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How do I get Firefox from downloading PDF files

I use to click on PDF files and they would open and not download to my download folder. Well now every time i click on a PDF file it downloads it. I have tried every opti… (read more)

I use to click on PDF files and they would open and not download to my download folder. Well now every time i click on a PDF file it downloads it. I have tried every option in settings/general/apps and they still download in a folder. So I thought I would try MS edge and it does the same thing. Is it not the browser and was it in a MS update? It has never done this before. I don't want all these PDF files downloaded!

Asked by Steve Baker 4 days ago

Last reply by pilotbum 1 day ago

Firefox will not display & my VPN won't update.

I get a message to update the VPN, go thru the steps but it never updates. I uninstalled the VPN & downloaded Firefox again; did a restart but Firefox will open but d… (read more)

I get a message to update the VPN, go thru the steps but it never updates. I uninstalled the VPN & downloaded Firefox again; did a restart but Firefox will open but does not display anything. Can you please advise on how to fix the Firefox problem? Thank U!

Asked by ssuazo 2 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 month ago

Clean install of Firefox v91.8.0

After upgrading to v91.8.0 I experienced a multitude of issues: unwanted folders, duplicate folders, incoming mail going directly to trash, and more. How can I do a clean… (read more)

After upgrading to v91.8.0 I experienced a multitude of issues: unwanted folders, duplicate folders, incoming mail going directly to trash, and more.

How can I do a clean install of v91.8.0, getting rid of all existing formatting and data?

Asked by rlm98253 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Migrating from Eudora OSE to Thunderbird

I'm trying to help an elderly friend move from Eudora OSE to Thunderbird. I found this closed thread on the forum - and I want to know 'how to back up the Eudora OSE Prof… (read more)

I'm trying to help an elderly friend move from Eudora OSE to Thunderbird. I found this closed thread on the forum - and I want to know 'how to back up the Eudora OSE Profile' - or any other help you can give re migrating from Eudora OSE to Thunderbird. (She has thousands of old emails.)

The tech person said,

"May I suggest, back up your OSE Profile, and give it a try.

And the other replied: "I took the tech's suggestion Backed up Euroda files and simply installed Thunderbird VOILA ! When I launched Thunderbird it simply accessed the same files and file structure (and settinge/etc) as Eudora and I didn't have to do anything ... awesome !"

Asked by rache1 1 week ago

Answered by david 5 days ago

Make links of firefox addons?

Its not really a migration question but can be helpful to those who wish to mange their stuff without the use of other people's computers(the cloud). I would like to turn… (read more)

Its not really a migration question but can be helpful to those who wish to mange their stuff without the use of other people's computers(the cloud).

I would like to turn all my addons into a text or html file of links or names. Why? The addons are going wonky again a few folders seem to be walmare but not reporting to be malware, its a huge pita to , manually write down each one. Basically, I need to nuke my install and reinstall it all fresh then reinstall all my addons. This is no easy feat when you use 20+ addons. And yes this seems to happen regularly after a couple of years.

Another question, If I sync'd just the addons would it let give me the addons fresh from the file repository without anything extra folders/files or will it just save my current addon folder corrupt files and all?

Also if I just synced addons it won't mess with my bookmarks or settings, will it?

Asked by Zippydsmlee 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Crashing and export Local Folders

I use Thunderbird beta 101.0b2 (32 bit) in windows 7 64bit and it is frequently crashing. How can I use normal Thunderbird and import the Local Folders to it ? Thank you … (read more)

I use Thunderbird beta 101.0b2 (32 bit) in windows 7 64bit and it is frequently crashing. How can I use normal Thunderbird and import the Local Folders to it ? Thank you

Asked by Serra 1 week ago

Thunderbird email folders

I have several pst files in Outlook. I wish to import them separately to Thunderbird and keep their contents separate. I know Thunderbird only uses one folder, and then… (read more)

I have several pst files in Outlook. I wish to import them separately to Thunderbird and keep their contents separate. I know Thunderbird only uses one folder, and then has subfolders. Is there a way to bring in first the main pst contents and put all that in a subfolder, then switch in Outlook to a different pst file, and then import that and put it in a subfolder. And so on, so that I can keep the different sets of emails separate? In Outlook I can put all my household stuff in one pst, all my holiday stuff in another etc etc. I have yet to install Thunderbird and am not quite sure how you can file emails in different categories anyway so I want to sort this out before I go ahead. (I can keep the old Outlook installed and get at the contents that way but it is not really the most convenient.) Thanks in advance for any answers.

Asked by agreeman 1 week ago

Last reply by Stans 6 days ago

Download not working with "file not commonly downloaded"

I am currently encountering a deeply frustrating issue with Firefox. I develop video games; I am attempting to download a zip file from Steam Workshop containing a player… (read more)

I am currently encountering a deeply frustrating issue with Firefox. I develop video games; I am attempting to download a zip file from Steam Workshop containing a player-created mod. I have this file on my other computer--it is not malicious. It contains nothing more than XML files and a jpg. Every time I attempt to download this file using Firefox, Firefox blocks the download as a potential security risk. I then click the download manager and tell it to download anyway; Firefox then pretends to complete the download, but in actuality the file remains at 0 bytes and a "part" file is created containing what I can only assume is the actual data.

Asked by cstern 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

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Multiple installations of Thunderbird

I'm looking forward to Thunderbird 102 with its new features. However I would like to install and run it separately from my existing TB 91.9.0, essentially so as to trea… (read more)

I'm looking forward to Thunderbird 102 with its new features. However I would like to install and run it separately from my existing TB 91.9.0, essentially so as to treat version 102 as a beta and so that I can roll back to version 91.9.0 if I'm not happy with 102 and so that the revamped features such as the new address book will not cause irreversible change. Is there any information online to help with this, or does anyone have any advice? Thank you Andy

Asked by fox40 6 days ago

Answered by Stans 6 days ago

change language

Hello, I live in germany! I took the exe from your server. Installed it, but now everything is in english, how to change the Thunderbird in German, when it is installed … (read more)

Hello, I live in germany! I took the exe from your server. Installed it, but now everything is in english, how to change the Thunderbird in German, when it is installed in english? In preferences i saw nothing about it, just change language for "Rechtschreibung".

Thanks!!!

Asked by stefanjanisch 6 days ago

Last reply by david 6 days ago

Firefox v.100 won't work on MacOS El Capitaine

Invited by your recent email, I downloaded and installed Firefox v.100 onto my old but still very trusty MacBook Pro laptop, which can't reliably run anything later than … (read more)

Invited by your recent email, I downloaded and installed Firefox v.100 onto my old but still very trusty MacBook Pro laptop, which can't reliably run anything later than El Capitaine. It downloaded and installed ok, but then refused to work, with a message that v.100 needs at least High Sierra to operate. There was no warning of this prior to installation. I searched the disc with Disk Drill, hoping to resurrect the older version of Firefox. However, it seems that v.100 has overwritten the previous version rather than deleted it, since Disk Drill could find no trace of any version, deleted or otherwise, other than v.100.

I note that you retain backnumbers of Firefox on your website - so my question is "Which one should I download that will reliably work on El Capitaine?" I'm currently forced to use an old version of Safari as a browser on the laptop which I dislike intensely. I'm submitting this question from my desktop machine running High Sierra, on which v.100 works very well.

Many thanks in advance for your assistance. Gareth Bennett

Asked by garethb 6 days ago

Downloading a PDF file

I want to download a pdf document from the internet. i used to be able to click on a download icon in the upper right hand section of the screen and it would download to … (read more)

I want to download a pdf document from the internet. i used to be able to click on a download icon in the upper right hand section of the screen and it would download to my download file. Now it won't. I am using Firefox 100.

Thanks

Asked by sylvia_g 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Trying to import Thunderbird email into a new computer isn't working - help!

Hi all, I've tried various solutions posted here to move my Thunderbird mail profile to a new hard drive/installation of Thunderbird, and nothing is working. I didn't hav… (read more)

Hi all,

I've tried various solutions posted here to move my Thunderbird mail profile to a new hard drive/installation of Thunderbird, and nothing is working. I didn't have the foresight to copy the entire Thunderbird folder out before my HD had to be replaced, and I just copied the individual mail folders inside the Profiles folder (which always worked in the past). Now, no matter where I past them inside the new installation (whether it's AppData > Roaming > Thunderbird > Profiles) or some variation thereof, I either get nothing upon launching TB, or I get empty folders where my emails used to be.

I'm desperate to recapture these emails - I launched a new business last year and all the track record of new accounts/links are in those emails. Can anyone help me? There used to be an add-on posted here but it was later posted that that, also, is now defunct. I also have about 15 years of old Eudora emails from my existing business that I rely on for a "paper trail" that I can't afford to lose.

If there is a repair utility I can buy, I'm willing to do that. I just need to know what to do here. Thanks for any help anyone can send my way.

Gail

Asked by gbergan 5 days ago

Answered by Matt 5 days ago