Bookmark Icons

When my desktop Icons get scrambled or gone in Windows 7, I delete the Icon Cache file in Users\My name\Appdata\Local. (IconCache.db) I have been doing this on and off fo… (funda kabanzi)

When my desktop Icons get scrambled or gone in Windows 7, I delete the Icon Cache file in Users\My name\Appdata\Local. (IconCache.db) I have been doing this on and off for years. I had to do this today and all my Desktop URL Icons were missing. The Urls are still there, but they all just have the default Windows Icon. I have tried everything I know to get them back but no luck. I have tried just going to the site and Book Marking it again, but that sometimes works but most of the time not. I copy the new book mark and paste too the Desktop and still, just MS Default. I remember at one time I could get to all these Icons. But now I cannot find them.. I don't know what happened but, Please Help..!! I need my Icons...

Fire Fox 109.0.1 (64-bit) Windows 7 (64 Bit)

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Asked by EltonTom 3 amahora adlule

Fingerprinting - Websites Detecting Multiple OS - (false positives)

There should be a guide by now or easy settings built into the browser to change these settings. I'm having trouble with websites that think I'm a Bot, because they are d… (funda kabanzi)

There should be a guide by now or easy settings built into the browser to change these settings.

I'm having trouble with websites that think I'm a Bot, because they are detecting multiple operating systems/ OS, due to my settings and privacy extensions.

Is there anything in About:Config that I can change to set my OS to Windows??

Common methods for websites detecting someone's OS is by using Javascript, User Agent, and TCP/IP fingerprinting.

How do I fake the Javascript test? There's extensions that block Scripts but that leaves people unable to use websites, is there any command I can put in and set as default?

User Agent test - There's a few extensions that will work to change this, though if I can change this through About:config or other settings I would like to know.

The TCP/IP protocol controls how data is sent between computers and how the sender and receiving computers are identified. Mostly this is done identically by every computer, but some small parameters are implemented differently by different operating systems, creating a ‘fingerprint’.

I'm told this is very difficult to fake, but has a larger error rate anyway.

Asked by RedFoX 16 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 3 amahora adlule

I get a message that I miss a profile, when I start Firefox (or Thunderbird) Even after a complete clean installation

I am re-installing Windows10 Pro for a clean install. I made a backup of my profiles of Firefox and Thunderbird, both in AppData Local and Roaming. After reinstallation o… (funda kabanzi)

I am re-installing Windows10 Pro for a clean install. I made a backup of my profiles of Firefox and Thunderbird, both in AppData Local and Roaming. After reinstallation of Firefox and Thunderbird, I deleted the new profiles and recovered the old ones. Now I get a message that I'm missing a profile. I still get it after deleting the apps and doing a clean install. What can I do?

Asked by Rob van Dijk 10 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 3 amahora adlule

Reinstallation of Thunderbird on new computer has Network Protocol Error/Authentication Failure

Have successfully installed and used Thunderbird on new desktop computers multiple times, but can't do final step(s) on this one. Mail provider is Gmail, ISP is (Emporia… (funda kabanzi)

Have successfully installed and used Thunderbird on new desktop computers multiple times, but can't do final step(s) on this one. Mail provider is Gmail, ISP is (Emporia KS) ValuNet Fiber, using Windows 10 Pro, Malwarebytes anti-virus and firewall. Download and installation of latest version of Thunderbird works fine, including automatic recognition of account. As shown by attached images, normal home page is present, except dot beside "Inbox" at extreme upper left keeps on bouncing, and (attached image of) Google sign-in window immediately appears. Use of Google password then results in error messages of "Authentication failure while connecting to server" or "Network Protocol Error". As shown by attached image, SMTP settings are correct. All other Internet (via both WiFi and Ethernet) work fine, as does installation and use of (non-preferred) Outlook mail provider. Troubleshooting efforts of multiple attempts of uninstall and new downloads, obtaining new Google password, manual setting of server settings (including trying POP), and shutdown of Malwarebytes have proven ineffective. ValuNet Fiber ISP has checked incoming service and pronounces it in good order. What am I missing? Thanks.

Asked by gladowd 4 amahora adlule

Unusual Sign-In Activity in my Hotmail Account

Hey Firefox Agent: Well I just wrote this out in a prior communication, but it got lost when I tried to figure out how to provide: Troubleshooting Information (optional):… (funda kabanzi)

Hey Firefox Agent: Well I just wrote this out in a prior communication, but it got lost when I tried to figure out how to provide: Troubleshooting Information (optional):

Okay, so here we go again. But I am not going to provide: Troubleshooting Information (optional):

Here's the problem: In my Hotmail account, I am getting email "cards" (entries in my Hotmail account) that say: Unusual Sign-In Activity. Now recently, I spent a lot of time finally contacting and spending time with a Microsoft Tech Support agent. This agent helped me change the password on my main Hotmail account. Yet, I am still getting these annoying email "cards" in my Hotmail account. Now, I've analyzed these various email "cards" and I discovered a few things relating to Firefox. Here's what I found on all (5) of these separate email "cards": Sign-in details Country/region: Australia IP address: Please note I eliminated the IP address here because I don't know if it safe to do so or if I will be compromising my computer in any way. In order to share this IP address, I need to know if I am now dealing with an official Firefox support agent. If so and if it is necessary to share the IP address then please let me know in your follow up response. Date: 11/1/2022 4:46 PM (GMT) Platform: Windows Browser: Firefox Today, by the way, is: Sun 5 Feb 23 Time now: 4:16p Est at the time of writing this here line. It is interesting that the email "cards", all of them, have the same date and time: 11/1/2022 4:46 PM (GMT) There's something not right about receiving email "cards" from back in November 2022.

Now if you--the Firefox Support Agent--know what I can do to resolve and stop this annoying problem then please let me know by sending me an email to my email address. You have it from my Firefox account. Gosh, this is such an annoying problem. If you can help then please do so. Thank you.

Asked by OrangeMango 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by OrangeMango 4 amahora adlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

Local storage event listener not working

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1404519] Hi I have a sandbox iframe which is hosted by various websites. Lets assume that this iframe is loaded like… (funda kabanzi)

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I have a sandbox iframe which is hosted by various websites. Lets assume that this iframe is loaded like this: <script src="https://example.com/wie.js"></script> I have already added 'allow-scripts allow-forms allow-modals allow-same-origin allow-popups allow-popups-to-escape-sandbox allow-storage-access-by-user-activation' at sandbox. I also use document.requestStorageAccess() from inside the iframe and I set event listeners for the storage like this: window.addEventListener('storage', onStorageFunc, false);. From the iframe a popup window is presented when user clicks a specific button and the popup opens at lets say at this url "https://paypal.com". After user navigation on popup, paypal at the end of the flow redirects user to this url "https://example.com/success". At this point when user is navigated to /success I add some data to local storage which I expect to trigger the storage event listener and the onStorageFunc to run. This doesn't happen, while in other browsers it works as expected. Since both popup and iframe are under the same url (https://example.com) and I have used requestStorageAccess, I would expect this to work normally. Can you please help me to find out what is going wrong here? In the past I had the same problem but it was fixed when I added 'requestStorageAccess' and 'allow-storage-access-by-user-activation'. Now I can see it happening again.

Asked by wolfskinn 18 amahora adlule

Installing Firefox on a new laptop

I am (unsuccessfully) trying to install Firefox on my new MacBook Pro M. I have dowloaded the .dmg file, have dragged it to Applications, but then nothing happens and whe… (funda kabanzi)

I am (unsuccessfully) trying to install Firefox on my new MacBook Pro M. I have dowloaded the .dmg file, have dragged it to Applications, but then nothing happens and when I click it I am sent back to the initial installation image i.e. drag the .dmg file to Applications. Any idea on how to deal with this issue ?

Thanks in advance

Asked by fjakob 4 amahora adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Downloads auto-save when I don't want them to

Every time I come across a file and click the link to either open or save the file, Firefox just downloads the file -- THEN it asks me if I want to open it or save it..? … (funda kabanzi)

Every time I come across a file and click the link to either open or save the file, Firefox just downloads the file -- THEN it asks me if I want to open it or save it..? It's bugged and an obscene security threat if the browser is so easily willing to download files against my intention.

Before I'm asked, I have gone through the settings multiple times to ensure 'Always ask you where to save files' and 'Ask whether to open or save files" are checked. Behavior does not change according to settings.

Example 1. Click link for a PDF with the intention to open, read, and forget 2. Firefox automatically downloads the file to my download folder 3. Firefox prompts me if I want to save the file or open it

If I click 'open', the file stays in the saved location even though I don't want it to exist.

Asked by A name 6 amahora adlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 amahora adlule

BOOKMARK TOOLBAR NOT SHOWING

WHERE IS MY BOOKMARKS TOOLBAR??? Every time I update Firefox (now 109), I end up with all kinds of problems! NOW, I can't see my bookmark toolbar. All the help articles … (funda kabanzi)

WHERE IS MY BOOKMARKS TOOLBAR??? Every time I update Firefox (now 109), I end up with all kinds of problems! NOW, I can't see my bookmark toolbar. All the help articles tells me how to show it or how to bookmark a page, which I already did multiple times. But this issue is never solved. If I can't get this resolved, I'm going to MS Edge.

Asked by Laura 11 amahora adlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 amahora adlule

Thunderbird Email: Create a new address book contact by cloning an existing contact

Is there a way in the Thunderbird Address Book to create a new address book contact by copying or cloning an existing contact? If not, that would be a helpful option in … (funda kabanzi)

Is there a way in the Thunderbird Address Book to create a new address book contact by copying or cloning an existing contact? If not, that would be a helpful option in cases where an existing contact has all of the business name, address, website, company phone number, etc. Much of this information would be the same for a new contact at that business, so cloning existing data would save a lot of re-typing. Also in cases like this, it would be very handy to view the details of an existing contact while at the same time typing details into a separate window to create a new contact. Thanks!

Asked by SurveyMark 6 amahora adlule

Last reply by sfhowes 4 amahora adlule

Imported Profile From Old PC Missing All Subfolders

Just installed Thunderbird on a new Windows 10 PC and exported the Thunderbird Profile from my old Windows 7 PC to a "Thunderbird_profile_backup.zip" file, copying that f… (funda kabanzi)

Just installed Thunderbird on a new Windows 10 PC and exported the Thunderbird Profile from my old Windows 7 PC to a "Thunderbird_profile_backup.zip" file, copying that file to a USB stick for transfer to the new PC. But when Importing that zip file into Thunderbird on the new PC, and only selecting "Mail" to Import, only the top Inbox, Sent, Trash, & Drafts mail folders (with files) transferred - no subfolders with their files. I couldn't find any option to include subfolders during the Export or Import procedure. What could be the problem? (Zip file was less than 2GB)

Asked by tomed6869 4 amahora adlule

I can not remove a extension.

I can not remove the extension! I have noticed for some time now that I have an extension in my Firefox extensions that has no name and keeps installing itself, even when… (funda kabanzi)

I can not remove the extension!

I have noticed for some time now that I have an extension in my Firefox extensions that has no name and keeps installing itself, even when I try to uninstall it through the Firefox folder. The extension causes that in my search suggestions when I enter something always other websites come to the surface, or the actually suggested by firefox sites slide down. Some yahoo and amazon sites come up on my search results.

Asked by maikmadej99 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 amahora adlule

Printing out logins and passwords

I don't seem t have the right usernames and passwords to be able to print out my logins and passwords. I am able to login to Windows whenever I restart my PCs, but Firef… (funda kabanzi)

I don't seem t have the right usernames and passwords to be able to print out my logins and passwords. I am able to login to Windows whenever I restart my PCs, but Firefox doesn't accept the password. I have tried versions of the name that appears on my Windows screen after login, but that doesn't work. There is no alternative account on my laptop.

Asked by Dennis C During 5 amahora adlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 amahora adlule

Cannot install add-ons in Thunderbird...

I am unable to install add-ons for Thunderbird for my Chromebook that I have installed via the embedded Linux OS that's in Chromebook. Inside the app(Thunderbird), I go … (funda kabanzi)

I am unable to install add-ons for Thunderbird for my Chromebook that I have installed via the embedded Linux OS that's in Chromebook. Inside the app(Thunderbird), I go to addons.thunderbird.net and attempt to install an add-on and this box with this button inside it pops up and I have to click on that button to confirm installation of that add-on. Well, I try clicking on that button and nothing happens and that box doesn't go away. I enclosed a screenshot to give you an idea of what I'm talking about.

Asked by eatshit2016 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by fx14 5 amahora adlule

No history since last FF update. When I open previous profiles, there is no history there either. Please provide some simple instructions that help me restore previous history, as I use this feature a lot.

Please help me to know how to easily restore my search history. I may switch to a different browser if I am unable to restore search history.

Asked by jnbtxn47 8 amahora adlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 amahora adlule

creating outbound email the (To Field) is not auto filling from cantact list

Thunderbird version 102.7.0 is not working correctly or has wrong built in defaults. When creating a new email the (To field) does not look in the contacts file for email… (funda kabanzi)

Thunderbird version 102.7.0 is not working correctly or has wrong built in defaults. When creating a new email the (To field) does not look in the contacts file for email address starting with those entered characters to give you a choice to select from. This was standard function of older version of Thunderbird. Even after manual entering (TO field) the just entered email address is not being automatically added to the contact list like previous TB versions did. This is a real show stopper.

Asked by jjbarbish 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by jjbarbish 5 amahora adlule

Setting that are very inconvenient in Firefox

I have two large inconveniences that keeps me from using Firefox exclusively. 1)When entering a search term in Firefox on occasion I need to look up spellings in the sear… (funda kabanzi)

I have two large inconveniences that keeps me from using Firefox exclusively. 1)When entering a search term in Firefox on occasion I need to look up spellings in the search string. When I click off the search dialog box and return back to the dialog box on the search page everything is erased that I had previously added in the search box. This a a big inconvenience for me. Is there a way to change this setting?.

2) i have tried many time to download my bookmarks of Chrome. After following the published procedure nothing is copied to the bookmarks this is a big issue for using Firefox.

Im not a fan of chrome can you help me migrate to Foxfire. This is both on mu desktop win 11 and my apple iPhone 14

Asked by bill41 9 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 amahora adlule

Firefox (and also Thunderbird) crash on trying to load Yahoo mail login page

A friend (who knows even less about technology than me) has an old Dell Inspiron 1501 which has been running Linux Mint 18 Xfce, which is now unsupported. I'm beginning t… (funda kabanzi)

A friend (who knows even less about technology than me) has an old Dell Inspiron 1501 which has been running Linux Mint 18 Xfce, which is now unsupported. I'm beginning to regret it but just to keep it going for a couple of years I offered to update to Mint 20 Xfce, which is the last version listing 1 Gb as the minimum Ram (everything later or other version are 2 Gb or more), which is the most that system can use. Once the wifi was eventually working (old b43 broadcom driver) most things went fine (except Team Viewer, which works on another Mint 20 Xfce system, but that's not a question for here). However, she uses Yahoo mail, and for some reason just attempting to load the login page (login.yahoo.com) causes Firefox to crash (I mentioned Thunderbird in the title as I attempted to access Yahoo Mail with it, but because it needs to access the Yahoo Mail page (as I think this is now based on App codes rather than passwords), and doing that crashed Thunderbird also). I'm pretty sure I have methodically gone through all the troubleshooting steps on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems (clear cookies & cache by deleting history; clear startup cache; refresh; reinstall; new profile). Firefox doesn't crash in Troubleshoot mode, despite the fact is seems to still use hardware acceleration, even though I thought it would disable that. Hence, I'm at the end of what I know to try (and that's just from following the guide, I am not an expert) and would be grateful for any help anyone can offer. I attach an image that lists all the submitted crash reports, as they will refer to slightly different conditions as I tried all the options mentioned above. I'm using my own PC to submit this (so any hardware & system data submitted by this web-form won't be relevant), not the Inspiron 1501 that has the issue. I can open the Yahoo mail page on this machine (same version of Firefox) and also on the Inspiron 1501 using Chrome (but there was a different reason relating to security why we couldn't log in via that). Would really like to get Firefox (and Thunderbird) working on the laptop, if possible.

Asked by Jonny Terry 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by James 5 amahora adlule

OS authentication enable via registry?

Hi, I know how to turn on OS authentication to reveal passwords in about:config (signon.management.page.os-auth.enabled = true) But is there any way to turn this on in re… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I know how to turn on OS authentication to reveal passwords in about:config (signon.management.page.os-auth.enabled = true) But is there any way to turn this on in registry?

Asked by jewmo159 13 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 amahora adlule

Attached jpgs not displaying fully inline and only partially downloaded

I am assisting friends. I am in the UK and they are in Gibraltar so am using TeamViewer. All the info relates to their PC. Using Thunderbird version 102.7.1 (32-bit). Onl… (funda kabanzi)

I am assisting friends. I am in the UK and they are in Gibraltar so am using TeamViewer. All the info relates to their PC. Using Thunderbird version 102.7.1 (32-bit). Only part of attached jpgs are displayed whether inline or when opening the file - e.g. 1.2mb of a 2.4 mb jpg or 1.3 of a 3.3 mb jpg. JPGs of 189 kb and 643 kb work fine. Clearing the cache solves the problem. However after restarting Thunderbird the problem reappears.

Have tried the following with no success: Creating a new profile Uninstalling Thunderbird Installing Thunderbird 64-bit Setting cache to 0 Setting cache to 50 They have reverted to the 32-bit version for the time being.

Strangely when accessing the imap account on my PC there are no problems.

Asked by YeOldeBowler 9 amahora adlule

Last reply by sfhowes 5 amahora adlule