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How do I disable automatic tab reopen in Thunderbird?

I normally open messages in tabs under exactly one circumstance: when I right-click on a message and explicitly open it in a tab. I've found that (until I changed the ha… (read more)

I normally open messages in tabs under exactly one circumstance: when I right-click on a message and explicitly open it in a tab.

I've found that (until I changed the handling of PDFs to "Save file") any PDFs that opened using Thunderbird's preview function would reopen if I closed and relaunched Thunderbird. This is not desired behavior.

I will also note that if I open Settings, it opens in a tab, rather than a separate window. This is neither expected nor desired (and my natural reaction is to click the close button on the window, closing Thunderbird, because "Settings" is something I expect to be in a window, not a tab. And that, too, reopens if I reopen Thunderbird.

And worst of all, those tabs that shouldn't be reopening at all are reopening in front of the main tab.

There was an extension called "Thunderbird-DontRestoreTabs," that would do exactly what I want, but that was made obsolete when the underlying extension technology was deprecated, so it is of no use in 115.9.0.

Asked by JHHL 1 week ago

Last reply by JHHL 6 hours ago

Mail bar missing

I recently purchased a new laptop and needed to migrate my old Thunderbird profiles. This is what I did: 1. Backed up profiles from old laptop 2. downloaded and installed… (read more)

I recently purchased a new laptop and needed to migrate my old Thunderbird profiles. This is what I did: 1. Backed up profiles from old laptop 2. downloaded and installed latest version of Thunderbird on new laptop 3. coped profiles into \roaming directory 4. tested and successfully received emails and viewed all old emails.

The problem is that the Mail toolbar is nowhere to be found. Also, the calendar is missing. I tried right clicking on empty space and it only showed "menu bar" as an option. Attachment shows nothing in the toolbars option of View dropdown.

Asked by m_nowak 1 day ago

Last reply by m_nowak 7 hours ago

Disable "Add outlook as application prompt" PERMANENTLY

Please see the attached screenshot. I get this popup EVERY TIME I open FireFox. I've tried a number of different suggested "fixes" from Google Searches with no success. … (read more)

Please see the attached screenshot. I get this popup EVERY TIME I open FireFox. I've tried a number of different suggested "fixes" from Google Searches with no success.

I want this popup GONE.

Asked by justin91 12 hours ago

Firefox mobile video playback control

I just started using Firefox again this week and I'd like to know if there's any option or add-on for Firefox mobile to have better video playback control like Samsung In… (read more)

I just started using Firefox again this week and I'd like to know if there's any option or add-on for Firefox mobile to have better video playback control like Samsung Internet with (video assistant) or an option to open with an external player, I've looked but can't find any way to have better playback controls. I love Firefox and want to keep using, but this is a huge feature for me.

Asked by PEGASUS 12 hours ago

"New Folder" option not offered in dropdown list of folders under "Inbox"

I am running Thunderbird 115.10.1 on an up-to-date Windows 11 machine. I have 2 email accounts (VirginMedia and Gmai)l. When I look at the drop-down list from the top-l… (read more)

I am running Thunderbird 115.10.1 on an up-to-date Windows 11 machine. I have 2 email accounts (VirginMedia and Gmai)l. When I look at the drop-down list from the top-level folders on these accounts the VirginMedia account does not offer "New Folder", but the Gmail account does. I can create new folders via the VirginMedia webmail, but not via Thunderbird. This is a problem which I have had for some months, coping with it by resorting to webmail.

Asked by clive.watts 16 hours ago

Can I change display in Sent folder?

This is something I've never encountered, since I hardly ever go to the Sent folder except to look at something I sent. But this was a different task. I've had a series… (read more)

This is something I've never encountered, since I hardly ever go to the Sent folder except to look at something I sent. But this was a different task.

I've had a series of emails from a friend, that my wife wanted me to forward to her so she could see them. So I went to the Sent folder, and forwarded 3 of those emails to my wife. Then she told me she only got one so I went back to Sent and thought they would be at the top of the list, 1-2-3, but that was not what I found. Since those emails were each part of several different threads in the back and forth with my friend, it took me a long time to figure out which email to pick off and resend. I made sure I was sorting them by date, descending, but was bewildered that the listing had the ones I wanted embedded (see screenshot, with the ones I just sent highlighted in red)

So my question is, is there a setting where I could tell Tbird to sort strictly by send date?

Asked by SonOfEru 19 hours ago

Last reply by SonOfEru 17 hours ago

Firefox for Android does not follow system theme changes

Firefox for Android does not follow system theme changes i.e. dark to light. Discovered on Samsung Galaxy A22, Android 14 and Firefox 124.2.0 Steps to reproduce: Co… (read more)

Firefox for Android does not follow system theme changes i.e. dark to light.

