Thunderbird 5

A warning to Thunderbird 3.1.x users the last release is coming on April 24 when the 3.1.x branch will finally be retired. This comes nearly a year after Thunderbird 5 was released last spring and is almost twice as long as Mozilla normally continues to provide support of older versions…

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Starting with Thunderbird 9.0 Beta 3 (released November 25, 2011) hardware acceleration is now turned off by default. While the premise was good to allow Thunderbird 5.0 and newer to utilize video hardware acceleration, for many user it caused issues including blurry fonts. Thunderbird 9 Beta can be downloaded from…

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As mentioned today on our Firefox Blog, support for Firefox 3.6 will be likely ending in late April 2012. However, the Enterprise/Thunderbird/ExtendedSupport has not been refined yet. It still states, We intend to conclude on this subject within two weeks in order to be able to offer Thunderbird ESR 1.0…

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Bug 701875 was created a few days ago to address a major issue with Windows and Gecko 2.0 (Firefox 4.0+/Thunderbird 5.0+). omni.jar is a core file for Gecko 2.0 versions of Firefox and Thunderbird. From MDN: Firefox 4 and Thunderbird 3.3 achieve performance improvements by moving many of their internal…

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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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Thunderbird 6.0 Released

Mozilla/Mozilla Labs has released the next version of Thunderbird, 6.0 on August 16, 2011. New stuff in Thunderbird 6.0 is listed below, be sure to check out the complete release notes for full details. The latest version of Thunderbird has the following changes: Thunderbird is based on the new Mozilla…

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Just Released Thunderbird 6 Beta – July 20th Coming Soon Thunderbird 6 Beta 2 – August 2nd Thunderbird 3.1.12 – August 16th 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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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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