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Thunderbird says folders do not exist [TRICREATE] SELECT

I am getting this error message when trying to open all folders I have created. Inbox, Sent, and Trash are all working. I have tried to repair the folders and get the sa… (read more)

I am getting this error message when trying to open all folders I have created.

Inbox, Sent, and Trash are all working.

I have tried to repair the folders and get the same error message I have tried starting Thunderbird with no extensions.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. 

The screenshot is not uploading, sorry Any suggestions

Asked by ohtowe 2 years ago

Answered by Anderlaxe 2 years ago

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Shopping banner pops up over search box.

When I go to the google homepage and begin typing my search, it jumps from the middle of the screen to the top (presumably to make way for the results). However, as I con… (read more)

When I go to the google homepage and begin typing my search, it jumps from the middle of the screen to the top (presumably to make way for the results).

However, as I continue to type, I very often get a shopping banner that pops up right over the search box, immediately stopping me from typing [see attached image]. I then have to hit the 'X' on the right hand side of the banner before I can continue typing my search.

It's incredibly annoying, as sometimes it will keep triggering every time I click back in the search box.

It seems to be triggered if what you're typing relates to something you could buy, so for instance, if you were to type in the name of a book or film, it would pop up with a link to ebay or amazon, and give you the best price for that item.

It's not in my add-ons. I'm on XP, using Firefox 38.0.5

Is this adware or something Mozilla have added, thinking it would be a useful tool?

Asked by OurJud 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Disabling hardware acceleration also screws up font anti-aliasing

As in title. First screenshot shows what happens with hardware acceleration enabled, which looks better, second screenshot shows how it looks aliased with acceleration di… (read more)

As in title.

First screenshot shows what happens with hardware acceleration enabled, which looks better, second screenshot shows how it looks aliased with acceleration disabled, with the stroke missing in certain places on very light fonts.

However, when hardware acceleration is enabled, if I open very large images or lots of inline images at a time, the browser window will flash white, all tabs will lose their favicons, and the browser must be restarted. For this reason I'm looking to keep hardware acceleration disabled, but use it (or its method) for rendering fonts only, if such a thing is possible. Alternatively I'd like a fix for hardware acceleration causing such behavior, although that seems more difficult.

Cleartype and font smoothing are both on systemwide. Disabling any of them makes the fonts even worse.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by impy 5 years ago

Answered by impy 5 years ago

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Linux 32 bit. Already installed Abobe Plug in. Still get looks like your using an older version of Firefox. All talk of 64, I'm 32 Linux. Need 2 plug ins?

For long time keep saying looks like your using an older version of Firefox. Numerous times I have tried to install Adobe Flash plug in, both with Firefox and at Adobe si… (read more)

For long time keep saying looks like your using an older version of Firefox. Numerous times I have tried to install Adobe Flash plug in, both with Firefox and at Adobe site. I am on Linux 32 bit, not 64, all details I find are for 64 bit. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/759565 I think the problem may lie here but I do not see the solution for 32 bit. Looks like maybe 2 plug ins? Anyway I need help. It's problematic with all the extra steps with the issue as you can imagine. I tried starting from scratch with Firefox, does not work, seems more like 52 card pick up....if you know that game. I'd like a solution if you have one. Thanks.

Asked by btcmacroecon 5 years ago

Answered by btcmacroecon 5 years ago

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How can one customize filename/path for files one wants to download?

Default path for saving downloaded files is (in my case) "/storage/sdcard0/Downloads. Default filename is seems to be the original filename. How can one change these sett… (read more)

Default path for saving downloaded files is (in my case) "/storage/sdcard0/Downloads. Default filename is seems to be the original filename. How can one change these settings?

Thx

Asked by krazykunt 5 years ago

Answered by Rubin Bhandari 5 years ago

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browser.fullscreen.animateUp

I don't like the animation firefox's using to go fullscreen. I disabled "browser.fullscreen.animateUp" by changing value to zero. Now the problem is I don't see tab bar … (read more)

I don't like the animation firefox's using to go fullscreen. I disabled "browser.fullscreen.animateUp" by changing value to zero. Now the problem is I don't see tab bar when I hover mouse on top of screen. This option is not simply disabling the animation but also my access to tab bar in fullscreen. Is there a work around? Thanks.

Asked by emrecnl 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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View Pocket List option missing in my bookmarks

I can't get the View Pocket List option in my bookmarks and this is driving me nuts especially with the add-on removed. So now I have no one-click access to my list of sa… (read more)

I can't get the View Pocket List option in my bookmarks and this is driving me nuts especially with the add-on removed. So now I have no one-click access to my list of saved items in Pocket. Am using Firefox 38.0.5 GB desktop version at home and Firefox 38.0.5 GB portableapps version at work. Appreciate some help on this matter. Thanks!

