AD Blocker for Thunderbird RSS Feeds

Hi, I've been stuck on an old version of TB because I invested a lot of time in setting up an AD Blocker. This was never really to block AD's but to block all the other s… (read more)

Hi,

I've been stuck on an old version of TB because I invested a lot of time in setting up an AD Blocker. This was never really to block AD's but to block all the other stuff that came on RSS feeds. Most feeds showed massive headers, links to facebook and other such crap that I did not want. Even on a 27" monitor I had to constantly scroll down just to read the actual information.

I'd like to move to a newer version of TB but when I search for extensions to block AD's nothing seems to work beyond version 57.

Please can someone suggest a way forward?

At the moment I'm using ADblock Plus and Element Hiding but these also seem to keep loosing the rules I had previously set-up. I have no idea why this is happening?

I'd be quite happy to move to another RSS reader if there is one that allows me to block the content that takes up so much space. I also really value the search function in TB and the filters.

Any help much appreciated.

Asked by Leo.Levosky 2 minutes ago

chosen primary password not working anymore...

A week ago I started using a primary password for FF. I learned it by heart, also copied it to my iPhone in a safe notation (I have access to the notation using my finger… (read more)

A week ago I started using a primary password for FF. I learned it by heart, also copied it to my iPhone in a safe notation (I have access to the notation using my finger print). It worked just fine for the first days. Today I tried to use the primary password again, in order to enter a website, but somehow FF denies me entrance, again and again. No spelling issues or missing characters, because I copy the primary password from my iPhone notation and paste it into the primary password field on my Mac. In FF Lockwise (on my iPhone) I can also still see my primary FF password, which is exactly the same. Typing it down character by character doesn’t solve the problem, nor does restarting FF. Caps lock is off. No issues with my keyboard. In my privacy and security setting I cannot to stop FF from asking my primary password, because (of course also there) it won’t recognize the primary password I enter...

There is no one who knows about my primary password nor has anyone access to my computer or iPhone. So there is no way I could explain somebody to have been able to change my primary password. Could anybody please explain to me what might be going on? Did other people experience the same issue? What steps should I take to try to solve it?

And I surely wish not to need to reset my primary password, because I will lose all my saved passwords from FF... Happily I still have access to FF Lockwise on my iPhone (using my finger print). So I could still copy each password and save it somewhere else. But that would mean quite a lot of work. Besides of that I don’t trust it to work better next time I set up a primary FF password…

I hope I explained my problem well enough. Thanks in advance for trying to help me out!

Asked by Eran FF sync 59 minutes ago

Last reply by Eran FF sync 5 minutes ago

Recover Emails - Deleted by Mistake

When the upgrade was installed the setip dialogue box came up, and it defaulted to IMAP. Once the account was setup I lost all my emails. I was using a POP server. Sub… (read more)

When the upgrade was installed the setip dialogue box came up, and it defaulted to IMAP. Once the account was setup I lost all my emails. I was using a POP server. Subsequntly I was able to locate the file in my MAC inder the Thunderbird->Mail->Local Folders as an 'inbox' file (~10GB). How does one 'restore' this in Thunderbird? Help needed please and will be very much appreciated.

Asked by geoffho 7 minutes ago

Firefox reports a secure connection without existing certificate

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the… (read more)

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the page and select "View Page Info", "Security", "View Certificate", no certificate exists. Only generic info is shown (Servers+Authorities). Also an error is reported in the system log, confirming that no certificate exists: JavaScript error: chrome://browser/content/browser-siteIdentity.js, line 642: TypeError: issuerCert is undefined

Questions:

  • Why does Firefox show the lock icon while no certificate exists?
  • How does Firefox establish a secure connection without having a certificate? (From my understanding a certificate is needed for TLS to work.)

Version used: Firefox 78.12.0esr ('Mozilla/5.0 (X11; FreeBSD amd64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0'), no add-ons or plugins.

Asked by pmc1 4 days ago

Last reply by pmc1 8 minutes ago

bookmarks toolbar reduce horizontal icon spacing

For anyone who wishes to reduce horizontal spacing between bookmark icons in the horizontal Bookmarks Toolbar across the top of Firefox window (under the address bar), he… (read more)

For anyone who wishes to reduce horizontal spacing between bookmark icons in the horizontal Bookmarks Toolbar across the top of Firefox window (under the address bar), here is the code to add to userChrome.css:

/* Bookmarks Toolbar icon horizontal spacing */

toolbarbutton.bookmark-item:not(.subviewbutton) {

   padding: var(--bookmark-block-padding) 3px !important;

}

The default value is 4px. I changed it to 3px. You can change this number as you like.

Remember to save the css file, close and then re-open the browser to view the update.

There is also a way to play with this live if you access the Browser Toolbox: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Browser_Toolbox and access userChrome.css: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Style_Editor

Hope this saves someone the hours I spent finding this solution. Cheers!

Asked by lightwing 18 minutes ago

"attempting to confirm connection" fails on Windows 10

I am new to Mozilla VPN. Followed the instructions and made sure mozillavpn was allowed to communicate through Microsoft Firewall on both public and private networks. Dou… (read more)

I am new to Mozilla VPN. Followed the instructions and made sure mozillavpn was allowed to communicate through Microsoft Firewall on both public and private networks. Double-checked in settings Windows 10 to make sure it had permission.

I am currently on a private (home) network. Mozilla VPN starts with message "masking connection and location". It then displays message "attempting to confirm connection". It pauses there for a couple of minutes before failing. In quick succession, I get a message about "disconnecting" then "unmasking".

Any suggestions?

Asked by wmchristie 24 minutes ago

Firefox browser has now become practically unusable

I generally have loads of tabs open, and until recently this wasn’t an issue (perhaps until last upgrade?), but now, I can hardly move between tabs, the drop down list sh… (read more)

I generally have loads of tabs open, and until recently this wasn’t an issue (perhaps until last upgrade?), but now, I can hardly move between tabs, the drop down list showing tab selection doesn’t work, nor does the left/right arrows. When I delete a tab, it leaves a ‘space’ where the tab was, only ‘back filling’ after I’ve opened up another tab to full screen mode and then minimised it again, at which point it goes to the very left-most tab and the only way I can get to tabs further down the list, is by deleting them in the manner described. I’ve actually got 2 laptops (Win 7 & 8.1), and it’s now happening on both of them. This might have something to do with memory management/the computer’s page file, but as things stand, I’m SERIOUSLY going to be switching to another browser - despite sticking with Firefox for many-a-year. BTW, I’m actually writing this on my phone, as I couldn’t now do it on either of my laptops (hence I’m currently unable to attach anything/provide screen grabs etc. I guess the only way to ‘clear’ this issue, would be to either close/restart Firefox or my laptop - neither of which I really want to do. Is there a way that I can use an earlier version of the browser and prevent it automatically updating? Yours, a now very frustrated longtime user,

Francis Beardsell

Asked by francis.beardsell 1 hour ago

Last reply by francis.beardsell 42 minutes ago

Mozilla VPN unable to process refund request less less than a day after purchase?

Description: I successfully paid my VPN subscription with my Credit Card but given compatibility issues decided to cancel the 30 trial on the day of purchase. My bank ac… (read more)

Description: I successfully paid my VPN subscription with my Credit Card but given compatibility issues decided to cancel the 30 trial on the day of purchase. My bank account has been debited.

Mozilla VPN sent me an email stating that Mozilla had made several payment attempts and was unable to process the payment. It is asking me subscribe again with a working mode of payment.

I don't want to subscribe again.

Is there an email where I can get help to resolve this problem? I looked on the website, there is nowhere to go to!

Jean

Asked by jeananadeau 1 hour ago

Lost Bookmarks in Firefox

In trying to fix a Mozilla VPN problem, I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox as directed by VPN support. Now Firefox has lost its bookmarks. Can they be recovered? If… (read more)

In trying to fix a Mozilla VPN problem, I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox as directed by VPN support. Now Firefox has lost its bookmarks. Can they be recovered? If so, how?

Asked by rabbit 1 day ago

Last reply by rabbit 1 hour ago

error message when trying to send emails

I keep getting the following sending error message and it does not happen all the time. Sometimes, if I continue to click send multiple times it will eventually send and… (read more)

I keep getting the following sending error message and it does not happen all the time. Sometimes, if I continue to click send multiple times it will eventually send and other times I need to reboot by machine. I have 3 email accts. One is through Gmail and the other two are through Rackspace

Sending of the message failed. The message could not be sent because the connection to Outgoing server (SMTP) secure.emailsrvr.com was lost in the middle of the transaction. Try again.

Help please:)

Asked by info6099 6 hours ago

Last reply by info6099 1 hour ago

All Bookmarks Gone and Can't be Recovered

Hi There I think my Firefox upgraded and now all my bookmarks have disappeared. I tried to restore them but I keep on gettina message saying "unable to process backup fi… (read more)

Hi There

I think my Firefox upgraded and now all my bookmarks have disappeared. I tried to restore them but I keep on gettina message saying "unable to process backup file".

Please help.

Asked by lornaraedaniel 1 hour ago

Problem with Thunderbird working with Yahoo Mail acccounts.

Help! ... I now use Yahoo Mail accounts on Thunderbird. I keep getting a window pop-up: "Server imap.mail.yahoo.com has disconnected." and Thunderbird stops working. This… (read more)

Help! ... I now use Yahoo Mail accounts on Thunderbird. I keep getting a window pop-up: "Server imap.mail.yahoo.com has disconnected." and Thunderbird stops working. This has been going on for over a month and I thought re-addressing AuthO2 thru Yahoo Accounts would have stopped these pop-up windows, but nope. This is frustrating as I use Thunderbird for our business as well as personal. I have to constantly reboot Thunderbird to get it working again for around 10 minutes before it goes down again & I have to re-boot. What's going on here? The complete message in window pop-up reads: [ Server imap.mail.yahoo.com has disconnected. The server may have gone down or there may be a network problem. ] I've never had this problem with Gmail accounts or Verizon accounts before we transferred accounts to Yahoo & I've been using Thunderbird for over 25 years. Please help, as I need a stable e~mail program for our business. Would appreciate it & thank you in advance. goCaT

Asked by goCaT 4 hours ago

Last reply by goCaT 1 hour ago

Some YouTube videos aren't in sync with the audio

I'm having a problem with a couple videos where the video and audio aren't in sync. For example, the video in the first screenshot is only 2:30, yet when I play it, it se… (read more)

I'm having a problem with a couple videos where the video and audio aren't in sync. For example, the video in the first screenshot is only 2:30, yet when I play it, it seems to partially mimic the video in the second screenshot; it "extends" to 2:41, and it plays the video from the second video. However, it plays the audio from the first video and the progress bar still only goes to 2:30, yet the video keeps playing for another 11 seconds without any audio until the video from the second video ends. Seeking forward causes the different recommendations to pop up as if the video had ended normally.

I am using a MSI laptop on Windows 10. I have restarted my computer, cleared my cookies and cache, and updated Firefox to the latest version. This problem persists with all of my extensions disabled, and when logged in or out of YouTube (no matter the account) or in incognito mode. At first, I thought it had something to do with the video and/or channel, since the other video with the same problem was also uploaded by AmericanDadVEVO. When I tried watching the video in the first screenshot on Microsoft Edge (which I barely use and have no extensions on), however, it worked normally.

Any help would be appreciated! I really do not want to switch to another browser.

Asked by David_H23 1 week ago

Last reply by David_H23 1 hour ago

inbox message filter fails when forwarding (sort of)

I recently updated my TB to 78.13.0 (64-bit) on Windows. Previously working filters to forward certain emails now cause an error - "The message cannot be put in the (IMA… (read more)

I recently updated my TB to 78.13.0 (64-bit) on Windows. Previously working filters to forward certain emails now cause an error - "The message cannot be put in the (IMAP) sent folder - store in local sent folder instead?" "Retrying" fails, "OK" works as expected. I'll capture this message box as soon as I can.

So it's not really a huge deal - the message is sent, but not stored correctly. This only happens on startup and as best I can tell only while the IMAP account is doing it's initial sync. If I run the filter manually after a short period of time (maybe a minute later) all is well. The messages range in size from ~200k to ~1.5M depending on attachments.

I've put all (3) of the forwarding rules at the bottom of the filter list trying to add some tiny delay, but that doesn't help. Is there a way to delay a filter from running? It seems it's all or nothing, automatic or manual. The "periodically" setting is not required I only get these message once a day, but need to share them right away when I do. Right away does not mean like milliseconds - just quickly - and keeping them in the IMAP folder is better, otherwise I have to remember to move them there from local folders.

Again, this is a condition that started with the update. Thanks for your consideration, time, and talent. Regards, --Sam

Asked by Sam Piper 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Sam Piper 2 hours ago

"Gah" Tab Crashes and Spontaneous Shutdowns

Have been experiencing frequent "Gah" tab closures and unexpected Firefox shutdowns lately which require "Restore Now" action. Am running latest version of Firefox on Wi… (read more)

Have been experiencing frequent "Gah" tab closures and unexpected Firefox shutdowns lately which require "Restore Now" action. Am running latest version of Firefox on Win10 desktop which is updated religiously. Have run Task Manager which indicates no activity higher than a Medium rating. Interestingly, while I experienced a couple of tab closures this morning, they are predominately later in the day and on occasion I need to reboot the system to get Firefox operating. Hopefully there is a relatively simple fix for this issue. Thanks.

Asked by WhiteBimmer 9 hours ago

Last reply by WhiteBimmer 2 hours ago

Cached web content grows in size when computer turned off

Before I close the Firefox browser i go to Settings>Clear Data> Cookies & Site Data>Cached Web Content. I clear all and the Cached Web Content is lowered to … (read more)

Before I close the Firefox browser i go to Settings>Clear Data> Cookies & Site Data>Cached Web Content. I clear all and the Cached Web Content is lowered to 45kb. History is deleted. There is nothing in Manage Data or Manage Exceptions. The computer is turned off. A day later the computer is turned on and Cached Web Content is 2Mb.

Windows Defender anti-virus malware scan and full scan have been run. The computer is up to date, Win 10 Home, version 21H1, OS build 19043.1237.

Any idea what is causing Cached Web Content to grow from 45kb to 2 Mb when the computer is turned off?

Asked by lee37 1 day ago

Last reply by lee37 2 hours ago