firefox 73 profile location problem

I seem to be encountering various problems since the update to 73, the main one is the profile folder, I dislike the default location so have previously just put my prefe… (read more)

I seem to be encountering various problems since the update to 73, the main one is the profile folder, I dislike the default location so have previously just put my preferred location in appdata\roaming\mozila\profiles.ini but 73 regularly ignores this and puts a basic profile in the default location and alters profile.ini. Using the profile manager does not get any better results. I am also having problems with the home page, I have set a custom page but 73 often resets this to a blank page or sometimes the default home page. I have had to resort to a 'portable' version as 73 constantly resetting things was getting so annoying but the portable does not work well as a default browser.

Asked by mikebravo 4 months ago

Windows 10 is installing Thunderbird to incorrect appdata folder?

I've already successfully migrated Thunderbird from two Win7 PCs to new Win 10 PCs using the Migration Guide here... https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbi… (read more)

I've already successfully migrated Thunderbird from two Win7 PCs to new Win 10 PCs using the Migration Guide here... https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbird-data-to-a-new-computer

However, this third PC has got me beat: the above procedure works perfectly and the Thunderbird folder is migrated… but Thunderbird won't open.

The problem appears to be the location to which Thunderbird is installed:

The Thunderbird Troubleshooter shows the Profile Folder location as

C:\Users\conve\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\jy8pgzuf.default

The user ‘conve’ is the first 5 letters of the Microsoft Account I was obliged to set up during installation of Win 10 and seems to be the default location for OneDrive, Desktop and AppData.

BUT… %APPDATA% shows the Profile Folder location as Office\AppData\Roaming

‘Office’ is a user that I set up.

This has got me stumped and I would appreciate greatly any help in resolving this issue,

Thanks - Don

Asked by dma536 2 months ago

Browsers on my mac are viewing old SSL certificates and won't open new site

My website bucksccc.org.uk, was recently moved to a new host, DNS changed and SSL certificates renewed. The new site works wonderfully on everyones Macs, PCs, Tablets, ph… (read more)

My website bucksccc.org.uk, was recently moved to a new host, DNS changed and SSL certificates renewed. The new site works wonderfully on everyones Macs, PCs, Tablets, phones etc all over the globe. But not my Mac. When I type in the URL ALL browsers say the site is insecure and they will not open it. When I look at the SSL certificate that is being rejected, it is the old one from the old host. On my mac I also have Windows 10. The site opens fine on there and the certificate is correct. It is something on my Mac that is obviously causing this. I have refreshed Firefox, rebooted, cleaned cache, flushed DNS cache, etc, etc, but still have not found a fix.

Thanks

Frank

Asked by FrankRussell 2 months ago

The thumbnail for a new top site with custom image url doesn't want to load

So in a new tab i wanted to change the icon of a top site to a custom one, i clicked on "edit", then "use a custom image", pasted an imgur link in the box, the preview wo… (read more)

So in a new tab i wanted to change the icon of a top site to a custom one, i clicked on "edit", then "use a custom image", pasted an imgur link in the box, the preview worked perfectly fine but then after hitting "save" the link icon appeared totally blank. I tried with other image hosting sites but still didn't get it to work. Please help me out Thanks

Asked by everesttigre 2 months ago

I can't accept a complete series invitation in calendar

When receiving a repeating calendar invitation, in the past I was able to right click on the event in the calendar, select attendance, then click on accepted under Comple… (read more)

When receiving a repeating calendar invitation, in the past I was able to right click on the event in the calendar, select attendance, then click on accepted under Complete Series and it would then give the option to send now or not send notification. That last part no longer shows up. None of the sub-menu items under Complete Series show up.

