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Firefox never updating in background despite the settings

Hello everyone, I started using firefox actively a year back or something like that, last couple of months it started driving me nuts as it started updating every time I… (read more)

Hello everyone,

I started using firefox actively a year back or something like that, last couple of months it started driving me nuts as it started updating every time I launch it, which is very annoying even if it takes only 10 15 seconds, I sometimes need to check something really quick and I have to wait for it to finish installing an update, even though I checked the setting for it to do so in the background, it seems to only do it after I launch it disrupting my workflow, which made me switch back to Chrome temporarily, is there a way to fix this?

Asked by Relax 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Cox / yahoo - User Name keeps changing. The fix I read does not work for me in 2024. Please, please help.

""Description: COX Server Name: smtp.mail.yahoo.com Port: 465 Connection Security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 User Name: your user name, duh - Mine keeps chang… (read more)

""Description: COX Server Name: smtp.mail.yahoo.com Port: 465 Connection Security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 User Name: your user name, duh - Mine keeps changing the user name to the last name I put into any of my 6 accounts. The only way it will send mail is if the correct user name is in the correct account (obviously). Why is it changing constantly? click OK""

I've read the "fixes" from 2023 and they do not work for me. I tried changing the DESCRIPTION to blank, didn't work. Changed them to the corresponding e-mail for the account. Didn't work. Changed it to "SMTP" with the corresponding e-mail. Didn't work.

It keeps changing the last one I edit to the one I edited before it. It's driving me crazy. Won't send mail unless the User Name is correct (obv.)

Whole mess started when forced to switch from Cox to Yahoo recently. Seems to be working other than TB changing the name as soon as I type in the next one in the next email address and then it not working until I change the User Name back to the proper e-mail address of the 6 accounts.

Asked by ceeveekay 2 weeks ago

Last reply by david 1 week ago

Merge problem

I have two computers, one older with TB 115.9.0 32 bit, pop. The other has 115.9.0 64 bit, imap, same email address. I have tried to merge them, but when i do the Thund… (read more)

I have two computers, one older with TB 115.9.0 32 bit, pop. The other has 115.9.0 64 bit, imap, same email address. I have tried to merge them, but when i do the Thunderbird Import folder has zero messages and no subfolders. I also tried changing the old TB to IMAP, didnt work: "configuration problem". Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by bput71 1 month ago

Last reply by david 3 weeks ago

Gmail won't allow Thunderbird access.

System is win 11, latest TB, personal gmail account of long standing. I want to use TB as my email program for gmail. After installing TB, it asks for my gmail login an… (read more)

System is win 11, latest TB, personal gmail account of long standing. I want to use TB as my email program for gmail. After installing TB, it asks for my gmail login and password, and recognizes the account, defaulting to IMAP, Oauth2, etc. When I press "done", I get a google screen saying that TB want authorization to access gmail files. But when I press "allow", the TB page shows an error message under the password field reading "Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username, or password." I understand it is looking for my gmail username and password, and these are correct. I have tried this many times, including with variations: removing and reinstalling TB, creating a pw just for TB in gmail (subsequently deleted). I have read all of the gmail installation help notes at Mozilla. Most relate to a 2022 change in gmail re Oauth2. Nothing helps. Any advice?

Asked by craig.k7cej 5 months ago

Last reply by Matt 5 months ago

Can I save all account settings in a file to restore to a new Win 11 installation?

Hello, I'm having various problems with Win 11 and, before anyone says it, I can't run setup from the iso as a repair (this is one of the problem). So am finally thinking… (read more)

Hello, I'm having various problems with Win 11 and, before anyone says it, I can't run setup from the iso as a repair (this is one of the problem). So am finally thinking of biting the bullet and doing a clean instal. What I always find to be the biggest bedbug is setting up Thunderbird again, since I have about 6 accounts. Is there an easy way of making a copy of al the account settings to restore? Alternatively, do I simply copy back the profile(s)?

