Font size on opening page is too small - Thunderbird

I have searched the help to increase the size of the opening page fonts in - email subjects and account names. I am using the most recent update of Thunderbird. Per wha… (read more)

I have searched the help to increase the size of the opening page fonts in - email subjects and account names. I am using the most recent update of Thunderbird. Per what I saw in the help I went to layouts.css.devPixelsPerPx and changed -1.0 to 1.2. Closed the config editor and returned to email - no change. I shut down Thunderbird and opened it again - still no change in the font size. I reset the setting in Config Editor and tried 1.25 - still no change. Tried -1.25 still no change. Each time when I go back to this setting in config editor - the number has been changed - but does nothing to change the font.

None of the font settings in Preferences have any effect on the opening page of Thunderbird.

I have some visual impairment and need these fonts larger. There has to be a way to do it. At one time these fonts were larger. There must be a way to change these - and why it is not easily built in to Preferences is terrible - and makes Thunderbird useless to those with minor visually impairment.

I need help in resolving this - there has to be a way.

Asked by rrambrose 5 hours ago

Last reply by rrambrose 16 minutes ago

Option to use Gmail for mailto: links has suddenly vanished from Settings

Just now, I tried to use "Email Link..." under the File Menu and got a pop-up asking me to "Choose an application to open the mailto link." I have seen this before, seve… (read more)

Just now, I tried to use "Email Link..." under the File Menu and got a pop-up asking me to "Choose an application to open the mailto link." I have seen this before, several times, and usually fix it by going to Tools > Settings, under General > Applications, select "mailto" under Content Type, then select Gmail from the drop-down menu.

This time, however, Gmail is not presented as an option, in this pop-up. Clicking "Choose..." just opens up a Windows Explorer file-picker window.

I tried to fix this in Tools > Settings, under General > Applications. There, "mailto" just shows "Use other..." and if I click that, the "Select Helper Application" pop-up window is basically blank, with a message at the bottom saying "No applications were found for this file type."

I refreshed Firefox but it did not solve the problem.

I have tried to attached images but they will not upload.

I am running v100.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 11

Asked by lindabknight 7 hours ago

Last reply by lindabknight 27 minutes ago

Downgrading from beta to release, exporting account credentials, etc.

I've been running Thunderbird beta for some time, on one of my Macs. Presently at 101.0b3. It's fine, I don't have any bugs/issues, but I want to downgrade to release … (read more)

I've been running Thunderbird beta for some time, on one of my Macs. Presently at 101.0b3. It's fine, I don't have any bugs/issues, but I want to downgrade to release and keep my installation uniform.

Now, of course I've read many people do this -- they don't set up duplicate Profiles for it (guilty here).

But what I'm seeing is perhaps a need for some more portability. Namely, if someone has only IMAP accounts, would it be useful to enable export of accounts/credentials in a format that can be imported and is generally portable within the Thunderbird ecosystem?

I see there is an add-on, of unknown (to me) origin or quality -- but it only runs on an older version.

In my case, I have a handful of accounts and while I see you can individually export something from the accounts panel, I don't see any meaningful way to translate that to another version (ie: release) of Thunderbird. Granted, this is not a task that someone does every day (imagine??) but it's a thought.

I wonder, too, if there can be alternate mechanisms to store account information in a secure manner that can be portable -- ie: in the cloud, encrypted -- in a file, etc.

OK that went onto a tangent, sorry -- but as far as I can see, the only option I have is to install the release version of Thunderbird (my beta Profile backed up) and go through the tedium of manually adding accounts.

Am I missing something?


Thanks! :)

Asked by forrie 1 hour ago

Last reply by forrie 29 minutes ago

Thunderbird mail

My Thunderbird app has not received or notify me of any emails for the past two days. I've had to use it on google in able to see my emails. It just has a continuous load… (read more)

My Thunderbird app has not received or notify me of any emails for the past two days. I've had to use it on google in able to see my emails. It just has a continuous loading sign when i say get mail and nothing comes through. I have tried uninstalling the app and redownloading it too

Asked by PeakMSK 32 minutes ago

Thunderbird Mail

I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04, with the download Thunderbird Mail was also installed. It quite often freezes requiring me to shut the computer down and reboot. Also it wil… (read more)

I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04, with the download Thunderbird Mail was also installed. It quite often freezes requiring me to shut the computer down and reboot. Also it will not allow me to send BCC mail. When it freezes, I get the option to wait or force shutdown. Any advice would be welcomed.

Rodney Jackson.

Asked by Jacko99 16 hours ago

Last reply by Jacko99 35 minutes ago

Firefox ver 100.1 constantly crashing on iOS

Firefox keeps crashing on my iPhone, it’s happening across all websites. It happens almost every time I use the browser recently. Sometimes Firefox will “freeze” first th… (read more)

Firefox keeps crashing on my iPhone, it’s happening across all websites. It happens almost every time I use the browser recently. Sometimes Firefox will “freeze” first then crash, other times it just crashes. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app and checked that my tracker protection is normal. My iPhone is up to date as well.

Asked by ashleycbeck 48 minutes ago

Thunderbird stopped being able to access yahoo mail

Today Thunderbird stopped being able to reach the Yahoo server to access my mail. It tries to search for mail but says that the connection to the Yahoo server timed out.… (read more)

Today Thunderbird stopped being able to reach the Yahoo server to access my mail. It tries to search for mail but says that the connection to the Yahoo server timed out. I am able to download and send mail from my Yahoo account if I use their webmail site or phone app but not Thunderbird. Mailbird (which I just downloaded to see if it would work) was also able to download Yahoo mail. I checked the Thunderbird account settings (set for POP which I prefer to keep for various reasons) and they are the same as they've ever been. I'm using Thunderbird version 91.9.0 which worked just fine until today. It does seem to still work when accessing a different email (GMX) account.

Any help would be appreciated. I would like to be able to continue using Thunderbird which has been my mail program of choice for many years.

Asked by detrifilo 1 hour ago

<Security Issue> Can Firefox versions be downgraded automatically?

The image below are the details of my google account activity taken out from Google. The ip addresses in red I have hidden as they are my real IP. The rest of the IP's ar… (read more)

The image below are the details of my google account activity taken out from Google. The ip addresses in red I have hidden as they are my real IP. The rest of the IP's are not mine, and with a quick iplookup it directs to Sverdlovskaya oblast' in Russia. Now I dont think I used a russian vpn but there is a possibility I made an error. But what really strikes me here is the Firefox versions. At both the points 1 and 2, marked in blue. there is a change in version, in fact a downgrade from 100.0 to 96.0. How is this possible? I cant seem to find an explanation. And then it jumps back up to 100.0. I also another timestamp where it downgraded to 96.0, and then came back to 100.0 . I'm really worried about the possibility of a hacker on my computer. If someone can find an answer to this it would mean a lot!

Asked by arjuniscool0204 1 hour ago

Unsubscribed folders still showing in folder list

Hello, I'm using Thunderbird 91.9.0 (32-bit) on Windows 7. It's connected to a Gmail account via IMAP. The account contains dozens of message folders. I want to hide s… (read more)

Hello,

I'm using Thunderbird 91.9.0 (32-bit) on Windows 7. It's connected to a Gmail account via IMAP. The account contains dozens of message folders. I want to hide some of those folders from the list of folders.

I tried unsubscribing from those folders. In the panel on left, I right-click my account name and select "Subscribe". The window that subsequently pops up shows all of my folders, and all of the checkboxes next to each folder are checked. I remove the checkmarks from each of the folders that I want to hide, and I click OK at the bottom.

However, after doing this, the folders still appear in my folder list.

When I reopen the Subscribe window, I see that the checkmarks for those folder are still removed. But the folders still appear in my folder list. Closing and restarting Thunderbird does not help.

Evidently, the Subscribe window does not function as I would expect it to. How can I make those folders go away without deleting them or removing them from Gmail's servers?

Thank you.

Asked by Jason Fourier 5 days ago

Last reply by Jason Fourier 1 hour ago

FF uses all 4 GB RAM

FF uses all memory. I start computer. Start FF to blank page. No Internet connection. No other programs running. Ran memtest before - all Crucial RAM good. If I leave FF … (read more)

FF uses all memory. I start computer. Start FF to blank page. No Internet connection. No other programs running. Ran memtest before - all Crucial RAM good. If I leave FF on, doing nothing all RAM will be used. Linuxmint 20.3, FF 100. Does this happen with Windows or Mac?

Asked by borgward 4 hours ago

Gmail attachment download opens a new tab?

When I download an attachment from Gmail, I would like to just download it. However, Firefox now opens the attachment in a new tab before I can download it. Is this new? … (read more)

When I download an attachment from Gmail, I would like to just download it. However, Firefox now opens the attachment in a new tab before I can download it. Is this new? Is there a way to turn this off?

Asked by KT 1 month ago

Last reply by KT 4 hours ago

Firefox suddenly breaking a banking site

Hi: I've used Firefox for years without trouble and I've even given money! However, I think the last update has prevented my banking site from operating correctly. In Bil… (read more)

Hi: I've used Firefox for years without trouble and I've even given money! However, I think the last update has prevented my banking site from operating correctly. In Bill payment you choose who you want to pay and fill in the amount. This still works. I move to the month, day, year boxes. If I click, say, on the month box I get a dropdown but selecting the month nothing happens. Ditto with day and year. The day box shows 1 and the year shows 202 and nothing changes when using the drop downs. Can't manually fill in the boxes. At first I thought it was my bank but they said there were no reported problems - they would! So tried Brave and Edge. Both worked perfectly. Tried it on my laptop rather than desktop and same problem using Firefox showed up. I hadn't fiddled with any Firefox settings. What to do? Thanks Donald

Asked by donald.wyllie 18 hours ago

Last reply by donald.wyllie 4 hours ago

Firefox crashes randomly

Firefox crashes randomly with no crash report being generated. It seems to have started doing this about a month ago. Nothing in particular seems to trigger it, and all… (read more)

Firefox crashes randomly with no crash report being generated. It seems to have started doing this about a month ago. Nothing in particular seems to trigger it, and all of my software is up to date. It just closes any and all tabs that are open, as if I exited out of the program entirely.

Asked by antarian_knight 5 hours ago

Print <ctrl-P>... Preparing Preview hangs

I'm running v100.0.1 (64-bit) on Win10. I've seen others report this problem but haven't found a fix listed anywhere. <Ctrl-P> or Menu->Print results in the sa… (read more)

I'm running v100.0.1 (64-bit) on Win10. I've seen others report this problem but haven't found a fix listed anywhere. <Ctrl-P> or Menu->Print results in the same problem. The print overlay starts up (say Print in top right corner), spinning wheel above Preparing Preview in the center of the overlay... Never ends. I have to Esc to get out of it. Happens on any page. Print dialogue works fine on same pages with Chrome and Edge.

Asked by Bryan 6 hours ago

FireFox Suspended? and Update to v.100 problem

Over the past few days FireFox v. 99.0.1 had been non-responsive on a tab. Got to the point I had to close FF and tried to use cCleaner to clear cache/history etc. How… (read more)

Over the past few days FireFox v. 99.0.1 had been non-responsive on a tab.

Got to the point I had to close FF and tried to use cCleaner to clear cache/history etc.

However cCleaner could not proceed as it claimed FF was still open.

Using Windows Task Manager I found FireFox was "Suspended" (screenshot 1)

I then terminated the task - so cCleaner could proceed.

Then FF appeared to work OK. Until the next time....

It just happened a few minutes ago closing FF - using cCleaner - once again FF was "suspended" and had to be terminated in Task Manager.

On FF help it said Update to version 100 which I did BUT the update got stuck on the FF Update - for several minutes (definitely over 10 mins) so I had to terminate the FF Updater using Windows Task Manager (screenshots 2 & 3) again used Task Manager to terminate that.

FF appeared to open OK even showed the version 100 What's new tab.

BUT when I used FF help to check version I got Restart FF to update to version 100 (screen shot 4) Perhaps the last might temporary due to terminating the what appeared to be stuck Updater, but it was worth mentioning.

PC details: OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home Version 10.0.19044 Build 19044 System Model HP Pavilion 590-p0097c Desktop PC System Type x64-based PC Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2808 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s) Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,

Vincent

Asked by UnknownVT 1 week ago

Last reply by UnknownVT 7 hours ago