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New PC migrating from old PC with Firefox v. 125.0.1 and Thunderbird v. 115.10.1 email client

I've received my new PC and will be migrating from my old PC (Windows 10) to the new PC with Windows 11. I use local folders in Thunderbird to keep various projects sep… (read more)

I've received my new PC and will be migrating from my old PC (Windows 10) to the new PC with Windows 11.

I use local folders in Thunderbird to keep various projects separate and more easy to manage. I have copied the current Thunderbird profile on to an external hard disk, I have found the location of the local folders and they reflect the structure in the Thunderbird screen I see. Thunderbird has been unstable for a few weeks so I would prefer a clean install but don't want to lose a lot of content that I still need.

1. Is there a way to copy over just the local folders, eg export them, rather than the whole profile? I deliberately haven't cleaned the server recently so that I can get back emails that still are in the in_tray but once they are in local folders they disappear from the Yahoo server. 2. Is there anything else significant I should be aware of before migrating? There is a backup on Mozilla but I prefer a clean install.

Thanks in advance,

Anne

Asked by webelan 2 months ago

2FA Sometimes Only Accepts Hardware Key for Biometrics Instead of Touch ID

When choosing biometrics for 2-factor authentication, sometimes Firefox will only prompt for a physical hardware key, and Touch ID does not work. Support for built-in bio… (read more)

When choosing biometrics for 2-factor authentication, sometimes Firefox will only prompt for a physical hardware key, and Touch ID does not work. Support for built-in biometrics is inconsistent.

For reference, I am using Mac OS Sonoma 14.4.1 with an ARM processor.

Asked by Sarah 2 months ago

Depth of sync function

Many questions and answers I see regarding the sync function. I would like to know the depth of what Firefox does. I have multiple PC's and an Android. What is the depth… (read more)

Many questions and answers I see regarding the sync function. I would like to know the depth of what Firefox does. I have multiple PC's and an Android. What is the depth of sync for extensions? Is it possible to have mirror images of the entire Firefox setup duplicated? It would be spectacular to move from one PC to the other and find that Firefox has the exact same setup.

Asked by Soldier Sailor 2 months ago

Firefox Stops Responding

Firefox just stops responding when trying to load a web page. The only way to get it back working is to reboot the computer. I have tried quitting the application but whe… (read more)

Firefox just stops responding when trying to load a web page. The only way to get it back working is to reboot the computer. I have tried quitting the application but when I try to restart it it doesn't respond and I end up having to force quit and reboot the computer and then it will work fine. MacBook Pro (15" 2017) MacOS13.6.6 Firefox 125.01

Any idea what's going on?

Asked by cimlheureux 2 months ago

Dropdown menus don't work Ubuntu (wsl)

In firefox Ubuntu (WSLg) the dropdown menus don't work. I have already tried reinstalling both firefox, and the entire OS. When I press Custom URLs... (see image) nothin… (read more)

In firefox Ubuntu (WSLg) the dropdown menus don't work. I have already tried reinstalling both firefox, and the entire OS.

When I press Custom URLs... (see image) nothing happens. This issue is everywhere in the brouwser, on websites, even when I press help in the hamburger menu. (Or settings in that same hamburger menu.)

OS: Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS on Windows 10 x86_64 Kernel: 5.15.146.1-microsoft-standard-WSL2 Shell: bash 5.1.16

Asked by Ceel Beckers 2 months ago

Windows key not working whenever Firefox is open.

Whenever I have Firefox open on Windows 11, my windows key doesn't work. I can assure that its Firefox because whenever I close it, the windows key starts working again. … (read more)

Whenever I have Firefox open on Windows 11, my windows key doesn't work. I can assure that its Firefox because whenever I close it, the windows key starts working again. This is really annoying because I normally use the keyboard and having to move my mouse to the bottom just to open the menu gets annoying quick.

Asked by Zorro no 2 months ago

New updated has broken picutre in picture mac

The latest version of firefox for MacOS 14.4.1 has broken the picture in picture function. When enabling PiP, the video window takes up almost the entire screen and doesn… (read more)

The latest version of firefox for MacOS 14.4.1 has broken the picture in picture function. When enabling PiP, the video window takes up almost the entire screen and doesn't remember the size i set it to, like it did in older versions of Firefox. Another issue is when im in fullscreen mode and enable PiP, the PiP window takes me to another 'desktop', whereas before it would simply overlay on top of my screen.

