Showing questions tagged: Show all questions

Firefox Kiosk does not appear when I log in but does when I start it manually from the GNOME x-terminal

I have Ubuntu 22.04 (on a Dell Optiplex 3000) with a minimal installation. I downloaded Firefox 125, removed the SNAP Firefox and installed this Firefox with no issue. I… (read more)

I have Ubuntu 22.04 (on a Dell Optiplex 3000) with a minimal installation. I downloaded Firefox 125, removed the SNAP Firefox and installed this Firefox with no issue. I can run "firefox --kiosk" and Firefox runs in kiosk mode with no issue.

I have made some changes in the "about:config" part of Firefox. I have also made some changes to the Ubuntu keyboard shortcut list. There is only one user created on this system and I have configured Ubuntu to login this user automatically upon reboot.

However, if I setup Firefox --kiosk to start automatically (I use the gnome-session-properties application to achieve this) and then reboot, Firefox does run, but it does not appear on the screen. If I enter the "switch windows" keyboard shortcut (ALT-TAB), the Firefox kiosk appears.

So, is this something I can fix by changing the Firefox configuration, or is it an Ubuntu configuration change. If so, can anyone tell me what I should do, or have an idea how to debug this?

Asked by srednausab 2 months ago

Unable to connect to bellsouth.net emails.

Upgraded to the newest version of Thunderbird, 115.11.1 (64-bit) and now I can not get into my emails on bellsouth.net. . Error message "Sending of password for user xyz1… (read more)

Upgraded to the newest version of Thunderbird, 115.11.1 (64-bit) and now I can not get into my emails on bellsouth.net. . Error message "Sending of password for user xyz123@bellsouth.net did not succeed. Mail server inbound.att.net responded: [SYS/TEMP] Server error - Please try again later." I keep trying but same error for two days now. I can get my email on the web (Yahoo mail) ok. I double checked the setting and everything is good and migrated to the new version ok.

Asked by cad4703 1 month ago

Problems Migrating Data

Moved to new country (UK) took TB data with me as instructed. Installed TB did put in email data. Uploaded TB data as per instructions. Opened TB and put in email passwor… (read more)

Moved to new country (UK) took TB data with me as instructed. Installed TB did put in email data. Uploaded TB data as per instructions. Opened TB and put in email password etc. All my current emails show up no problems and email account appears to work but none of the uploaded data appears even though it took 15 min to upload. It feels like it was uploaded to the 'wrong' place but I uploaded the data it to the TB folder as instructed. Any idea what I did wrong??

Asked by Andrew Waller 2 months ago

Last reply by Stans 2 months ago

Moving email management from 20i to you.

Tell me how to move, first, andrew@8on8.com, then andrew@luvli-homes.com to you. The latter is with 20i. I do not know where andrew@8on8 is. Please tell me what to do to … (read more)

Tell me how to move, first, andrew@8on8.com, then andrew@luvli-homes.com to you. The latter is with 20i. I do not know where andrew@8on8 is. Please tell me what to do to move these DNs to you.

Asked by Andrew 1 month ago

Last reply by david 1 month ago

Login popup appears since importing accounbt from other computer

I imported info from Thunderbird on other computer. Now every time I open Thunderbird on the new laptop it says it can't reach my email server, incorrect login. If I ente… (read more)

I imported info from Thunderbird on other computer. Now every time I open Thunderbird on the new laptop it says it can't reach my email server, incorrect login. If I enter my password it repeats the failure message. If I just close the message, the popup appears again, closing it again, it repeats once more, then closing it keeps it gone. Once I get the message to stop popping up by the repeat closings of the message, the related email account has already collected new emails so it was working. For what it's worth, the laptops are both Lenovo, the old is running Win10, the new Win11. Before the Import is was working fine, I only wanted to transfer my contacts, but the export grabbed everything. I don't have the issue on the original laptop I exported the info from.

Asked by Marty157 2 months ago

Combining 2 Firefox accounts

I have accidentally end up with two FireFox accounts. I want to combine them, but I can't change either account to the other one because FireFox tells me that the replac… (read more)

I have accidentally end up with two FireFox accounts. I want to combine them, but I can't change either account to the other one because FireFox tells me that the replacement email/account is already in use. How do I get around this?

