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Older versions of extensions?

My old PC died, luckily, I had a new (secondhand) one ready to go. I am using a pre-quantum version of Firefox. Where can I get legacy versions of extensions that I need?… (read more)

My old PC died, luckily, I had a new (secondhand) one ready to go.

I am using a pre-quantum version of Firefox.

Where can I get legacy versions of extensions that I need?

Yes, they've all been updated and maintained, but, there are several whose functions are severaly depreciated - including one where I would now have to actually PAY MONEY to do what I used to be able to do with ease on the legacy version.

Urgently seeking legacy versions that all worked fine before my old PC hit the dust last week.

Asked by janglymark1 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

New change?? No longer different PDF handling for in-browser vs. Download panela

On FF v78.0.2 (Win 10/64-bit), it used to be that I could open PDF links within a website using FF's built-in PDF Viewer. However, after saving them to disk, when I open… (read more)

On FF v78.0.2 (Win 10/64-bit), it used to be that I could open PDF links within a website using FF's built-in PDF Viewer. However, after saving them to disk, when I opened the PDF from the Downloads panel, it would open in my preferred 3rd party app. This was desired and worked perfectly.

But this seems to have changed! I either have to commit to the built-in always, or an external app always, irrespective of whether I am opening from a browser link or the download panel.

This is a terrible behavior. FF should open PDFs in the download handler (like ALL other file types there) with the OS's preferred PDF handler, which, in my case, is not FF's built-in Viewer.

If open a PDF in the built-in Viewer and save it from there, why would I want to re-open it in the built-in PDF viewer when opening from the download panel?

FF's built-in Viewer is great for a quick view of a PDF, I quite like it. But if I take the time to save it, I typically want more advanced functionality, like highlighting, filling in forms, etc. It worked perfectly before, please revert and stop fixing things that aren't broken. Or at least differentiate between the download panel and website links. Is there any hope in submitting a bug report?

Asked by vexware 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 weeks ago

Can I change the font size of the Message List in Thunderbird?

I've played with the various font controls under Preferences->Display->Formatting, including the Advanced options. None of them seem to have an effect on the size o… (read more)

I've played with the various font controls under Preferences->Display->Formatting, including the Advanced options. None of them seem to have an effect on the size of the font in either the Message List or the sidebar. Is this possible?

Asked by pschwebe 3 months ago

Last reply by OldMoldy 2 months ago

Firefox wants me to load Flash player from an odd URL

Viewing a national newspaper site today, Firefox popped up an odd message Continue to installation of Flash player. It then loads (tries) https://performintenselyquickapp… (read more)

Viewing a national newspaper site today, Firefox popped up an odd message Continue to installation of Flash player. It then loads (tries) https://performintenselyquickapplication.icu and an ID string. I think I can run Flash already on my browser so why do I have to do this?

The URL worries me, it may be genuine but would like confirmation it is. As mentioned I can already see/use Flash so why the message?

Search for https://performintenselyquickapplication.icu returns nothing other than an Alexa position. Thanks in advance. McP/

Asked by RobMcP 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Automatic filter for gmail "All Mail" folder

Is there a setting or add on or way I can get Thunderbird Automatic filters to operate on my gmail "All Mail" folder instead of my gmail "Inbox folder" ? Explaining why: … (read more)

Is there a setting or add on or way I can get Thunderbird Automatic filters to operate on my gmail "All Mail" folder instead of my gmail "Inbox folder" ?

Explaining why: When I am at my PC I use Thunderbird to view and sort my emails but when away I use gmail on my Ipad. So in gmail I have a variety of filters that move email to various gmail folders to make them easy to read. I like to retain a copy of all my mail on a Thunderbird Local drive and to save having to remember to do it I would like use a thunderbird automatic filter. However because I pre filter my emails; to get a copy of all of them; I have to do a manual message filter of the "All Mail" folder. As well as the obvious advantage of not having to do it manually it also often creates duplicates that then have to be removed.

Asked by g123d.murphy 1 week ago

Last reply by christ1 6 days ago

What happens when I uninstall Adboe Flash Player?

This morning I got a window that stated support for Adobe Flash Player (FP) was ending DEC 2020. It asked me to either delay or uninstall, I chose to delay. After resea… (read more)

This morning I got a window that stated support for Adobe Flash Player (FP) was ending DEC 2020. It asked me to either delay or uninstall, I chose to delay. After researching, it appears FP is going away. What happens when I uninstall FP? Do websites stop working? Is there a compatible replacement? I'm unable to find a definitive answer. In several web articles about the subject there is just a general, yep it's ending but nothing moving forward.

