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How to reduce the size (33GO !) of my Thunderbird folder on my system disk ? Which elements can I erase ?

Windows 7, MacAfee Total Protection, Thunderbird 22, IMAP account (GMAIL) and others. Lately very slow despite compacting folders. I operate many local folders where I st… (read more)

Windows 7, MacAfee Total Protection, Thunderbird 22, IMAP account (GMAIL) and others. Lately very slow despite compacting folders. I operate many local folders where I store all my emails ("Mail" folder : 9,5Go) : I duplicate them on 2 different computers. The "ImapMail" folder (within the Thunderbird folder) weighs 23,4Go and [Gmail].sbd : 22,8Go while my mails on my gmail web-page only weigh 2,85 Go. There must be something I have to erase somewhere, thanks for your help.

Asked by MIKALAZA 10 years ago

Answered by Matt 10 years ago

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Pull Down menus don't populate

recently and without other changes that I am aware of my thunderbird pull down menus do not populate with text, or sporadically do so after delay of 15 - 30 seconds. … (read more)

recently and without other changes that I am aware of my thunderbird pull down menus do not populate with text, or sporadically do so after delay of 15 - 30 seconds.

Asked by pcohen 9 years ago

Answered by Matt 9 years ago

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I paid $28 to Firefox

I paid Firefox $28 for unmarked videos. Now the mark, the stamp in the corner of the video, is back. I would like my money back or the non-stamped videos back. Who do I s… (read more)

I paid Firefox $28 for unmarked videos. Now the mark, the stamp in the corner of the video, is back. I would like my money back or the non-stamped videos back. Who do I see about that?

Asked by miketimpiz 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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New Version 78.2.2 wants to permanently purge my emails - what a nuisance

Version 78.2.2 (64 bit) automatically installed today. Other than the changed interface (which I can do without), it now asks me when I delete an email message: "The me… (read more)

Version 78.2.2 (64 bit) automatically installed today. Other than the changed interface (which I can do without), it now asks me when I delete an email message: "The messages you have deleted can be purged from disk. This operation will save about 1.1 GB of disk space. Select the option below to let Thunderbird do this automatically without asking you."

I do not want to purge my deleted messages. If I want to purge an email, I hold down the shift and delete keys and the email message is not saved to my Trash folder. However, I save my old Trash messages in a separate archive. I do not want to be constantly asked whether I want to purge these messages because I do not want to do so. This is becoming a nuisance

How do I stop this?

Thanks for your help.

Asked by Alan Ostrowitz 3 years ago

Answered by christ1 3 years ago

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Folder pane blank until moused over SOLVED disable Hardware acceleration

Hi, In the new version of Thunderbird, the folder pane, despite having been set as directed, is invisible until I pass my cursor over it, and so is all the mail in the… (read more)

Hi, In the new version of Thunderbird, the folder pane, despite having been set as directed, is invisible until I pass my cursor over it, and so is all the mail in the inbox invisible unless I swipe over it. Once I have written an email, both lists revert to this invisible appearance again. This is quite irritating. I would like to see the lists constantly as normal without having to continually swipe over them to make them appear.

Is there some way to stop this from happening?

Thank you

Asked by Magistra 3 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 years ago

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Local Folders issue SOLVED by disabling Hardware Acceleration

After installing version 78.4.0 (and continuing into 78.4.1), I have an issue with many of the folders in my Local Folders account. When I click on an affected Local Fold… (read more)

After installing version 78.4.0 (and continuing into 78.4.1), I have an issue with many of the folders in my Local Folders account. When I click on an affected Local Folder folder, it is not highlighted and no messages appear. Messages will appear if I scroll the mouse pointer over the message pane. I can then also read the messages, etc. If I move to another Local Folders folder, messages may appear or they may not (always the same folders) until I move the mouse pointer as described above. Note that the folder name is also not highlighted after clicking it. Sometimes the entire folder/account column on the left side of the screen is blank until I scroll the mouse pointer over that column. Very annoying! Any ideas? FYI - I have tried "repairing" the folders in question. That does cause the messages to appear but as soon as the folder loses focus, the problem reappears - meaning the messages disappear and do not reappear until I either scroll the mouse pointer over the message pane or re-repair the folder.

Ken in Kansas

Asked by lamxguard-general 3 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 years ago

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other bookmarks folder

Hello, I would like to know how to remove 'other bookmarks' folder from the right side of bookmark toolbar that showed up suddenly on my browser, it's right after the arr… (read more)

Hello, I would like to know how to remove 'other bookmarks' folder from the right side of bookmark toolbar that showed up suddenly on my browser, it's right after the arrows to show more bookmarks. I can't seem to find a way to delete this.

Asked by nicaya 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Disable overly insisting updates

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "We need to restart to fini… (read more)

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "We need to restart to finish updating" <- This last bit is VERY annoying. Is there a way to keep FF working in such situation? I usually have 3 FF profiles running, about 10-20 tabs each and when it suddenly does this - I can restart them all but when it is suitable for me.

The only solution I can see so far is disabling updates via group policies (which is not well documented, where do i put this policies.json on Fedora? need to google that).

Any other ways to keep updates and FF running until I decide when to restart? Thanks.

Asked by aikbox 3 years ago

Answered by Scribe 3 years ago

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userChrome.css not working

I'm trying to take off this "Extension (Tabliss)" tag on my url. I have followed the instructions down below from another Firefox support forum: https://discourse.mozill… (read more)

I'm trying to take off this "Extension (Tabliss)" tag on my url. I have followed the instructions down below from another Firefox support forum: https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/make-addressbar-text-extension-name-of-the-extension-shorter-or-hide/28026/3

The instructions I followed are listed below:

"Users can apply custom style rules to modify Firefox’s toolbar area by creating a userChrome.css file. This takes about 10 minutes so when you have time to take it slowly and carefully:

(1) Set up your chrome folder and userChrome.css file following the five six steps in this article:

https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html 45

I have a boring video there if you like demonstrations.

