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How can I get the previous version of Thunderbird?

I have used Thunderbird for years. I recently updated to version 115. I prefer the previous version. In 115, I cannot zoom a page simply with ctrl-+ without first going t… (read more)

I have used Thunderbird for years. I recently updated to version 115. I prefer the previous version. In 115, I cannot zoom a page simply with ctrl-+ without first going to the view menu. My two Outlook inboxes are sorted at the bottom of my list of favorites and they cannot be moved up with my other inboxes. I had no problems with the previous version. How can I get and reinstall that version?

Asked by tim259 10 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 1 month ago

Slow performance

Hello, I was using the latest version of Thunderbird 115.11.0. It stinks. It's slow and very buggy. It's the same on all my Windows 10 PCs. I have uninstalled it an… (read more)

Hello,

I was using the latest version of Thunderbird 115.11.0. It stinks. It's slow and very buggy. It's the same on all my Windows 10 PCs. I have uninstalled it and went back to V78.13.0 (64-bit). It is MUCH better. And it retains features that were annoyingly removed in later versions.

Why do you keep "improving" Thunderbird when the older versions were perfectly good? Is this because you needed it to look "modern"? That's BS because it will look outdated by next year anyway.

Why did you change the configuration files? I had to re-enter my accounts and address book.

Are these "improvements" because you needed it to look "modern"? That's BS because it will look outdated by next year anyway.

Thunderbird is awesome two years ago. Now it's basically useless.

Asked by bradstew 1 month ago

Last reply by bradstew 1 month ago

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How can I restore the search box that disappeared from the toolbar after an upgrade to v. 66?

In the previous version, there was a search box on the toolbar. After the upgrade, it disappeared. How can I restore it? I tried to customize toolbar but there is no sea… (read more)

In the previous version, there was a search box on the toolbar. After the upgrade, it disappeared. How can I restore it?

I tried to customize toolbar but there is no search box in the window of available controls.

Asked by yekos82264 2 months ago

Answered by yekos82264 2 months ago

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How do I prevent Thunderbird from upgrading to the current buggy version?

I need to protect several people who do not need to have their day FUBAR'ed by this corrupt version. Heck, I need my installation to be rolled back to existing stable. … (read more)

I need to protect several people who do not need to have their day FUBAR'ed by this corrupt version.

Heck, I need my installation to be rolled back to existing stable.

It's currently unusable.

Asked by Colin WG 10 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 3 months ago

Why Thunderbird is updating to SUPERNOVA itself, ignoring disabled updates!

Hello all! Me and my colleagues are using Thunderbird already 5-6 years. We are very happy with it! Until Supernova ... It was like a jam full of "flavors" ... however … (read more)

Hello all!

Me and my colleagues are using Thunderbird already 5-6 years. We are very happy with it!

Until Supernova ... It was like a jam full of "flavors" ... however ... All my colleagues use it ( I don't know how?, in my opinion they just don't give a ****, or exist on other planet ) ... except me and one other person.

ON QUESTION !

So on 1st PC updates are disabled in Registry via "DisableAppUpdate" and there are no signs of this Supernova! On 2nd PC is just like this, but on 22.03 thunderbird updated itself! Steps that I made are these :

1. Deleted compatibility.ini 2. Downgraded to 102.15 3. Created distribution folder with policies.json (will copy text below the post) got them from : https://mozilla.github.io/policy-templates/ 4. Renamed updater.exe 5. Created more registry entries /// "AppAutoUpdate"- 0, ExtentionUpdate - 0 6. Uninstalled maintenance.exe

After all this thunderbird is working just fine. I restarted PC several times, made a shutdown - all OK. Until the next morning. And every morning I just added more settings I founded in internet until I ended here. Today is day 4. And same again ...

Please for some help.

Best Regards,

Asked by Radoslav Borisov 3 months ago

Last reply by Radoslav Borisov 3 months ago

Can not resize Thunderbird columns in main view

Just updated to v115.08 and can not resize the columns. When I place the cursor on the right edge of column header, I drag it all the way across the monitor screen and th… (read more)

Just updated to v115.08 and can not resize the columns. When I place the cursor on the right edge of column header, I drag it all the way across the monitor screen and the column header expands partially very slow, then when I release it, it goes back to a mini width and I can't read them message info; all columns except the size and received. Unacceptable as I manage a business and can't see my email info!

Likewise, I can't seem to go back to the older version I had! Granted I turned updates off because the nag screen pops up constantly and is SO annoying. Every minor up date now is considered a damn full version ID and it's just a flat PIA.

As well, this update deleted ALL MY ADD_ONS... seriously!!! I've been using both TB and Ff since they began. What to do now. I don't know what's happened to Mozilla programming, but the nag screens for every little change and now this?!?

HELP!!! Thanks in advance.


