Possible to install TB on an external SSD?

Is it possible to install TB (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how? Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery of p… (read more)

Is it possible to install TB (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how?

Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery of profiles.

Windows 11 is consuming nearly all of the C: drive. I badly need to get TB (and Firerfox) onto my E: drive. I further note that the installer gives no options whatsoever as to the destination drive.

I've read everything I could find here and all of that is about using an external drive as a backup. Most of the other help I've found on the web is clearly outdated.

Thanks. jt

Asked by jonathan67 8 hours ago

Last reply by jonathan67 12 minutes ago

SparkPost config

Hello We are trying to set up an email client Mozilla Thunderbird, but nothing works, because the email client does not have enough fields that are specified by the provi… (read more)

Hello We are trying to set up an email client Mozilla Thunderbird, but nothing works, because the email client does not have enough fields that are specified by the provider, here is a letter from them:

Hello,

Your SparkPost account is configured correctly. I recommend contacting Mozilla Thunderbird support to see where you can enter the required fields in their SMTP client to connect to SparkPost. You can see the full client configuration steps here: https://developers.sparkpost.com/api/smtp/

They should be able to prove the steps to get these settings configured in their SMTP client.

Please let me know if you have any questions; I will gladly help!

Asked by T-Sport 12 minutes ago

URL bar in the bottom-left (bottom-right for me) sometimes doesn't fade in YouTube

Hello! Hope you reader are doing well. Sometimes, I'll even dare say most of the time, when I browse YouTube on Firefox and enter a video - it loads fine (currently 😢) bu… (read more)

Hello! Hope you reader are doing well. Sometimes, I'll even dare say most of the time, when I browse YouTube on Firefox and enter a video - it loads fine (currently 😢) but the thing that says what the browser is doing right now - I don't really know how it's called, sorry - keeps showing, and the only way for me to remove it when it's stuck is to refresh the page. It is a small yet annoying problem, and been persistent through Firefox's updates. Thanks for reading and helping to make Firefox the best!

Asked by Halbour 23 minutes ago

Auto-Update Setting Not Honoured

I have chosen to not auto-update the browser because it interferes with my work. The precise setting is called "Allow Firefox to" "Check for updates but let you choose to… (read more)

I have chosen to not auto-update the browser because it interferes with my work. The precise setting is called "Allow Firefox to" "Check for updates but let you choose to install them" (screenshot attached). However, this setting is not honoured. Every month, the browser auto-updates and forces a browser restart for me to continue working (screenshot attached). For 126->127, there was in fact no notification to update and the update happened automatically in the background with a restart forced upon me. What's the point of having this setting if it's not going to be honoured?

Asked by rovinbhandari 28 minutes ago

Firefox install on external drive

Is it possible to install Firefox (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how? Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery… (read more)

Is it possible to install Firefox (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how?

Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery of profiles. Nor is it about where files are downloaded by default.

Windows 11 is consuming nearly all of the C: drive. I badly need to get Firefox (and later Thunderbird) onto my E: drive. I further note that the installer gives no options whatsoever as to the destination drive.

Most of the help I've found on the web is clearly outdated.

Thanks. jt

Asked by jonathan67 9 hours ago

Last reply by jonathan67 32 minutes ago

Cannot use password manager when adding new site. "You must have a device passcode enabled."

Just started getting a pop-up when trying to add a new site to the password manager. Passwords already in the manager work fine. Face ID is used for the device passcode… (read more)

Just started getting a pop-up when trying to add a new site to the password manager. Passwords already in the manager work fine. Face ID is used for the device passcode. See attached.

Asked by knewbizz 43 minutes ago

This space is annoying me, any way I can fill it or get rid of it?

I know it seems like a minor thing, but I run my browser in the left hand of my screen with other apps to the right, so that gaps pushes all my pinned tabs and browsing t… (read more)

I know it seems like a minor thing, but I run my browser in the left hand of my screen with other apps to the right, so that gaps pushes all my pinned tabs and browsing tabs over to the right losing valuable space. It's not there on my Windows machines where I run a similar layout.

Anything that I can do about it in about:config?