(2) This is the code to paste into the file. You can edit the file using Notepad or a better editor. Make sure to keep it in a plain text format with a .css file extension (not .css.txt).

See improved rule down in: Make addressbar text "Extension (Name Of The Extension)" shorter or hide

/*
   Hide Extension Name in the identity area unless
   hovered for half a second (updated for Fx80)
*/
#identity-box.extensionPage #identity-icon-labels,
#identity-box.extensionPage #identity-icon-label {
  visibility: collapse !important;
  transition: visibility 250ms ease-in-out;
}
#identity-box.extensionPage:hover #identity-icon-labels,
#identity-box.extensionPage:hover #identity-icon-label {
  visibility: visible !important;
  transition: visibility 250ms ease-in-out 500ms;
}

(3) Firefox should read the file at its next startup and apply it to every extension page you load."

Edit: So, yeah, I need help getting this tag off. I'm new to Firefox so it could be something obvious I'm missing. I have also tried CTRL+SHIFT+R to reload the page for changes and also closed and reopened my Firefox entirely.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by MaxwellQ 3 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 3 years ago

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"Compact Folders" message is confusing

I'm using Thunderbird 87.0b3 (32 bit) on a 64 bit PC I recently deleted an email and saw the message: “Compact Folders. The messages you have deleted can be purged f… (read more)

I'm using Thunderbird 87.0b3 (32 bit) on a 64 bit PC I recently deleted an email and saw the message:

“Compact Folders.     The messages you have deleted can be purged from disk. This operation will save you 202MB of disk space. Select the option below to let Thunderbird do this automatically without asking you.

[] Remove message deletions automatically and do not ask me. Proceed Cancel”

This message confused me. It was entitled “Compact Folders”, but then stated it would PURGE messages from my disc. Without ticking [] Remove message deletions automatically, I selected “Proceed”. I was very relieved to see that messages were compacted but none of my messages in “Trash” had been deleted.

I strongly suggest that this message should be rewritten to say: Compact folders. If you allow Thunderbird to compact your folders this operation will save xxx MB of disk space. Select the option below to let Thunderbird do this automatically without asking you. [] Compact folders automatically and do not ask me.

Asked by Grrrrhwll 3 years ago

Answered by christ1 3 years ago

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Firefox doesn't remember username, but remembers password

On this site: https://www.orange.pl/twojekonto/zaloguj I can't force firefox to remember username (no problem with remembering password on next step). In older Firefox wi… (read more)

On this site: https://www.orange.pl/twojekonto/zaloguj I can't force firefox to remember username (no problem with remembering password on next step). In older Firefox without WebEx there was addon which allowed to manipulate forms to prepare proper autocompletion data. This addon is not supported with WebEx anymore due to lack of proper functions. Instead Firefox Dev Team claims that mechanism built in current Firefox is enough for such tasks and mentioned addons are not needed. Seems it is wrong thinking.

I tried different approaches to save username for mentioned site but without success.

Asked by zygdresze1 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Beta version versus this forum

In another question I received an answer to how to revert from beta to current version. I realized I had another question somewhat related. When a problem occurs in beta… (read more)

In another question I received an answer to how to revert from beta to current version.

I realized I had another question somewhat related. When a problem occurs in beta, I know crash reports go in. Or are they going somewhere else?

I also know a report can be filed on bugzilla. I’ve done that and Felt like a spectator while everybody else fixed the problem.

Ought a person using beta not use this venue for such things?

Aggravations are fairly short lived with beta, I don’t mind if I am being helpful.

If I misunderstand and beta version is for “bug busters then I’m in wrong place.

And I need to revert.

Asked by DrDively 2 years ago

Answered by Stans 2 years ago

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Compacting mail folders

Does compacting affect the use and/or availability of disc space on a digital harddrive differently than it does on a mechanical harddrive? I have heard that processes s… (read more)

Does compacting affect the use and/or availability of disc space on a digital harddrive differently than it does on a mechanical harddrive? I have heard that processes such as defrag etc are not advisable for digital harddrives.

Thanks Howard Dahlberg

Asked by howarddahlberg7297 2 years ago

Answered by christ1 2 years ago

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Minimize, maximize and close options disappear when in full screen.

When I am not in full screen the minimize, maximize and close options are there. They disappear when I go into full screen and I am forced to get out of full screen to mi… (read more)

When I am not in full screen the minimize, maximize and close options are there. They disappear when I go into full screen and I am forced to get out of full screen to minimize or close firefox. This only started happening recently. Does anybody know how to make these options appear again while in full screen?

Asked by nilxin0 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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access to michaels crafts store denied

Why am I denied access to Michaels craft store. this is the message I receive. You don't have permission to access "http://www.michaels.com/?" on this server. Referenc… (read more)

Why am I denied access to Michaels craft store. this is the message I receive. You don't have permission to access "http://www.michaels.com/?" on this server.

Reference #18.beeb7068.1641080631.1ce8b9b5

Asked by juice4u 2 years ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 2 years ago

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New Login Issue using Firefox only

I continue to get message "Sorry, invalid login. Please verify the User ID and/or Password you entered." while trying to login to Altra Federal Credit Union. Never had t… (read more)

I continue to get message "Sorry, invalid login. Please verify the User ID and/or Password you entered." while trying to login to Altra Federal Credit Union. Never had the issue before on Firefox. I am able to login using other browsers. Altra has indicated to me an update glitch involving Firefox browser. Any help?

Asked by martingaul3378 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago