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Lost all bookmars and history

Hi, I lost all my bookmarks and history after a firefox update. I saw that other people had the same problem. Even though I followed their instructions, I don't seem to a… (read more)

Hi,

I lost all my bookmarks and history after a firefox update. I saw that other people had the same problem. Even though I followed their instructions, I don't seem to able to restore them. Does anybody know what I could do next, please?

Thank you! M

Asked by milenafratini 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox does not display webpage correctly on startup

Hi. Firefox does not display the webpage properly on startup; only partial screen is used to display the page. PNG attached for clarity,. Any help to resolve this is much… (read more)

Hi. Firefox does not display the webpage properly on startup; only partial screen is used to display the page. PNG attached for clarity,. Any help to resolve this is much appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by JK 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Chinese hackers

I need help! Everyday I have at least 8 Chinese Hackers that show up on on the top in the list of websites visited on my Firefox. The entire page is in Chinese with Chi… (read more)

I need help! Everyday I have at least 8 Chinese Hackers that show up on on the top in the list of websites visited on my Firefox. The entire page is in Chinese with Chinese pictures. Please see the attached images. I have no idea how long they have been there prior to being so bold to openly show themselves. I certainly have no idea of what they have uploaded or downloaded on my laptop. How can I get rid of them and what can i do to prevent them coming back? I know a lot of weird things have been going on in my computer that I have absolutely no reason nor explanation for. this has been going on for at least the last couple of years or more. I have had 3 computers to crash in a short period of time which I feel they have done. Spyware shows I have had a keylogger for a long time but all of the files it takes me to are protected and I have not been able to delete them. BillCowanjr@gmail.com

Asked by BillCowanjr 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Add-ons not showing in toolbar

Hello When it comes to add-ons, then I add three of four at once or the same purpose, I try them all out, decide if I want to keep any of them, and then remove the ones … (read more)

Hello


When it comes to add-ons, then I add three of four at once or the same purpose, I try them all out, decide if I want to keep any of them, and then remove the ones I see that do not serve my target. All normal.


I know that it requires permission in order to have an add-on show in Private Browsing, that's done.

Now I had 8 add-ons on the toolbar, I disabled two or three of them so I can try two new ones. I did not like the new ones, so I just enabled the ones I had disabled, which where previously showing in the toolbar, all of this in Private Browsing having the permission of showing them.


As I enabled the add-ons again, they are not showing anymore in the toolbar..!!

Okay, I removed them and re-added them..not showing. I also did: not allow in Private Mode, then re-allowed..not showing. I simply restarted the browser in both normal and Private Mode, and yet not showing.. I also restarted my pc, and retried all previous steps again

  • This mainly happened as I removed the extension from toolbar, then added it again.

Still also 90% of the time, just disable then enable again, and only a few are showing again. Either when disabled then re-enabled or when removed then re-added*


So, what to do ?

Asked by Mark 1 year ago

Last reply by Wavetrain 1 year ago

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How to find more addons

It used to be possible to search for addons and find hundreds, if not thousands of addons. I just found out that in the settings, there's the only "Add-ons" option (where… (read more)

It used to be possible to search for addons and find hundreds, if not thousands of addons. I just found out that in the settings, there's the only "Add-ons" option (whereas it used to be in the main menu), and it only shows like 15 "recommended" addons (whatever that means) without any option to search for others.

How do I search for other addons? There's a few I need to install that aren't on the list, and I don't want to be limited to *such* a small list, knowing there are boatloads of addons available beside these, including ones that work on Android.

I'm on 83.0.0-beta4 on Android 10.

Asked by thany 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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How can I stop the misleading available update message in Firefox ESR?

Hello, We are using Firefox 78 ESR configured by Group Policies. Nearly everything works as wanted but one thing: When we start Firefox an update Message with the green u… (read more)

Hello,

We are using Firefox 78 ESR configured by Group Policies. Nearly everything works as wanted but one thing:

When we start Firefox an update Message with the green update now arrow appears in the menu and as popup. It leads to the actual non-ESR Version of Firefox that is not wanted. When looking at the about Firefox page it shows that the used Version of Firefox is the current (ESR) one and doesn't need the update. I can't find the setting that stops Firefox ESR from checking the normal update Channel for the Update notifications.

every help or hint is appreciated,

with best regards, Martin

Asked by m.liebe 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Deleting History

Recently, I have been unable to delete Recent History either from the tool bar at the top of the screen or from Preferences. This is an older iMac for which Firefox is u… (read more)

Recently, I have been unable to delete Recent History either from the tool bar at the top of the screen or from Preferences. This is an older iMac for which Firefox is up-to-date. What is odd is that I am able to delete History when I use Safari as the active browser. I prefer using Firefox however, so what is wrong and how can I fix it?

Asked by rgren1 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Update destroyed all of my Bookmarks, Windows, etc. Years of work! What can I do?