Asked by toddinpal 2 months ago

Calendar not appearing in tab reliably

For one, I don't even HAVE the ability to customize my menu bar to "switch to the calendar view". The only way I can do that is from the Events & Task menu. When I s… (read more)

For one, I don't even HAVE the ability to customize my menu bar to "switch to the calendar view". The only way I can do that is from the Events & Task menu. When I select Calendar from that menu, the Calendar is all I can see. The only way I can get back to my mail is by viewing something else, like Options. At that point, Options is rendered in a tab along with Calendar and Mail. If I make the mistake of closing Options first ..the Mail tab goes away and Calendar is no longer a tab but the whole thing again. To get mail back, i must go thru the dance of opening the options tab again to get the mail tab back and then make sure shift the focus to my mail tab before closing the options and calendar tabs. This is utterly nuts. I don't remember exactly when this behavior began to exhibit itself.

Also .. I run Thunderbird on two machines .. the exact same version (68.7.0 32 bit) but one where the menu uses different -- UK? - spelling (Favourite Folder vice Favorite Folder and Deleted vice Trash). The one using "Favourite" rather than "Favorite" doesn't have the calendar tab view issue .. the one that uses "Favorite" does. Makes me wonder if there might be something in the calendar settings causing this issue. It's really annoying. And I'm surprised that an issue reported 5 months ago is still hanging around after quite a few updates. Thanks!

I posted this earlier as a follow-up to a similar question but was told to post it as "new" .. so I am.

Asked by charwing 2 months ago

Migrated Firefox profile to new computer but passwords did not migrate with it

Both my old computer and new one are Windows 10-64. Migration went without a hitch and I was able to restore all my bookmarks and preferences. But contrary to the promi… (read more)

Both my old computer and new one are Windows 10-64. Migration went without a hitch and I was able to restore all my bookmarks and preferences. But contrary to the promise made in the migration instructions, the passwords are no where to be found, and neither were the add-ons I was using. I can deal with the add-ons, but the passwords are a real problem. Before the migration this new feature called Lockwise would always help me find the right password, but in the new setup Lockwise was totally empty and I'm having trouble getting into some of my regular sites. I still have the backups so I'm wondering if the Lockwise and password information is located in another folder that I can copy and migrate. Can anybody help me with this? And if it is possible to migrate, how do you do it? I would hope its just an easy copy and paste like it was for Firefox.

Asked by pfw51 2 months ago

75% of logins disappeared

All seemed well with several devices synching correctly. Problem began when I re-added synching of Firefox on iPhone that I had removed some months earlier. This caused … (read more)

All seemed well with several devices synching correctly. Problem began when I re-added synching of Firefox on iPhone that I had removed some months earlier. This caused 3/4 of logins to disappear that replicated back onto my other devices, only 33 remained. I found an old logins.json file and overwrote the one in the default profile, this restored it to 108. I then ran synch and created a new Firefox profile. Having logged the new profile into the account I then only saw the 33 logins! The bookmarks appeared to be complete.

Asked by Greg Dance 2 months ago

After a Thunderbird update, I wasn't able to access my emails and keep getting error messages like "access denied".

When attempting to get new messages it asked for my password. When I put it in I received this response, "Sending of password for user ******* did not succeed. Mail serve… (read more)

When attempting to get new messages it asked for my password. When I put it in I received this response, "Sending of password for user ******* did not succeed. Mail server mail.airrun.net responded: Access DENIED! Also, I get "failed to connect to server". This is a POP3 server. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by dickjenna21 2 months ago

How can I override a website's font size per domain?

Sites do weird things with font sizes and Firefox does not respect the minimum font size set in the iOS settings as an override for websites. As a result on some sites th… (read more)

Sites do weird things with font sizes and Firefox does not respect the minimum font size set in the iOS settings as an override for websites. As a result on some sites the font is too large (Pinterest) and on others it's too small (Mastodon, Twitter). I need a way to override each site's font size individually. Does this exist? If so, where/how? If not, can it get realized? Or can we get the Stylish extension so I can override styles myself?

Asked by André E. Veltstra 2 months ago

All my synced passwords are gone after running ccleaner.

