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Message list display font & missing "get mail" button

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Something changed in my Thunderbird since yesterday, although it doesn't say there was an update.

Message list is now tiny, and also in a really irritating font. I found a way to increase size so I can actually read it (View->Font size) but I can't find any way to change the font. The text also looks really crowded, as though the lines didn't adjust properly for the increased size of the font.

Does anyone know what happened? The only thing that I'm aware of was that there was a plea for money from Mozilla this am, but my update log in settings shows no update this week.

Separately, my "get mail" button is gone. Now the only way to update the mail I can find is to close the program and reopen it. Ideas?

Something changed in my Thunderbird since yesterday, although it doesn't say there was an update. Message list is now tiny, and also in a really irritating font. I found a way to increase size so I can actually read it (View->Font size) but I can't find any way to change the font. The text also looks really crowded, as though the lines didn't adjust properly for the increased size of the font. Does anyone know what happened? The only thing that I'm aware of was that there was a plea for money from Mozilla this am, but my update log in settings shows no update this week. Separately, my "get mail" button is gone. Now the only way to update the mail I can find is to close the program and reopen it. Ideas?

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What version do you have? The more troubleshooting information on the help menu will display that information.

"Get messages" I have never really understood the love folk have for that button. Thunderbird checks all accounts on startup and again on a timed interval based on the per account setting in account settings (usually 10-15 minutes) in the case of IMAP accounts many have push notifications enabled and new mail to the inbox is immediately notified.

But I digress. V102 has a get mail button on the toolbar. From what I have seen on the web https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/ V115 does not by default. For 115 right click the toolbar and select customize and drag the button to the toolbar.

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Because it's part of the "Folder Pane Header". Since that's a waste of space he'll have turned it off, and the new "button" (which is actually just a tiny icon - looks like a cloud, utterly inappropriate, but never mind - has gone with it).

View -> Folders -> Header should fix it.