Message List Pane to less than ten messages. As a r… (read more)

Unbelievable - ANOTHER update and FIVE MONTHS ON and we still have this total nonsense of not being able to reduce the Message List Pane to less than ten messages. As a result, the message you are trying to view is sqeezed into less than half your screen, if there are pictures in the message it's totally useless - you can't see them properly.

Two months ago, somebody posted that they had a solution - then, NOTHING several 'updates' on.

I've been in touch directly with Wayne Mery, and he said the 'solution' had thrown up another problem. How can that be? You always used to be able to reduce the list to two or three lines. Why not just put the code back as it was?

Am I missing something? Is this some sort of conspiracy to force us to use the vertical format? I don't like the vertical look - I want horizontal!!

Loads of people have complained about this . . . .

Asked by rwadallas 1 month ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 3 weeks ago

Thunderbird Contact Categories

'''When are you going to add Categories to Contacts? ''' It is the only feature holding me back. I use outlook for Windows and I am able to sort my contacts by categorie… (read more)

'''When are you going to add Categories to Contacts? '''

It is the only feature holding me back. I use outlook for Windows and I am able to sort my contacts by categories. In addition, I use a syncing software called Companion Link/Deja Office which syncs those contacts with those categories on either my iPhone or Android. This allows me to focus on targeting specific people for either personal or business use. Your software has that feature for calendar items. Why not integrate that same feature for the contacts which has a higher degree of importance. I see that a multitude of people have asked for quite some time already even offering to donate money if implemented.

Thanks so much :-)

Asked by Me 5 months ago

Last reply by sfhowes 4 months ago

Sound alert when new email arrives

Since yesterday when Thunderbird updated, I either get an alert sound for new email all of the time (even when Thunderbird is closed and I don't want to be alerted) or no… (read more)

Since yesterday when Thunderbird updated, I either get an alert sound for new email all of the time (even when Thunderbird is closed and I don't want to be alerted) or none of the time, if I turn the sound off (meaning even when I have Thunderbird open, I get no sound alerting me of new email). How do I set it so that when the program is open, the alert sound works, but when the program is closed, the alert sound does not interrupt my other activities (like work video calls)? Thanks for any help with this.

Asked by bpc22 5 months ago

Last reply by ilmostro1 3 months ago

Thunderbird sorting - how to by Sender & then Subject?

I want to purge many years of "your package is on the way" spam. I don't know how to sort on two factors - first sender (amazon) and then the wording of the Subject. I wa… (read more)

I want to purge many years of "your package is on the way" spam. I don't know how to sort on two factors - first sender (amazon) and then the wording of the Subject. I want to keep the order confirmation and delivery confirmations.

Using TB 60.9.1, so if it becomes easy in a later rev let me know; I'd like to reduce the size of my files before upgrading to reduce the chance of glitches, but it if becomes simple...

Why do they spam you every few hours... Well, psychologically it keeps you thinking of that seller and supposedly likelier to buy something sooner...

Asked by FireFoxSucks 1 month ago

Last reply by Googlethunderbird 1 month ago

Thunderbird How to restore the old "Get new messages" and "Write" buttons instead of the new cloud symbol and New message buttons which really aren't explanatory or helpful

My newly updated Thunderbird has had the "Get new messages" and "Write" buttons replaced with a cloud symbol and a "New message" button. These are not as intuitive as the… (read more)

My newly updated Thunderbird has had the "Get new messages" and "Write" buttons replaced with a cloud symbol and a "New message" button. These are not as intuitive as the old ones and in the case of "New message" seemed more likely to be the new "Get new messages" button - but it isn't. Is there a way to restore the old buttons which were clear in their meaning, or at least to customise the new buttons with their old function text? I've tried playing around with the customising button options but apart from being able to add a Get messages button to the very top bar (where I would never think to look for functions other than to minimise or close the window) I cant see how to replace the new and confusing buttons or add some helpful text to the cloud symbol button. Thanks

Asked by jacksonew 5 months ago

Last reply by Agent virtuel 3 months ago

Accessibility: How to enlarge left and center columns so they're readable on a small screen?

Hello, I do most of my work on a 13" laptop, and I've recently installed Thunderbird to replace Windows Mail before it goes away. One of the things I loved about Mail is… (read more)

Hello,

I do most of my work on a 13" laptop, and I've recently installed Thunderbird to replace Windows Mail before it goes away. One of the things I loved about Mail is that it's very easy to read. Each column is scalable, and the text is well-prioritized and large enough to clearly see the sender's name and read the subject line. In Thunderbird, there's so much on my screen--all at about the same size and color--that I'm having trouble parsing the information, especially when trying to refer back to messages marked as read.

I know I can scale columns to adjust the width, but that doesn't increase the text size. I don't need or want to see 11 messages at once; there's simply too much information in each little box, all displayed at the same priority level, that it creates a wall of text that feels overwhelming, especially when I'm flipping between multiple client projects throughout the day. (Also, a side note: I have text set to 16pt, but it's displaying at 6 or 7, tops.)

My questions are these:

1. How do I enlarge the contents of the left and center columns so I can read them more easily on a small screen? I don't need to see 11 messages at once. Three or four is fine.