Asked by RJL_web1 2 months ago

Thunderbird is not able to login to any of my Network Solutions Email accounts , they all are nit woking

Please advise what settings will work with Thunderbird for all NETWORK SOLUTIONS imap and POP accounts Also please advise the proper settings for all AOL accounts IMAP a… (read more)

Please advise what settings will work with Thunderbird for all NETWORK SOLUTIONS imap and POP accounts Also please advise the proper settings for all AOL accounts IMAP and POP

Asked by AX Bearing 4 weeks ago

Last reply by Matt 4 weeks ago

How to purge local copies of email for IMAP accounts

Once you add a new account, you have to race to open up the settings and turn off the "Download all mails" setting that is hardwired as the default. Even after having don… (read more)

Once you add a new account, you have to race to open up the settings and turn off the "Download all mails" setting that is hardwired as the default. Even after having done that, I am left with GB of copies of mail messages that I don't want to store on my local system.

How do I get rid of those local copies? Compacting doesn't seem to do it - there's no "Compact now" button in any case. I don't know what "when it will save over N MB in total" means, exactly. Save compared to what? Now 50% off!

Likewise, if I have Message Synchronizing (Keep messages in all folders etc) turned off, but Disk Space - Synchronize all messages locally regardless of age is still selected, is it going to download copies anyway or no?

If it will download anyway, or if it already did download, if I change the Synchronizing setting to "only the last 30 days" will it remove the older local copies? When?

The only "recover disk space" option deletes both local copies and originals on the remote server.

There really should be a "purge local copies" action available in the client. It may be that it is OK to go out to the OS and remove certain files myself, but maybe it won't be in the future. Every note that is about "Simply open a Terminal window..." describes specific files that don't quite match what I see here in May of 2024 on a Mac. But the tool itself knows what can be removed safely.

Asked by bradbulger 2 months ago

Last reply by david 2 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Does Thunderbird keep a copy of emails from an IMAP account or is it just a window?

My wife has been using Cox Webmail for years and has about 30 subfolders with stuff she needs to keep. We are finally pulling the plug with cox and so that email will be … (read more)

My wife has been using Cox Webmail for years and has about 30 subfolders with stuff she needs to keep. We are finally pulling the plug with cox and so that email will be terminated with them.

My question - If I setup Thunderbird as IMAP does it just point to those emails and folders on the Cox servers, or does Thunderbird actually keep those emails within itself locally? My fear is that I set the Cox account up in Thunderbird and all appears well, I then close the Cox account and then Thunderbird is empty.

I've got forwarding turned on in the Cox account and that works fine, but I see no option within Cox to export all the subfolders.

Appreciate any help!

Thanks,

David

Asked by dweesner 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

C:\users App Data \ Roaming does not display in File Explorer Windows 10

I recently did a complete re-installation of Windows 10, then downloaded and installed Thunderbird, but cannot see the data files for Thunderbird. Before re-installation… (read more)

I recently did a complete re-installation of Windows 10, then downloaded and installed Thunderbird, but cannot see the data files for Thunderbird. Before re-installation, there was Thunderbird data in the subdirectory C:\users\xxxxx\App Data\Roaming, but now there's no App Data subdirectory.

I want to paste the Thunderbird data into the user subdirectory App Data\Roaming, but there are no subdirectories.

Asked by tsbtonon 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

  • Archived

MacOS Ventura update to MacOS Sonoma caused Thunderbird to stop working - related to icloud?

When I upgraded from MacOS Ventura to MacOS Sonoma, Thunderbird stopped working. Getting it to work the first time required me to use Apple's 2 Step Verification process… (read more)

When I upgraded from MacOS Ventura to MacOS Sonoma, Thunderbird stopped working. Getting it to work the first time required me to use Apple's 2 Step Verification process to create an app-specific password. After the MacOS upgrade, that process was no longer available. Apple switched to 2 Factor Authentication, which is apparently different and incompatible with 2sv. The other websites and applications on my iMac have already switched to 2fa, and I'm not sure I can have both methods active on the same computer (but I've asked, Apple, anyway).

Is there a recent change in Thunderbird that would allow me to use 2fa instead of 2sv to access Thunderbird?

I have many years worth of emails in Thunderbird that I can no longer access. I can see the directory structure, and some of the email lists, but not the content.

Thanks for the help!

Asked by Ray Johnston 9 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 1 week ago

  • Archived

Importing mbox's

How do I import Apple mbox's from Apple Mail to Thunderbird. The explanation provided makes no sense. Where do you find this profile folder? How do you import if Thunderb… (read more)

How do I import Apple mbox's from Apple Mail to Thunderbird. The explanation provided makes no sense. Where do you find this profile folder? How do you import if Thunderbird is closed?

