Give us a light web browser without all the unwanted bloat and GIVE US OUR HOME PAGE BACK!!!

I am appalled that I had to create ANOTHER freaking useless account just to post feedback here. I don't want a Firefox account. I don't collect web sites. I don't want yo… (read more)

I am appalled that I had to create ANOTHER freaking useless account just to post feedback here. I don't want a Firefox account. I don't collect web sites. I don't want you to suggest web sites. I don't want you to save my passwords. I don't want you to autofill my fields. I don't want to store anything in the "cloud" (aka someone else's computer). I don't want to sync anything across multiple devices. I don't want my browser to access my microphone, camera, contacts, location, or anything else except the damned internet. I don't want my browser to choose ANYTHING for me. I just want it to do what I tell it to. And do it well.

I WANT TO SET MY OWN HOME PAGE. I want my browser to be able to load web sites. I want my browser to be able to play videos. I want my browser to be able to upload and download files. I want my web browser to be functional and fast. Lightweight, small footprint, mobile friendly. I don't want it to be a data repository, or a personal assistant, or a password vault, or a crutch, or a tracker, or another THING that I have to manage.

This applies to both desktop and mobile.

I want Firefox to be the lean, mean, browsing machine like it was when it first burst onto the scene.

HOME. PAGE.

Asked by smeatbox 4 months ago

Last reply by marksjc 2 weeks ago

Quora images are broken on Firefox

When I visit quora.com on Firefox, I get broken images. This doesn't happen with Edge or Chrome, and of course not on my other devices (so not a network/firewall issue). … (read more)

When I visit quora.com on Firefox, I get broken images. This doesn't happen with Edge or Chrome, and of course not on my other devices (so not a network/firewall issue). It seems to be only on Quora so far.

I tried deleting cache, refreshing the browser, creating a new account, running without add-ons or plugins, without success. Switching off the enhanced tracking protection doesn't help either. I am running out of options...

The only thing I can think off, is that the browser was installed with admin rights that I do not have anymore, although it still updates without errors.

Can anyone help?

Asked by vincent.arnoux 59 minutes ago

I keep getting Access Denied for the MarkLevinShow.com website

Why do I keep receiving an "Error 15 Access Denied" for this website? Id didn't happen in the past, but began sometime during 84.02 and has continued in 85.0. Here's what… (read more)

Why do I keep receiving an "Error 15 Access Denied" for this website?

Id didn't happen in the past, but began sometime during 84.02 and has continued in 85.0.

Here's what the message page says:

Access denied Error 15 www.marklevinshow.com 2021-01-28 06:59:25 UTC What happened? This request was blocked by the security rules Your IP: 71.34.138.108 Proxy IP: 45.60.11.102 (ID 10981-100) Incident ID: 981000280058245840-122796413591815947

I can't figure this one out.

BF

Asked by Bill 1 hour ago

Migration aggravation on Spectrum, POP to IMAP

Thunderbird 85.0b3 (64-bit) on Windows 7 (64 bit), fully up to date. Hi all. I have a well-aged Thunderbird profile (20+ years) that I need to now migrate from a POP conf… (read more)

Thunderbird 85.0b3 (64-bit) on Windows 7 (64 bit), fully up to date.

Hi all. I have a well-aged Thunderbird profile (20+ years) that I need to now migrate from a POP configuration to an IMAP. I've been whacking away at this for a couple days now and just want my email back. Actually I do have my email as I've made MozBackups pretty regularly including just before I entered this nightmare. I just want to be able to send and receive email again.

I've seen the page here for this kind of migration but it apparently assumes you have a couple emails to migrate, not a couple hundred...folders. A profile this large also presents the issue of IMAP synchronization which I'm not interested in, but which is apparently the default when you first start it up. I don't need more than a week of mail stored on a server. Actually I don't need any stored there, I never use webmail. I just want the email to be received on the server and passed to me for my sorting. Maybe if I'm out of town for a time it'd be nice to be able to webmail for the latest mail. I assume I can probably migrate my address book, but it seems clear all the filters I've created will not. That's fine, I don't mind redoing those.

That's the background, here's what I've done: 1.) Found out when TBird probes Spectrum for the correct config it retrieves those for mobile.charter.net so that means a manual config for me. Also found out Spectrum won't accept an SSL SMTP connection (the port # is correct), going by their instructions. Downloading will accept SSL though. 2.) Once my IMAP profile was created and tested, I shut down TBird. Extracted my POP profile from MozBackup's archive with 7Zip to a temporary directory and copied all the folders and files into the new IMAP directory (all that represented email folders, not config-type files). 3.) Started up TBird and the sync fun began. I'm an 24 year IT guy but never delved into email issues too much so it took me a bit to find how to shut that down and grok what IMAP was all about.

Other: For some reason I don't show "Local Folders" in the application, but I do see them in my profile directory, but under the Mail folder, not the ImapMail folder where my Inbox, Sent, etc folders are. That would be a better place for all these older folders I keep around, I know. But alas, I can't get them to show up in TBird.

