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Thunderbird appearance: larger type for poor eyesight

How do I make my Thunderbird easier to read? The type is small. Is it possible to make it larger? I have already set my email type to 18 point Bookman Old Style. Can I do… (read more)

How do I make my Thunderbird easier to read? The type is small. Is it possible to make it larger? I have already set my email type to 18 point Bookman Old Style. Can I do that for the entire application? Thank you!

Asked by dburch2 3 months ago

Answered by Matt 3 months ago

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Global search box disappered

Mail Tool bar: My global searchbox has disappeared and any attempt to bring it back -- even by reset -- fails. On customizing the tool bar I observe two odd boxes but bo… (read more)

Mail Tool bar: My global searchbox has disappeared and any attempt to bring it back -- even by reset -- fails. On customizing the tool bar I observe two odd boxes but both vanish when closing the edit palette window. What have I done wrong? Any ideas to get it back is very appreciated.

Kind regards, Mikael

Asked by epost6 4 days ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 4 days ago

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Rearrange the Thunderbird primary screen?

My Outlook is configured as shown in the image below. I think this was the original configuration of 2010 as I don't recall ever changing it. As you will note in the imag… (read more)

My Outlook is configured as shown in the image below. I think this was the original configuration of 2010 as I don't recall ever changing it. As you will note in the image, the email highlighted (selected, etc.) with a single click (Win 10) in the center column displays in the right column. (A double click brings the message up in a new window superimposed over the primary screen.) Can Thunderbird be configured to give me this layout and functionality?

Asked by dave1310 4 days ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 3 days ago

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Is there a way to do complex searches in a saved (or realtime global) search?

I really like the global search feature and use it often. I also have maybe 20-25 saved searches that run automatically. The problem that I'm having is that while you … (read more)

I really like the global search feature and use it often. I also have maybe 20-25 saved searches that run automatically.

The problem that I'm having is that while you can specify many parameters in a search and choose from many types (From, To, Has Attachments, Date on/after/before, body contents, etc.), you can only AND all the parameters or OR them all. For ideal function on some of my searches I'd need A && B && (C || D), for example, but there's no way to indicate that.

I thought a workaround might be to create one saved search with all the ANDs and point a second saved search at that one using the ORs, but I can't point one search at another.

Is there a way to do this? Is there a search plugin with more flexibility on the search definition, and if so, can it create saved searches?

Asked by SteveMyres 3 days ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 3 days ago

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XMLHttpRequest is undefined

I'm writing a bootstrap Add-On for Thunderbird 24.3.0 on a Ubuntu 13.10 computer. When trying to execute the following code snippet (taken for Mozilla Developer Network) … (read more)

I'm writing a bootstrap Add-On for Thunderbird 24.3.0 on a Ubuntu 13.10 computer.

When trying to execute the following code snippet (taken for Mozilla Developer Network)

    var req = new XMLHttpRequest();
    req.open('GET', 'http://www.mozilla.org/', false); 
    req.send(null);
    if(req.status == 200)
        dump(req.responseText);

I get "ReferenceError: XMLHttpRequest is not defined" on the Error Console when trying to create the object.

This problem looks very similar to Firefox's:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/987100

Asked by AMArostegui 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Top menu (minimize/maximize/close buttons) is missing

In the main Inbox view of Thunderbird, everything above the tabs is missing. It is transparent, but the area is still part of the Thunderbird window and clicking it keeps… (read more)

In the main Inbox view of Thunderbird, everything above the tabs is missing. It is transparent, but the area is still part of the Thunderbird window and clicking it keeps the focus in that window. I am running 24.3.0. I have encountered two possible fixes for this (one was related to themes, but I'm using the original theme, the other was to hit toggle fullscreen - in my case, F11 appears to be disabled or broken), but haven't been able to solve the problem. I am running Windows 7 Pro SP1, x64

Asked by maikens55 7 years ago

Answered by maikens55 7 years ago

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My send icon is missing. How can I cannot get it back.

I am helping a friend with her computer. After she writes and email or replies, there is no way to hit a send icon. It appears that tool bar is missing and I have not b… (read more)

I am helping a friend with her computer. After she writes and email or replies, there is no way to hit a send icon. It appears that tool bar is missing and I have not been able to figure out how to get in back.

Asked by Earnie1812 7 years ago

Answered by Diego Victor 7 years ago

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Could not install ImportExportTools-2.8.0.4.xpi in Thunderbird 24.3.0 (linux ubuntu precise)

I tried to follow advise in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/print-list-messages by installing ImportExportTools-2.8.0.4.xpi from https://freeshell.de//~kaosmos/mboxi… (read more)

I tried to follow advise in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/print-list-messages by installing ImportExportTools-2.8.0.4.xpi from https://freeshell.de//~kaosmos/mboximport-en.html on Thunderbird version 24.3.2. The description on how to install did not work, as the Tools -> Add-ons did not have any option to directly install an xpi file. I found a way to install by sending the xpi file to myself as an attachment, and when opening the attatchment, I got an install option. When I clicked "Install now", nothing happened, and I did not get a new menu item it the tools menu named ImportExportTools.

Is this add-on compatible with my version of Thunderbird? How can I alternatively get functionality available in this add-on?

Best regards,

  Egil Støren

Asked by egilst 7 years ago

Answered by Diego Victor 7 years ago

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Archives folder vs. Gmail's All Mail folder- confused

I'm giving thunderbird another go after a few years (moving from mail.app). I got through gmail setup but I'm still at a loss as to what the difference is between the Arc… (read more)

I'm giving thunderbird another go after a few years (moving from mail.app). I got through gmail setup but I'm still at a loss as to what the difference is between the Archives folders in TB and Gmail's All Mail. I have my gmail accounts setup to archive to the all mail folder, which they do. However, I still see and Archive folder for Gmail in the sidebar and it acts just like the all mail folder (AFAICT) inside the online IMAP folders.

Can someone clear this up for me. Is the archive folder just a more direct route to "all mail"?

Some background: Mac OS X 10.9.1, thunderbird 24.3.0 gmail through IMAP.

Thanks.

Asked by seaneee 7 years ago

Answered by Matt 7 years ago

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add-on has changed my reply to identity settings

Hi I just installed an addon "BorderColors GT 1.0.7 by Ganymede" and it has completely messed up my reply to addresses in identities is there an easy way to undo the ch… (read more)

Hi I just installed an addon "BorderColors GT 1.0.7 by Ganymede" and it has completely messed up my reply to addresses in identities is there an easy way to undo the changes? p.s. I do back up profiles daily This is urgent as I can't email anybody until it's fixed so any help would be much appreciated Thanks Nick

Asked by nickaff14 7 years ago

Answered by nickaff14 7 years ago

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how can I get thunderbird to download messages from SENT box in my talktalk pop3 server

I am occasionally away from my laptop (i.e. thunderbird) and need to send messages by logging directly into my talktalk mail......... but I want to see them downloaded t… (read more)

I am occasionally away from my laptop (i.e. thunderbird) and need to send messages by logging directly into my talktalk mail......... but I want to see them downloaded the same as incoming messages when I open thunderbird on my laptop.

Asked by CHARTO 7 years ago

Answered by Matt 7 years ago

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Thunderbird keeps defaulting to use the wrong printer. How do i fix this?

My default printer for all programs should be a Canon printer. Thunderbird keeps defaulting to an Adobe PDF printer. I can change it to the correct printer when the pri… (read more)

My default printer for all programs should be a Canon printer. Thunderbird keeps defaulting to an Adobe PDF printer. I can change it to the correct printer when the print dialog comes up, but it is annoying to have to do it every time. I don't know what changed so the default in thunderbird is adobe.

Asked by Snicklefritz 7 years ago

Answered by katypete 6 years ago

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How can I select which Address List to open "New Message" with"?

When I start a new e-mail, the address list that shows on the left is now "Collected Addresses" instead of the Personal Address Book it always used to be. I can change f… (read more)

When I start a new e-mail, the address list that shows on the left is now "Collected Addresses" instead of the Personal Address Book it always used to be. I can change from Collected Addresses to Personal Address Book but it always goes back to "Collected..." when I start a new msg. What caused this? How can I go back to the way it used to be?