Asked by tomrob2 45 minutes ago

Second Gmail account issue

I installed the Thunderbird software on (2) devices to replace the Windows Mail product. On the first device (Windows 11 laptop) I was able to add all (3) personal email … (read more)

I installed the Thunderbird software on (2) devices to replace the Windows Mail product. On the first device (Windows 11 laptop) I was able to add all (3) personal email accounts needed (1 Spectrum and 2 Gmail). On the second computer (Windows 11 MS Surface) i was only able to install (1) Gmail account and the Spectrum account. The second Gmail account gives an error when it tries to verify the account with Google giving the error as follows.

400 that is an error. The server cannot process the request because it's malformed. It should not be retried. That's all we know.

Since the settings on both computers are the same for the account and both Gmail accounts work on one computer this doesn't make sense to me. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Asked by Steve Fender 46 minutes ago

What are the benefits of using Firefox Sync compared to other synchronization services?

Firefox Sync offers several advantages over other synchronization services. Firstly, it's tightly integrated with Firefox browser, ensuring seamless syncing of bookmarks,… (read more)

Firefox Sync offers several advantages over other synchronization services. Firstly, it's tightly integrated with Firefox browser, ensuring seamless syncing of bookmarks, history, passwords, and tabs across devices. Unlike some competitors, Firefox Sync is open-source, enhancing transparency and trust. It prioritizes user privacy by encrypting synced data end-to-end, ensuring that Mozilla or any third party cannot access personal information. Additionally, it supports multiple platforms including desktop and mobile, catering to diverse user needs. Users also benefit from features like session restoration and easy setup, making Firefox Sync a robust choice for maintaining continuity and security across browsing sessions.

Asked by Muhammad Hamza 1 hour ago

Last reply by Muhammad Hamza 1 hour ago

Slow Unified Inbox Load

Hi, I am running Thunderbird 115.10.1 (Flatpak) on Ubuntu 20.04. (no extensions except birdtray) I have 4 email addresses added to my TB, and I like to see all of them t… (read more)

Hi,

I am running Thunderbird 115.10.1 (Flatpak) on Ubuntu 20.04. (no extensions except birdtray) I have 4 email addresses added to my TB, and I like to see all of them together, therefore I am using Unified Folders. When I am accessing Unified Inbox, TB is very slow and basically frozen until it loads this folder (often a pop-up appears that 'TB is not responding'). it takes between 30-60 seconds to load my emails (either on start-up, or clicking on another folder, then going back to Unified Inbox). Every other folders open almost instantly. I have to admit I have a lot of emails in the Unified Inbox (~20K), however the inbox of my main email has 18K, and accessing that folder separately is instant. So any operation, other than opening Unified Inbox, is quite snappy.

This issue persists since I upgraded to v115, even when I did an OS reinstall (also tried installing apt (v115.11.0)).

I have seen this answer: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1428374#question-reply however, nothing changed by resetting the folder.

Asked by Szilárd Molnár 1 hour ago

Firefox just remapped ALT-SHIFT-LEFT to 'select tab to the left' out of the blue

ALT-SHIFT-LEFT has been 'select word backwards' for years, at least on macs. And so it was on FF too. Now they suddenly decided to re-map it to 'select left tab'. There w… (read more)

ALT-SHIFT-LEFT has been 'select word backwards' for years, at least on macs. And so it was on FF too. Now they suddenly decided to re-map it to 'select left tab'. There was already a key for that - CMD-ALT-LEFT. Which also works for the right, whereas ALT-SHIFT-RIGHT does nothin

Who decided on that change? And why is there no way for us users to remap those key shortcuts? I have many years of muscle-memory using ALT-SHIFT-LEFT, I am not going to reprogram it because of some opinionated Mozilla engineer, sorry.

Asked by fritzthecat4 1 hour ago

Calendar invitations are not sent

I am running Thunderbird 115.11.1 on Windows 11 and no matter what I do I simply cannot send a calendar invitation. I click to create a new event, I add the email address… (read more)

I am running Thunderbird 115.11.1 on Windows 11 and no matter what I do I simply cannot send a calendar invitation. I click to create a new event, I add the email addresses of the attendees, I make sure to click the checkbox to send out invitations and as soon as I click Save and close nothing happens other than the addition of the event to my own calendar.

