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Since installation of 32.0, my contact list does not show in alphabetic order. Appears to be in date, then alpha by name. Why?

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Currently running Version 32.0. Since this was installed, my Contact List is not displayed in alphabetical sequence. Instead the contact seem to be displayed by Activity date and/or time, then by name sequence. Example, I had a 25 contact list in jumbled sequence, when I changed a piece of dat and found the changed contact was now at the top of the list! I changed a contact which should appear above this on and it also went to the top of the list. In this manner, I got the entire list in order. I then saw an error on one and corrected that contact data. That then went to the top of the list!

If I can provide any other information, please let me know.

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May I suggest reverting to a previous version and adopting a more conservative upgrades approach?

In Windows Thunderbird updates are automatic by default. To avoid similar situations in the future, you could change that and decide to have a more conservative approach to upgrades.

Before trying anything, make a backup of your current Thunderbird profile.

You can uninstall the current Thunderbird version via Control Panel > Programs and Features and reinstall a previous version, download it from here:

Click on the type for your OS. eg: If using Windows select 'win32' then select the language eg: en-GB = English british then download the .exe file

You can customize automatic updates behavior, however, it's under Tools > Options > Advanced > Update.

My suggestion would be to set it to Check for updates, but let me choose whether to install them., specially if you depend on email for critical / important business or personal matters.

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I already explained that this is a bug that will be fixed in the next release of TB (or, you can install Earlybird, TB 34).

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Chosen Solution

May I suggest reverting to a previous version and adopting a more conservative upgrades approach?

In Windows Thunderbird updates are automatic by default. To avoid similar situations in the future, you could change that and decide to have a more conservative approach to upgrades.

Before trying anything, make a backup of your current Thunderbird profile.

You can uninstall the current Thunderbird version via Control Panel > Programs and Features and reinstall a previous version, download it from here:

Click on the type for your OS. eg: If using Windows select 'win32' then select the language eg: en-GB = English british then download the .exe file

You can customize automatic updates behavior, however, it's under Tools > Options > Advanced > Update.

My suggestion would be to set it to Check for updates, but let me choose whether to install them., specially if you depend on email for critical / important business or personal matters.