Asked by Tombarkas 3 months ago

Last reply by Matt 3 months ago

Trying to use previous Thunderbird profile

I've used Tbird for 20 years. I keep my email files & such on a separate partition/drive from where Windows is. I recently had to reinstall Windows 11, which effecti… (read more)

I've used Tbird for 20 years. I keep my email files & such on a separate partition/drive from where Windows is. I recently had to reinstall Windows 11, which effectively uninstalled Tbird. I reinstalled and tried to get my profiles.ini to point to that previous profile so Tbird could see the 20 years' worth of saved emails as well as the ones from this year. I've tried several times and all failed. I've put the exact name & path of the profile I want in each location of profiles.ini with IsRelative=0, and told Tbird to use the name when it starts, but that has failed repeatedly. I had to uninstall/reinstall Tbird bc I'd managed to FUBAR profiles.ini Help?

The profile I want to use is E:\TbirdMail\ko07yqoy.slt

Current profile.ini: [InstallB8CB05495C44C742] Default=C:\Users\pixda\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird Locked=1

[Profile1] Name=default IsRelative=0 Path=C:\Users\pixda\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird Default=0

[Profile0] Name=default-release IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/pteabyby.default

[General] StartWithLastProfile=0 Version=2

Asked by DennyW 4 months ago

Last reply by Matt 4 months ago

Address transfer to new Mac

I have bought a new Mac Air and I want to get all the email address off of Thunderbird on my desktop and put them on Thunderbird on the laptop. I have had to move most … (read more)

I have bought a new Mac Air and I want to get all the email address off of Thunderbird on my desktop and put them on Thunderbird on the laptop. I have had to move most of my files and items by Flash drive because when I migrated it the first time, I overloaded the laptop and had to start all over. So what file can I move from the library to get these on my new laptop?

Asked by Mac73 5 months ago

Last reply by david 5 months ago

Help upgrading from Macintosh Firefox 78.15.0 esr (64 bit). Maybe also Thunderbird 60.9.1

WED 21FEB24 The urgent issue is that in the last few weeks, many web pages do not load content, just a grey or white screen. Some will load the header. I am the Executo… (read more)

WED 21FEB24 The urgent issue is that in the last few weeks, many web pages do not load content, just a grey or white screen. Some will load the header. I am the Executor for someone's estate, and I am having this trouble with some financial websites that I must access to do the job.

Its been many years since I upgraded anything. It might be that Macintosh Firefox 78.15.0 esr (64 bit) and Thunderbird 60.9.1 are the newest revs that work with OSX 10.11.6 El Capitan. I have a 2011 MacBookPro.

I don't like the changes in the user interface that Apple put into OSX after El Capitan. But I may be forced to upgrade. Too late in life to learn Linux.

Maybe the minimalist solution is to upgrade Firefox. But that may require upgrading OSX, and Apple has made it really hard to do that unless you go to the very newest. OTOH I don't know if the newer OSX will run on my 2011 MacBook Pro. If I clicked on "software update" in About This Mac, what would happen? would it just start doing it, or tell me about it first?

The last time I upgraded something, probably Thunderbird but maybe it was Firefox, I had to learn a complicated process to copy & save the User Profiles (they are in a hidden directory), and then install them into the new rev. I don't want to go through that again. I just want to run the dmg file.

There used to be a Mozilla web page with all the versions & you could download the dmg file you wanted.

If I still have problems, I would have to buy a much newer computer. A several year old MacBookPro. But I don't like the "new" disk formatting method Apple created. It saves space by not actually making copies of files, but uses a pointer to one copy. So there is a single point of failure, which makes copies pointless. I want to keep using OSX Extended (Journaled) and I would have to have the seller of the computer do that for me, before I used Migration Assistant to put my stuff on it. I also hate the welded-on hard drive; being able to pull the drive is the best "broken hardware" solution.

I don't recall if El Capitan has the "OSX Recovery" system or if that happened in a later rev.

I use SuperDuper to make a clone of my hard drive as a backup & archive. I wonder if I could connect a copy on an external drive and then startup using the external copy. Then I could upgrade Firefox and see if it works, then do the same for OSX if necessary, and Thunderbird.

