Since latest update:
If I receive an Excel spreadsheet (either .xls or .xlsx) or a Word document (.docx) as an attachment in Thunderbird it will only open in Read Only m… (read more)
Since latest update:
If I receive an Excel spreadsheet (either .xls or .xlsx) or a Word document (.docx) as an attachment in Thunderbird it will only open in Read Only mode. There is no way to give permission to open/view. I can save it & then open and it is fine but I cannot simply open the attachment directly without it being in Read only mode. I cannot uncheck the Properties "Read Only" check box because it is greyed out.
Similar problem applies to jpegs where you can't rotate the opened attachment (ie this opens in a kind of non-editing mode too)
The yellow security "Permission" bar that one clicked to "accept/view" is no longer appearing. (Sorry I don't know what to call this function or how to properly describe it)
Something seems to be preventing this yellow bar showing so I cannot click to "give permission to edit" or "accept the content" or whatever the appropriate permission/acceptance is
Is this a config issue ?
This problem does not occur if opening from webmail or Windows Live Mail, it applies only on Thunderbird.
Same issue on Windows 7 (yes I know it is not supported) and Windows 10. I have Thunderbird 91.9.0 (release update channel) on both (Two laptops).
I have several email accounts and the issue occurs with any email account and whether POP3 or IMAP. Also with Word/Excel/jpeg attachments to emails stored in Local Folders which used to open fine.
This problem has only arisen following latest update (91.9.0).
I have tried opening in Troubleshoot (Safe) Mode with add-ons disabled and the problem still exists.
Can anyone tell me what to do about this please ? How can I make Thunderbird allow direct opening of an attachment in normal editing mode as it used to do ? How do I get the yellow bar back please ?
What, if anything, do I change in config editor to make the yellow bar reappear ?
Would appreciate help please as this is giving me a major headache & upset