Lightning calender reminders problem
I regret very much that the lightning calender can't be trusted any more, even since several months. is there a chance that this will be fixed? I trusted the reminders. Best regards Konrad
Изменено Wayne Mery
Wow, that was quick. Just posted details of my issue yesterday. Today, opened Thunderbird, and it said "updating". Now I'm on version 78.8.1 (32-bit). And now part of the problem reported above seems to have (I hope permanently) vanished. The Events that HAD lost the Edited versions of Recurring Events seem to have regained the Edited versions. The non-edited recurring events that had vanished haven't re-appeared, but I'm hoping that now if I re-create them, they will no longer vanish. Time will tell. I'll post again after a month to confirm that result, either way.Прочитайте этот ответ в контексте 👍 0
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Please clarify the exact issue / behavior.
Is it "recurring tasks are all being marked incomplete"? If so, it will be fixed in 78.8.0 coming up soon.
Thank you, Wayne, for answering.
My problem is, that reminders for birthdays are irregularly erased. I am not seeing any rules which are lost, which are kept. E.g. since yesterday 3 out of 10 are lost. I am using these data for years. The chances started maybe one year ago, but I am not sure about that.
My regards Konrad
The exact problem that is being reported on this thread is not clear to me but I think I am having a similar problem.
This is what has happened to me:
- I use tasks to set reminders about stuff I should be doing - so on the start date they appear in the Thunderbird Reminder window on startup
- I am not very good at executing these tasks in a timely manner so they tend to accumulate in the Reminder window over time
- So when I shutdown Thunderbird I also need to shutdown the Reminder window. When I restart Thunderbird the Reminder window reopens, normally with all the outstanding tasks displayed
- What has happened a couple of times recently is that the Reminder window has not reopened on restart and on investigation not only have the reminders disappeared, but the tasks themselves have been deleted from the task tab in Thunderbird. Both times I guess I lost maybe 8-12 reminders and tasks.
- I have tried to reproduce this problem without success in case I was doing something wrong - for example pressing Dismiss All does not cause this problem. But nothing I tried deleted the underlying tasks.
- I don't think I did anything different on shutdown between the occasions it worked normally and the times my tasks were deleted . So at the moment it looks to me like some kind of intermittent problem.
- I can't tie this for certain to any specific release of Thunderbird (I am using 78.7.1 at the moment) but both times this has happened have been in the last month or two. Before that time I had been working like this for several years without losing any tasks.
Clearly it is annoying to lose these tasks and having to try and remember the lost ones. (If I could remember them all, I wouldn't need the reminders :-)).
I have also been trying without success to find a junk folder / recycle bin for deleted tasks. Does this exist?
Thanks for any help and/or suggestions about anything I might be doing wrong.
This is a better description of the problem, but no solution! My regards Konrad
I'm assuming that this problem will continue to happen to me at random intervals.
To make it easier to recreate lost tasks when it does happen I have started backing up my tasks to an HTML file.
This is not really a solution to the problem, but at least I can recreate the tasks by opening the backup file in a browser and then just copy and paste the task details to new tasks. Now I don't need to try and remember what was in all the missing tasks!
Having the same problem. Events that were there for weeks just disappear. Below is a log of my actions in case of any value. I'd had the problem for a month or two before starting to keep the log for better details than from memory. 10:35 PM 2/18/2021 Recurring event that had been still present until a day or two ago has now disappeared (again). It was a recurring on the 22nd each month. I had edited the current month a few weeks ago. It showed in Reminders until (I think) yesterday. Maybe day before. It was set with a "one week before" reminder. Set to recur "forever". Monthly. Thunderbird shows as 78.7.1 (32-bit). I believe this started an update or two ago. Maybe around 1/3/2021 (I created a "Firefox problems" folder on that date, but didn't put anything in it till now. Had just re-created the events, thought I was done with the issue. Another event due 2/27/2021 is still present, with no modified version of "this event". So I'll try seeing what happens to that one.
I'm recreating the disappeared event for the 22nd now, with a modif version again. Will see what it does also. 11:20 PM 2/18/2021 Finished re-creating 22nd recurring; captured the screens throughout in this folder. - 12:40 AM 2/22/2021 The 22nd event is still showing up in reminders. I opened details, made no changes. Still good. - 9:09 PM 2/23/2021 The 22nd event is still showing up in reminders. I just clicked the completed button on the reminder, and it disappeared, as it should. It still shows up on the calendar, this month (past) and next month, as it should, with the correct info when hovering. Past event shows edits, next event, no edits. - 1:34 PM 2/26/2021 Opening firefox, get a screen indicating that it updated. URL says "oldversion=85.0.2". About now says version is 86.0 (64 bit). - 4:04 PM 2/26/2021 Just opened Tbird, notice that the end of month $400 event is now GONE. Was there a day or two ago. No future or past trace of it. WTF. Recreated it AGAIN. One week reminder, due 26th, recurs monthly. - 3:56 PM 2/28/2021 Just added amount to the 22nd cc bill reminder for March 22. Thought I had done it before, maybe not. Amount $1750. - 2:06 PM 3/2/2021 I notice that the Mar 22nd cc bill shows NO amount, and seems to have never been edited. Putting the amount in AGAIN. Checked every detail after, all seems correct with edited and all occurrences. - 7:36 PM 3/9/2021 I notice that the Mar 22nd cc bill shows NO amount, and now seems to have never been edited. Putting the amount in AGAIN. Checked every detail after, all seems correct with edited and all occurrences. Also the $400 EOM reminder has disappeared from the reminders popup. Was there a day or two ago. And it appears to be gone from ALL months now, past present and future. It had never been edited, had only the "All Occurrences" original entry. No recent Tbird updates. Last was Version 78.7.1, first offered to channel users on February 5, 2021, installed Feb 8th. 7:46 PM 3/9/2021 I just found some Log enablers in the advanced config. calendar.debug.log;true (was false) calendar.debug.log.verbose;true (was false) Don't yet know where the logs can be found. Maybe in the Error Console? Having a hard time interpreting it, and it doesn't seem to show dates, just times, and not sequential. But maybe because I just started logging today?
- If anything I can do to help resolve the issue, LMK.
I added 2 images, but they don't show up in Preview Reply, so not sure if they are attached or not. Bob J.
On my Earthlink home page, all of my birthday reminders open when I access my home page. I no longer receive reminders for upcoming birthdays. The dictionary portion of the home page also is expanded. I don't know how to remedy this problem. Earthlink was contacted and said it was a browser issue. Same thing happens when I open in Safari.
Wow, that was quick. Just posted details of my issue yesterday. Today, opened Thunderbird, and it said "updating". Now I'm on version 78.8.1 (32-bit). And now part of the problem reported above seems to have (I hope permanently) vanished. The Events that HAD lost the Edited versions of Recurring Events seem to have regained the Edited versions. The non-edited recurring events that had vanished haven't re-appeared, but I'm hoping that now if I re-create them, they will no longer vanish. Time will tell. I'll post again after a month to confirm that result, either way.