I had it set to clear saved passwords however I thought my passwords were stored on the cloud? They should be restored immediately, these seems like some flaw in the sync… (read more)

I had it set to clear saved passwords however I thought my passwords were stored on the cloud? They should be restored immediately, these seems like some flaw in the sync

Asked by broccoliman 2 months ago

running 68.7.0 Thunderbird in Ubuntu the signature in replies and forward does not work

Thunderbird running version 68.7.0 in Ubuntu does not put the signature in reply or forward messages. Are there a bunch of ex Microsoft people writing this software. Get … (read more)

Thunderbird running version 68.7.0 in Ubuntu does not put the signature in reply or forward messages. Are there a bunch of ex Microsoft people writing this software. Get your head out of the sand and fix the problem! This is a simple issue and good reason not to donate! Maybe the solution is to re-install Windows and use Outlook? So much for GPL software. Your support is zero!

Asked by dave.mcinnes 2 months ago

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Firefox installed by snap: how to open downloaded files?

locking this thread as duplicate, please continue at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1284465 Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has … (read more)

locking this thread as duplicate, please continue at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1284465

Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has been giving trouble since

I'm running through problems when downloading files:


   The open with dialog application does not see most applications, in particular it doesn't see evince nor libreoffice. The dropdown defaults to "Url Handler Script (default)", which does nothing with my files.
If I choose to open the file with firefox (say a pdf file) a blank page appears

All these options work with chrome though..

The only way I can view a downloadable file is by saving it somewhere in my home directory and then open it which is a pain!


Obviously snap firefox doesn't access anything beyond thatI've successfully installed Firefox as a snap package (done by default by installing it through Ubuntu's "software center"). It does work, and give me a more recent version of Firefox than the one available through APT.

I'm running through problems when downloading files, though:

   Saving them in /tmp/ does not work, since the snap version of Firefox uses a different filesystem than the one of the host computer, hence Firefox and non-snap applications see different content in /tmp/.
   The open with dialog application does not see most applications, in particular it doesn't see evince nor libreoffice, which I've installed through APT. The dropdown defaults to "Url Handler Script (default)", which apparently does nothing with my files.
   If I save a downloaded file, the open containing folder button in the downloads list does not work. I'm guessing that it tries to open nautilus, but fails to do so because nautilus is a non-snap application.I've successfully installed Firefox as a snap package (done by default by installing it through Ubuntu's "software center"). It does work, and give me a more recent version of Firefox than the one available through APT.

I'm running through problems when downloading files, though:

   Saving them in /tmp/ does not work, since the snap version of Firefox uses a different filesystem than the one of the host computer, hence Firefox and non-snap applications see different content in /tmp/.
   The open with dialog application does not see most applications, in particular it doesn't see evince nor libreoffice, which I've installed through APT. The dropdown defaults to "Url Handler Script (default)", which apparently does nothing with my files.
   If I save a downloaded file, the open containing folder button in the downloads list does not work.

Asked by chet10 2 months ago

Under GNU/Linux the system's/user's umask (e.g. 027) appears ignored when downloading files with Firefox 68.7.0esr - any ideas pls?

(tech details omitted here as believed to be a fairly common issue [perhaps: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=120679] although happy to provide some if asked)… (read more)

(tech details omitted here as believed to be a fairly common issue [perhaps: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=120679] although happy to provide some if asked)

Sorry to raise this issue from about 6 or 7 years ago but it is quite a niggle - if not a potential privacy/security risk.. For info, I think this was fixed briefly about that time but returned in a slightly newer version. If you plan to fix this I should be most happy to await Debian developers to consider a newer version of Firefox ESR a "stable" package and release it to the likes of me.

Many thanks and best wishes

Dave C

Asked by DaveC 2 months ago

Sincronizar thunderbird dos ordenadores

Realmente no son dos ordenadores,es un ordenador con dual boot (windows 10 y ubuntu) y me gustaría sincronizar la configuración,contactos,correos,extensiones y todo de es… (read more)

Realmente no son dos ordenadores,es un ordenador con dual boot (windows 10 y ubuntu) y me gustaría sincronizar la configuración,contactos,correos,extensiones y todo de esos sistemas operativos.

Asked by aaads 2 months ago