Suggestions & how-to info needed. TIA

Asked by FireFoxSucks 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

Update from tar.bz2 files extracted

Ark extracted Version 119 files into /home/Downloads/Firefox/Firefox. I tried ./update from the BASH command line, but didn't know which argument(s) to add to that comman… (read more)

Ark extracted Version 119 files into /home/Downloads/Firefox/Firefox. I tried ./update from the BASH command line, but didn't know which argument(s) to add to that command. I'm hoping to update Firefox 78.14 ESR to a recent version, whether ESR or not. Thanks for your help.

Asked by lee.hinkleman 2 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

I can no longer access my emails from my Thunderbird account on my pc. Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account.

All of a sudden I get: Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account and so I have no access to my local folders where I store all my emails. Any ideas… (read more)

All of a sudden I get: Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account

and so I have no access to my local folders where I store all my emails. Any ideas what has happened? And more importantly how I get back to my email interface on launch. Thanks in advance

Asked by juliatrout 4 months ago

Last reply by Matt 4 months ago

Accessing old version of thunderbird

Hello there I hope you are well. I am looking to understand whether there is a way to access my thunderbird emails from an old app used on a MacBook. It hasn’t been … (read more)

Hello there

I hope you are well.

I am looking to understand whether there is a way to access my thunderbird emails from an old app used on a MacBook.

It hasn’t been accessed for some time, or updated, while the Mac OS has. Unsure what version this is but I can find out.

Is there a way for me to access the emails in the app by updating or some other way? Our email server also changed around that time I believe.

Many thanks

Alisdair

Alisdair

Asked by alisdair811 3 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 3 months ago

Cannot install any add-ons or themes: "Download failed. Please check your connection."

Hi, I cannot download & installed any add-ons or themes. After clicking the install button, I always get a red bar saying "Download failed. Please check your connect… (read more)

Hi,

I cannot download & installed any add-ons or themes. After clicking the install button, I always get a red bar saying "Download failed. Please check your connection.". This happens on Firefox, Firefox beta and Firefox nightly.

I did some googling and found similar posts from a few years ago. These seem to suggest I don't have the correct certificate used to verify extension signatures:

I checked my certificates and I don't have anything from "Mozilla Corporation - signingca1.addons.mozilla.org" (there's a screenshot of this cert in the first forum link above), so I think this is indeed the issue? I've attached a screenshot of my cert list where the Mozilla cert should be.

Please note I am on an M3 Pro macbook pro. It's a work laptop and I thought maybe our network settings were interfering with things, but my previous work laptop (Intel) could install add-ons just fine.

Would appreciate some help!

P.S. I found a workaround where I copied over all extension JSON and XPI files from my old laptop. So I am using my previous extensions just fine but still cannot download any new ones. Also I don't have access to my old laptop anymore so can't copy over any new ones.

Asked by yusufmahtab12 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Unable to install addons in Thunderbird 115

Thunderbird 115.0 on Linux/Debian is unable to verify and install addons from website. It just freezes when I try - and cannot even manually install addons that I downloa… (read more)

Thunderbird 115.0 on Linux/Debian is unable to verify and install addons from website. It just freezes when I try - and cannot even manually install addons that I download using Chrome. I even totally deleted all files and folders and reinstalled Thunderbird 115.0 from stratch... what happened?!

I found that after total removal - if I install a earlier version... that I can verify and install addons, but not with version 115.

I also found that I cannot import profiles from zip or even uncompressed folder. I confirmed the profile is less that 2 gig (1.2 gig) - so size of the profile should not be a problem.

Asked by IndianaJames 5 months ago

Last reply by Matt 4 months ago

Install Offline Language File

After installing Thunderbird i had first download problems for new Firefox Versions. I tested around, installed everything new and found the solution. Somehow the Mainten… (read more)

After installing Thunderbird i had first download problems for new Firefox Versions. I tested around, installed everything new and found the solution. Somehow the Maintenance Service didn`t work properly on my machine and after deinstalling and restarting i can update firefox again. Problem remains: When trying to install Offline Languages , see picture, i get the message that it does not work. I tried everything possible, including reinstalling and deleting all old profiles (was a lot of work). Any ideas?

