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Latest update wrecked my workflow with alt+shift+arrow overwrite

Hello! I am a heavy user of Firefox: daily & around 8 hours a day. I usually use alt+shift+left/right-arrow to select a few words to the right / to the left. With … (read more)

Hello!

I am a heavy user of Firefox: daily & around 8 hours a day.

I usually use alt+shift+left/right-arrow to select a few words to the right / to the left. With the latest update (mandatory because this is a work-administered) laptop, the new behavior is that tabs are changed.

I want any solution to revert this to standard (past) behavior (preferably not an extension). Looked around in about:config but could not find anything to toggle on/off.

This is highly annoying as I've had this workflow for literally years. Even opening this ticket I encountered the issue more than 3 times as I was phrasing the message and had to delete & rewrite some stuff while also have other tabs open in the same Firefox window.

Would highly appreciate your timely response!

Thanks a lot! -- John

Asked by ionut_mntn 1 day ago

Answered by ionut_mntn 1 day ago

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ALT-SHIFT-LEFT got remapped 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

Asked by fritzthecat4 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

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Firefox 127 - close tab button missing for background tabs when more than 10 tabs opened

In previous versions I was able to open around 15-20 tabs before X button disappeared from them and I was no longer able to close them without activating them first. Now… (read more)

In previous versions I was able to open around 15-20 tabs before X button disappeared from them and I was no longer able to close them without activating them first.

Now this happens much earlier - only 10 tabs is enough on my 1080p 100% scaling desktop and 9 tabs on my 1080p 125% notebook.

X button is present if you have 10 tabs or less, but disappears with 11 tabs, when there is still plenty of space on tabs to click on X!

I compared it to brave and in brave you can still have 22 tabs opened before X button disappears!

Anyone has any method to force presence of x button? This is really annoying as I often have much tabs open and close only 2-3 of them. Now I have to open each one again to be able to close it.

Asked by Piterk 2 days ago

Answered by Agent virtuel 2 days ago

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Keyboard shortcut to copy current tab URL

Is there a way to create a new keyboard shortcut to copy current tab URL? I've been using Arc to try some of their features, and what I miss the most is the hability to … (read more)

Is there a way to create a new keyboard shortcut to copy current tab URL?

I've been using Arc to try some of their features, and what I miss the most is the hability to copy current URL to share without touching the mouse.

Asked by Sebastian 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 days ago

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How to unpin Google from search bar suggestions?

I'm trying to move away from using Google, so I swapped to Duckduckgo and removed Google as a default search. However, "Search with Google" is still appearing in my searc… (read more)

I'm trying to move away from using Google, so I swapped to Duckduckgo and removed Google as a default search. However, "Search with Google" is still appearing in my search suggestions bar with a pin icon in the corner, and I can't figure out how to remove it. Does anyone know how to do this?

Asked by Cr4sh 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Thunderbird 115.11.1 Sent file suddenly stoped keeping copies

Yesterday, midday, my sent file stopped storing new messages after years of flawless service I have tried: - closing TB and shutting down laptop and restarting … (read more)

Yesterday, midday, my sent file stopped storing new messages after years of flawless service

I have tried: - closing TB and shutting down laptop and restarting

                      Under  Account Settings> Copies and Folders: unclicking "place a copy in" doing a test and then reclicking "place a copy in"  (directed to sent folder)

FWIW: 1.only thing I have done differently lately is create a Template

           2. Sent folder works fine on my on-line email ( I normally work with storing locally on my MacBook Air) but on-line email is not TB so likely irrelevant

Asked by marwiz 5 days ago

Answered by marwiz 4 days ago

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When opening Firefox, screen is so large toolbar is almost hidden at top

When I open Firefox these days, the window is so big that the toolbar is barely visible. I have to put the cursor in just the right little spot to pull the window down an… (read more)

When I open Firefox these days, the window is so big that the toolbar is barely visible. I have to put the cursor in just the right little spot to pull the window down and resize it. It is NOT full screen or maximized, it just opens a huge window that's too far up on the screen. I just want to resize the default window that it opens with.

Asked by teresa22 6 days ago

Answered by teresa22 6 days ago

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"Unread" filter not being realtime

When I delete an email it immediately diseappears from the view, but if I have the "Unread" filter active and I mark an email as "read" it remains there until I switch th… (read more)

When I delete an email it immediately diseappears from the view, but if I have the "Unread" filter active and I mark an email as "read" it remains there until I switch the "Unread" filter off and then on again. Quite impractical to me.

