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cannot open phone links in browser

i am trying to get google voice to open by clixling on numbers in webpages. i followed the directions here: https://support.google.com/voice/answer/11397414#google-voice-… (read more)

i am trying to get google voice to open by clixling on numbers in webpages. i followed the directions here: https://support.google.com/voice/answer/11397414#google-voice-is-on and here: https://support.google.com/voice/answer/11397414#one-click-dialing

but the problem is that in the Applications list in Settings there is no "tel" application type for me to set

how can i get Voice to call the numbers in webpages?

Asked by nchls.cnrd 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

append-only mode for IMAP synchronization (prevent server from deleting messages)

Hi. I'm looking for a way to block message removal by the server in the IMAP protocol - the "(server) append only mode" (it should be still possible to delete/move messag… (read more)

Hi. I'm looking for a way to block message removal by the server in the IMAP protocol - the "(server) append only mode" (it should be still possible to delete/move message from Thunderbird).

Why? I see 2 main use cases:

1. The (corporate) server has message retention set globally (e.g. to 1 year) which "cannot" be changed. Users might want to keep their "important" email longer (and in addition, keep it in the same folders as before, not using the folders copy in the "Local folders" space).

2. Due to the unexpected situation - a server error, fire in a data center, a ransom attack, malicious email provider - all the email (or some of them) are removed from the server. Thunder would sync with the server removing the messages from the synchronized folder on a computer (sure, backup is good, but for the "silent action" - e.g. part of the emails deleted (or encrypted), it might take too long to detect that problem and still have a valid backup).


The are some (not perfect) workarounds, including:

  • keeping old emails in the "Local folders" - two places to search (or many if you have a folder hierarchy with the automatic filtering)
  • a separate, local IMAP server to keep an "append only" copy of the message (e.g. isync, offiline imap), possibly to be used by Thunderbird (instead of the upstream IMAP server)
  • using POP3 (with its own downsides :) )


An obvious downside of the implementation in Thunderbird - which users of that feature have to be aware - is not doing any delete/move operations on the server (e.g. with the webclient or some other IMAP client). Nevertheless, to fulfill the aforementioned requirement it doesn't seem a high cost.

Questions: 1. Is it possible to achieve in Thunderbird itself? 2. Is there any API to help implement that as an extension? 3. Have you - by any chance - tried to implement that using the third party tools (e.g. a local IMAP server which is used by TB) and can recommend any solution? 4. (Bonus) Do you think it would be an useful addition to Thunderbird?

Marcin

Asked by Marcin 3 days ago

Last reply by Matt 5 hours ago

Message archving on a local NAS

Hello everybody, we use 1 commom email address (info@whatever.com with IMAP) and we want to free up space on the mail server by archiving older emails on a NAS, but we st… (read more)

Hello everybody,

we use 1 commom email address (info@whatever.com with IMAP) and we want to free up space on the mail server by archiving older emails on a NAS, but we still want to be able to search them in TB. We managed to set up the local folder structure for all of us on the NAS. We have set up succesfully the same NAS folder fol all of us. Questions and problems are the following:

  1. the new content of the Local folder (located on NAS) was synched only after a TB restart. (one of us archived an email and the others saw it in the archive only after restarting TB) - but it is not a big issue, we can live with this.
  2. the problem appeared when Person 1 moved an email from the Local folder (located on NAS) back to the Inbox on the mail server. The email on the mail server was again visible for everybody (due to IMAP) BUT the archived email disappeared only from the TB of Person 1. The archived email remain for everybody else, even with TB restart.

As I mentioned before, our goal is to free up space on the mail server and keep archived messages somewhere else (on aour NAS for ex.) and reach all the email (from server and archived ones) with the TB search fuction.

Any ideas are welcome.

Asked by ilkrev 2 days ago

Last reply by Matt 7 hours ago

Thunderbird email signature not showing images

I hope someone can help me. Up until the last week or so, I have had no problem with my signature file in outgoing email. I've been using the same signature file for at l… (read more)

I hope someone can help me. Up until the last week or so, I have had no problem with my signature file in outgoing email. I've been using the same signature file for at least 5 years. Suddenly, Thunderbird is blocking my logo image in my signature file in all outgoing mail. Instead, it is showing my alternate text. I am using version 102.6.1 on Windows 10

Asked by david514 4 days ago

Last reply by Matt 10 hours ago

Prevent Shutdown after editing/changing PDF

I use the built in PDF viewer to open PDF Files. It has the function to add text. However I oftentimes forget to save the PDF after adding text. In other Programs (such a… (read more)

I use the built in PDF viewer to open PDF Files. It has the function to add text. However I oftentimes forget to save the PDF after adding text. In other Programs (such as Microsoft Word, Notepad etc.) it prevents the shutdown on Windows when I have unsaved changes by showing a window which apps prevent a shotdown. Is it possible to achieve the same when forgetting to save changes made to pdf's in firefox? Or is there even a way to autosave PDFs after changing them?

Asked by czw 14 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 12 hours ago

Open link in another app disable popup Firefox Nightly for Android

Currently using Firefox Nightly version 111.0a1 for Android now when trying to open a link in another app it always shows a popup to confirm. This was not present in prev… (read more)

Currently using Firefox Nightly version 111.0a1 for Android now when trying to open a link in another app it always shows a popup to confirm.

This was not present in previous releases and I don't know if there is a way to prevent this popup as it makes it uncomfortable. Is there an option I may be missing to disable this feature? If not, could an option like this be introduced?

Thanks and regards

Asked by chetitos 2 days ago

Last reply by ardicwolf 17 hours ago

Disable Firefox context menu?

Basically. I see a lot of options on how to disable Javascript context menus on sites, for purpose. I want the opposite - certain sites, most notably Google Workspace a… (read more)

Basically.

I see a lot of options on how to disable Javascript context menus on sites, for purpose.

I want the opposite - certain sites, most notably Google Workspace and Nextcloud, have a very useful Javascript context menu for things like tweaking format or renaming files.

But when I right-click in Firefox, the browser's own context menu pops up and overlaps with the site's, making it nearly unusable. (Pressing escape to dismiss the menu has a 50% chance of also dismissing the site's)

Any way to disable the context menu? Bonus points if it can be done on a per-site basis.

Asked by bruyere.alexandre 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

I cannot add emailed events to my Google calendar (writing access requested, but I do have it)

I added the Google Calendar with writing and read access using the Provider for Google Calendar add-on (https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-us/thunderbird/addon/provider-fo… (read more)

I added the Google Calendar with writing and read access using the Provider for Google Calendar add-on (https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-us/thunderbird/addon/provider-for-google-calendar/ by following the instruction here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/using-lightning-google-calendar. I can see the calendar and edit it, but when I receive an email with a calendar event I get a warning saying something like that " you do not have Calendar that has writing enabled", and I have no way to add the event to Google Calendar. Now by mistake I clicked on "hide this warnings in the future" so the warning is not there anymore. Therefore 2 questions:

1) How can I make sure I can add events I receive by email to my Google calendar?

2) How can I re-instate those warning so I can give you the right warning and I see them in the future?

Thank you a lot Best

Asked by venexiano 2 days ago

Last reply by Matt 1 day ago

Dupllicats on favorites bar in thunderbird email

When I senda or receive an e-mail the subject line of the e-mail appears on the thunderbird favroite bar. I have hundred of them. How do I stop this from hapening? … (read more)

When I senda or receive an e-mail the subject line of the e-mail appears on the thunderbird favroite bar. I have hundred of them. How do I stop this from hapening?

Asked by community.harvey 1 day ago

Last reply by Matt 1 day ago

ExtensionSettings not deploying through Intune OMA-URI

Hi, I've been struggling for a week to try and get our extensions managed in Firefox. Firstly I tried doing it in Intune through the Extension Management setting in the A… (read more)

Hi,

I've been struggling for a week to try and get our extensions managed in Firefox. Firstly I tried doing it in Intune through the Extension Management setting in the ADMX however that wouldn't work as it couldn't parse the JSON. Then I've tried using the OMA-URI ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Firefox~Policy~firefox~Extensions/ExtensionSettings

I'm now getting a straight up error in Intune -2016281112 (0x87d1fde8). I've followed the documentation as best as I can but it still doesn't seem to work. In the Intune logs there is no record of the Config profile even being attempted. Any ideas as to what is causing this error? Here is the full code being used for the OMA-URI string:

<enabled/>
<data id="ExtensionSettings" value='
{

   "*": {
       "blocked_install_message": "This extension is blocked. Please contact the helpdesk for further assistance.",
       "install_sources": ["about:addons","https://addons.mozilla.org/*"],
       "installation_mode": "blocked",
       "allowed_types": ["extension"]
   },
   "rested@restedclient": {
       "installation_mode": "allowed"
   },
   "{c45c406e-ab73-11d8-be73-000a95be3b12}": {
       "installation_mode": "allowed"
   },
   "{5caff8cc-3d2e-4110-a88a-003cc85b3858}": {
       "installation_mode": "allowed"
   },
   "selenium-ide": {
       "installation_mode": "allowed"
   },
   "{a6fd85ed-e919-4a43-a5af-8da18bda539f}": {
       "installation_mode": "allowed"
   },
   "{16a49f65-1369-4839-a5ef-db2581e08b16}": {
       "installation_mode": "allowed"
   },
   "{5384767E-00D9-40E9-B72F-9CC39D655D6F}": {
       "installation_mode": "allowed"
   },
   "{83efb7a7-cf21-4f94-840a-316f651053ef}": {
       "installation_mode": "allowed"
   },
   "{edfc63b3-fc9b-4b6b-b9bf-4561ad548044}": {
       "installation_mode": "allowed"
   },
    "{f1a3d59a-f759-4d03-9545-6f741e64524e}": {
       "installation_mode": "allowed"
   },
    "cors-everywhere@spenibus": {
       "installation_mode": "allowed"
   }
}'/>

Asked by liquidtabs 2 days ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 day ago

1. How do i stop all the htlm from printing, i just want to print what i see 2 i don't want to see the full address of links in incoming mail

''''bold text'''' when firefox prints out it prints all the hidden htlm plus the message. how do i get it to just print the message. in my inbox with a broswer address i… (read more)

''''bold text'''' when firefox prints out it prints all the hidden htlm plus the message. how do i get it to just print the message. in my inbox with a broswer address it gives me the complete address which i don't want. How do I change that? ex


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Asked by iblown1 1 day ago

Last reply by Matt 1 day ago

Soundcloud Add-On's

Hello, 3 Screenshots attached. My name is Calvin, my email is [email removed from public] I'm sending you this message because there are some Add-on's/Extensions are no l… (read more)

Hello,

3 Screenshots attached.

My name is Calvin, my email is [email removed from public]

I'm sending you this message because there are some Add-on's/Extensions are no longer working but did work in the past. Some of the extensions are "'SoundCloud Downloader" & "SoundClound MP3 Downloader. I get the message "Can't Read or Change Data On This Site". I opened the website that I wanted to have them work on as I have done in the past.

I've Disabled, uninstalled, reinstalled the extensions but can not get them to work.

I would appreciate it if someone could help me out this issue.

I would

Asked by Calvin Davis 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

How can I do that?

Can I save a website address as an icon on my opening page? Similar to my desktop, so I can save my most used pages to my opening page so I don't have to scroll down my e… (read more)

Can I save a website address as an icon on my opening page? Similar to my desktop, so I can save my most used pages to my opening page so I don't have to scroll down my entire list of websites to find one.

Asked by Brittany Lancaster 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

File link....unable to complete set up

Trying to add the file link server to my Thunderbird. I created the account at The Good Cloud....activated the account OK. Went into the settings in TB and added the li… (read more)

Trying to add the file link server to my Thunderbird. I created the account at The Good Cloud....activated the account OK. Went into the settings in TB and added the link into the box....proceeded to "try" to populate the setting box....first off I couldn't cut/paste...web address, user ID, or passwords from my PW manager.....so added the details manually.....however I was never able to enter the password field successfully.....won't populate/accept. I know it must be something easy....but I can't find an online answer. Maybe you can send me a link....frustrating.

Asked by krellboy 2 days ago

Last reply by googlethunderbird 1 day ago

Firefox for android adds recently visited sites to my "shortcuts" randomly. So frustrating...

It seems like such a simple thing to ask. I want to be able to manually create a couple shortcuts to load my favorite web pages. The whole point of a shortcut is to avo… (read more)

It seems like such a simple thing to ask. I want to be able to manually create a couple shortcuts to load my favorite web pages. The whole point of a shortcut is to avoid clutter, and streamline the process of using your favorite websites, right?

I manually add three shortcuts to my "firefox home screen". Google, Google news, and another page that is hosted on my local network. That's it. I don't want recommended sites, affiliate links, suggestions, or sites from my history clogging up my very short list of favorite website shortcuts. For this reason I configured the home screen to ONLY show "Shortcuts". Sponsored shortcuts, jump back in, recent bookmarks, recently visited, and pocket are all turned OFF. Still, I sometimes get new shortcuts to other sites I have visited added to my home screen (without the pin icon) randomly. Some sites that I visit sometimes appear there....but not always. Just randomly. If I wanted to have my history appear in shortcuts I supposed I would check the option to show recently visited sites...but I don't. Why would I want shortcuts added for random sites I have visited when I could just look at my history? If every site I visit has the potential to be added to my shortcuts randomly, how does that make using shortcuts a convenience? It doesn't seem to matter what I want because Firefox just does it anyway....sometimes....

The only way to remove these random automatic shortcuts is to remove them from my history individually or clear my entire history. This means I'm constantly fighting to keep these randomly created shortcuts at bay. I don't want to necessarily remove sites from my history, I just don't want them to randomly auto appear on my manually curated list of shortcuts.

I attempted to work around this issue by using the "Add to my Home Screen" option. I could just have shortcuts on my android home screen instead of the Firefox browser home screen. Then I can turn off the shortcuts option under "customize my home screen" entirely. Unfortunately this works fine for some sites, but for others that option is replaced with "Install" instead. I assume this is meant to install the app associated with that domain. I don't want to install the Google News app or I would do so in the app store, not with my non-google web browser. That's a moot point though because tapping on "install" doesn't install anything anyway, but rather it does the same exact thing that "Add to my Home Screen" does. It adds a shortcut to my home screen. Great! Except the problem now is that when I use that home screen shortcut, all of the Firefox UI breaks (Incidentally this also happens to the Brave Browser as well). I have no address bar, no menus, no tabs. It's as if I'm looking at the Google News app instead of a page in Firefox. I do not have the Google News app installed, so I know that is not the case.

I have posted comments about this in the google play store firefox page, and even emailed developers. The only response I got was a confusing explanation that this feature was added to mirror the functionality of the desktop browser. Either I didn't explain my problem well enough or they didn't read my explanation. This is why I posting yet again in another place, and I'm trying to be very detailed in my explanation so there is no misunderstanding my issue.

I am a huge advocate for Firefox. I recommend it to everyone and I have been using it personally for decades. Before there was even a Chrome! So imagine how painful it is for me to be trying out Brave or even Samsung's "Internet" to see if they are viable alternatives to Firefox. It doesn't seem like I'm asking for something unreasonable... I just want a few icons on my screen that I can tap on to open my favorite web pages. I don't care if it's on the android home screen or the Firefox home screen, although I should be able to choose either or both. Unfortunately neither method seems to work without bugging out.

Again, I'm a big FF advocate. I would love to see you back on top instead of having a 1% market share....but I can hardly sympathize with your plight when what should be basic functionality is not working correctly.

Please make it so that random sites that I visit aren't added to shortcuts, at least unless I have enabled "recent" options. Please make it so that I can add ANY website to my android home screen, without seeing the confusing alternative choice, "Install". Please make it so that websites cannot interfere with the Firefox UI. If I am indeed using Firefox to view a page, then I should at all times have the UI available. I should always have access to the basic functionality of a browser, such as stop, reload, bookmarks, history, help, about, etc.

Asked by Aoxo 4 months ago

Last reply by Allan 2 days ago

Tbird putting good messages in junk folder

For some reason, this new version of Thunderbird (I think it is the one before 102.7.1) is placing emails in my junk folder, including messages I have not marked as junk.… (read more)

For some reason, this new version of Thunderbird (I think it is the one before 102.7.1) is placing emails in my junk folder, including messages I have not marked as junk. Before all the junk messages would stay in my inbox but they would be marked as junk. That is what I prefer. Now messages that are legit are somehow being put in my junk folder. Please please please help me to get Thunderbird to stop doing this.

Asked by ellencleary 2 days ago

Last reply by Matt 2 days ago