July 2011

Lightning Updates 1.0b5 RC Builds

There has been two updates to Lightning today, 1.0b5rc2 & 1.0b5rc3. These releases candidates addressed: Alarm window disappearing Misplaced beeps from the alarm system. Some calendars are no longer working (specifically, webcal:// calendars). Support for Thunderbird 5.0 and 6.0 The final release of 1.0b5 is expected in the next couple…

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Remove Transparent Aero Theme Effect

Thunderbird 5, like Firefox 4 takes advantage of Windows Aero Glass effect on Vista and Windows 7. This results in a transparent menu bar, which some users find this transparency annoying. There are a couple ways to get around this. You can use a Persona or add these lines to…

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Thunderbird 6.0 Beta 1 Now Available

Mozilla has released the first Beta for the upcoming (August 16th) Thunderbird 6.0 on the Communications Beta Channel. For those who were running Thunderbird 5.0 Beta, you will be offered an update to the 6.0 Beta version. Otherwise you can get it here. What’s New in Thunderbird Beta The latest version…

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Just Released Thunderbird 7 Earlybird – July 6th Coming Soon Thunderbird 3.1.12 – August 16th Thunderbird 6 Beta – To Be Announced Thunderbird 6 Final Release – August 16th Thunderbird 7 Beta – August 16th Thunderbird 8 Early Bird – August 16th Future Releases Thunderbird 7 Final Release – September…

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I was able to get a hold of an unofficial Beta Release for Thunderbird 6 earlier today. I had no issues pasting via right-click into the link field on the link tab when inserting an image. So it appears this was a glitch within Thunderbird 5.0 only. As a reminder…

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I was alerted over in my Email Mafia Forum, that in Thunderbird 5.0 when you are adding an image it will not allow you to paste a link in the link filed on the link tab. After some testing I did confirm that you can not paste via right-click. However,…

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Thunderbird 6 Beta NOT Available

We incorrectly stated in the Thunderbird Merges Completed post that Thunderbird 6.0 Beta (6.0b1) was available. Currently there are no Beta builds (with the exception of Tinderbox Builds) for Thunderbird 6.0. Those who had been on the Beta channel with Thunderbird 5.0 were updated to the release version of Thunderbird…

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The merges for Thunderbird 6 onto the Beta Channel, Thunderbird 7 onto the Earlybird Channel as well as Thunderbird 8 onto the daily channel has been completed. You can move to the next version within your channel (Thunderbird 7 Daily to Thunderbird 8 Daily) by going to Help > About…

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By default every time you reply to a message, Thunderbird adds a colored line down the sides to ‘frame’ each particular reply.  This can get rather distracting after awhile. Plus it makes the overall length of the email a lot longer as the message content area gets narrower with each…

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