Asked by gianmaxfactor 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 6 days ago

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spam vs. junk

Why do I have both a spam and a junk folder in Thunderbird? Also, if I have to keep both, is it possible to add a menu command to empty the spam folder, like we have on… (read more)

Why do I have both a spam and a junk folder in Thunderbird?

Also, if I have to keep both, is it possible to add a menu command to empty the spam folder, like we have on the junk folder?

Asked by etta.koenig 1 week ago

Answered by etta.koenig 1 week ago

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Unable to

I tried redownloading Firefox after I saw that i was unable to download any extenstions/add-ons. Anytime i try to download something from the firefox browser, the downl… (read more)

I tried redownloading Firefox after I saw that i was unable to download any extenstions/add-ons. Anytime i try to download something from the firefox browser, the download fails or gets cancelled. I never changed any settings, how can i fix this?bold text

Asked by Qtip_69 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 1 week ago

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Cannot install add-ons in Thunderbird

As described in [question] I am unable to install addons in Thunderbird: when attempting to install an addon, either via the in-app browser or via a file, a pop-up windo… (read more)

As described in [question] I am unable to install addons in Thunderbird: when attempting to install an addon, either via the in-app browser or via a file, a pop-up window appears for which "Add" and "Cancel" buttons do nothing (there is no way to move or remove the window without killing the process).

I am opening this question as this problem still persists over a year and many versions later.

Thunderbird V. 115.11.1-1 on 6.9.3-arch1-1 with Sway WM

Asked by piperfw 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Schedule time when Thunderbird doesn't check for new mail, for each account

Is there a way to schedule a time (daily or weekly) during which Thunderbird doesn't check for new mail? I have several mail accounts, some for work, some private. I wa… (read more)

Is there a way to schedule a time (daily or weekly) during which Thunderbird doesn't check for new mail?

I have several mail accounts, some for work, some private. I want Thunderbird checking for new mail on my work accounts during my work hours, and pause checking when I get off work. I don't want Thunderbird to check my private mail while I'm at work (or specifically, up until an hour before the end of my workday).

Eg. I'd like to "tell" Thunderbird to check my work account monday to friday from 8am to 5pm, and my private account every workday from 4pm to 8am and every weekend all day. Ideally, clicking on "get new mail" would only fetch mail for the currently unpaused accounts.

I don't want to have to manually pause checking for messages for each account several times a day.

The "check for new messages every ___ minutes" doesn't help.

Disabling notifications isn't a solution - I need the messages (especially work messages) not to be downloaded from the server (or receive notification that there's mail waiting). I'm looking to "disconnect" from work while keeping up to speed with my private communications.

Asked by Ana N 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Refresh Button mysteriously disappeared?

This is a silly one, probably. My refresh button has mysteriously disappeared from my browser toolbar. I can just use cmd+shift+r to refresh, but muscle memory keeps … (read more)

This is a silly one, probably.

My refresh button has mysteriously disappeared from my browser toolbar. I can just use cmd+shift+r to refresh, but muscle memory keeps looking for the button on screen too, and it would be nice to have it back!

I opened up the customize options, thinking maybe I just removed it by accident, but refresh doesn't appear to be an option?

I also opened it up in troubleshoot mode to see if that would change anything. It did not :(

I also don't have any extensions that mess with the toolbar, so I don't think that would be an issue (and troubleshoot mode should have disabled extensions anyway I think.)

I recently updated to 126.0.1 - no idea if that has anything to do with it, but this did happen right after the update.

There are a couple more people on here with the same question, and they all had easy solutions. I'm hoping I'm just not seeing a setting somewhere.

Thanks!

Asked by Rainingredpandas 1 week ago

Answered by Rainingredpandas 1 week ago

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O365 Folder Sync: TBSync

I've installed TBSync with Thunderbird and my O365 calendar is now syncing. However, my email subfolders are not fully updating. I have a # of subfolders I've created… (read more)

I've installed TBSync with Thunderbird and my O365 calendar is now syncing.

However, my email subfolders are not fully updating.

I have a # of subfolders I've created in O365 but they aren't appearing in TBSync in order to choose them to sync in Thunderbird. I am getting some (what I would call 'standard') subfolders in TBSync to choose such as Contact, Calendar, Tasks, and some other email accounts I have 'sync'd' into O365, but none of the actual email subfolders for the O365 account itself (i.e. 2024 Financials).

In Thunderbird, the only folders I see to sync (Synchronization & Storage > Advanced)are: Inbox, Draft, Sent, and Trash

What am I doing wrong or missing?

Asked by Eric Gombrich 1 week ago

Answered by Eric Gombrich 1 week ago

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I can't restore my search bar

My search box disappeared. I know about clicking the 3 horizontal lines, selecting customize and dragging the box. Actually the box is still there on the customize scre… (read more)

My search box disappeared. I know about clicking the 3 horizontal lines, selecting customize and dragging the box. Actually the box is still there on the customize screen, but not in any other tabs.

Dragging a second box does nothing. Refreshing Firefox does nothing. Rebooting does nothing. Firefox 125.0.2

Asked by Henry 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Want to change or disable developer tool shortcut

I am attempting to copy values from one google sheet to another and am unable to do so effectively as whenever I press crtl +shift + c I open the the developer tools. All… (read more)

I am attempting to copy values from one google sheet to another and am unable to do so effectively as whenever I press crtl +shift + c I open the the developer tools. All my efforts on looking for a solution have lead me to unsupported extensions so I'm stuck wondering what to do.

Asked by Aries Alb (BeezKneez) 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Add tab sharing support for Google Meet

Hey there, long story short - nowadays it's crucial to support those who WFH, and most people use G Suit for company work. I personally have a few daily calls via Google … (read more)

Hey there, long story short - nowadays it's crucial to support those who WFH, and most people use G Suit for company work. I personally have a few daily calls via Google Meet and having the TAB sharing feature available is highly appreciated. I know this was requested a lot, but this is a real dealbreaker for many people.

What are your thoughts on this? Maybe it's somewhere in the roadmap already? Thanks!

Asked by pounds.oiler_0j 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Can't pin extensions to the tool bar (url bar)

Installed Firefox 122 in a new Windows 10 installation and added some extensions (e.g. Gesturefly, Update Scanner, uBlock Origin, Uppity). These pinned fine on my old in… (read more)

Installed Firefox 122 in a new Windows 10 installation and added some extensions (e.g. Gesturefly, Update Scanner, uBlock Origin, Uppity). These pinned fine on my old installation. But I cannot find how to pin them on the new.

All the help I have found Googling, or using search here, says go to the Add-ons Manager page and right-click the extension and use "pin to toolbar". Alternatively click the extension and click the gear icon and use "pin to toolbar". But when I right-click there is no pin to toolbar context menu entry. If I left-click the gear I get "Check for Updates, View Recent Updates, Install Add-on From File, Debug Add-ons, Update Add-ons Automatically, Reset All Add-ons to Update Automatically, Manage Extension Shortcuts". If I right-click the gear I get a line of icons (left, right, reload, star) followed by "Open Image in New Tab, Copy Image Link, Email Image, Save Page As, Select All, View Pate Source, Inspect Accessibility Properties, Inspect (Q)". If I right-click the extension in the Add-ons Manager page itself, I get a very similar list. In no case is there a pin to toolbar option.

How do I pin an extension, given the above? What have I messed up?

Asked by OneMoreName 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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How to force spellcheck for all websites

I would like to force spellcheck for all websites, and override any HTML code from the websites. which may be disabling it. This should be done automatically and not by i… (read more)

I would like to force spellcheck for all websites, and override any HTML code from the websites. which may be disabling it. This should be done automatically and not by inspecting and manually altering the HTML. I consulted with ChatGPT and tried adding some code to my existing userChrome.css but it is having no effect, even after clearing cache and restarting Firefox. For instance, faxzero.com has a form with spellcheck disabled. I tinkered with the CSS and kept testing faxzero, but the spellcheck always remains disabled. How can I accomplish my goal?

Code: body[spellcheck="false"], input[type="text"][spellcheck="false"], input[type="email"][spellcheck="false"], input[type="password"][spellcheck="false"], input[type="search"][spellcheck="false"], input[type="url"][spellcheck="false"], textarea[spellcheck="false"], [contenteditable="true"][spellcheck="false"] {

   spellcheck: true !important;

}

Asked by wlesney 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

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check box at left of message threads.

When you highlight an email and then delete it, the little check box at the far left then 'jumps' into the email either above or below the one you deleted. How can you st… (read more)

When you highlight an email and then delete it, the little check box at the far left then 'jumps' into the email either above or below the one you deleted. How can you stop that from happening? I've attached a screenshot to illustrate my problem. How do you stop the check box on a deleted email from jumping to an existing email you may not want to delete?

Asked by Jim Lee 2 weeks ago

Answered by Matt 2 weeks ago