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Download manager is not showing all download history

My download library window used to display files well over a year old, everything I have saved since the last time I deleted all browser history. Recently, everything ol… (read more)

My download library window used to display files well over a year old, everything I have saved since the last time I deleted all browser history. Recently, everything older than six months was no longer displayed. The files are still there, I just have to search for them. Now it no longer shows anything older than 4 months. "Show all history" does not work. Is there a way to restore that list?

Asked by foxfire87 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Can't find the separators in "Customize" mode.

I cannot find a separator line in the "Customize" mode since upgrading to Quantum. Is the access to this something less obvious now? How do I insert separators? I'm not r… (read more)

I cannot find a separator line in the "Customize" mode since upgrading to Quantum. Is the access to this something less obvious now? How do I insert separators? I'm not referring to spaces.

Asked by deciusmagnus 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Remove favicons?

Is it possible to remove favicons from the Bookmark Tool bar and bookmark pulldown menus? It'd be a much cleaner look. Not entirely sure, but it looks like someone was as… (read more)

Is it possible to remove favicons from the Bookmark Tool bar and bookmark pulldown menus? It'd be a much cleaner look. Not entirely sure, but it looks like someone was asking a similar question here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1258765 If by any chance pasting his contact here reaches @jscher2000 perhaps he has some input. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/user/jscher2000 Thanks!

Asked by Phin 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Restrict which web sites can extensions run on

I would like to restrict which extensions can access data / run on which web sites. For instance I would like to restrict all extensions when I am using my bank's website… (read more)

I would like to restrict which extensions can access data / run on which web sites. For instance I would like to restrict all extensions when I am using my bank's website, I would allow add blocking on all sites but I would not allow extensions that access my data on ebay, paypal, gmail, etc. Is there a way to do this per extension and per web site?

Asked by dean.mustakinov 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How can I do keyboard shortcut, "Text encoding options", then "Unicode". I have it on toolbars

How can I do keyboard shortcut, "Text encoding options", then "Unicode". I have it on toolbars. Like on screnshot, I pint mouse, then I need to select Unicode, which is b… (read more)

How can I do keyboard shortcut, "Text encoding options", then "Unicode". I have it on toolbars. Like on screnshot, I pint mouse, then I need to select Unicode, which is bothering. I am opening many many pages, which are always different than unicode.

Asked by newbusinessvisions 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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The options for font color in outgoing messages is now seriously truncated; how do I get the old choice table back?!

I assume it's about the updates but haven't found reference. Now the "choices" are default black or Typing in a "color". I use colors for ongoing conversational emails- t… (read more)

I assume it's about the updates but haven't found reference. Now the "choices" are default black or Typing in a "color". I use colors for ongoing conversational emails- the readability of the color is important as well as choice. I also write messages akin to greeting cards to recipients wherein I use color varieties. How do I replace the new font color choice with the old?

Asked by persistent 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago

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How can I get rid of zebra striping in the folders pane?

I recently had my computers stolen and had to start from scratch. I loaded Thunderbird and apparently it is a later version than I was previously using. After migrating… (read more)

I recently had my computers stolen and had to start from scratch. I loaded Thunderbird and apparently it is a later version than I was previously using. After migrating a backup of my profile to it, I have this horrible zebra striping in the folders pane which pretty much keeps me from being able to identify folders since every other line is light text on a light background -- I'd prefer for the background of all lines to be dark.

I found an article which included some code to put in the userChrome.css file to eliminate the striping but it was for Thunderbird 2.0 and I am currently on 68.3.1 (32-bit) (not sure how I wound up with 32 bit). I tried it but it didn't work.

Does anyone know how to change this -- I'm starting to think of looking for a different email client as this is making Thunderbird very difficult to use.

Asked by lnoland 2 years ago

Answered by lnoland 2 years ago

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Text size too small for everything, options-display-font changes nothing. How do I permanently increase the font size without having to be a programmer?

I have looked at some responses and tried a few, nothing changes. I did go into Display-Formatting, both Default Font and Advanced-Latin and Other Writing Systems. Contro… (read more)

I have looked at some responses and tried a few, nothing changes. I did go into Display-Formatting, both Default Font and Advanced-Latin and Other Writing Systems. Control ++ temporarily does what I want, but that's not the point because it doesn't stick.

Its not going to be acceptable to a majority of people, is a fix underway? Or is an add-on to 68.3 being developed soon?

Asked by dougjp 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago

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How can I remove the "Fill login" context menu entry?

Firefox offers the option to "Fill login" through the context menu (see attached image) when ever in a login or password field. However I am using Bitwarden instead of th… (read more)

Firefox offers the option to "Fill login" through the context menu (see attached image) when ever in a login or password field. However I am using Bitwarden instead of the Firefox password manager and disabled saving passwords in Firefox. Is there a way to remove this "Fill login" action as it always just shows that no logins are saved?

Thanks, Mattias

Asked by Mattias 2 years ago

Answered by mattmcoomber 2 years ago

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I can't connect my Box account

I followed the instruction about file linkage, opened a Box account, went to Options, Attachments, Outgoing and added Box, but when I click on the button "Connect your Bo… (read more)

I followed the instruction about file linkage, opened a Box account, went to Options, Attachments, Outgoing and added Box, but when I click on the button "Connect your Box account" nothing happens, and I don't have an option for file linkage in the Attachments menu. What should I do?

Asked by frankfrickey2 2 years ago

Answered by christ1 2 years ago

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How can I change the font size of tabs and menu?

I used to use Theme & Font Size Changer and was able to change the fonts to large and bold so I could read them. Now it doesn't work because of Firefox "upgrades". … (read more)

I used to use Theme & Font Size Changer and was able to change the fonts to large and bold so I could read them. Now it doesn't work because of Firefox "upgrades". There really should be an easier way to change fonts, both sizes and colors, because not everyone is 20 years old with great eyesight. Is there a fairly easy way to do this? I'll even take a not-so-easy way if it works.

BTW, I've used "Firefox Colors" and it does make it a bit easier, but I really need to be able to increase the size of the text AND bold it.

Asked by rosawood 2 years ago

Last reply by wdg.photo 1 year ago

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How to set the font for plain-text messages?

In simple language, how do I set the font in which plain-text e-mail messages are displayed in Thunderbird 68? They seem to show up in a very small sans-serif monospace … (read more)

In simple language, how do I set the font in which plain-text e-mail messages are displayed in Thunderbird 68? They seem to show up in a very small sans-serif monospace font, but I would like to display them in a larger serif monospace (like Courier New).

I expected to find the setting in Tools/Options/Display/Formatting/Plain Text Messages, but there is only a provision to distinguish quoted plain text replies, not to set the main font.

I am running Thunderbird 68.4.1 under Windows 10.

Asked by Rich Pasco 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago

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WHY OH WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BREAK ALMOST ALL ADDONS WITH THUNDERBIRD 68?

I'm sure somebody in this group had a really neat smart idea to improve or "fix" something, but the number one rule is backward compatibility when it comes to addons. Peo… (read more)

I'm sure somebody in this group had a really neat smart idea to improve or "fix" something, but the number one rule is backward compatibility when it comes to addons. People really do USE and RELY ON these addons, and you just broke every one that I had. I am really really upset with this super poor design decision being approved. I don't care what great whizbang feature broke them, but I'd sure like that reversed so I can use my important addons again. THANK YOU!!

Asked by Tom Dietsche 2 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 years ago

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delete all saved passwords in password manager with one click

hey guys, there doesn't seem to be an option for this. is there? if there is, I can't find it. see attached image for what I'm doing now. as it stands now, I have to … (read more)

hey guys,

there doesn't seem to be an option for this. is there? if there is, I can't find it. see attached image for what I'm doing now. as it stands now, I have to manually push the DELETE button one time for every entry that is in that window for saved passwords. there has to be a better way to do this to get rid of all of them! can you guys help me with this?

Asked by Adam 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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CTRL W doesn't close a pinned tab

CTRL + W is the keyboard shortcut to close the active tab. This works fine if the tab isn't pinned, but if I press CTRL + W on a pinned tab, it just cycles to the next ta… (read more)

CTRL + W is the keyboard shortcut to close the active tab. This works fine if the tab isn't pinned, but if I press CTRL + W on a pinned tab, it just cycles to the next tab. This isn't ideal. The shortcut should close the tab regardless of whether it is pinned (as it does in other browsers). Anyone know why Firefox does this / is it intentional behaviour?

Asked by whalemonster 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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How to make a custom search engine (URL parameter with %s) the default search engine?

Firefox used to allow a hack to add a custom search engine to the search engine list. This allowed users to make custom engines the DEFAULT search engine. (Engines can be… (read more)

Firefox used to allow a hack to add a custom search engine to the search engine list. This allowed users to make custom engines the DEFAULT search engine. (Engines can be added to Bookmarks but then they require a keyword to activate. Default engines do not require a keyword to activate).

The way to do it was: 1) place a folder called "searchplugins" with your custom .xml file describing your search engine (i.e.,, a URL with a %s added to it) inside your Home folder on a Linux OS.

2) open the Web Console

3) input: Services.search.addEngine("file:///home/user/searchplugins/custom-engine.xml", null, null, false);

4) now your custom search engine would appear in the search engine listing in Firefox and could be made default

On recent Firefoxes, this no longer works. When I inter the Sevices.search.addEngine part to the Web Console, I get this message: "ReferenceError: Services is not define"

I've been using Google Chrome because of stuff like this. Firefox just doesn't allow me to do what I want to do. But I appreciate Mozilla ideals and am trying to give Firefox another chance. But it is contingent on being able to make my custom search engine the default search engine.

Is there a fix for this error I'm encountering in the Web Console?

Asked by grgwmsm 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How can I prevent ctrl+q from closing the browser?

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable… (read more)

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable this keyboard shortcut?

Asked by Erel Segal-Halevi 2 years ago

Answered by Ruba 2 years ago

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Make "Minimize Memory Usage" default

Like many users who have placed this same complaint on this forum and others, Firefox, when left active with even only a few tabs, uses all available RAM until my 16 GB m… (read more)

Like many users who have placed this same complaint on this forum and others, Firefox, when left active with even only a few tabs, uses all available RAM until my 16 GB machine is populated up to 98% and barely works (Dell Optiplex 5060, i7-8700, 16 GB RAM, Windows 10 64-bit; Firefox 72.0.2 (64-bit)).

When I shut Firefox down, I release 8 GB of RAM. I have used the "about:memory|Minimize Memory Usage" button with some success.

How can I make that memory setting permanent or the default, so I don't have to lose my research momentum by having to wait to get to a point where I can open the "about" settings window and manually click that button? It's very frustrating.

I've tested in Safe Mode, disabled any add-ons (I only have what Firefox supplied), and the condition still persists.

Making the "Minimize Memory Usage" setting, or an equivalent if there is one, permanent would help.

Thanks.

Asked by ed9213 2 years ago

Last reply by Web Surfer 1 year ago

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screenshot capabilty

Hello i have firefox v73.Today i noticed when take a screenshot using firefox's built'in capability and selecting an area the downloading stuck.I ha… (read more)

Hello i have firefox v73.Today i noticed when take a screenshot using firefox's built'in capability and selecting an area the downloading stuck.I have windows 10 built 1809

Asked by vasilsi 2 years ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 1 year ago