Asked by john816 1 year ago

Last reply by Matt 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Rar files automatically failing the download

Whenever I try to download a rar file, like a game from itch.io,0 it automatically fails and doesn't download even after retrying multiple times. … (read more)

Whenever I try to download a rar file, like a game from itch.io,0 it automatically fails and doesn't download even after retrying multiple times.

Asked by Jon Cape 8 months ago

Answered by Jon Cape 7 months ago

  • Archived

Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible

I am having trouble to open firefox browser for ubuntu 20.04(focal). I have also delete mozilla folder from cache and then reinstalled again. I have tried to rename pro… (read more)

I am having trouble to open firefox browser for ubuntu 20.04(focal). I have also delete mozilla folder from cache and then reinstalled again. I have tried to rename profileini file. Finally I have uninstall and install using terminal by "sudo apt install firefox" but still I am getting this error "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible".

How to resolve this.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by ms.sona.12 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Firefox downgrades itself automatically every night

At some point every night, my Firefox (and only Firefox) reverts to version 111 from the latest version. This happens on 2 different Windows 11 machines. I can only get… (read more)

At some point every night, my Firefox (and only Firefox) reverts to version 111 from the latest version. This happens on 2 different Windows 11 machines.

I can only get Firefox to run again by running from command prompt with "-allow-downgrade" option and then updating again.

I usually don't notice until I launch Firefox the following morning and it gives me a message that the profile was created with an older version and to exit or create a new profile.

I've had Firefox open and then it reverts and it gives me a XULRunner error about the profile being used by an older version.

I don't have any special backup or restore software running and the physical files in my Firefox folder in c:\program files\mozilla firefox are being physically pushed to a prior version dated 3/21/2023.

On both machines, I've completely uninstalled and reinstalled and it's good for a day and then reverts.

No log entries for the reversion can be found. It's just back to a prior version.

I've never come across anything like this before and have scanned for any malware or other issue, but haven't found anything.

Asked by Splutt 1 year ago

Answered by Splutt 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Upgrade to 115.3.1 Not Happening

I was running an older version of Thunderbird (don't ask the version because the About screen now shows 115.3.1) that had a bland color scheme (best way to describe it) t… (read more)

I was running an older version of Thunderbird (don't ask the version because the About screen now shows 115.3.1) that had a bland color scheme (best way to describe it) that I downloaded about 6 months ago. When I first opened TB today (before attempting an upgrade) I got a screen talking about the benefits of 115.3.1 and showing colorful screens with more options than I had with the current TB. With TB open, I went to Help > About Thunderbird and the screen showed an upgrade to 115.3.1 was available. I believe I clicked Upgrade (but the upgrade may have started on its own) and the new software downloaded. I saw a message saying I had to restart to complete the upgrade and assumed that meant restart my PC. I closed all applications and restarted the computer. Opening TB, I get the same old bland screen, definitely not 115.3.1. Going to Help > About Thunderbird now gets me the message that "Thunderbird is up to date." What did I do wrong and/or what should I do to get 115.3.1 installed and functioning? I'm running Windows 11. Thanks in advance.

Asked by rjfelts 9 months ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 9 months ago

  • Archived

Adding additional email accounts

I have two questions. 1) I have several email accounts, on various domains with various hosts, that I want to access with Thunderbird. I've installed the first one okay… (read more)

I have two questions.

1) I have several email accounts, on various domains with various hosts, that I want to access with Thunderbird. I've installed the first one okay. But when I go to add another - Tools / Account Settings / Account Actions / Add Mail Account - it goes to a tab "Account Setup" showing the settings for the first account. I don't want to overwrite those settings, replacing the first account with the second. I want to add an account, not change the account. How do I do that?

(If I'm just supposed to change the settings that are already filled in for the first account, the interface is extremely confusing. For that matter, the expression "existing email address" is confusing - at first I thought it meant an address already added to Thunderbird, rather than an address hosted elsewhere - these things should be changed.)

2) In some cases I have multiple addresses at the same domain, and I'm using Windows 10. The following exchange is from 7 and 5 months ago. Has the issue been resolved?

https://www.reddit.com/r/Thunderbird/comments/z1xerf/cant_add_second_account_from_same_domain/

Thank you.

Keith

Asked by firefox2367 1 year ago

Last reply by david 1 year ago