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My home page is not showing the Top Sites or Highlights any longer even though they're toggled on. This happened after a forced restart of computer.

My computer shut down after I tried to update Malware Bytes. After the restart, my Firefox home page doesn't pull/show the Top Sites or Highlights (won't even let me manu… (read more)

My computer shut down after I tried to update Malware Bytes. After the restart, my Firefox home page doesn't pull/show the Top Sites or Highlights (won't even let me manually add). I ran a scan and computer s clean, no viruses and version is up to date. I even tried a refresh of Firefox, but same issue.

Asked by lisa30 4 months ago

Answered by McCoy 4 months ago

Adding One-Click Search from sites without OpenSearch

Ages ago, with the separate search bar enabled, Firefox would allow the addition of any "searchable" site to the dropdown options for a search. This option is still avail… (read more)

Ages ago, with the separate search bar enabled, Firefox would allow the addition of any "searchable" site to the dropdown options for a search. This option is still available on specific sites, shown by adding a green + to the search icon (see Capture3.png).

At some point, this addition was "overridden" so that this option was available only to specific sites that have enabled the OpenSearch description within a separate xml file (from my best understanding from my best understanding). I'm sure that there is a security reason for this, but given that there are many sites available that don't have this option for whatever reason, including Wolfram Alpha and Dogpile, I used to be able to still add these sites as one-click searches and I would still like to do so.

If the "Add X"/green + is not available, the only option to add new search engines these days appears to be through the "Find more search engines" link under Options which sends the user to Add-Ons site specifically to search for an applicable add-on.

It doesn't seem like I should have to include an entire Add-on to switch search engines, especially since search engines I'd had from previous Firefox versions seem to have carried over just fine. For example, Thesaurus.com and Wolfram Alpha can't be added on my newer, fresh Firefox installations on other PCs, but I've got Thesaurus.com available from my long-standing profile (Capture4.png).

I've found a method to edit the search.json.mozlz4 file and manually add searches, there must be an easier way to accomplish something that seems relatively simple, and do so without a new add-on.

Asked by kaitco 12 hours ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 hours ago

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Font formatting for message Viewer

OK, I'm brand new to Thumderbird. I am coming from Apple's Mail. For the life of me I cannot figure out how to change the font and font size of messages viewed. All the … (read more)

OK, I'm brand new to Thumderbird. I am coming from Apple's Mail.

For the life of me I cannot figure out how to change the font and font size of messages viewed.

All the controls for the font size, font and color seem to be for the reply message. Nothing I have found changes the received messages.

What am I missing?

TIA Eric

Asked by eric97 1 month ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 month ago

Column gone !

Hi (new to this page) Yesterday all was normal. Now ist the new FireFox .. To read my paper I have to go back to Chrome ! When reading my newspaper all is in just one lon… (read more)

Hi (new to this page)

Yesterday all was normal. Now ist the new FireFox .. To read my paper I have to go back to Chrome !

When reading my newspaper all is in just one long file .. That is: the view is just one long column with all the article one after another ! The full width of the screen isn't used - anymore ? Also another page (more dirty) have the same issue.

Regards bs (Samsung Tab A/6)

Asked by bs 6 hours ago

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userChrome.css has no effect

Hello, Ultimately, I want to change the font for unread email in my in-basket, same as [thread]. Nothing I do in userChrome.css seems to have any effect. I'm running Wind… (read more)

Hello,

Ultimately, I want to change the font for unread email in my in-basket, same as [thread]. Nothing I do in userChrome.css seems to have any effect. I'm running Windows 10. %AppData% = "C:\Users\Ron.000\AppData\Roaming".

Accordingly, I've placed userChrome.css here: C:\Users\Ron.000\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\xdl9kae3.default\chrome


I have toggled toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to true

Current content of the file is below. Thunderbird v68.11.0: /*

* Do not remove the @namespace line -- it's required for correct functioning
*/

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* set default namespace to XUL */

/* Threads Pane font */ .tree-rows {

   font-size: 48pt !important;
   font-family: Verdana !important;
   color: #000062 !important;

}

Asked by Ron 19 hours ago

Answered by Ron 10 hours ago

Menu Bar with a Unified Look Possible?

Firefox 78.1 ESR W7 Is there any way to get the menu bar to have a unified appearance? Solid background mixed with a transparent one is not very nice looking. It would l… (read more)

Firefox 78.1 ESR W7

Is there any way to get the menu bar to have a unified appearance? Solid background mixed with a transparent one is not very nice looking. It would look much better if the solid background were also transparent. Anyone have a .css or other solution?

Asked by click-click 16 hours ago

Last reply by click-click 12 hours ago

Thunderbird password problem.

I am an 86 year old antediluvian who can't find a basic log-in account. As soon as I hit the Thunderbird file I find myself right into the Thunderbird mail account with a… (read more)

I am an 86 year old antediluvian who can't find a basic log-in account. As soon as I hit the Thunderbird file I find myself right into the Thunderbird mail account with a mini window asking that I confirm/change my 'mail.' password - what password? To the best of my knowledge I have never entered one. I must have changed it a hundred times now and none get accepted! Furthermore there does not appear to be any help advice on what to do next. And boy do I need help.

aesculus

Asked by aesculus 12 hours ago

Unable to login to Evernote

I cleared cache and cookies and cannot login to Evernote. Whether I use my username or email address after I click "continue" I get a blank page (see attached). It works … (read more)

I cleared cache and cookies and cannot login to Evernote. Whether I use my username or email address after I click "continue" I get a blank page (see attached). It works fine in Chrome.

Asked by 1023jrp 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 hours ago

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completely changing language

I am having trouble changing my language on firefox, I have already changed it in options -> general -> language. But bits and pieces of dutch still remain. I have … (read more)

I am having trouble changing my language on firefox, I have already changed it in options -> general -> language. But bits and pieces of dutch still remain. I have also changed the intl.locale.requested to the correct language but still my problem remains. Examples of where my old language still remains is when I open the menu (the three horizontal bars). All help is appreciated

Asked by didier-damen 1 day ago

Answered by Adithya Krishna 1 day ago

Remove Tabs on Top

Hi all, I am trying to customize my Firefox on Mac because the tabs on top interfere with the menu bar, thus I only want tree-style tab extension to work on the side, wit… (read more)

Hi all,

I am trying to customize my Firefox on Mac because the tabs on top interfere with the menu bar, thus I only want tree-style tab extension to work on the side, with the tabs on top disabled.

I followed this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1184674#answer-1028260 as well as this clear guide on how to create userChrome.css: https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html When I tried to restart the browser, I seemed to have been logged out of my profile, with all customization gone and a standard white (instead of black) menu. I deleted the chrome folder and it is normal again now.

I suspect the userChrome.css file should contain more than just the one line I tried to add: #tabbrowser-tabs { visibility: collapse !important; } ; Is there any location where I can copy my current intra-browser customization into the userChrome.css file?

Asked by Castor 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 14 hours ago

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How do I restore the drop-down arrow in the address bar

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day. Previously, there was a way to restore this by set… (read more)

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day.

Previously, there was a way to restore this by setting a number of "browser.urlbar" options to "False." However, these are currently set at False.

Please advise. Without the drop-down arrow, Firefox is not useful at all.

Asked by nullisland 2 months ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 2 months ago

How to use custom system fonts on Firefox Developer?

Hello there, I've recently switched from Firefox to Firefox Developer. I've noticed that while in FF, I am able to change the default fonts (such as San-Serif font to Int… (read more)

Hello there,

I've recently switched from Firefox to Firefox Developer. I've noticed that while in FF, I am able to change the default fonts (such as San-Serif font to Inter, and Monospace font to Monaco), but in FF Developer, I am unable to change the fonts to anything but the defaults. Can someone help me fix this issue, or is this issue a feature of FF Developer edition?

Thanks a lot, dodeca12

Asked by dodeca12 19 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 17 hours ago

Firefox highlights links

Firefox v69.0 Whenever I click on one of the matches returned from a search, or click on an embedded link, Firefox forever highlights that selection even though I don't w… (read more)

Firefox v69.0 Whenever I click on one of the matches returned from a search, or click on an embedded link, Firefox forever highlights that selection even though I don't want to be reminded months later that I had looked at that site. This is irksome because I can't ever get a clean slate for doing searches. Every similar search will yield a page full of highlighted links I may have used in the past on a topic that is only tangentially related. Also, since this highlighting persists independently of clearing history it entails a severe privacy leak. If anybody who is authorized to use my machine suspects that I may have an interest in, say, pizza dough, they need only do a search for pizza dough on my machine and any link I had ever selected in the past is highlighted, from which links it can be easily determined that I have both an interest in the topic at large and what aspect of the topic in particular appeals to me.

How do I disable this "feature", please?

Asked by pd3462550 22 hours ago

How can I disable Thunderbird's status bar throbber?

Thunderbird has a throbber in the status bar that animates when it's doing something, like checking or sending mail. Lately my throbber has started to animate for long pe… (read more)

Thunderbird has a throbber in the status bar that animates when it's doing something, like checking or sending mail.

Lately my throbber has started to animate for long periods for no apparent reason. (No active tasks are shown in the activity manager.) The animation is very distracting. I've been trying to determine whether the cause might be a misbehaving add-on or mail/news server, but it's slow going as the problem is not always reproducible.

In the meantime, is there any way I can disable the throbber altogether?

Asked by Tristan Miller 23 hours ago