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lightning calender not compatible with latest version why

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I have used Thunderbird for a few years and never had a problem until now. I am on Linux Mint and I updated to Thunderbird 60.2.1 I just launched it and the calendar (lightning) is no longer compatible with this version, this is stupid, the calendar feature is an important and integral part of any email system! I have six months of appointments, tasks and events just wiped out why update when something important like the calendar is not going to work. Can this be fixed? if not Thunderbird is no longer fit for purpose.

I don't want to have to start messing around installing an earlier version

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Thunderbird bundles Lightning with the Thunderbird installation package. So you always have the current version. That is unless someone in the Linux repository thinks we do it wrong and have fixed it for "their" users by unbundling it. I am aware of at least one repository that is doing so.

However it might just be that a restart is required for the update to complete.

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Thanks - sudo apt install xul-ext-lightning has worked I now have Lightning back but I now have another issue, my contacts and addresses have now completely disappeared the icon is there but the folders are empty I have rebooted my PC and re started Thunderbird but nothing ?

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I wonder if the restoration of Lightning has made the contacts disappear. First thing to try is launch in safe mode (Help/Restart with Add-ons disabled) and check the contacts.

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Yes if I disable the add-ons in safe mode my full contact list is back and works fine, but when I restart Thunderbird with add-ons back (normal mode) the address book does not work, no contacts and doesn't allow to add a new contact

Modified by Tony700

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Do you have any other extensions besides Lightning? Using a default theme? If it's not an add-on issue, you could launch in safe mode and check 'Reset toolbars and controls' and click 'Make changes and restart'. That will repair the layout if it was previously broken.

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Did what you advised and still no Address book? but I have finally found the culprit, I have zoiper VoIP phone on my desktop and there is an add on for Thunderbird that links all my telephone numbers in my address book to the zoiper application, it runs on java and must have been causing a conflict so I disabled it and everything is working fine now so I have removed it. Anyway many thanks for your help I appreciate your input

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Jag har fått en iCalender-fil med viktiga datum för 2019 som jag vill lägga till i kalendern, men hittar ingenstans där jag kan importera den. Hur gör jag?

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I have received an iCalender file with important dates for 2019 which I want to add to the calendar, but find nowhere where I can import it. How do I?

Modified by Wayne Mery

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MariOlof said

Jag har fått en iCalender-fil med viktiga datum för 2019 som jag vill lägga till i kalendern, men hittar ingenstans där jag kan importera den. Hur gör jag? / I have received an iCalender file with important dates for 2019 which I want to add to the calendar, but find nowhere where I can import it. How do I?

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var gör jag det?