Asked by fahimali883222 2 months ago

Duplicate bookmarks issue

Hello, Recently I noticed that whenever I try to save a bookmark (and I save a lot of bookmarks) there are duplicates of my folders. I don't know why, but somehow at som… (read more)

Hello,

Recently I noticed that whenever I try to save a bookmark (and I save a lot of bookmarks) there are duplicates of my folders. I don't know why, but somehow at some point all my bookmarks got copied into other folders - Bookmarks Menu, Bookmarks Toolbar, and maybe something else. What's frustrating is that one of the folders is the one I use for convenience to access sites I regularly use, while saving to the other puts it somewhere I can't easily get to (I think it's the copies from Bookmarks Menu), so I have to make sure I'm putting it in the right folder - which is hard to do when they have the exact same name. Something I've found that works is to just find out which folder is the one that is in my toolbar and save it to those which pushes the ones in the Bookmarks Menu out of the quick access list, but that's not always convenient given how many bookmarks are in some folders. Using the bookmarks dupes extension, you can see just how many duplicates there are. I've also attached what I see when I save a bookmark, so you can see the duplicate folders.

Here are the results from my "Verify Integrity" test: > Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire + Database cleaned up > Task: vacuum + Initial database size is 15360KiB + The database has been vacuumed + Final database size is 15360KiB > Task: stats + Places.sqlite size is 15360KiB + Favicons.sqlite size is 6560KiB + pragma_user_version is 77 + pragma_page_size is 32768 + pragma_cache_size is -2048 + pragma_journal_mode is wal + pragma_synchronous is 1 + History can store a maximum of 107879 unique pages + Table moz_origins has 687 records + Table moz_places has 14850 records + Table moz_places_extra has 0 records + Table moz_historyvisits has 23851 records + Table moz_historyvisits_extra has 0 records + Table moz_inputhistory has 94 records + Table moz_bookmarks has 6578 records + Table moz_bookmarks_deleted has 0 records + Table moz_keywords has 0 records + Table sqlite_sequence has 1 records + Table moz_anno_attributes has 2 records + Table moz_annos has 55 records + Table moz_items_annos has 0 records + Table moz_meta has 9 records + Table moz_places_metadata has 12975 records + Table moz_places_metadata_search_queries has 0 records + Table moz_previews_tombstones has 0 records + Table sqlite_stat1 has 20 records + Pages sequentiality: 43.5 + sqlite_schema: 32KiB (0.3%), 24.6% eff. + moz_origins: 32KiB (0.3%), 84.3% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_origins_1: 32KiB (0.3%), 73.4% eff. + moz_places_extra: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_historyvisits_extra: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_inputhistory: 32KiB (0.3%), 7.3% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1: 32KiB (0.3%), 5% eff. + moz_bookmarks_deleted: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_deleted_1: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_keywords: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + sqlite_sequence: 32KiB (0.3%), 0.1% eff. + moz_anno_attributes: 32KiB (0.3%), 0.2% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1: 32KiB (0.3%), 0.2% eff. + moz_annos: 32KiB (0.3%), 16.5% eff. + moz_items_annos: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_meta: 32KiB (0.3%), 1.5% eff. + moz_places_metadata_search_queries: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_places_metadata_search_queries_1: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_previews_tombstones: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + sqlite_stat1: 32KiB (0.3%), 3.5% eff. + moz_keywords_placepostdata_uniqueindex: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_annos_placeattributeindex: 32KiB (0.3%), 1.8% eff. + moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_bookmarks_itemindex: 128KiB (1.2%), 54.8% eff. + moz_bookmarks_parentindex: 128KiB (1.2%), 62.6% eff. + moz_places_visitcount: 160KiB (1.5%), 74.6% eff. + moz_places_altfrecencyindex: 160KiB (1.5%), 72.5% eff. + moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex: 160KiB (1.5%), 75.9% eff. + moz_bookmarks_dateaddedindex: 160KiB (1.5%), 64.2% eff. + moz_places_metadata_referrerindex: 160KiB (1.5%), 65.8% eff. + moz_places_frecencyindex: 192KiB (1.8%), 68.8% eff. + moz_places_originidindex: 192KiB (1.8%), 70.5% eff. + moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex: 192KiB (1.8%), 66.9% eff. + moz_places_url_hashindex: 256KiB (2.5%), 79.3% eff. + moz_places_lastvisitdateindex: 256KiB (2.5%), 84.1% eff. + moz_historyvisits_fromindex: 256KiB (2.5%), 82.9% eff. + moz_places_metadata_placecreated_uniqueindex: 256KiB (2.5%), 84.2% eff. + moz_places_guid_uniqueindex: 352KiB (3.4%), 82.4% eff. + moz_places_hostindex: 384KiB (3.7%), 90.4% eff. + moz_historyvisits_dateindex: 416KiB (4%), 89.6% eff. + moz_bookmarks: 480KiB (4.6%), 88.6% eff. + moz_historyvisits_placedateindex: 480KiB (4.6%), 92.2% eff. + moz_places_metadata: 512KiB (4.9%), 89.7% eff. + moz_historyvisits: 640KiB (6.2%), 93.5% eff. + moz_places: 3712KiB (35.7%), 98.1% eff. > Task: _refreshUI

Thanks.

(Ignore Norton 360 my dad installed it while it was on sale and now it's ended so I have to get rid of it)

Asked by zeyangting 2 months ago

"Intelligent Work" graphic keeps popping up on my screen

When I have the Firefox browser open, every time I click away from it to another open window I get this stupid graphic that pops up near the bottom right corner of my scr… (read more)

When I have the Firefox browser open, every time I click away from it to another open window I get this stupid graphic that pops up near the bottom right corner of my screen that says "Intelligent Work" and rotates through three different images. It is really irritating and I can't figure out how to make it go away. This is a new computer and I only installed the Firefox browser this week. It only happens when I click off of the browser to any other window.

Asked by davebrown1040 2 months ago

Firefox doesn't load any site, but other browsers can

This has been happening for months now, on multiple devices (I have tried at least 3 different devices), and on multiple networks. I have read the articles in here, but … (read more)

This has been happening for months now, on multiple devices (I have tried at least 3 different devices), and on multiple networks.

I have read the articles in here, but they just want me to check network configuration which is exactly the same for all browsers.

If I restart firefox it starts working again.

How can I prevent it from breaking randomly? This is the only browser having issues, I'm almost positive is some bug and not a configuration thing, given that it happens under multiple circumstances and devices, while Edge and Chrome simply keep working just fine.

There is no consistent repro I can give, afaik it is just random, at some point Firefox just decides to stop working and I have to restart it. This disrupts my work and browsing activities as I can lose progress on input forms and similar actions.

Asked by parietinae 2 months ago

Microphone very quiet when Firefox uses it on Mac

Running Firefox 125.0.1 on MacOS 14.2.1, all audio input is very quiet for all applications, not just Firefox. Experiments I ran: people can barely hear me in Google… (read more)

Running Firefox 125.0.1 on MacOS 14.2.1, all audio input is very quiet for all applications, not just Firefox.

Experiments I ran:

  • people can barely hear me in Google Meets
  • microphone works great in Quicktime (making a recording) when Firefox is running but not receiving audio input
  • microphone is very quiet in Quicktime when running a Google Meet in Firefox
  • microphone is very quiet in Quicktime when running a discord voice channel in Firefox
  • microphone works great in Quicktime when running Google Meet in Chrome

This started maybe ~3 months ago for me. I'd love to see a fix, since Firefox is my favorite browser in most other ways - otherwise I'll have to give up and switch to Chrome at long last :'(

Asked by m.w.loncaric 2 months ago

My firefox data Bookmark, pass, urls, ID and etc has been lost at 3rd april.

HI Mozila firefox support team, I would request you to kindly provide me bookmark, My laptop windows was creached, after that i logged in on other laoptop but, unfortun… (read more)

HI Mozila firefox support team,

I would request you to kindly provide me bookmark,

My laptop windows was creached, after that i logged in on other laoptop but, unfortunatly the bookmark is not sync and showing/downloading after logged in. please look into this.

My book mark it was very old and using since 8 years almost as i remember.

I followed below link. but still the same..

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1444740#answer-1647784

Asked by Sheraz Ali 2 months ago

FireFox takes 2 attempts to load searches.

when I search for a page after opening a tab. The page will load slowly then stop. I'll then have to hit enter again for the page the load. This does not happen with Chro… (read more)

when I search for a page after opening a tab. The page will load slowly then stop. I'll then have to hit enter again for the page the load. This does not happen with Chrome or Edge. Any ideas how to fix this frustrating issue. Thanks.

Asked by caballerj 2 months ago

YouTube

After years of accessing www.youtube.com with Firefox with no problem, the website is no longer accessible as of yesterday. When I point my browser to that URL, I get a … (read more)

After years of accessing www.youtube.com with Firefox with no problem, the website is no longer accessible as of yesterday. When I point my browser to that URL, I get a screen with greyed out video previews, greyed out titles, greyed out account access and a search window that does not do anything. I can access YouTube just fine with Safari. I've cleared my cache. Please advise.

Jim

Asked by jwhawkins 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Primary pass work

I tried to delete my primary password online, but system would not allow me to do so. I have exhausted all avenues to seek help, but to no avail. Any assistance would … (read more)

I tried to delete my primary password online, but system would not allow me to do so. I have exhausted all avenues to seek help, but to no avail. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Tmg3842@yahoo.com

Asked by tmg3842 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

firefox

when I click on the firefox icon to load it takes me to my home page, but within 20-30 seconds it loads firefox again. it is very frustrating when I.m starting something … (read more)

when I click on the firefox icon to load it takes me to my home page, but within 20-30 seconds it loads firefox again. it is very frustrating when I.m starting something and firefox loads again taking me back to home page. I have to go down to the bottom and click off the second firefox. I don't know how or why this started. Thanks for any help.

Asked by jimi1952 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago