• Kusonjululiwe

Firefox manual update with Linux Ubuntu

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The worl… (funda kabanzi)

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The world is telling me to upgrade my browser. 2. Mozilla tells me "Note: If you use your Linux distribution's packaged version of Firefox, you will need to wait for an updated package to be released to its package repository. This article only applies if you installed Firefox manually (without using your distribution's package manager)." 3. There will never be an updated package because LTS has ended. 4. IS THERE A WAY TO MANUALLY INSTALL A NEWER BROWSER LIKE FIREFOX 123?

Asked by Jim 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by Jim 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Sync does not work on any device

I have never managed to get Firefox Sync to work on my devices, I don't know why. I don't get an error message saying it failed or why it failed. I run Firefox on desktop… (funda kabanzi)

I have never managed to get Firefox Sync to work on my devices, I don't know why. I don't get an error message saying it failed or why it failed. I run Firefox on desktop (Linux) and Android, both always updated to the latest version.

My use case is simple, I just want my mobile Firefox to have all the bookmarks I have on desktop already.

On Android, when I go to my account settings it says "Las synced: never". Clicking the "Sync now" button does absolutely nothing.

On Desktop I go to Settings - Sync, press the Sync button. It appears to work, though no feedback is ever provided.

When I go to about:sync-log, on desktop, finally an error is shown. It seems to attempt to connect to https://sync-765-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/207352084/info/collections and fails. Manually going to the URL also fails on both desktop and mobile. Entire log below

1709188645048 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Flushing file log 1709188645050 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188645050 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188645052 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Log cleanup threshold time: 1708324645052 1709188645052 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Done deleting files. 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:fxa_status 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG fxa_status received 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG service: sync 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG is private browsing: false 1709188684291 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:loaded 1709188684291 FirefoxAccounts WARN Unrecognized FxAccountsWebChannel command: fxaccounts:loaded 1709188690370 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:pair_preferences 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690496 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1709188767104 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1709188767361 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 304 1709188768376 Sync.RemoteTabs INFO Generating tab list with filter 1709188768377 Sync.RemoteTabs INFO Final tab list has 0 clients with 0 tabs. 1709188991788 FirefoxAccounts ERROR Pairing channel error: Error: WebSocket unexpectedly closed(resource://gre/modules/FxAccountsPairingChannel.sys.mjs:3599:20) JS Stack trace: FxAccountsPairingChannel</_setupListeners/<@FxAccountsPairingChannel.sys.mjs:3599:20 1709189210399 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:fxa_status 1709189210400 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG fxa_status received 1709189210400 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG service: 30b11ae57025e70b 1709189210400 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG is private browsing: false 1709189279244 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189285734 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189303334 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189310511 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189312578 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1709189527477 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1709189527975 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 304 1709189534135 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/123.0 (Linux x86_64) FxSync/1.125.0.20240219145322.desktop 1709189534135 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2024-02-29 06:52:14 in browser session 1LYtwG18bBEH 1709189534135 Sync.Service DEBUG In sync: should login. 1709189534135 Sync.Service INFO User logged in successfully - verifying login. 1709189534135 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709189534135 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG unlockAndVerifyAuthState already has (or can fetch) sync keys 1709189534135 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.network => success.status_ok 1709189534135 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1709189534135 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching unlocked auth state returned success.status_ok 1709189534136 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709189538030 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-765-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/207352084/info/collections failed: [Exception... "The connection was established, but no data was ever received" nsresult: "0x804b0014 (NS_ERROR_NET_RESET)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1709189538030 Sync.Service DEBUG verifyLogin failed: [Exception... "The connection was established, but no data was ever received" nsresult: "0x804b0014 (NS_ERROR_NET_RESET)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.status_ok => error.login.reason.network 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.network => error.login.reason.network 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1709189538031 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error 1709189538032 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1709189538032 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1709189538034 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: Error: Login failed: error.login.reason.network(resource://services-sync/service.sys.mjs:1041:15) JS Stack trace: onNotify@service.sys.mjs:1041:15 1709189538034 Sync.Service DEBUG Not syncing: login returned false. 1709189538035 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent

Asked by Cosme Benito 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

How to make google search on firefox look like google search on other browsers

I much prefer how google search looks on other browsers like opera and chrome (obviously), so I was wondering if there was a way to make it look like this on firefox. I h… (funda kabanzi)

I much prefer how google search looks on other browsers like opera and chrome (obviously), so I was wondering if there was a way to make it look like this on firefox. I have attached two images, the first is from Firefox and the second is from opera.

Asked by jimmy582263 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Thunderbird is already running, but is not responding. To use Thunderbird, you must first close the existing Thunderbird process, restart your device, or use a different profile.

when clicking an email link this is shown "Thunderbird is already running, but is not responding. To use Thunderbird, you must first close the existing Thunderbird proce… (funda kabanzi)

when clicking an email link this is shown

"Thunderbird is already running, but is not responding. To use Thunderbird, you must first close the existing Thunderbird process, restart your device, or use a different profile."

How do I make Thunderbird instead open a new email?

This is on Fedora

Asked by johannes 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by johannes 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

"Manage bookmarks" always opens at "other bookmarks" (which is empty).

Hi, Folks. When I open "manage bookmarks" (Library), why does it always open at "other bookmarks"? This is at the very bottom of the alphabetical list (and empty) so I al… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, Folks. When I open "manage bookmarks" (Library), why does it always open at "other bookmarks"? This is at the very bottom of the alphabetical list (and empty) so I always have to scroll back up to the top. I've got a lot of bookmarks, so this is extremely irritating. How do I change this? I've searched for an answer. The only likely solutions suggest removing the "other bookmarks" folder, but the description of how to do that doesn't work. Nowhere can I find a "remove other bookmarks" option. And the delete option is greyed out.

I don't necessarily need to hide or remove it, as long as I can get the bookmarks manager/Library to open at the top, ie. "Bookmarks Menu".

Cheers, Ian

Asked by IanStar 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by IanStar 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

IE Tab extension...

There used to be an extension called "IE Tab". It allowed you to right click on the link, and open the site in a tab, using Internet Explorer, for sites that didn't work … (funda kabanzi)

There used to be an extension called "IE Tab". It allowed you to right click on the link, and open the site in a tab, using Internet Explorer, for sites that didn't work properly in Firefox. I was wondering if anybody knows of any similar extension that would do the same for Edge? I can't open Twitter (X) using Firefox anymore, but I can open it using Edge. I don't like Edge (obviously), but I have no choice. Thanks in advance!!!

Asked by carlrgoodwin 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by cor-el 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Default "From" address

When composing a new message (in other words, not replying to a message) I want them to always show the default email address, the one corresponding to the top account. … (funda kabanzi)

When composing a new message (in other words, not replying to a message) I want them to always show the default email address, the one corresponding to the top account. The field "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" shows (Default), and ordinarily it works fine, but occasionally it will use one of the other email addresses. In reading your responses to other questions I've seen that the default address is only used when TB can't figure out which address to use. Is there some way I can tell TB to ALWAYS use the default address when composing a new message?

Asked by Tom Cluster 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by david 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Disable Norton Safe Search

I want to disable Norton Safe Search. I followed Inst. Menu, add ons, extension tab, clicked the 3 dots & then delete. Restarted my computer, but it's still there.… (funda kabanzi)

I want to disable Norton Safe Search. I followed Inst. Menu, add ons, extension tab, clicked the 3 dots & then delete. Restarted my computer, but it's still there. I definitely need help.

Asked by joneseda 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Google Search on Firefox not working

Google search no longer works on Firefox. Other browsers have no problems. Changing the default search engine on Firefox works (eg Bing), BUT. It can now find Google M… (funda kabanzi)

Google search no longer works on Firefox. Other browsers have no problems. Changing the default search engine on Firefox works (eg Bing), BUT. It can now find Google Maps, but Google Maps cannot find a location, because it uses a Google search. I tried the fix in about:config, but it had no effect.

Asked by grahamppink 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by grahamppink 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

K-9 Mail - IMPORT SETTINGS

I wish to try K-9 Mail on my Android - eventually I want Thunderbird. When I start K-9 it offers me "IMPORT SETTINGS" and then says CHOOSE FILE. What file(s) do I need … (funda kabanzi)

I wish to try K-9 Mail on my Android - eventually I want Thunderbird. When I start K-9 it offers me "IMPORT SETTINGS" and then says CHOOSE FILE. What file(s) do I need to bring over from my Thunderbird profile to get 1. the address book(s) and 2. the email account data?

Asked by Andrew Hunt 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Andrew Hunt 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

ChatGPT no longer gives any response in firefox

I tried clearing cache and temp files. I tried a new profile. I tried a fresh install without logging in on account. Tried disabling all addons, running in safemode and i… (funda kabanzi)

I tried clearing cache and temp files. I tried a new profile. I tried a fresh install without logging in on account. Tried disabling all addons, running in safemode and incognito. Nothing works.

When opening in Chrome, it works as always. Same computer.

Asked by alyndra 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by zeroknight 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Firefox manual proxy config, port number not accepted

I'm trying to use a manual proxy server for Firefox. When entering the proxy address and port number, Firefox outlines the port number field in red and disables the OK bu… (funda kabanzi)

I'm trying to use a manual proxy server for Firefox. When entering the proxy address and port number, Firefox outlines the port number field in red and disables the OK button thus refusing to accept my assigned port number. I'm trying to use port number 29842 which was given to me by the proxy provider.

Asked by kent30 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by kent30 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Firefox Extensions Not Showing On Toolbar

I see where other people have posed this question but the procedure offered is not available to me. I am using Firefox (Flatpak) version 121.0 on an Ubuntu 22.04 laptop.… (funda kabanzi)

I see where other people have posed this question but the procedure offered is not available to me.

I am using Firefox (Flatpak) version 121.0 on an Ubuntu 22.04 laptop.

On installing a new extension I should either see the extension's icon on my toolbar or else have a clear means of adding it. I have neither.

Clicking on the jigsaw icon in the toolbar, I get migrated to the about:addons page. On clicking the Extensions tab, I get the screen listing all installed extensions. Each extension has a ... icon beside it. But when I click on this, there is no "Pin To Toolbar" option.

What is wrong here ?

Asked by tamjk 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by tamjk 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

New Tab: no cursor in the address bar

I frequently open new tabs by right-clicking the current tab and choosing "New Tab" from the context menu. Naturally, I want to start typing a URL or search term. But th… (funda kabanzi)

I frequently open new tabs by right-clicking the current tab and choosing "New Tab" from the context menu. Naturally, I want to start typing a URL or search term.

But the focus/cursor/caret is nowhere and typing does nothing. I have to click on the address bar, and then I can type.

I'm not using New Tab Override and I have Firefox's new tab set to a blank page.

I tried disabling all my add-ons, but I still had the problem.

I tried setting new tab to the Firefox home page and for a short while I got a cursor in the address bar. But the problem returned after a few hours

Any clues on what might be wrong? Firefox version 120.0.1 (64-bit) on MacOS Ventura 13.5.1. Thanks!

(A similar problem is described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1420220 -- but in my case this is not a container tab.)

Asked by jeremy76 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jeremy76 3 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Deleted messages are no longer marked as read

Hi all After upgrading to 115 (Linux amd64), messages are no longer marked as read when I delete them before they are marked as read (either automatically or manually). … (funda kabanzi)

Hi all

After upgrading to 115 (Linux amd64), messages are no longer marked as read when I delete them before they are marked as read (either automatically or manually). I have (and have had for many years) set "When I delete a message" to "Move it to this folder" -> Trash on (Name of my IMAP account). Before the upgrade, messages were moved to the Trash AND automatically marked as read when I deleted them. Now, they are moved to the selected Trash folder, but left unread, and the Trash folder gets displayed in bold, together with a number counting unread messages in it.

Is there a way to get the old behaviour back?

Thanks and best regards /m

Asked by marwer 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Wayne Mery 3 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Firefox displays html code on .xml page instead of rendering text

Firefox displays text on the .xml page as html code instead of rendering is as normal text. The layout and images on the page look as they should. There is nothing wrong… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox displays text on the .xml page as html code instead of rendering is as normal text. The layout and images on the page look as they should.

There is nothing wrong with the page, as it is rendered perfectly in Chrome.

In addition, this page doesn't display at all on the phone. When I click on the link it asks me to download it and then asks me which app I want to open it with - instead of simply rendering the page.

I have seen some old threads on this topic, it looks like this issue haven't been resolved for few years.

My question is not just about fixing it in my browser but at the root cause. This page is the RSS feed of my podcast which many people want to access and many use Firefox as their browser. Unless I tell everyone to use Chrome instead.

Can someone help? thanks.

Asked by etcetera777 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by etcetera777 3 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

http links to web sites won't open

I installed Thunderbird on Windows 11 and moved my old profile over from my old computer. Everything is fine except that HTTP: links will not open. It recognizes them … (funda kabanzi)

I installed Thunderbird on Windows 11 and moved my old profile over from my old computer.

Everything is fine except that HTTP: links will not open. It recognizes them because the cursor changes when I hover over them, but clicking on the link results in nothing happening.

Chrome is my default browser.

I have followed all the suggestions here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/hyperlinks-in-messages-not-working including checking that a default browser is set, using the config editor to check that network.protocol-handler.external-default preferences are set to true, and trying it in Troubleshoot mode.

Incidentally, mailto: links work just fine.

Asked by drew24 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by drew24 3 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Deleted account keep reappearing

I'm currently using Thunderbird 115.6.0 (64 Bit) in Win 10. There are a couple of old email accounts that I need to delete as they no longer exist, but although I can del… (funda kabanzi)

I'm currently using Thunderbird 115.6.0 (64 Bit) in Win 10. There are a couple of old email accounts that I need to delete as they no longer exist, but although I can delete them using the Account Actions method under tools, they reappear next time I open Thunderbird.

I have looked through the older posts on this topic, but nothing there has helped. Any thoughts?

Many thanks,

Kelvin

Asked by kelvin5 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Matt 3 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

"Enter Password" box no longer comes up when I start up Thunderbird so can't access new emails

"Enter Password" box no longer comes up when I start up Thunderbird. One account has password saved but the other doesn't so I cannot access emails on this account now a… (funda kabanzi)

"Enter Password" box no longer comes up when I start up Thunderbird. One account has password saved but the other doesn't so I cannot access emails on this account now as they won't download without either a saved password or (as I usually do) entering a password. This affects my husband also so not just something on my account. This happened around the 20th December. I've searched through Thunderbird settings but I can't find any way of adding a password directly into Password Manager - only edit or delete. So I can't fix the problem we now both have with accessing new emails. So - any suggestions please or is there a fix coming?, kind regards

Asked by mary.therese 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by david 3 izinyanga ezidlule