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unable to enable lightning calendar in thunderbird 60.2.1

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tried to follow the instructions but the config option to reset in the config manager doesn't exist


https://i.imgur.com/G6H5CT0.png

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sfhowes said

The picture suggests Lightning was not included in your Linux TB 60.2.1 version. Can you install it from this directory, which I believe contains Lightning in the full package? Ubuntu users, see this post.

sudo apt-get install xul-ext-lightning fixed it for me

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you appear to be using a mac. so convert any instructions that say Tools > options to Thunderbird > preferences. Then you will do much better at locating things.

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The picture suggests Lightning was not included in your Linux TB 60.2.1 version. Can you install it from this directory, which I believe contains Lightning in the full package?

Ubuntu users, see this post.

Modified by sfhowes

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sfhowes said

The picture suggests Lightning was not included in your Linux TB 60.2.1 version. Can you install it from this directory, which I believe contains Lightning in the full package? Ubuntu users, see this post.

sudo apt-get install xul-ext-lightning fixed it for me

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Downloaded files, but they are not .deb format and, as a Ubuntu user with limited knowledge, I can't figure out how to install them. As for using 'sudo apt-get install xul-ext-lightning', I am told that terminal was 'unable to locate package xul-ext-lightning'.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Workarounds for the Linux/Lightning bug are given here:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1484532#c11

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Thank you for your kind advice re: the bug fix. Unfortunately, I have already been to the site and, not being a programmer but only a simple Ubuntu user, I can't make heads or tails of most of the instructions.

I did attempt to download the installation files from https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/all/ but they were not .deb format so I have no idea what to do after I unpacked them.

I tried uninstalling and then reinstalling Thunderbird from the Ubuntu repositories, but no joy. So I went to Synaptic Package manager and again uninstalled Thunderbird and followed by a re-install including every package that related to the gnome desktop (which is what I am running). I could not find anything there that specifically related to Lightning or I would have installed that also. This didn't solve the problem either.

Please, please, if someone will just help me get my calendar back, I promise never again to do any upgrades to Thunderbird as working with a buggy software package (which, I will grant, it certainly is) is better for me than having one that won't work at all.