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New Thunderbird version

After an extraordinary amount of time and trouble I was finally able to reinstall Thunderbird but it looks different. There is no menu button for one thing, so I can't f… (read more)

After an extraordinary amount of time and trouble I was finally able to reinstall Thunderbird but it looks different. There is no menu button for one thing, so I can't find the number of the version I am using. I know whatever it is, it no longer is compatible with McAfee anti-spam. It also used to open directly to my inbox, and now I have to click "read messages" to get my new messages. No tools or options etc. Is it possible to re-format it like the earlier versions?

Asked by arbrus 35 minutes ago

Can I change the color of the account icon in folder pane in the new ver 78

I have just updated to TB 78 (Windows 10) and am slightly regretting it. I don't like the bright blue icon that appears against each email account name in the folders pan… (read more)

I have just updated to TB 78 (Windows 10) and am slightly regretting it.

I don't like the bright blue icon that appears against each email account name in the folders pane.

I have 9 email accounts and in previous versions a bright blue account name alerts me that new unread mail has arrived in that account. However now (version 78) there is also a bright blue icon against every account name - even accounts that have no new mail and do not need my eyes attracted to them.

I would prefer any of the following: - no account icon - account icon always black - account icon same color as account name (i.e. turns from black to blue if new unread mail arrives)

Is there anyway I can customize version 78 to achieve any of the above?

Thanks.

Asked by hedgy888 1 hour ago

Mac Voice Control not working in Thunderbird, but older Dictation does....?

Does anyone know why Apple OS Voice Control does not work in Thunderbird? I wake up Voice Control, try to dictate a sentence in a new mail message window and nothing show… (read more)

Does anyone know why Apple OS Voice Control does not work in Thunderbird? I wake up Voice Control, try to dictate a sentence in a new mail message window and nothing shows up. Dictation works in Ms Word, Safari browser, and all other apps.

My Macbook Pro used to have Dictation and Enhanced dictation. With the Catalina OS-- Enhanced Dictation was renamed "Voice Control". Standard dictation remains and it works in Thunderbird, but Voice Control is a lot better. The two cannot run simultanously. I am on 68.10.0 and Mac OS Catalina 10.15.6

Hope Accessibility is important and someone can assist. Wrist injury means I need dictation.

Asked by v12gte 2 days ago

Last reply by v12gte 2 hours ago

How Do I Close All Message Windows?

I prefer to read my message in separate windows (as opposed to inline in the main window). So I often end up with quite a few of them hanging around. When I quit Thunde… (read more)

I prefer to read my message in separate windows (as opposed to inline in the main window). So I often end up with quite a few of them hanging around. When I quit Thunderbird, they do not close with the main window.

I looked in options and looked for an add-on. Is the someway to have Thunderbird close all the sub-windows when the main one is closed?

thanks

bill

Asked by spokey 1 day ago

Last reply by spokey 1 day ago

Emoji

No more updates for me. Everytime you update you screw up something. The last update had my Emoji add on no longer function. I finally have it fixed but the emoji link at… (read more)

No more updates for me. Everytime you update you screw up something. The last update had my Emoji add on no longer function. I finally have it fixed but the emoji link at the top of the new email is no longer there. I have them displayed on the right panel always. I'm not going to let you screw it up again.

Asked by Jamesmeraux 2 days ago

Themes in Thunderbird

Themes don't work properly in v78.0.1-You activate a given theme which starts up and looks proper until you close Thunderbird. When you start it again it no longer works … (read more)

Themes don't work properly in v78.0.1-You activate a given theme which starts up and looks proper until you close Thunderbird. When you start it again it no longer works even though it is still shown active in add-ons-themes.

Asked by shermwad 1 week ago

Last reply by shermwad 2 days ago

Thunderbird AMO (addons), always only download as file but never install into TB itself (download dialog)

Premise: I am not a complete noob. Situation: Thunderbird AMO (addons), always only download as file (.xpi file save dialog) but never install into TB itself (download di… (read more)

Premise: I am not a complete noob. Situation: Thunderbird AMO (addons), always only download as file (.xpi file save dialog) but never install into TB itself (download dialog)

Currently even running 78.1.0 (x64) on Windows10/x64. But experienced this same with former TB 68.x.y normal releases. And even before. Cant remeber how or when this exactly started though, with which TB version that was.

I am experiencing this since quite I while now, but was never bothered, as all my currently installed add-ons apparently still update themselves.

But new addons via the AMO web-page built inside the special browser inside Thunderbird, always gives me a download file dialogbox when I browse and surf an addont on TB AMO which I have not yet installed.

Thinking back quite a number of years probably, I remember some times when maybe it was Firefox, but maybe it was Thunderbird, that the AMO area inside these applications had introduced some security measures and feature that required the user (me) to interact with the AMO page inside TB/FF and answer a question if the application (TB/FF) should allow the AMO area to interact and install those kind of add-ons into the application itself. It was some greenish puzzle piece of icon or symbol if I remember correctly and dont make things up.

This is the only thing I can think of and about that maybe somehow related to this issue.

I have also gone into the troubleshooting and about:config areas inside Thunderbird, but I dont see any relevant settings there and I dont see anything in the GUI of TB itself or anything inside the built-in AMO webpage browser there that maybe give me this download-instead of directly-installing-into the TB application itself.

Firefox works fine, and I have other windows machines and TB installations where this all works fine.

This TB installation and Windows machine rather came a long way. So I guess it might be some old files, old config, contradicting things?

Maybe some old .json files or whatever? Any help here?

And yes, I did find that mozilla help page talking about kind of similar thing/problem, that add-ons rather download than install, and of course your can still download the .xpi and drag/drop it over to the AMO or add-on GUI area of TB, but this is not a nice situation to have.

This support article (for Firefox though, and I am using AMO built-in "page" and not browsing third party sites externally nor browsing the AMO website via TB "browser" in some off-course way. I suppose. I guess.

<https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/unable-install-add-ons-extensions-or-themes#w_you-are-asked-to-download-the-add-on-rather-than-installing-it>

So basically, this TB setup here is always offering me .xpi downloads instead of installing the .xpi payloads and directly making use of them instead.

Any hints? Thanks. Regards.

Asked by NOtto 3 days ago

Last reply by NOtto 2 days ago

attachment

how can I add an attachment, for example, a photo as a separate attachment, so that the recipient does not see that attachment immediately below my text, but only as an a… (read more)

how can I add an attachment, for example, a photo as a separate attachment, so that the recipient does not see that attachment immediately below my text, but only as an attachment mentioned somewhere above, this was the case with windows live mail.

Asked by s.a.dzwonek 3 days ago

Last reply by s.a.dzwonek 2 days ago

Freeze Mail- and Composition Toolbar

I help a couple of elderly People age 80+ using Thunderbird. Some of them manage regularily to remove the Mail- and Composition Toolbar. (see attached image for the two c… (read more)

I help a couple of elderly People age 80+ using Thunderbird. Some of them manage regularily to remove the Mail- and Composition Toolbar. (see attached image for the two controls i mean) People tell me that they have not removed the hooks which control display of those two menue bars. But, nearly once every week, I have to bring them back.

I am desperately looking for a thunderbird setting or add-on which would allow me to block those controls to be klicked on by chance.

Any help is appreciated Thanks

Asked by Reinhard Klein 4 days ago

Last reply by Reinhard Klein 3 days ago

local folders

under local folders i have trashbox and outbox and folders made by me. i dont wish this outbox and definitely not trashbox under these local folders because one trashbo… (read more)

under local folders i have trashbox and outbox and folders made by me. i dont wish this outbox and definitely not trashbox under these local folders because one trashbox under my account is just enough! can I set this to my liking?

Asked by s.a.dzwonek 6 days ago

Last reply by s.a.dzwonek 4 days ago

Message filters not working for AOL account

i have had message filters set up for my AOL account for a few years and they worked. However when i upgraded to Ver 78.0.1 they stopped working. i just found out that … (read more)

i have had message filters set up for my AOL account for a few years and they worked. However when i upgraded to Ver 78.0.1 they stopped working. i just found out that they are working for my Gmail account. they do work manually for my AOL account

Asked by Stevenror 4 days ago

Can't save a preference in TB 68.9.0.

I'm unable to permanently save a preference in TB 68.9.0 on a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.13.6. On the Preferences>Composition>General pane, I would like the box fo… (read more)

I'm unable to permanently save a preference in TB 68.9.0 on a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.13.6. On the Preferences>Composition>General pane, I would like the box for "Use Paragraph format instead of Body Text by default" to remain unchecked. The default appears to be to have the box checked. I have manually unchecked it numerous times, but it persistently becomes "re-checked," seemingly on its own. I only realize this has occurred when I notice the message formatting suddenly change. No other preferences appear to randomly change like this. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Asked by lrpom 5 days ago

Incoming e-mails text color different

I am using Thunderbird 78.0.1. I changed the signature text colour for incoming e-mails to white. But for it to apply, I had to change the colour settings to change the … (read more)

I am using Thunderbird 78.0.1. I changed the signature text colour for incoming e-mails to white. But for it to apply, I had to change the colour settings to change the colour setting: Override the colours specified by the content with my selections above to always - with text colour white and background colour black. Because of that if I get an email that has text in a colour other than white, I still see the text in white. I also tried changing themes, but no luck.

Is there a way to balance both?

Change the signature display: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Signature_display_color#:~:text=By%20default%2C%20Thunderbird%20displays%20the,css%22%20file.&text=The%20above%20example%20will%20make,and%20links%20in%20signatures%20blue.

Asked by varad2809 5 days ago