Asked by shangbin 5 years ago

Answered by shangbin 5 years ago

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the toolbar disappears after videos set to fullscreen

I use FirefoxDeveloperEdition 40.0a2, with OSX 10.10.3. After I set a youtube video to full screen and then return to normal view, the toolbar ( Bookmarks ) is gone. Ever… (read more)

I use FirefoxDeveloperEdition 40.0a2, with OSX 10.10.3. After I set a youtube video to full screen and then return to normal view, the toolbar ( Bookmarks ) is gone. Everything is still set the way it is supposed to ( display toolbar and so on ). After I restart firefox everything is back to normal. I removed all disabled all addons, but it did not change anything. Any Ideas how to solve this?

Asked by thescy 5 years ago

Answered by thescy 5 years ago

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Spinner box controls not displaying

One installation of Firefox 38.0.5 on windows 8.1 does not display spinner box controls (see attached image). They are there but with 1 or 2 pix height as clicking the gr… (read more)

One installation of Firefox 38.0.5 on windows 8.1 does not display spinner box controls (see attached image). They are there but with 1 or 2 pix height as clicking the grey bar sometimes increases and sometimes decreases the numeric value.

Tried creating a new profile with no addons. Same problem. Haven't tried reinstalling Firefox yet.

This is not a problem with the website as this occurs on all sites with this type of form element.

It is also probably not a Firefox bug as I have Firefox 38.0.5 on Windows 7 at work that displays these form elements correctly.

Zoom (Ctrl +/-) does not change the erroneous appearance of the controls.

Any idea how to fix this?

Asked by tomlut 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How do I restore my tabs and windows, whether open or closed, when everything else fails?

This is not so much a question, as an answer that some people desperately need. Ever since Version 34, Firefox has done a superb job of restoring the tabs that the user h… (read more)

This is not so much a question, as an answer that some people desperately need.

Ever since Version 34, Firefox has done a superb job of restoring the tabs that the user has created, either on restarting Firefox (if that option is chosen) or on request.

The details of how to restore tabs are covered in Firefox's basic help online, and even how to deal with several crashes in a row (such as in an addon) ruin the normal backup file are also well explained.

However, today I accidentally pressed Alt+F4 twice on my poorly-designed keyboard and closed my main window, with 93 tabs, and another Firefox window as well. I'm not sure this is exactly what happened, but I lost all 93 of my tabs.

I read many of the postings in which people give various suggestions, but none worked. Every time I restored a version of the sessionstore.js file I saw the same lonely empty tab. Restoring prefs.js did nothing, and neither did making changes in the internal configuration constants.

I tried refreshing/resetting Firefox (which preserves bookmarks), but I still couldn't restore the tabs. It was now clear that the problem was in sessionstore.js (and all its backups) for sure.

I'm writing this for people who must restore their windows or tabs, and don't mind getting technical about it. That was my situation.

The solution was to realize that the sessionstore.js file contains JSON code, which is an efficient way to represent integers and strings arranged in a tree structure.

I figured there must be a JSON editor somewhere, and it turns out there is a great one available online, at www.jsoneditoronline.org . It can read a file on your computer, edit it, then save it back on your computer.

As soon as I viewed sessionstore.js in the editor, it was obvious how easy this was going to be. The top level of the tree is understandable. I simply grabbed the data representing the window with 93 tabs, and dragged it from the list of closed Firefox windows to the list of open windows. This automatically moved the history of each tab, and even the strings entered into forms.

After copying sessionstore.js back to the Firefox profile, I started Firefox one more time. The playing of Pandora signalled that my tabs were back and functioning once again.

Now, editing JSON code is not something that everyone is ready for. And your problem might not be reflected in the JSON tree so simply. But, for technical-minded people who don't want to lose their tabs or windows to a mistake or a crash, this technique can be just what's needed when everything else fails.

Asked by David Spector 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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how do I recover sound effects on duolingo? they work on safari, but no longer work on firefox.

I've used duolingo via firefox for months. Today the sound effects stopped working. They work fine on Safari. Firefox is my preferred browser, but I'll switch if I have t… (read more)

I've used duolingo via firefox for months. Today the sound effects stopped working. They work fine on Safari. Firefox is my preferred browser, but I'll switch if I have to. Thanks

Asked by starrboogie 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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search dropdown always on top of & blocks typing, on screen keyboard annoyance

Hi I use the windows On screen keyboard 95% of the time. And I like to place it generally in the middle of the window when using it. When I need to type into the search b… (read more)

Hi

I use the windows On screen keyboard 95% of the time. And I like to place it generally in the middle of the window when using it. When I need to type into the search box, and even though the On screen keyboard is set to Always On Top, it always goes UNDER the dropdown search suggestions list, which blocks my ability to keep typing. I then have to stop typing and move the OSK to the right or left beyond the right or left edge of the search box, or move it to the very top of the window or very bottom out of the way of the dropdown. This then highlights the text I've already typed, forcing me to click at the end of it or start over (once I've moved the OSK out of it's way). Even if I have search suggestions turned off there is still a dropdown that blocks the OSK (the position/size/length of the search box along the top and the position of the OSK are where I like them bc of my poor vision). The address bar does the same thing. I want to know if there is a way to keep the dropdown search box UNDER the OSK while I'm typing? It's a long question I apologize, but it's a bit wordy to describe. see the photo and I'm sure you'll understand what I'm talking about. The OSK is always set to "Always On Top" in Win 7 prem.