Yes, I have checked whether my email address is included in the calendar settings. Additionally, there is nothing in the Sent folder after clicking Save and close.

Asked by Ivory4080 1 hour ago

IMAP profile maximum memory size 1 GB

I added a second IMAP profile on thunderbird and i keep getting the message 93% memory used. I understand he maximum capacity should be 4 GB, but when i checked, the firs… (read more)

I added a second IMAP profile on thunderbird and i keep getting the message 93% memory used. I understand he maximum capacity should be 4 GB, but when i checked, the first profile had 3.5 GB full, and the second only 1 GB. Is it because i added the second one and thunderbird split the memory capacity? I removed the first acount and stil the second one has only 1 GB memory. i need the emails received and cannot delete anymore messages, I am afraid it reaches full memory capacity and will not be able to receive emails. Please advise

Asked by Catrinel Popescu 3 hours ago

Last reply by Catrinel Popescu 1 hour ago

system full

I dont know if this is the right forum. I have a message at the bottom of my screen when using thunderbird that say 82% full, What does this mean?

Asked by Nick Havenga 1 hour ago

How to sort and view history by date?

How to sort and view history by date in firefox? if we go to the history tab it automatically sorts by creating sections of , "today","yesterday" and then directly for "l… (read more)

How to sort and view history by date in firefox? if we go to the history tab it automatically sorts by creating sections of , "today","yesterday" and then directly for "last 7 days" that too doesnt have the exact date. how can i exactly view the data of a particular date past yesterday?

Asked by varadraut19 2 hours ago

Customize Links on Firefox New Tab Page

For many years I have used the ability to set shortcuts to website on the Firefox home tab, using the method given at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-item… (read more)

For many years I have used the ability to set shortcuts to website on the Firefox home tab, using the method given at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-items-on-firefox-new-tab-page#w_pin-unpin-or-remove-a-shortcut.

However, today, when I try to edit a shortcut link, I do not get the 3 dots menu by right clicking on a shortcut tile.

Is this a recent change, a bug, an issue with my installation (which has been stable for many years)?

How can I get back the functionality back?

I am using Firefox 127.0 (64 bit) on Windows (Windows 11, all up to date).

Asked by Paul McKeown 2 hours ago

Is there now a way to make the "Reopen Closed Tab" actually reopen closed tabs again?

A while back the behavior of the ctrl+shift+t shortcut changed from reopening tab in the current window to reopening tab in the current window or reopening last closed wi… (read more)

A while back the behavior of the ctrl+shift+t shortcut changed from reopening tab in the current window to reopening tab in the current window or reopening last closed window which for me and a lot of other people too made it worse. There's been a thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1421356 but it's been archived without a real solution. Is there now a way like a about:config toggle to bring back the old functionality? I really miss the old behavior.

Asked by D4VID 1 day ago

Last reply by D4VID 3 hours ago

What is the url for firefox update

I want to create a link in the bookmarks toolbar to easy check and update firefox In chrome I can do that with creating a bookmark to: chrome://settings/help In edge I ca… (read more)

I want to create a link in the bookmarks toolbar to easy check and update firefox In chrome I can do that with creating a bookmark to: chrome://settings/help In edge I can do that with creating a bookmark to: edge://settings/help I have search for, but cannot find the equivalent in firefox

Asked by johan2.parlevliet 3 hours ago

Last reply by johan2.parlevliet 3 hours ago

notification in macos show to show first few words of email (helpful for verification code)

Hi is there an add-on or can the settings of Thunderbird be changed so that when an email notification on macos comes through, it shows the first few words of an email. T… (read more)

Hi is there an add-on or can the settings of Thunderbird be changed so that when an email notification on macos comes through, it shows the first few words of an email. This is helpful for receiving verification codes. You can know it just by a glance at the notification rather than open the email.

At the moment it shows the email from and subject but not the first few words of the email body (unlike iOS).

Asked by lookintolearn 1 day ago

Last reply by lookintolearn 4 hours ago