Asked by Randy C. 1 week ago

Last reply by James 1 week ago

fonts for signature and outgoing messages

I set up a signature as an html file and am attaching that to all outgoing messages. But the people receiving my emails are seeing different fonts for the message body. H… (read more)

I set up a signature as an html file and am attaching that to all outgoing messages. But the people receiving my emails are seeing different fonts for the message body. How to make them so they are the same? I went to options (Tbird 68) and have 'fixed width - medium font' selected. Under 'Formatting - fonts and colors' I have Arial size 16/ fonts for Latin; proportional 'serif size 16'/ serif, sans serif and monospace all 'arial - 16. Minimum font size 16. Allow messages to use other fonts unchecked and use fixed width font for plain text messages unchecked. Anything I'm missing here?

Asked by nyartist 1 week ago

Last reply by Matt 1 week ago

How group policy work for browser.cache.disk.parent_directory

Some years ago I pointed my Firefox cache drive to H:\Firefox. When I updated to 68esr I set the value in the GPO to the same folder. about:config shows the preference as… (read more)

Some years ago I pointed my Firefox cache drive to H:\Firefox. When I updated to 68esr I set the value in the GPO to the same folder. about:config shows the preference as locked.

Recently I decided to move the cache folder to the same drive as the profile folder. So I edited the group policy to point to F:\users\Tanya\Firefox. Updated the group policy and opened firefox. It continued to use H:\Firefox.

So set the policy to not configured and about:config showed h:\firefox. So as a test I set the group policy to iamcountessconsuelabananahammock (Not even a valid path name). No complaints, but firefox continued to write to h:\firefox.

So it seems the only purpose of the group policy is to lock the value, and the content of the GPO is not relevant at all. Is this by design

Asked by TanyaC 1 week ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 days ago

Can't find persdict.dat file to edit Dictionaries

Hello there! I want to add a few words to my dictionary spell check, and I've looked up many sites where everyone says I have to edit the persdict.dat in the Profiles fol… (read more)

Hello there! I want to add a few words to my dictionary spell check, and I've looked up many sites where everyone says I have to edit the persdict.dat in the Profiles folder. The only problem is the persdict.dat file doesn't exists on my end. And I can't find it anywhere on my system. NOWHERE. I've tried turning on Hidden Items, even searching it, no luck. All i have is the XPI files that count as dictionary files. Can someone please help me how to get the file? Thanks in advance

Asked by Klumpastic_fox 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Remove the home screen

I want to remove or set my home screen to something else other than the Firefox default. I've managed to remove everything from the default home screen, which is a start.… (read more)

I want to remove or set my home screen to something else other than the Firefox default.

I've managed to remove everything from the default home screen, which is a start. But I don't want a home screen at all.

Ideally, Firefox would just resume as it was the previous time it opened. That's how it worked until a recent update.

Asked by RyanH 6 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 4 days ago

Disable the stupid feature with browser closing by ctrl+q

Hi! Does anybody know how to disable browser closing by ctrl+q shortcut? It is too close to ctrl+w and sometimes I close the whole browser instead of one tab. Moreover it… (read more)

Hi! Does anybody know how to disable browser closing by ctrl+q shortcut? It is too close to ctrl+w and sometimes I close the whole browser instead of one tab. Moreover it is really useless and stupid feature since I have alt+f4. Why I need another shortcut which do the same stuff? And why developers ignore this issue which was reported on several forums? I tried install extension which disable it but it doesn't work for me.

Asked by jenamax 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

How do I change UserAgent string on Firefox for Android now?

Since there is no about:config now, is there another way? I need it to avoid all the extremely annoying app suggestions. Reddit and Facebook won't even allow me to use pa… (read more)

Since there is no about:config now, is there another way? I need it to avoid all the extremely annoying app suggestions. Reddit and Facebook won't even allow me to use parts of their sites just because I have a mobile User-Agent string.

Asked by Serhiy Int 5 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 4 days ago

Can I setup an autosort?

I prefer to run with no addons so there is less to break, but is there a way to setup an autosort, like you can in Outlook. If an email comes from x email, or an x or y … (read more)

I prefer to run with no addons so there is less to break, but is there a way to setup an autosort, like you can in Outlook. If an email comes from x email, or an x or y email, put in a specified folder.

Can I get a step by step if this is possible?


THANKS!

Asked by dmbiel 5 days ago

Last reply by sfhowes 5 days ago