2. How do I flip the priority so the sender is bold and the subject is smaller or a lighter grey? I freelance for multiple clients, so it's more important for me to know who a message is from than what it's about (knowing the former usually answers the latter).

3. Is there a way to make the date and time smaller and lighter, especially for read messages? These are fourth-level priority items, but they're depicted on my screen with the same priority as everything else in every box in every column on my entire screen.

4. How do I stop Thunderbird from downloading every message I've ever received without disappearing them into a secret archive? It's downloading messages from 2018 that I'd like to keep on my mail server and see at a glance when logged directly into that service, but not see in my daily Thunderbird inbox.

5. How do I make Thunderbird show me ALL received messages in a thread when I select the drop down arrow from the center column? Right now, I have a thread with 6 messages from 3 people, but the 4 most recent messages (the ones I need) are only visible if I scroll down to the bottom of the right-hand pane. I'm sure there's a reason for hiding the 4 most recent messages, but that's too much guesswork for me. If Thunderbird can only display 3 messages in a thread, then how do I set it so that it shows the 3 most recent, not the 3 oldest?

I know this is a long message, and I apologize for that, but I've searched for answers before coming here and couldn't find what I needed.

Thanks in advance for the help!

Asked by user398 3 days ago

Last reply by Matt 9 hours ago

Extensions/Toolbar

After the 119.0 Update, the Extension Button and Panel does not allow for access directly from the toolbar--the downloaded extensions (like AdBlock, Clock) are not able t… (read more)

After the 119.0 Update, the Extension Button and Panel does not allow for access directly from the toolbar--the downloaded extensions (like AdBlock, Clock) are not able to be placed on the Toolbar per the Puzzle Icon to Pin to Toolbar

Asked by jcrobles 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

website specific configs

Is there some way to enable and disable specific config settings , on a per-site basis? For example, let's say I want to disable right-click hijacking (dom.event.context… (read more)

Is there some way to enable and disable specific config settings , on a per-site basis?

For example, let's say I want to disable right-click hijacking (dom.event.contextmenu.enabled) on turtlesaregreat.com, but use the default settings everywhere else.

The Page Info > Permissions panel has some, but not all the ones I want. Is this somehow built into Firefox, or maybe there's an extension?

Thanks.

FF120 on Sonoma

Asked by MountainManJoe 4 months ago

Last reply by IMHASZ 3 months ago

Thunderbird 115 UI fix FAQ

Thunderbird 115's default UI is horrible in many ways. It would be extremely useful if the methods required to return it to how it was were assembled in one place, not ju… (read more)

Thunderbird 115's default UI is horrible in many ways. It would be extremely useful if the methods required to return it to how it was were assembled in one place, not just in dozens of individual questions.

What I want is a comprehensive list in one place. (If this new release had been done properly, there would be options to turn all these bad changes off and definitely no CSS should be required, but I gather it will be.) For a start:

  • how to get the title bar back
  • how to get rid of the ugly grey blobs behind the message counts
  • how to get the grey background back in the mailbox pane
  • how to get rid of the ugly, intrusive "CTRL + K" from the search boxes
  • how to edit the tool bar to make the ugly search box go away altogether
  • how to made the new message count less intrusive, preferably by putting it back the way it was (just bracketed, not in a bright blue circle)

Yes, we can search the internet for all these and many more, wasting hours of our time, but it would be much simpler if it was all in one place. Even better if it can be scripted.

Asked by craig83 2 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 months ago

Disabling the ability to print to a PDF in the printer dialog

I have been working on a locked down version of Firefox, and through userChrome.css and mozilla.cfg, I have been able to do get it where it behaves mostly as intended. We… (read more)

I have been working on a locked down version of Firefox, and through userChrome.css and mozilla.cfg, I have been able to do get it where it behaves mostly as intended. We are looking for a way to disable the ability to print to PDF within the print dialog in Firefox. There are concerns about the ability to access the dropdown selections within the save as dialogs, that could allow users to access files they should not have access. We don't want to outright disable the ability to print, as printing to a real printer does not cause any issues. Is it possible through the mozilla.cfg or userChrome.css to remove the option to save as a PDF from the Firefox printer dialog?

Thanks for your help!

Asked by chriscross673 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

TBird steals my default email

I have Outlook for business, and used to be able to use TBird for personal on Windows 10. When I changed computers (Win11 now, and Office 2023) and installed TBird, (and … (read more)

I have Outlook for business, and used to be able to use TBird for personal on Windows 10. When I changed computers (Win11 now, and Office 2023) and installed TBird, (and yes, UNchecked the "make default) on set up), TBird steals my default. This is when I am trying to email a pdf or spreadsheet, etc. where I click the email button and it generates an email with the file name as the subject. Rather than using my default Outlook (business account, mind you), the file opens in TBird. I've gone through every default in Windows, and cannot seem to locate a means of changing it in the INSTALLED version of TBird. I've uninstalled, and reinstalled multiple times ... all with the same results. Can anyone give me some insight, please? Teri HendersoTL@gmail.com

Asked by Teri Henderson 2 months ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 1 month ago