June 2011

Yesterday, I did some more testing on Linux to see if I could still create the blank User Interface by running a profile from Thunderbird 3.1.x with the Add-on Compatibility Reporter installed in Thunderbird 5.0 on Linux Mint. So I made a duplicate of my Thunderbird 3.1.x profile which had…

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Fix Blurry Fonts Thunderbird 5.0

Like Firefox 5.0, Thunderbird 5.0 takes advantage of video hardware acceleration to improve performance. Unfortunately, like in Firefox 5.0, this can lead to blurry fonts. A quick change of a couple values in about:config should clear this issue up for most users: In Thunderbird go Tools > Options… Click Advanced…

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Lightning For Thunderbird 5.0

Lightning 1.0 Beta 4 RC 2 (released today) works with Thunderbird 5.0 and can be obtained via AMO. While the AMO page does show Lightning 1.0 Beta 4 in the description it is still downloads 1.0 Beta 2. Warning: Attempting to force older versions of Lightning to work with Thunderbird…

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After nearly a year in development, Mozilla/Mozilla Labs has released Thunderbird 5.0 on June 28th. As mentioned prior to keep the version numbering the same across all products, there was not a Thunderbird 4.0 release. Further during early development this was labeled as Thunderbird 3.3 Alpha. Users who’s computers meet…

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With Thunderbird 5 due out later today, users are going to find many of their add-ons may not work. Some add-on developers may be caught off-guard by the recent progress of Thunderbird 3.3/5.0 development and were not anticipating Thunderbird 5 to be release so soon. We are seeing a lot…

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Update on Broken Thunderbird

Here’s an updated on the Broken Thunderbird on Linux Mint post from last week. Haven’t heard anything new in the Thunderbird Builds Forum and the one person I know who runs Linux Mint doesn’t use Thunderbird. So I’ve decided the time has come to file a bug on this issue….

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I’ve been having an odd issue with Thunderbird 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 developmental builds (Thunderbird 3.1 works fine) breaking on Linux Mint 10 when attempting to override add-on compatibility checking. I’ve posted this on mozillaZine at Thunderbird Builds. I first attempted to manually go into the Config Editor and add…

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Thunderbird 5 Beta 2 Now Available

Mozilla has pushed out the second and final beta for Thunderbird 5 on to the Beta channel.  Those already have Thunderbird 5 Beta 1 install can get the update by going to Help >> About Mozilla Thunderbird. The update should download and once completed click the Apply Update button. Upon…

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Mozilla Labs has released an update for Thunderbird 3.1 on June 21st. This release addressed: Several security and stability issues. For more information and to download see the Thunderbird 3.1.11 Release Notes. IMPORTANT! Support for Thunderbird 3.0 has ended! Upgrade to Thunderbird 3.1. Support for Gecko 1.9.2/Thunderbird 3.1 will continue…

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