Firefox had been telling me I needed to do an update for a couple of weeks. So like a fool, today of all days, I said yes. But I did look at what the update was going to … (read more)

Firefox had been telling me I needed to do an update for a couple of weeks. So like a fool, today of all days, I said yes. But I did look at what the update was going to do to make my final decision. It looked good so I said OK.

What it actually did was download the complete app and ask if I wanted to keep the old version as well. So I kept the older version (which had been up to date to this point) and opened the new one. It appeared to be totally "plain vanilla" with none of my bookmarks or windows, etc. I looked for my Bookmarks and all it had was some of my bookmarks from the Bookmarks Bar, none of my tons of years of important and properly organized bookmark folders.

I immediately quit, rebooted my computer, and went back to my older app - remember the one I did say to keep - and I got exactly the same behavior from it. I then completely trashed the "new" version and rebooted my computer again . . . then tried the older version . . . but that time things got worse. I did not even get the old Bookmarks Menu bar.

I then rebooted and went to my backup, brought back the copy from my last backup a month ago, and tried to run it. This time I got a message saying that opening the older version could destroy all my settings . . . but I did not care as I would rather go back a month ago than be where I am now! However, it would not allow me to open the older version because of the possibility of destroying . . . nothing!

HOW do I at least get back to my older version that would have probably 90% of my older Bookmarks/Folders and settings? I have that older copy and a full backup of my HD . . . but I do not know what, other than the Foxfire Application I need to look for and replace on my system. I assume there are some files stored in System folders that I need to replace, but I could not find them as I can't find anything in the Library or System directories that are identifiable as Firefox files.

All help appreciated . . . guess there will be no Cyber Monday shopping for me!

Thanks!

Asked by kfairey 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Can I change the font size of the Message List in Thunderbird?

I've played with the various font controls under Preferences->Display->Formatting, including the Advanced options. None of them seem to have an effect on the size o… (read more)

I've played with the various font controls under Preferences->Display->Formatting, including the Advanced options. None of them seem to have an effect on the size of the font in either the Message List or the sidebar. Is this possible?

Asked by pschwebe 1 year ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 year ago

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msn.com floating video

When I scroll down the page to read an article on msn.com, a little copy of the big video appears on the right side of the page and float as I scroll to read. It cause a… (read more)

When I scroll down the page to read an article on msn.com, a little copy of the big video appears on the right side of the page and float as I scroll to read. It cause a jump in the paragraph until I hit the X and close it. How to I prevent that from appearing. I am using ver. 83 on my macbook.

Asked by Carl 1 year ago

Last reply by OBW47 1 year ago

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Any way to save Account and Options Settings in TB?

I want to install TB on another one or two of my machines, but don't want to have to go thru all the hassle of modifying all those pages of my settings in Options and Acc… (read more)

I want to install TB on another one or two of my machines, but don't want to have to go thru all the hassle of modifying all those pages of my settings in Options and Account every time. Is there any way to save those settings so I can just paste them into TB on the other machine(s)? Is there one or more files somewhere that stores that data that can be copy/pasted to the new machine(s)' TB installation?

Asked by Clutch 1 year ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Sending of the message failed. Peer reports incompatible or unsupported protocol version.

Thunderbird had been working on all my computers till this morning. Now, when I try to send email, I get the following error message: Sending of the message failed. Peer… (read more)

Thunderbird had been working on all my computers till this morning. Now, when I try to send email, I get the following error message: Sending of the message failed. Peer reports incompatible or unsupported protocol version.

I tried downloading a new Thunderbird, still get the same error message. Don't have a clue as to where to go or what to do.

Asked by NCzeroK 1 year ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Stop double spacing of message listings and folders.

How do I reset Thunderbird 78.5.0 back to single spacing. I do not mean the message area, but the listings and folders. Double spacing takes up too much space. This seem… (read more)

How do I reset Thunderbird 78.5.0 back to single spacing. I do not mean the message area, but the listings and folders. Double spacing takes up too much space.

This seems to be another case of someone thinking they know more than the end user about what the end user wants.

Asked by fgores 1 year ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 year ago

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unwanted deletion of drafts

I just received a notification that Thunderbird independently deleted a number of drafts in one of my email accounts without my knowledge or authorization. This was also … (read more)

I just received a notification that Thunderbird independently deleted a number of drafts in one of my email accounts without my knowledge or authorization. This was also logged in the "Activity Manager." I could not find any settings concerning such an activity. Why did this happen, and how can it be stopped, since I obviously do not want to delete any of my drafts.

Asked by wordpagewriter 1 year ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Synchronisation Calanedrier et contacts google

Bonjour Dans cette nouvelle mouture de Thundirbird, pouvons sans problèmes synchroniser les contacts et le calendrier google, comme avec les version précédentes ??? Merci… (read more)

Bonjour Dans cette nouvelle mouture de Thundirbird, pouvons sans problèmes synchroniser les contacts et le calendrier google, comme avec les version précédentes ??? Merci

Asked by Djeff et Puce 1 year ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 year ago