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Message list panel now has more white space (fewer messages shown) and dangerously confusing hover highlighting v78.3.2

I just upgraded to 78.3.2, and the message list panel now has significantly more spacing, less denstiy. There is more whitespace between lines. And there does not appear … (read more)

I just upgraded to 78.3.2, and the message list panel now has significantly more spacing, less denstiy. There is more whitespace between lines. And there does not appear to be any option to reset this back to the previous compact view?

EDIT: Adding a note about an additional issue with the message list panel that is discussed in this thread... Prior to v78.3.2, a message/line in the message list pane would not become highlighted until I *clicked* on it. Now, whenever I just pass my mouse over the list, the message under the mouse becomes highlighted (and the last message(s) *selected* also remains highlighted). This results in two or more non-adjacent messages being highlighted in the same way at the same time. This is a poor usability experience and dangerous design that has caused me to perform operations on unintended messages multiple times, even nearly accidentally deleting messages. This usability degradation creates a risk of data loss.

KEYWORDS: message thread pane, message list panel, UX, UI design, usability, accessibility

Asked by sells59 2 weeks ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 2 weeks ago

Inadvertently changed home screen?

Somehow, I clicked on something and can't figure out how to get back to where I was. I lost my "get messages" option and also I don't have a "write" option any longer wh… (read more)

Somehow, I clicked on something and can't figure out how to get back to where I was. I lost my "get messages" option and also I don't have a "write" option any longer when I open email on my computer. Obviously, I'm not the most computer literate person but I'd appreciated any help you can provide. Thank you!

Asked by todd110 1 hour ago

How do I disable the new High Contrast view in Thunderbird 78.4? it's hurting my eyes to the point I can't read emails

Folks help! How do I turn off or modify this brand new High Contrast bold font in Thunderbird 78.4 that just automatically updated? Especially the left preview nav wind… (read more)

Folks help! How do I turn off or modify this brand new High Contrast bold font in Thunderbird 78.4 that just automatically updated? Especially the left preview nav window but basically all of it? The font and contrast and boldness hurt my eyes so bad I can't look at Thunderbird for very long and am getting nauseous. Seriously. Never had software do this to me before on my Mac. Have tried choosing different 'themes' under preferences but each one is as annoying as the next. Have tried changing the font and the font size but that isn't getting rid of the new boldness or the contrast. Even tried restarting THunderbird twice (but no I haven't tried re-booting my MacBookPro, no) Help!

Have been a Thunderbird user and donor for prob 15 yrs now, and this is the most extreme makeover of the UI yet, seems like an awfullot of unneeded changes shoved on us.  Why couldn't these things be options and features that are manually turned on and selected at each upgrade by the user instead of a wholesale change across the platform?

Asked by ASchaidler 2 hours ago

Make tagged emails show up as bold in the message list

Hello - At some point in the past, I was able to somehow set tagged messages to show up as bold (and coloured) in the message list - I can't seem to do this anymore. The… (read more)

Hello - At some point in the past, I was able to somehow set tagged messages to show up as bold (and coloured) in the message list - I can't seem to do this anymore. There was a thread about adding a few lines to the userchrome.css file but I've done that and it doesn't work. I'm on the new version, 78.4.0

Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks

Asked by dkapz 6 hours ago

Last reply by sfhowes 3 hours ago

why did they completely ruin the interface on the new t-bird? unusable!!!

I'm a LONG TIME T-Bird user - as far back as I can remember - and I never thought the day would come when I would be looking to ditch T-Bird, but the new version is SO HO… (read more)

I'm a LONG TIME T-Bird user - as far back as I can remember - and I never thought the day would come when I would be looking to ditch T-Bird, but the new version is SO HORRIBLE I am now seeking to ditch it.

Specifically, it is now NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE to send an email to more than one person.

It used to be easy - just hit TAB after putting in one address, and it opens another TO field. And it was super easy to change TO to BCC to CC or REPLY-TO or whatever.

Then some moron decides that they want to kill T-Bird by giving it such an impossibly difficult interface that nobody will ever want to use it!

What is going on here?

Why is it impossibly difficult to send email to more than one person?

I am sure I'm not the only person who ever wants to send email to more than one recipient!

IMPOSSIBLE TO USE!!!

screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mp8ja4vt5tf0t26/Screenshot%202020-10-27%2012.16.02.png?dl=0

Is there anybody that can recommend a different mail agent?

Again, I used to love T-Bird to death, but this new version is so horrible I can not get my work done, even if I had extra hours every day to spend clicking endlessly around this incredibly stupid and unusable interface.

PLEASE HELP!!!

Asked by biz5 3 hours ago

Request: multirow bookmarks and multirow tabs

I wish firefox would add the capability for multirow tab bar and multirow bookmarks toolbar. It shouldn't be an addon that may or may not be supported in future firefox v… (read more)

I wish firefox would add the capability for multirow tab bar and multirow bookmarks toolbar. It shouldn't be an addon that may or may not be supported in future firefox versions, it ought to be built right in. Sure we can hack it in (at least in this version), and i have done that, but that's not a really useful solution.

Asked by erbenton 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

Where are the Add Ons / Extentions

I have two PC's, home and work. Home is Ubuntu. I have no issues. Work is a W10 machine, now running FF 82. The issue is since the last last W10, FF update: all the ente… (read more)

I have two PC's, home and work. Home is Ubuntu. I have no issues. Work is a W10 machine, now running FF 82.

The issue is since the last last W10, FF update: all the ententions are no longer visable in any bar. The extentions are still installed [I've checked] and are listed in "about:addons" as active, working, etc. Again, I've checked. But, I am not able to see the icons in the Tool bar. This is actually quite annoying now as one is used to clear history, another for clearing cookies etc.

This is only impacting W100 FF, not Ubuntu. How do I get the Add ons back.

Asked by piloti 12 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 hours ago

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Add-ons not working/appearing in toolbar

Hello, I have three add-ons and none of them are appearing in the tool bar or working. They are enabled and I am not browsing in private or safe mode. Likewise, when I g… (read more)

Hello,

I have three add-ons and none of them are appearing in the tool bar or working. They are enabled and I am not browsing in private or safe mode. Likewise, when I go to the customize page, none of my add-ons' logos appear for me to move.

I have attempted uninstalling/reinstalling the add-ons, but to no avail. There is room on the toolbar. They have been on the toolbar before with previous Firefox versions. I have made sure that Firefox is updated as are the add-ons in question.

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by Dan 22 hours ago

Answered by Dan 9 hours ago

Attachment file names changed when special characters included in name

Dear community, I'm looking for a tip who I can stop thunderbird (78.4.0 (32-bit)) from changing file names. When the files that are attached to a mail have special chara… (read more)

Dear community,

I'm looking for a tip who I can stop thunderbird (78.4.0 (32-bit)) from changing file names. When the files that are attached to a mail have special characters in their name, these are changed to percent-encoding (or URL encoding). Can I at all stop this?

Here an example of what I mean. I know that the file name is a bit crazy - it's just as a demonstration: original file name: test_mit äöü ÄÖÜ , , ß .txt received file name: test_mit äöü Ä%C3%96%C3%9C%20%2C%20%2C%20%C3%9F%20%2E%74%78%74.txt I will also include a screanshot of the sent mail in thunderbird, where one can see that the file name has all special characters.

What is also rather strange is why are only the first characters unchanged? Or what is thunderbird doing here (other examples)? original file name: test_mit äöü Ä.txt received file name: test_mit äöü Ä%2E%74%78%74.txt

original file name: test_mit äöü.txt received file name: test_mit äöü.tx%74

Thanks for any help..... Nick

Asked by Nick 6 hours ago

Help!!

How do I create a shortcut for a website on Firefox? I know with Chrome you just go to the upper right corner and select more and it gives you the option to create a shor… (read more)

How do I create a shortcut for a website on Firefox? I know with Chrome you just go to the upper right corner and select more and it gives you the option to create a shortcut, please help!

Asked by Molly Berginc 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago

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To: field types in red. How to change color?

Hi, When composing an email the To field text types in red. How do you change the red color to something else as it is hard to make out in Dark Mode. See attached. Thanks… (read more)

Hi, When composing an email the To field text types in red. How do you change the red color to something else as it is hard to make out in Dark Mode. See attached. Thanks

Asked by Howster 1 day ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 day ago

Email Addresses

One of the things I have really liked about Thunderbird for years was the neat lining up of just one email address per line. So simple, neat elegant and easy to read. N… (read more)

One of the things I have really liked about Thunderbird for years was the neat lining up of just one email address per line. So simple, neat elegant and easy to read. Now today it has been taken away. Just the same horrid clunky bunched together address layout that most email services provide. I don't know how to get the one address per line back. Can anyone help?

Asked by Julia1 9 hours ago