I thought I had it briefly but every time I opened TBird it prompted me to do a purge that would save 6 GB of space, which I canceled. Then suddenly it started just deleting folders without a prompt after 2 or 3 restarts.

I'm ready to totally uninstall and fresh reinstall TBird at this point. My original (bloated, I know) profile is backed up but again, it's a POP profile being imposed on a new IMAP (with no desire to store anything remotely).

Thanks if you got this far. Any advice?

Asked by ChuckD6421 2 hours ago

Not able to share voice or video on dscord

When I go to discord, I am not able to join in an audio call. When I go to un-mute my profile, I get an error that say >You want to be able to talk to your friends, r… (read more)

When I go to discord, I am not able to join in an audio call. When I go to un-mute my profile, I get an error that say >You want to be able to talk to your friends, right? switch to the latest Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Edge or download the latest discord app to start talking right now!


I am using firefox 78.6.1esr (64-bit) on Debian 10.7

I have had a back and forth with Discord and they informed me that its a Firefox only issue and to ask here instead.

Asked by jmanshad 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

Emails copied when deleting attachments

When I send emails with attachments, I often go into my sent folder and delete the attachment (right click the attachment, then select "Delete"). Sometimes, but not alwa… (read more)

When I send emails with attachments, I often go into my sent folder and delete the attachment (right click the attachment, then select "Delete"). Sometimes, but not always, this creates a copy of the email that has the attachment (i.e., there are now 2 identical messages in the folder, one with the attachment deleted, the other with the full attachment). Both copies are still there if I quite Thunderbird and return. This same thing happens in my Inbox as well.

This minor bug has not caused crashes or other problems, but seems strange.

Asked by chem.maclachlan 3 hours ago

Who sets this up?

I’d appreciate an explanation from someone who knows the background about what happens when websites pass information to each another. I am using Vanguard’s website, whic… (read more)

I’d appreciate an explanation from someone who knows the background about what happens when websites pass information to each another.

I am using Vanguard’s website, which is the only one (out of those that I use) that prevents me from blocking tracking content and which also forces me to allow social media tracking. If I do not allow this, the website doesn’t work.

I attached two files: a capture of content tracking and a capture of the social media tracking shown by Firefox when I use Vanguard's website.

I would like to understand the following:

1. Is Vanguard the one enabling all of this tracking? If so, do they program it into their website? 2. Is there usually some kind of agreement between Vanguard and the 3rd parties and social media companies that Vanguard passes information to? 3. Is there any financial benefit to a company like Vanguard to do this?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 3 hours ago

Retrieving Bookmarks from Profile for new computer

This is super annoying. Apologies in advance. Brand New computer. Do not have access to old desktop presently. Did not export. Not an ideal situation. Downloaded & si… (read more)

This is super annoying. Apologies in advance. Brand New computer. Do not have access to old desktop presently. Did not export. Not an ideal situation. Downloaded & signed into my FireFox account & can not find my former computers' Bookmarks. Anywhere. Everything else (add-ons) loaded fine & am able to continue but for some reason FF erased everything. I've spent 4 hours reading through countless suggestions to no avail. Why a major company like this doesn't have 24 hour support is beyond me. Ha.

If anyone can help me locate yesterdays (literally) Bookmarks & everything else I'm missing from my FF profile, I would be grateful. Sounds like this is an ongoing issue. Been running FF since 2016. They have to exist somewhere.

Asked by bowmanitis 3 hours ago

New version of Thunderbird only shows 2 printers available, Microsoft XPS Document Writer and Fax.

I had to have my computer cleaned off and everything reinstalled due to a hack. My old version of Thunderbird showed all of my printers. The reinstalled version only sho… (read more)

I had to have my computer cleaned off and everything reinstalled due to a hack. My old version of Thunderbird showed all of my printers. The reinstalled version only shows the printers in the subject heading. Why?

Asked by wguesner 4 hours ago

have only one device and can't find a way to complete

Trying to add Firefox. Says my account is verified but I need to sync to another device to complete the process. I don't have another device. Can't find an only one devic… (read more)

Trying to add Firefox. Says my account is verified but I need to sync to another device to complete the process. I don't have another device. Can't find an only one device option. How do I get around this?

Asked by sgv2306 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Empty history menu, address bar still populated and visit counts still exist

After migration my user directory to a different partition, I've lost all the items in my history menu and my places.sqlite file is no longer updating. However I can see … (read more)

After migration my user directory to a different partition, I've lost all the items in my history menu and my places.sqlite file is no longer updating. However I can see in my address bar that all my regular suggestions and recommendations are still there, still auto-completing as they did before and when I visit a site, its visit count is properly bloated. I'm not sure if this is due to account sync but I've disconnected it now. How can I reconcile my files and repopulate my history menu so I can properly search it?

Asked by neijyry 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago