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Thunderbird display colors gone

Just installed Thunderbird v91.2 and it seems to have nuked my display colors. Before I had the colors set up for the Write display window, the message display, and ever… (read more)

Just installed Thunderbird v91.2 and it seems to have nuked my display colors. Before I had the colors set up for the Write display window, the message display, and everything else. Now, everything's white. Preferences has no Display tab with which to set colors, a couplke of settings I found that control some color options do nothing, I've tried the Advanced Preferences and found one browser display set to #000000 and so set it to something else but that does not display and after a reboot that setting is still back to #000000 again. It seems as Thudnerbird has made it increasingly impossible to get its display to look like what i want. In color. The colors that I want. Themes are useless because there's only LIght and Dark now. Is there some sacrifice I have to make to the elder gods or something? I even tried backing up a couple of revisions but the colors are still gone (and I just had them 2 days ago), which tells me that maybe some preferences file got overwritten?

Asked by marktierno 1 month ago

Answered by marktierno 1 month ago

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Dark mode - message pane vs new message window

Is there any way to set the Message Pane (ie the F8 preview panel) as having a white background and the Message window (ie the one you type your messages in) with a dark … (read more)

Is there any way to set the Message Pane (ie the F8 preview panel) as having a white background and the Message window (ie the one you type your messages in) with a dark background?

I have dark model enabled. Until recently, the Message Pane showed all my emails with a white background. Clearly this isn't very "dark" but it was useful because I could clearly read all the messages. When I clicked "reply", the new Message window would show things in dark mode (ie with a dark background). I liked this.

Sure, in some cases that would make it difficult to read the original message (which might show the text as black on a dark grey background) but I could always flick back to the Message Pane if I wanted to see it on a white background.

I recently upgraded to TB 91.3.2. Now both the new Message window and the Message (preview) Pane are showing as white (or, if I customise them using Preferences/Language&Appearance/Colours then they are both dark). Is there a way to customise them independently - eg using userChrome.css?

Asked by JG 2 hours ago

Answered by JG 2 hours ago

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Print Preview is no longer on Thunderbird

I use Print Preview to scan suspect incoming TB messages prior to opening the email. Print Preview is no longer shown as an option on TB. Can I install Print Preview? … (read more)

I use Print Preview to scan suspect incoming TB messages prior to opening the email. Print Preview is no longer shown as an option on TB.

Can I install Print Preview?

Asked by rons1 3 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 months ago

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manually arranging extensions on the toolbar

Firefox has arranged my extensions alphabetically. I would prefer to group them functionally, or at least be able to separate those which have similar colors -- for examp… (read more)

Firefox has arranged my extensions alphabetically. I would prefer to group them functionally, or at least be able to separate those which have similar colors -- for example, Grammarly and Evernote are both green and I sometimes click on one when I want the other. I would also like to have the one I use most at the far right of the toolbar.

Asked by k8neville 1 day ago

Answered by mwwagoner 1 day ago

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Shortcuts: sites you save OR visit – why can't I choose sites I save only?

This is a minor issue, but it's really annoying me. I like having certain pages pinned on the page that opens when I open a new tab; it's easier than always having to sea… (read more)

This is a minor issue, but it's really annoying me. I like having certain pages pinned on the page that opens when I open a new tab; it's easier than always having to search through my many bookmarks for pages I use every day. But I find it really annoying and unhelpful – and also embarrassing, if another person is there – that Firefox only allows me to do this if I also allow it to display sites I've visited. The two should be completely separate in my opinion, like on Chrome. I can delete individual sites, but they're just replaced with other, even less relevant ones. So now I have a blank, useless new tab page, instead of a helpful one that shows me the sites I need to get to, because I don't want to risk a coworker, friend, or family member randomly seeing whatever sites I may have visited once or twice months ago. (This doesn't have to be extreme (porn, etc) to be embarrassing; I don't necessarily want people to see that I've been shopping for jewelry or hair dye or whatever.) It's just unprofessional and unnecessary. Thanks for fielding my complaint.

Asked by peltafeldman 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 day ago

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non pervasive change to applications/actions

Hi read your article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save I have changed the action for content type "mail to" to my default email app ou… (read more)

Hi read your article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save

I have changed the action for content type "mail to" to my default email app outlook. Despite this when I click on an embedded web page mail to link, the action reverts to the new office "mail" app which I do not want. When I get to the section in your article "User.js file overriding Firefox settings" as the next step in trying to fix the issue, and follow the instruction "Click the Firefox menu - and select Exit." then I am thrown out of the dialogue, it is not logical. Please advise as I don't even know if the user.js is causing the persistence?

Thanks Andrew

Asked by woodsterofarabia 5 days ago

Answered by woodsterofarabia 1 day ago

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Firefox hijacking Goolge search

I'm trying to completely turn off the address search bar function in Firefox. It' so annoying! I go to google. Start to type in the search bar on the page but all my typi… (read more)

I'm trying to completely turn off the address search bar function in Firefox. It' so annoying! I go to google. Start to type in the search bar on the page but all my typing ends up in the address bar. So frustrating! If I wanted to search from the address bar I wouldn't have gone to Google to do it. I DON'T want to search from the address bar EVER! So please don't say 'why don't you just..x,y or z'. I've managed to turn off all the address bar suggestions and whatnot with about a dozen different setting which is ridiculous. Turning off the rich results should fix everything but it doesn't. No mater what I try I cannot get text to appear in the Google search bar. So basically Firefox has stolen the functionality of the Google webpage for me. I've been using Firefox for a long time but lately I'm been questioning why a lot. Anyway, any suggestions to stop Firefox from hijacking my search would be appreciated.

Asked by bpereira 4 months ago

Answered by TNorth 4 months ago

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Thunderbird 91 extensions don't load

When TB recently updated from 78.14.0 (64 bit) to 91.2.0 (64bit), all my extensions did not load. I reviewed and verified they are compatible with 91. Toggling the enab… (read more)

When TB recently updated from 78.14.0 (64 bit) to 91.2.0 (64bit), all my extensions did not load. I reviewed and verified they are compatible with 91. Toggling the enable/disable in add-ons manager did nothing although some mysteriously did get disabled. Restarting TB from scratch had no impact. (I note that closing TB tends to cause a crash.)

I was able to get the most extensions to function if I re-installed them into TB but the minute I closed TB and restarted, they all went away again.

I note that clicking on "Check for Updates" causes an "Updating add-ons" message to appear.....forever.

What gives? This is only slightly less painful than the transition to 78.....argh!

Asked by mozilla-kgi 1 month ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 3 weeks ago

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FVD Speed Dial (disabled)

Hi, I have been using FVD Speed Dial and created quite number of shortcuts for browsers. It was disabled without notified by Firefox. Anyway I can retrieve the link of sh… (read more)

Hi, I have been using FVD Speed Dial and created quite number of shortcuts for browsers. It was disabled without notified by Firefox. Anyway I can retrieve the link of shortcut I created? Or can I enable to FVD Speed Dial for a day for me to copy all the shortcuts? Thank you.

Asked by hongpl22 1 week ago

Last reply by ray.buttifant 4 days ago

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New install of ublock origin - cannot find the icon

I just turned off AdBlock Plus in the Add-Ons screen and downloaded ublock origin to try it out. There is no icon for this new plug in to be found anywhere. I can manuall… (read more)

I just turned off AdBlock Plus in the Add-Ons screen and downloaded ublock origin to try it out. There is no icon for this new plug in to be found anywhere. I can manually go in and change the settings on this plugin in the add-ons screen but there is no icon anywhere to go in quicker or to show a report of how many items were blocked. When I try to Customize my toolbars, the icon is not available there either. The nearest threads I can find on this topic are from 2018 and their solutions are very basic use. Yes, of course I restarted the browser. TIA.


uBlock Origin: 1.39.0 Firefox: 87 filterset (summary):

 network: 83588
 cosmetic: 80376
 scriptlet: 18231
 html: 598

listset (total-discarded, last updated):

 added: 
   adguard-annoyance: 47817-586, now
 default: 
   ublock-filters: 30169-27, now
   ublock-badware: 3455-1, now
   ublock-privacy: 182-0, now
   ublock-abuse: 70-0, now
   ublock-unbreak: 1706-0, now
   easylist: 61109-543, now
   easyprivacy: 26327-473, now
   urlhaus-1: 10038-0, now
   plowe-0: 3699-3, now

filterset (user): [empty] modifiedUserSettings: [none] modifiedHiddenSettings: [none] supportStats:

 launchToReadiness: 1924
 launchFromSelfie: false

Asked by dlafontaine2 5 days ago

Answered by dlafontaine2 4 days ago

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Custom (System installed) fonts in Firefox?

I have some fonts that I have installed through normal methods. They are all ttf files. However, they do not show up in the firefox change fonts dialog box. Even many pre… (read more)

I have some fonts that I have installed through normal methods. They are all ttf files. However, they do not show up in the firefox change fonts dialog box. Even many pre-installed fonts do not show up. Websites are only able to use the local fonts listed in this dialog box. How will I then be able to use those fonts?

Asked by Arnav Bhate 1 month ago

Answered by Arnav Bhate 5 days ago

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Remove Search function in Address Bar

Hello. After reading numerous posts addressing similar issues & having no success, I've decided to post a question of my own. I am running the current version of fire… (read more)

Hello. After reading numerous posts addressing similar issues & having no success, I've decided to post a question of my own. I am running the current version of firefox, 94.0.2. I use the Search Bar religiously for searches to sites like google, wikipedia, youtube, amazon, and ebay. I NEVER use the address bar for searches. I have attempted to disable all functionality associated with searching via the address bar. When I go to the address bar, it is because I have a specifc url I know I want to type with a specific destination in mind. Occasionally, I have a need to just go to the home page of one of my search sites, most often it's amazon.com. Recently (not sure which version of firefox) I've found when I go to the Address Bar & type amazon.com, I cannot just go to amazon.com, instead the address bar turns into a search bar. How do I disable this? Its driving me mad! I swear I've disabled every option I can within about:config related to urlb. Please Help. I don't want to switch to Chrome, but I'm tired of my settings getting messed up every time mozilla pushes a new version.

Asked by andrewpatricksmith 5 days ago

Answered by andrewpatricksmith 5 days ago

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New Version Searching

I don't really have a question. I have looked on the Mozilla site for a place to email the developers. I'm not happy with the new version of Firefox (attached) I have to … (read more)

I don't really have a question. I have looked on the Mozilla site for a place to email the developers. I'm not happy with the new version of Firefox (attached) I have to go into History and restore tabs every time I restart my computer, I like to have many tabs continuously open so this doesn't suit me at all. Also the new search function at the top of the screen in the typical URL box is not nice, I preferred when the search was in a box in the middle of the screen and suggestions popped up when you start typing a search. Suggestions don't pop up in the new Firefox version.

I really enjoy Firefox and have been using it many years, I just wanted to share my opinions of the new version.

Asked by garthcusters 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Problem with FVD Speed dial/EverHelper

I have been using FVD Speed dial for several years. A couple weeks ago, I upgraded my EverHelper/Nimbus web account to paid so that I could sync and keep all my bookmarks… (read more)

I have been using FVD Speed dial for several years. A couple weeks ago, I upgraded my EverHelper/Nimbus web account to paid so that I could sync and keep all my bookmarks since I lost them when my laptop crashed two weeks ago.

Today, I get a message from Firefox that FVD Speedial has been permanently disabled. I need my Speed dials back, and I need refund from somebody if I can't use the add-on anymore. It would be nice if Firefox would notify users ahead of time before unceremoniously blocking something as critical as this. I need to be able to access my speed dials so I can at least import them to some other app/add-on if necessary. I'd also like to know how to contact Nimbus if I need a refund.

Asked by danlex1 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 6 days ago

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Lose my open tabs in Thunderbird after Windows 10 Restart.

Hello, Would like to know how not to lose my open tabs and also how to recover them again in Thunderbird after a Windows 10 Restart. I am running 64 bit. Regards. rstec … (read more)

Hello, Would like to know how not to lose my open tabs and also how to recover them again in Thunderbird after a Windows 10 Restart. I am running 64 bit. Regards. rstec

Asked by rstec 6 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 6 days ago