Asked by gilbertmcdonald2 7 years ago

Answered by gilbertmcdonald2 7 years ago

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How do I set my chosen typeface to default?

How do I set my chosen typeface for sending e-mails to the default position so to avoid selecting it each and every time? Any help for a novice like me would be appreciat… (read more)

How do I set my chosen typeface for sending e-mails to the default position so to avoid selecting it each and every time? Any help for a novice like me would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by holburn196 7 years ago

Answered by Diego Victor 7 years ago

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How to delete originnal Personal Address Book folder when importing address boook from another PC?

When importing an address book file into Thunderbird the original Personal Address Book remains as the default even though it's empty. Is there a way to delete this empt… (read more)

When importing an address book file into Thunderbird the original Personal Address Book remains as the default even though it's empty. Is there a way to delete this empty 'Personal Address Book'? Thanks .. Andy TB version 24.3.0

Asked by andywatkin 7 years ago

Answered by christ1 7 years ago

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How do I search the folder tree by parts of a folder name. Is there a folder library similar to the bookmark library to aid folder organization?

How can I search by email account folder names and bookmark folder names by keywords or parts of folder name? Is there a way to enter and associate keywords to email/book… (read more)

How can I search by email account folder names and bookmark folder names by keywords or parts of folder name? Is there a way to enter and associate keywords to email/bookmark folder names?

We file all our email transactions and bookmarks in an inverted tree structure under the appropriate ISP account and user name but often end up with duplicate taxonomical entries under multiple ISP accounts such as one for Roadrunner or Google-mail address for the same Windows user account and name. I sometimes create an identical folder in both accounts. Being able to search by foldername across email accounts in the same Windows username would be wonderful to correct bifurcations in folder name taxonomy.

What am I not doing right - Please?

Thank you kindly - Chris

Asked by Chris 7 years ago

Answered by Zenos 7 years ago

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How to delete multiple emails at one time instead of individually

I want to select random emails (not all in a row sequentially) and delete with single function. I don't want to have to delete each unwanted email individually.How to d … (read more)

I want to select random emails (not all in a row sequentially) and delete with single function. I don't want to have to delete each unwanted email individually.How to d this?


Also, There is no delete function at top of email screen-why not?

Asked by designconcierge 7 years ago

Answered by christ1 7 years ago

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Adding microsoft exchange account using native thunderbird (not using ExQuilla)

Wondering if there is a way to use microsoft exchange server for e-mail (my university recently switched). Up until now I have been using Exquilla, but my license has exp… (read more)

Wondering if there is a way to use microsoft exchange server for e-mail (my university recently switched). Up until now I have been using Exquilla, but my license has expired. Due to this I am temporarily using outlook (eww!)... but I highly prefer Thunderbird so I'd like to switch back. Is there a way to use thunderbird to contact the exchange server without an addon such as Exquilla? If not is this a possible feature of future versions?

Asked by pwmurphy 7 years ago

Answered by christ1 7 years ago

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How to change fonts used to display the list of emails on main page?

Looking at my inbox or other email folder, the font used to show the list of emails in the folders - is giving me a headache. How can I change this font? Is there an a… (read more)

Looking at my inbox or other email folder, the font used to show the list of emails in the folders - is giving me a headache.

How can I change this font? Is there an add-on? Something in one's profile?

Ideally, I'd like to change the background white color too. (Maybe to the color on this page where I'm asking the question. This is easy to read, both font and color!)

I was a programmer in a former life, so I'm tech aware. I'm new to using Thunderbird (I've been using FF for several years.)

Thank you!!

Asked by curls 7 years ago

Answered by Diego Victor 7 years ago

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How can I set email list to show beginning of the email, & mouse over with a bit more?

On comcast webmail, the email list includes the subject line, and also the beginning line of the email. Then when you mouse over each email, the first line of it appears… (read more)

On comcast webmail, the email list includes the subject line, and also the beginning line of the email. Then when you mouse over each email, the first line of it appears in the mouse over.

How can I set TB to do that?

Is there an add-on or setting? I'm new to TB but have used FF for years.

Asked by curls 7 years ago

Answered by Zenos 7 years ago