thanks for your helpful reply mark

Asked by mjimih 5 years ago

Answered by mjimih 5 years ago

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javascript date-function returns wrong weekday for Sep 1,2017 and later when setDate is used AFTER setMonth and/or setFullYear

FF 48.0.2 Sample Code: Try to enter 1.9.17 which is a friday <input type="text" onchange="wday(this.value);"> <script> function wday() { var x = wday.arg… (read more)

FF 48.0.2 Sample Code: Try to enter 1.9.17 which is a friday

<input type="text" onchange="wday(this.value);"> <script> function wday() { var x = wday.arguments[0].split("."); if (x[2].length<4) x[2] += 2000; var y = new Date(); y.setFullYear(x[2]); y.setMonth(x[1]-1); y.setDate(x[0]); var z = new Array("So","Mo","Di","Mi","Do","Fr","Sa"); alert("wrong "+z[y.getDay()]) wday2(wday.arguments) } function wday2() { var x = wday.arguments[0].split("."); if (x[2].length<4) x[2] += 2000; var y = new Date(); y.setDate(x[0]); y.setMonth(x[1]-1); y.setFullYear(x[2]); var z = new Array("So","Mo","Di","Mi","Do","Fr","Sa"); alert("correct "+z[y.getDay()]) } </script>

BTW: Same error with Chrome and Edge.

Asked by Fritz 4 years ago

Answered by Fritz 4 years ago

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adobe flash player not working after reboot....how do I fix this ? Thanks for any info

Firefox at latest level 38.0.5 and "Shockwave Flash" at 17.0.0.188...have reinstalled flash so many times now, it's so frustrating. Have also disabled protected mode AND… (read more)

Firefox at latest level 38.0.5 and "Shockwave Flash" at 17.0.0.188...have reinstalled flash so many times now, it's so frustrating. Have also disabled protected mode AND unchecked hardware accelleration, but still have same inssue after re-starting Windows 7 PC 64 bit. Thanks for any suggestions of what to try next..... maybe use adobe flash uninstall utility and instructions https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/.../uninstall-flash-player-windows.html and then try another fresh install after shutdown and reboot ? Nick

Asked by Nick J UK 5 years ago

Answered by Nick J UK 5 years ago

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Where the ⌘-H (Command-H) disapeared from the Firefox menu on OSX?

Dear, i can't anymore find the Command-H keystroke to hide Firefox on OSX. In Firefox menu only the quit command left. Is there any way to fix it? Bests, Daniel o … (read more)

Dear, i can't anymore find the Command-H keystroke to hide Firefox on OSX. In Firefox menu only the quit command left. Is there any way to fix it?

Bests, Daniel o

Asked by danielo 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Close minimize buttons disappear after viewing YouTube full-screen videos

HEY! Are you going to fix this problem? It's been nearly a month and no solutions!? It's a really big pain and I will just use another browser if you aren't going to fix… (read more)

HEY! Are you going to fix this problem? It's been nearly a month and no solutions!? It's a really big pain and I will just use another browser if you aren't going to fix it. Please send an update SOON.

Asked by bklyner 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Amazon kindle default device reset after purchase

Just recently I started having a problem (in the last week or so). I set my default Amazon kindle device. I buy a Kindle book. The default kindle device is reset (none… (read more)

Just recently I started having a problem (in the last week or so). I set my default Amazon kindle device. I buy a Kindle book. The default kindle device is reset (none of the devices are the default one). I have cleared cache and history. No affect. Tried this on another PC and got the same error. Tried it in IE and no error - default device remained set. So there is something in maybe the latest version of FF that is causing that default device setting to be lost? (I have not been able to determine exactly where the default Kindle device setting is kept, but it seems to be in the browser since FF does not work and IE does work on my PC).

Asked by JSMH 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Firefox Cut-and-Paste not working, found solution in a FEBE AddOn setting

This is not technically a PROBLEM per se , but hopefully more of a possible SOLUTION for a general problem, for some users anyway. I had been fighting a problem with Fir… (read more)

This is not technically a PROBLEM per se , but hopefully more of a possible SOLUTION for a general problem, for some users anyway.

I had been fighting a problem with FireFox updates (I thought) having disabled my Cut-and-Paste ability from practically any webpage to my word processing products (like "Microsoft's Word"). The Cut-and-Paste feature would work if pasted to Window's Notepad, but not to Word. After lots of searching, I found (by accident) a feature in the Environment Backup Extension (FEBE) AddOn feature for Firefox to be causing the problem (for me). Using the "about:config" feature, I searched for "clipboard". I then reset (toggled) the "extensions.febe.copyToClipboard" from "false" to "true". The problem went away. I don't know what issue this may be affecting in the AddOn, but I can do more without FEBE than I can Cut-and-Paste not working.

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Asked by dstout49 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago