October 2011

Thunderbird Release Update: October 20, 2011

Just Released Thunderbird 8 Beta 1 – October 5, 2011 Thunderbird 8 Beta 2 – October 12, 2011 Thunderbird 8 Beta 3 – October 20, 2011 Coming Soon November 8th Thunderbird 3.1.16 Thunderbird 8 Final Release Thunderbird 9 Beta * Thunderbird 10 Earlybird* Future Releases December 20th Thunderbird 3.1.17 Thunderbird…

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Thunderbird 8 Beta 3 Now Available

Mozilla has announced, Thunderbird 8 Beta 3 is now available on the Thunderbird Beta channel. Final release of Thunderbird 8 is scheduled for November 8, 2011.

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Folder Pane View Switcher

May be I am one of the few people who use the Folder Pane View Switcher feature in Thunderbird.The switcher appears on top of the folder list allows you to choose via left/right arrows: All Folder, Favorite Folders, Unread Folders, Recent Folders and Unified Folders). It is going away in…

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Add-ons Won’t Install TBird 10 Daily (2011-10-17)

There was an issue (on Windows for sure) with the Thunderbird 10 Daily build from 2011-10-17, where add-ons would not install. Dragging an add-on file into the add-ons manager or using the Install From File option would not work. Plus the add-ons manager was acting a little odd as seemed…

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Hide Menu Bar in Thunderbird 9

For those who want more screen space, Thunderbird 9 (scheduled for release on December 20th) will give you the ability on Windows to hide the Menu Bar (File, Edit, View) like you can now in Firefox. Just like in Firefox, you can press the ALT key or F10 to temporarily…

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Integrating Lightning & Google Calendar

Update 10/17/2011: I have updated the links for both Lightning and Provider for Google Calendar add-ons. Also added the note about needing to know the version of Thunderbird in order to choose the correct version of Lightning. I started using Gmail (words I never thought I’d say) earlier this year…

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Lightning and Google Data Provider Updates Available

With the recent releases of Thunderbird to the Daily, Earlybird and Beta channels, there are updates for both Lightning and Provider for Google Calendar (gdata-provider) add-ons. You can not at this time update via the Thunderbird add-ons manager, you will need to manually download and install the correct version for…

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Thunderbird 8 Beta Released

Mozilla has released to Beta Channel Thunderbird 8 on October 4, 2011. What’s new in Thunderbird 8 Beta includes: Add-ons installed by third party programs are now disabled by default Added a one-time add-on selection dialog to manage previously installed add-ons Improved accessibilty of the attachment lists Several user interface…

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Thunderbird Release Update: October 1, 2011

Just Released Thunderbird 3.1.15 – September 27th Thunderbird 7.0 – September 27th Thunderbird 7.0.1 -September 30th Thunderbird 9 Earlybird – September 30th Coming Soon Thunderbird 3.1.16 – TBA Thunderbird 8 Beta – Early October 2011 Thunderbird 9 Beta – November 8th* Thunderbird 10 Earlybird – November 8th* Future Releases Thunderbird…

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