Big Thunder

Asked by BigThunder1 4 months ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 3 months ago

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TB version 115.3.1

Can I roll back from version 115.3.1 to the previous version? I don't not like this new version at all. Surely an email client should be what it says, a means to receive… (read more)

Can I roll back from version 115.3.1 to the previous version? I don't not like this new version at all. Surely an email client should be what it says, a means to receive, send and organise emails. I don't need 'chats' calendars or any other gizmo's.

Please just give us an email client that is the best, like it used to be.

Asked by Ben Revell 9 months ago

Last reply by chrisbc 4 months ago

Emails are not received and quaranteened on a new version 115 but work well on 102.15.1

Ever since the update to 115.8 I have not been able to send emails to a hospital since it Quaranteens emails at the server lever sent from thunderbird and they are not re… (read more)

Ever since the update to 115.8 I have not been able to send emails to a hospital since it Quaranteens emails at the server lever sent from thunderbird and they are not received by the recipient. I have downgraded to version 102.15.1 and the emails go through

Asked by a70 4 months ago

Last reply by Matt 4 months ago

Feedback for Thunderbird 115 - I hate it!

Version 115 is absolutely horrid! I was surprised recently by an apparent automated update and it has thrown off my email routine enough to seriously consider changing cl… (read more)

Version 115 is absolutely horrid! I was surprised recently by an apparent automated update and it has thrown off my email routine enough to seriously consider changing clients. The user interface is unusable, folders are disappearing from view, and is aesthetically a mess. As a 10+ year user of Thunderbird, I'm going back to 91 or will find a new product...

Asked by J. J. Blodgett 5 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 5 months ago

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New Thunderbird sucks. I would like my old version back.

I hate the way the new Thunderbird version looks, can't get normal number of emails at once, can't read any of them at the bottom of the page. Please give me my old versi… (read more)

I hate the way the new Thunderbird version looks, can't get normal number of emails at once, can't read any of them at the bottom of the page. Please give me my old version back. This was a horrid intrusion with no warning that it wasn't just a normal update

Asked by PatriciaPinianski 9 months ago

Last reply by Harry-Nelson 6 months ago

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How can I get Version 102 back?

The undoubted improvements in Supernova don't work for me. I tried 'thunderbird.exe -P --allow-downgrade' in 'run.' It did not work. Thanks for any suggestions Ulrike … (read more)

The undoubted improvements in Supernova don't work for me.

I tried 'thunderbird.exe -P --allow-downgrade' in 'run.' It did not work.

Thanks for any suggestions

Ulrike

Asked by u.i.hill 9 months ago

Answered by u.i.hill 9 months ago

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How do I downgrade from this horrid update? 115.5.1 (win10)

Mozilla has done it again. They seem to be on a mission to ruin their programs. I have already switched away from FireFox, and now I will have to switch away from Thund… (read more)

Mozilla has done it again. They seem to be on a mission to ruin their programs. I have already switched away from FireFox, and now I will have to switch away from Thunderbird if I can't downgrade.

I foolishly upgraded to 115.5.1. The new interface is more cluttered and takes up about 30% more space than the old interface. The bar at the top is wider, the bar between the email list and the email contents is wider. The side bar on the left which lists the folders is wider. And all this is happening even though I have "density" set to maximum. Furthermore, my favorite add-on is suddenly no longer working and I can't find a way to restart it.

What I need is this:

  • Please tell me which version prior to 115.5.1 is the most stable and doesn't have any of the interface changes that 115.5.1 has. (How do I find out the number of the last version I was using?)
  • Please give me detailed instructions on how to download such version and downgrade. I am NOT a computer person and I need clear instructions.

Thank you.

Asked by Purebeads 7 months ago

Last reply by david 6 months ago

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How to stop Thunderbird from updating

Good day, Is there any way to permanently stop/prevent Thunderbird from updating? Settings to warn before update do not work - TB still updates itself randomly. I tried t… (read more)

Good day, Is there any way to permanently stop/prevent Thunderbird from updating? Settings to warn before update do not work - TB still updates itself randomly. I tried to change some "app.update" settings in about.config, but TB still shows update warning means someday it will update itself again. Any reliable method to stop TB updates, for good? Maybe add something to .host file? Windows 10 btw.

Sad to see TB gets worse, same to FF. None other than sabotage.

Asked by HeavyMetal 7 months ago

Last reply by HeavyMetal 7 months ago

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Can I revert to Version 102?

After having tried to learn to love Supernova for several months, I cannot. In fact, I have come to loathe, despise and detest its user interface. Are there settings in… (read more)

After having tried to learn to love Supernova for several months, I cannot. In fact, I have come to loathe, despise and detest its user interface. Are there settings in Views that will give me the old look and feel? Is there a skin I can download. If I cannot I will leave TB after decades of use even if I have to go back to (shudder) Outlook.

Asked by rabbit 7 months ago

Last reply by Matt 7 months ago

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multiple minute delay whenever I open a folder in a new tab or window (win10)

Since installing Supernova, I find a huge (multiple minute) delay whenever I open a folder to a new tab or window. There was zero delay on the prior version to open a fol… (read more)

Since installing Supernova, I find a huge (multiple minute) delay whenever I open a folder to a new tab or window. There was zero delay on the prior version to open a folder, so it appears to be specific to Supernova. I'm surprised that no one else has mentioned it on the forums yet, so it seems it might just be something about my particular setup. Can anyone help me diagnose what I might be doing wrong?

Thanks!

Asked by lowraxe 10 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 7 months ago

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115 breaks IMAP folder hierarchy rendering Thunderbird unusable (gmail account)

Most of my work life is in email. Over 25 years (starting with Mulberry) I have built up a custom IMAP folder hierarchy that makes work manageable, but Thunderbird 115 ha… (read more)

Most of my work life is in email. Over 25 years (starting with Mulberry) I have built up a custom IMAP folder hierarchy that makes work manageable, but Thunderbird 115 has broken this, now displaying nested subfolders at the top level sorted alphabetically. See the images for before and after. For example, there are now three "Administrative" folders that were formerly classified under superordinate folders for my roles as lab leader, graduate program chair, and departmental faculty member. Persons who used to be in Colleagues or Students subfolders are now at top level. Inexplicably, a few folders retained their hierarchy but most are flattened out. Now I need to scroll through hundreds of folders (have not counted recently but in the late 2000's I had over 500.)

I was able to revert to 102.14 using backups, but will be stuck with this version for the rest of my career unless Thunderbird fixes these problems. Thunderbird is so important to me that I make an automated monthly donation to the project, but will have to cancel if this is not fixed.

If anyone has found a work around please LMK. And Thunderbird team, please acknowledge and LMK whether this will be addressed or are IMAP users left behind?

Thanks, Dan Suthers

Asked by Dan Suthers 9 months ago

Last reply by gd_smth 7 months ago

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[Supernova 115.4.2 (64-bit)] Not being able to select multiple folders at once.

Hi all, Since the last update, I am not able to select multiple folders at once (to mark as read for example), which was done by holding Shift while selecting. Clickin… (read more)

Hi all,

Since the last update, I am not able to select multiple folders at once (to mark as read for example), which was done by holding Shift while selecting.

Clicking on each folder individually to mark as read is a tedious task.

I would like to request a fix for this, if more people have the same issue since the update.

Kind regards.

Asked by HoundRock 8 months ago

Last reply by HoundRock 8 months ago

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downgrade thunderbird on linux

How do I downgrade to an older version of Thunderbird on Rocky Linux (RHEL clone)? For my last update (yum update -y) I got Thunderbird 115 which has lots of problems. … (read more)

How do I downgrade to an older version of Thunderbird on Rocky Linux (RHEL clone)?

For my last update (yum update -y) I got Thunderbird 115 which has lots of problems.

If I try “yum downgrade thunderbird”, I get the error: Last metadata expiration check: 3:43:41 ago on Tue 14 Nov 2023 04:57:52 PM EST. Package thunderbird of lowest version already installed, cannot downgrade it. Dependencies resolve

I downloaded: https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/102.9.1/linux-x86_64/en-US/thunderbird-102.9.1.tar.bz2 but when I unzip and click the thunderbird icon, Thunderbird doesn’t pick up my Thunderbird profile. I saw some windows downgrade tutorial that said to delete compatibility.ini from profile but when I deleted compatibility.ini Thunderbird still doesn’t pick my profile.

Asked by a0021 8 months ago

Last reply by Matt 8 months ago

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Reverting from Thunderbird 'Upgrade' 115.2.2 (32 Bit) Supernova

How do I correct my serious error (when tired) in allowing a Thunderbird 'Upgrade' 115.2.2 (32 Bit) Supernova to install on my Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 64 Bit). I failed … (read more)

How do I correct my serious error (when tired) in allowing a Thunderbird 'Upgrade' 115.2.2 (32 Bit) Supernova to install on my Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 64 Bit). I failed to read the Release Notes by trusting Mozilla wouldn't issue such a drastic change without Warnings as it was not just an 'Upgrade'! It has screwed up my Set up, Folders etc., completely changed layout, can't find 'Write Message' tab etc. etc . etc.

The previous Thunderbird Version had many problems further introduced by 'Upgrades' but was at least still had continuity with earlier Versions with a functional MMI (man machine interface) instead of all the changes introduced with the 115.2.2, which in my opinion should be withdrawn completely. N.B My experience in Systems Control, as an Air Traffic Control Engineer, we would throw this out as not fit for purpose.

Help Please and explain how can I revert back to an Earlier Version?

Asked by 100percent 10 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 8 months ago