Discovered on Samsung Galaxy A22, Android 14 and Firefox 124.2.0

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Configure Android to automatically switch themes. For Samsung Galaxy this is Settings - Dark Mode Settings - Turn on as scheduled
  2. Wait until Android toggles theme from dark to light.
  3. Notice Firefox has a black border.
  4. Go into Application info for Firefox and force stop, then reopen
  5. Now notice it doesn't.

This is a reopen of this archived issue: 1421453

Asked by Chris Vitalos 18 hours ago

How to view pdf with dark background in the default pdf viewer on the firefox browser

Hey, i recently came across this post https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1434510#:~:text=I%20view%20a%20lot%20of,viewer%20to%20black%2Fdark%20gray. and i coul… (read more)

Hey, i recently came across this post

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1434510#:~:text=I%20view%20a%20lot%20of,viewer%20to%20black%2Fdark%20gray.

and i couldn't figure out how to do it. if anyone can tell me steps on how to do it i'll be glad.

thanks.

Asked by Hellf0rg0d 1 day ago

Last reply by Hellf0rg0d 19 hours ago

Thunderbird 115.10.1 - How to set same folder view for Folders and Sub-folders

Hi Got an earlier version of Thunderbird at home (and sorted fine) but I'm trying to sort the view for folders and sub-folders to be all the same on my work PC i.e Sort … (read more)

Hi

Got an earlier version of Thunderbird at home (and sorted fine) but I'm trying to sort the view for folders and sub-folders to be all the same on my work PC i.e Sort By: Date, descending & unthreaded.

Apart from going through every folder/sub-folder, is there a quick way to set this in version 115.10.1 ?

Looked at online help/videos but they refer to older versions.

Asked by Woodnome 1 day ago

Last reply by Woodnome 19 hours ago

Activating a Quick Filter moves the button - any way to change that behavior?

When I activate a quick filter (like "Show only unread"), a count of the number of messages is added to the right end of the filter bar. This means all the buttons move t… (read more)

When I activate a quick filter (like "Show only unread"), a count of the number of messages is added to the right end of the filter bar. This means all the buttons move to the left, so I have to move the cursor toggle it off again. This is incredibly annoying and unintuitive.

Is there a way to modify this behavior so that toggle buttons don't move when they're pressed?

Asked by jonas.orting 22 hours ago

Does Thunderbird support GReader or Fever API for connecting to external aggregator like FreshRSS or TTRSS?

Hello. I'm curious if Thunderbird supports GReader or Fever API for connecting to external aggregator like FreshRSS or TT-RSS? Examples of RSS Readers that support this … (read more)

Hello. I'm curious if Thunderbird supports GReader or Fever API for connecting to external aggregator like FreshRSS or TT-RSS?

Examples of RSS Readers that support this are Newsflash, RSSGuard, so I'm curious if Thunderbird supports being just a rss client for an external rss aggregator?

Reason being - I read RSS on multiple devices, plus I keep my Thunderbird closed most times. I only open it when I want to read email or rss news. So I noticed that it sometimes misses some rss feeds when my laptop is closed (this is normal - more news get published while I'm not parsing them). That's why I have an external aggregator collect it and keep it all for me and I just access it with my other devices.

Can thunderbird do this? Thanks

Asked by Vanzemaljac 1 day ago

Controlling address bar search results

I always want the address bar suggestions to start with my bookmarks. Is there a way to control the results? I remember there was something in about:config previously. … (read more)

I always want the address bar suggestions to start with my bookmarks. Is there a way to control the results? I remember there was something in about:config previously.

Asked by technomad 1 week ago

Last reply by technomad 1 day ago

Strikethrough icon in compose window

Hi folks, I am wondering if there is a possibility to add a strikethrough icon to the compose window. I use strikethrough quite often and it is very inconvenient to go t… (read more)

Hi folks, I am wondering if there is a possibility to add a strikethrough icon to the compose window. I use strikethrough quite often and it is very inconvenient to go to the menu each time. I can find only addons for earlier versions of TB. Thanks

Asked by orwel 4 days ago

Last reply by orwel 1 day ago

Change buttons shown while viewing a message

Hi, I do like how I can change the toolbar buttons that Thunderbird shows when I open Thunderbird. That is, I other mouse button click on the toolbar and select "Custom… (read more)

Hi,

I do like how I can change the toolbar buttons that Thunderbird shows when I open Thunderbird. That is, I other mouse button click on the toolbar and select "Customize." I have a panoply of buttons to choose from, to arrange as I wish on the toolbar.

But, when I am reading an email, the buttons I see on the top left of the email window are: "Reply, Forward, Archive, Junk, Delete, More" (in Settings, I have "'Open messages' set to 'in a new message window'."

I have not been able to find a similar "Customize" ability for the toolbar of the message window.

Is there such an ability?

The reason I ask... I'd like to have similar control over that toolbar to that I have on the other Thunderbird toolbars. But I cannot find the appropriate Customize option.

What am I missing?

thx.

(Thunderbird 115.9 on Linux Mint, 115.10 on Windows)

Asked by TooFar 2 days ago

Last reply by TooFar 2 days ago

Nostalgy add-on

I've recently upgraded Thunderbird to 78.14.0 and Nostalgy to 3.4.2. Nostalgy is an essential add-on for me, but it's not working the same as in earlier versions, and I … (read more)

I've recently upgraded Thunderbird to 78.14.0 and Nostalgy to 3.4.2. Nostalgy is an essential add-on for me, but it's not working the same as in earlier versions, and I hope someone can help with these problems. Or should I ask Alain Frisch, the author of the add-on? 1. Using S to move (or C to copy) an email to a selected folder works when the email is closed (but highlighted in the Inbox or wherever) but no longer works when the email is open. Earlier versions worked when the email is open, and it's a huge drawback for me that it doesn't work that way now. Am I missing something? 2. The command G (go to the specified folder) does not appear at all when invoked from within an email. When the email is closed G provides the expected list of folders, but focus does NOT move to the selected folder. Again, am I missing something?

Grateful for any help.

Lindsay Graham

Asked by Lindsay13Graham 2 days ago

Last reply by Lindsay13Graham 2 days ago

In TB115 how do you change the border color of the context menu using the userChrome.css file?

I was able to change the color of the context menu (the menu you get when you either right click or click on a dropdown) and the color of the highlight/selection as shown… (read more)

I was able to change the color of the context menu (the menu you get when you either right click or click on a dropdown) and the color of the highlight/selection as shown in the attached screenshot.

The default color looks like it's black, and I'd like to change it to match the rest of my Arc-Dark gtk theme. Does anyone know the name of the CSS tag that controls the context menu border?

Here's what I have so far:

/* Context Menu */ menupopup > menu, menupopup > menuitem,popup > menu, popup > menuitem {background-color: #404552 !important;}

menuitem:hover, .menu-iconic:hover, .menuitem-iconic:hover {

border-radius: 0px !important;
background-color: #5294E2 !important;

}

Asked by guttermonk 3 days ago

Last reply by guttermonk 2 days ago

Keep View Options

Windows 11; Thunderbird 115.10.1 I prefer to see only new messages in my Inbox. To that end, I've chosen the icon that says "Show only unread messages;" but it will not… (read more)

Windows 11; Thunderbird 115.10.1

I prefer to see only new messages in my Inbox. To that end, I've chosen the icon that says "Show only unread messages;" but it will not stay chosen. Every time I leave TB and come back I have to chose the icon again or see all the messages I've seen and reacted to before.

Is there a way to make the choice to see only unread messages and have it stay in use?

Asked by rabbit 2 days ago

Firefox/Norton Safe Search. May not be a Firefox problem, but...

Firefox browser, v123.0.1, 64-bit. windows 10 Pro, 22H2. Hello, this may not be a problem with Firefox itself at all, but I'd like to try to understand what the cause of… (read more)

Firefox browser, v123.0.1, 64-bit. windows 10 Pro, 22H2.

Hello, this may not be a problem with Firefox itself at all, but I'd like to try to understand what the cause of the problem I and others are having.

I have Norton 360 installed, in this Windows 10 computer and like to use Firefox for internet browsing, it has always served me well.

I also have Norton Safe Search integrated/add-on to Firefox. This puts a red, green, or gray check mark at the end of each link that comes up during a search and has always worked before.

Recently, I've noticed that such check marks do not appear at all when doing a search with Firefox, but they are present when I do searches with MS Edge.

I am searching for a solution here, and also in the Norton Community. There are others there who have stated they are having the same problem.

Has anyone here heard of this before, would you have any suggestion as to what may be causing the lack of the Norton Safe Search check marks in Firefox searches?

Any input/suggestions would be welcome.

Asked by gvgr4139 3 days ago

Last reply by gvgr4139 2 days ago

My spellcheck languages keep disappearing

Every time I restart firefox, my spellchecker languages disappear, leaving me only with one - the addons are still installed, they're just not available to be selected. E… (read more)

Every time I restart firefox, my spellchecker languages disappear, leaving me only with one - the addons are still installed, they're just not available to be selected. Even now I can't spellcheck in english. Please help.

Asked by von Boomslang 2 weeks ago

Last reply by von Boomslang 3 days ago

Display date in local time on forwards

I need the option to convert message date to local time on forwarding, instead of UTC + - from the original header. This is the expected behavior in every other client I… (read more)

I need the option to convert message date to local time on forwarding, instead of UTC + - from the original header.

This is the expected behavior in every other client I have used.

Even if the original sender is in the same city as me, chances are their originating server could be somewhere else and their originating time preference may not be set correctly. So it's more useful and logical to end user to show that in my local time zone.

Please, at least make it a user preference option.

I am not the only one:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1388819 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1421056

Asked by higheraims 3 days ago