Bugs

It appears the Identity Chooser add-on (version 1.8.2) and Thunderbird 20 Beta (to be released as Thunderbird 17.0.5 on April 2nd) do not play well together. I discovered I could only reply to messages. I was no longer able to compose, forward or ‘edit as new’ (though never used that feature) a message. Also could not change the sending account in a message I was replying. After disabling the add-on, everything appears to be working as it should. After checking on AMO and seeing there was not a newer version on the development channel, I contacted the developer letting him know of the issues. I…

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As mentioned in the Thunderbird 20 Beta Release post, there was an issue with Lightning 2.2b1 and Provider for Google Calendar 0.18 versions. Provider for Google Calendar 0.21pre fixes issues with the add-on not communicating/authenticating with the Google servers. The updated add-on can be downloaded from here then installed over the old 0.18 version.

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No Auto-Update to Thunderbird 17.0.2esr

Due to Mozilla skipping the 17.0.1esr branch for Thunderbird, automatic updates to this version will not work at this time. Users have two options, download and manually install Thunderbird 17.0.2esr over 17.0.0esr or wait until February 19th when Thunderbird 17.0.3esr will be released with a patch to address this update issue. Note: This does not affect the regular (non-organization) version of Thunderbird. User can auto-update from Thunderbird 17.0.0 to 17.0.2 via Help > About Thunderbird and clicking the Check for updates button.

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Blurry font issue

” Some users of the Firefox web browser have reported issues with blurry fonts after updating it to the latest release version Firefox 17.0. The issue seems to only affect users running the Windows operating system … “…Note that Thunderbird 17.0 is likely affected by the same bug as well. …” Temporary solution  ghacks.net/2012/11/24/firefox-17-0-1-to-fix-blurry-font-issue-in-the-browser/

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Thunderbird 16.0.2 Released

Mozilla released an important update for Thunderbird 16.0 with Thunderbird 16.0.2 on October 29th, 2012. Thunderbird 16.0.2 addressed these issues: Security vulnerabilities with Location object issues Bug 803843: IMAP based accounts could sometimes continuously download emails Existing Thunderbird 16.0.x users can update via Help > About Thunderbird or downloading and manually installing via the getthunderbird.com site.

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Having one of those mornings…was just trying to do some simple updates on the desktop system and opened a can of worms. The newest version of Flash seems to be crashing in Chrome nonstop, but I am hoping a reboot might fix that issue. Did get the JAVA plugins on this machine updated. On this machine I run Thunderbird Beta as my default Thunderbird build, and it updated to Thunderbird 16 Beta when I checked for updates. During the update process I was warned that earlyLight was not compatible and I tried to check for updates, but none were found….

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Thunderbird 15 has been released and with that is an update to Lightning to the new 1.7 version which was released a couple days ago. I restarted Thunderbird after the updates and while I had my tasks, I had no calendars. I looked at the add-ons manager and saw I was running Provider for Google Calendar version 0.13 which is the most current release version. I checked under developmental versions and found a link to download the 0.16pre version. Installed this version, restarted and I had my Google Calendars back in Thunderbird. I am not sure if it is the…

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Tired of having to update Lightning every six-weeks (especially those of us who are using the Beta and/or Earlybird/Aurora builds of Thunderbird) when the channel merge hits? EarlyLight is the solution. EarlyLight is developed by rkent and is an unofficial build of Lightning that supports both Beta and Earlybird/Aurora builds of Thunderbird as well as the current release version on all operating systems. No more having to download a different version of Lightning for each Thunderbird channel. Note: EarlyLight currently does NOT support Daily Thunderbird Builds. Before you install EarlyLight, a couple things to keep in mind: If you are using Google Calendar(s)…

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I really don’t pay that much attention to the tab behavior in Thunderbird. In fact, I don’t really use tabs much I just have my mail in one tab and Lightning.Calendar in another. A user in the forum recently reported an on going issue they have been having with using tabs for RSS feeds in Thunderbird. Besides the content loading slowly, each time they switched away from the tab and then back, they would “lose their place”. At first I thought this was just an issue related to using Thunderbird to handle RSS feeds, something that I never done with…

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Thunderbird 12.0.1 Released

Mozilla has pushed out an update for Thunderbird 12.0 to address: Issues relating to new mail notifications and filtering on POP3 based accounts Occasional startup crash seen in TB 12.0 Issue with corrupted message bodies when using movemail Existing Thunderbird 12 users should be able to update via Help > About Thunderbird or may manually download and install Thunderbird 12.0.1 from here. A reminder, support for Thunderbird 3.1 has ended.

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