Asked by Phyto 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 week ago

VPN needs W 10?

I have used FireFox for years Now I can not download VPN as it requiers W 10+ I can not afford new computer, I am a Disabled Viet Nam Vet/ A MARINE I dd not what all the… (read more)

I have used FireFox for years Now I can not download VPN as it requiers W 10+ I can not afford new computer, I am a Disabled Viet Nam Vet/ A MARINE I dd not what all these new apps and maybe Windows is blocking download - HELP

Asked by willys59sw 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Mozilla Thunderbird

Thunderbird recently updated to ver. 115.6.0, after that it seemes that my configuration got lost: I cannot get contact to my mail at the provider. My settings are as sta… (read more)

Thunderbird recently updated to ver. 115.6.0, after that it seemes that my configuration got lost: I cannot get contact to my mail at the provider. My settings are as stated by the provided as a pop3 account with the right settings. Worst of all is that my files used under the former version have gone lost, too. Is there any way to return to the former version of Thunderbird or is there another way to find my files? Regards Jens Madsen

Asked by Jens Madsen 4 months ago

Last reply by david 4 months ago

Moving from Portable TB to Installed version

I installed TB 115 portable to review it. I now have it all setup and configured to my liking. Now I want replace my installed v102 with the new portable ver. My plan … (read more)

I installed TB 115 portable to review it. I now have it all setup and configured to my liking. Now I want replace my installed v102 with the new portable ver. My plan is to upgrade to installed from 102 to 115.5.2 (same as portable). But what files/directories do I need to move to do this? I have the Installed ver on C: (Win10) and the portable on D: .

Road map please.

Asked by fulton1 5 months ago

Last reply by david 5 months ago

Cannot add Gmail to Thunderbird, "Unable to log in at server"

I am trying to migrate from Mailspring to Thunderbird, yet have problems with adding my Google/Gmail accounts. When I try to add a new account with my email and password… (read more)

I am trying to migrate from Mailspring to Thunderbird, yet have problems with adding my Google/Gmail accounts.

When I try to add a new account with my email and password, Thunderbird detects the IMAP details as follows: INCOMING SERVER Protocol: IMAP Hostname: imap.gmail.com Port: 993 Connection security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 Username: <my email>

OUTGOING SERVER Hostname: smtp.gmail.com Port: 465 Connection security: SSL/TLS Authentication method: OAuth2 Username: <my email>

When I then try to connect, I get the Google sign in popup, where I re-enter my password and grant the access via 2FA. Then, the screen to give Thunderbird read/write permissions for mail, calendar, etc. appears, I click "Allow", the popup closes and Thunderbird tells me: "Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password."

I have checked other help articles; cookies are allowed, Thunderbird has no stored passwords for Google/Gmail, I have no overly protective antivirus software installed (only Windows Defender), I tried it with/without my VPN off.

I saw older articles mention allowing unsecure apps, yet this has been deprecated by Google in 2022 (I also tried "Password only" instead of "OAuth2", didn't work). I also never got an email from Google that a sign-in request was blocked (only the typical "Did you just sign in?").

Other (non-Google) accounts work fine in Thunderbird, and I only installed it today (so there should be no updates), while another Gmail account of mine doesn't work, either.

I am out of ideas what I could try to get my accounts to work... Can anyone help me?

Asked by Eric Jacob 4 months ago

Last reply by Matt 3 months ago

Finding saved bookmarks from an external drive

My hp laptop crashed. I was able to remove the hard drive, put it in a sleeve and I trying to find my firefox bookmarks. All of my other files are there. I have tried eve… (read more)

My hp laptop crashed. I was able to remove the hard drive, put it in a sleeve and I trying to find my firefox bookmarks. All of my other files are there. I have tried every path posted online and i still cannot find them. I found two mozilla files but, no bookmarks. Can you assist? I dont know where to look.

Asked by claudinelwlr 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago