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How to open PDF files in Acrobat Reader DC instead of in a Thunderbird tab

This new version, 91.0, now opens PDF files in a new Thunderbird tab. In previous versions, I could open PDF files in Acrobat Reader DC. I want to still use Acrobat Read… (read more)

This new version, 91.0, now opens PDF files in a new Thunderbird tab. In previous versions, I could open PDF files in Acrobat Reader DC.

I want to still use Acrobat Reader DC to open PDF files. I can't find anything in preferences to direct PDF files to Acrobat Reader DC. When I right-click "open" on a PDF file, it does not give me the option to choose a program to open it with. It opens directly into a new Thunderbird tab.

Asked by phampton1 5 months ago

Answered by jeffmozilla 4 months ago

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Setting up an existing TB account

When I selected the TB icon a window came up saying I must set up my existing email account. I fill in my name, my eddress and password. The next window that comes up sh… (read more)

When I selected the TB icon a window came up saying I must set up my existing email account. I fill in my name, my eddress and password. The next window that comes up shows TB found mobile.charter.net but my email was set up using email.twc.com. The port numbers are the same but the server names are different. When I complete this activity the end result is that my information if rejected. I attempted to configure it by hand but it too was rejected. I am using an HP desktop with the latest Win 10 OS. I don't know what to do.

Asked by Dan Jones 3 weeks ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 weeks ago

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Opening PDF does not autoselect option when asking for action

Hello, I am using Thunderbird on both Linux and Windows and ran into the same problem on both OS after installing updating to Version 91.5.0. Under preferences I have "Al… (read more)

Hello,

I am using Thunderbird on both Linux and Windows and ran into the same problem on both OS after installing updating to Version 91.5.0.

Under preferences I have "Always ask" enabled for PDF-Files because I want to be able to choose the action depending on the document. I have the same config for Docx-Files.

When I click on a pdf - it opens a promt where I am asked what I want to do with the document - "Open with" or "Save" and no option is pre-selected. If I then press enter, nothing happens. I have to manually click on one of the two options and then press enter or "OK" to confirm the action.

With docx for example, it works perfectly. I get the same prompt but "Save File" is pre-selected. I can press enter and another prompt about the saving location opens.

I am guessing this is a bug since I only found this issue with Pdf-Files but if it is not, please let me know where to configure this option so it auto-selects "Save File" in the prompt.

Thanks in advance for any answer!

- AZ

Asked by anouar.zaghdoudi 3 days ago

Answered by anouar.zaghdoudi 2 days ago

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Linux : Change remote content warning banner background color. Yellow hurt my eyes.

I DO want to forbid remote content but I also would like to either remove the yellow warning banner or change its color because it is really eye-catching/annoying. I mean… (read more)

I DO want to forbid remote content but I also would like to either remove the yellow warning banner or change its color because it is really eye-catching/annoying. I mean so far I have allowed remote content just for the sake of not seeing it. Which I don't think was the intended purpose of the banner.

I have seen there is a CSS hack on Windows but Thunderbird on Ubuntu does not share the same directory structure so I could not adapt it.

A hack is okay but I would also like to report it as counter-productive/bug to the devs. I highly doubt I am the only one to suffer from this annoying banner and I am pretty sure nobody is taking the time to report because they don't they can.

Thanks in advance for reading my complaint.

Asked by cassepipe 5 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 5 days ago

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Drag and drop 'delete button' missing

Hello folks, This is a very minor thing but since installing and configuring Thunderbird the delete button on top menu has disappeared. When you click on the top menu ba… (read more)

Hello folks,

This is a very minor thing but since installing and configuring Thunderbird the delete button on top menu has disappeared.

When you click on the top menu bar to customise it gives you the option to drag icons back and forth, I dragged the delete button but may have inadvertently let go (sounds awful :) leaving it to float off into space..

I have the delete button on reading pane which is fine (btw, how do I customise this bar?)

In the menu dialogue box I tried resetting to default which it did but still no delete button for selection or on the bar itself, difficult topic to research as it returns many entries.

Thanks all

Asked by JustOne 4 days ago

Answered by david 4 days ago

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Change Fonts and increase size in Thunderbird folder pane

I am on Windows 10, Thunderbird Version 91.5.0 64 BIT I have looked in the various threads that cover this particular issue, Most of the addons are not compatible with … (read more)

I am on Windows 10, Thunderbird Version 91.5.0 64 BIT

I have looked in the various threads that cover this particular issue, Most of the addons are not compatible with my version.

after looking around, I stumbled on some changes to the userChrome.css file that should work.

The first part of the css file, changes backwound colors. This works

the part is not working is what I assume will change the font and its size.

I would appreciate any help...

#folderTree,

  1. threadTree

{

 background-color: lightgrey !important;
 color: black !important;

}

/* Folder Pane font */

  1. folderTree > treechildren {
 font-size: 18pt !important;
 font-family: Verdana !important;

}

/* Threads Pane font */ .tree-rows {

   font-size: 18pt !important;
   font-family: Verdana !important;

}

Asked by PandaGuy1961 4 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 4 days ago

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Search or develop plugin to measure traffic

Hello, I don't find plugin to measure traffic in Thunderbird : ie incoming mail by address outgoing .... number of spam by address number of mail treated by each rul… (read more)

Hello,

I don't find plugin to measure traffic in Thunderbird : ie

  • incoming mail by address
  • outgoing ....
  • number of spam by address
  • number of mail treated by each rule

aso

Somebody knows ?

Cordialy

Asked by Jean-Max Estay 4 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 4 days ago

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Extraneous gmail folders in Thunderbird

I have been having difficulties with Thunderbird account definitions for 6 months. I didn't recognize it as a definitions problem because I hadn't made any Thunderbird ch… (read more)

I have been having difficulties with Thunderbird account definitions for 6 months. I didn't recognize it as a definitions problem because I hadn't made any Thunderbird changes. I finally have all but 1 of my 5 email accounts working... but, my now-working Gmail account has a lot of extraneous folders (like multiple trash bins, etc; see attached).

Gmail shows 2 lists of incoming email: "Inbox" and "All mail". The "Inbox" folder is incomplete, most recent email shown is from last August; the "All Mail" folder appears to contain a complete list of emails for the Gmail account.

Can I get rid of all the extraneous folders? How?

Asked by car-nuts 1 week ago

Answered by car-nuts 1 week ago

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thunderbird layout

I use thunderbird for my email. I wanted to put up an 'out of office' message so googled for how to. the instructions show a screen print of a heading of 'file,edit,vie… (read more)

I use thunderbird for my email. I wanted to put up an 'out of office' message so googled for how to. the instructions show a screen print of a heading of 'file,edit,view, insert,format etc. My Thunderbird has no such eadings - indeed there are no headings, just my email address at the top that when clicks shows Thunderbird headings of 'read messages, write a new message, search messages etc. How do I change the display?

Asked by thunderbird12 5 days ago

Answered by david 5 days ago

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Adding new files & attachments in Thunderbird (2nd)

This is new question in relation to the original "Adding new files & attachments in Thunderbird" post. I can't create a new definition for .LOG files that will launch… (read more)

This is new question in relation to the original "Adding new files & attachments in Thunderbird" post. I can't create a new definition for .LOG files that will launch the .LOG attachment in NOTEPAD.

I copied the definition for 'text' in 'handlers.json' to create one (I thought) for .LOG files. It shows in Preferences and I can assign NOTEPAD to it there. Here's the update JSON. However, the only action that works is SAVE. I can't get NOTEPAD to launch

     "text/plain":{
        "action":4,
        "extensions":[
           "txt"
        ]
     },
     "log/plain":{
        "action":2,
        "extensions":[
           "log"
        ],
        "handlers":[
           {
              "name":"NOTEPAD.EXE",
              "path":"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\NOTEPAD.EXE"
           }
        ]
     },

Asked by DS256 1 week ago

Answered by DS256 6 days ago

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How to edit Thunderbird Options when instructions are incorrect

The support site [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/password-manager-remember-delete-cha...] says that the Tools menu has an Options under it, or alternatively I can … (read more)

The support site [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/password-manager-remember-delete-cha...] says that the Tools menu has an Options under it, or alternatively I can click on the three horizontal bars in the upper right and select Options under that.    Neither of those approaches is working for me. Under Tools, there are 17 selections, none of them for Options. Under the three horizontal bars, there are 18 selections, none of them for Options. I'm using Thunderbird version 91.5.0.    Is there another way to get to Options?

Asked by swoxo 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 1 week ago

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Discrimination against the adults and the elderly,how we stop it?

Discrimination against the adults and the elderly,how we stop it? Hello there community members,Happy New Years to all. My problem that I am having at the moment is that … (read more)

Discrimination against the adults and the elderly,how we stop it? Hello there community members,Happy New Years to all. My problem that I am having at the moment is that I am been discriminated against because of my age by a University community,how do I handle this problem, because it affecting my progress in school? I am stuck in the middle of my degree program because of this problem. Help needed?

Asked by clint789man 1 week ago

Last reply by david 1 week ago

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Accounts in TB

Greetings, I have several email accounts in TB how can I move 1 account from bottom to the top ? I did before,but I forgot how to do it:) Regards, Marko … (read more)

Greetings,

I have several email accounts in TB how can I move 1 account from bottom to the top ? I did before,but I forgot how to do it:)

Regards, Marko

Asked by dabonz 1 week ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 week ago

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Envelope icon displayed in subject field .. TB 78

Since upgrading to v78 from v68 I now have an envelope icon being displayed in the subject line of the preview pane. It appears to change depending on whether the email i… (read more)

Since upgrading to v78 from v68 I now have an envelope icon being displayed in the subject line of the preview pane.

It appears to change depending on whether the email is read or unread.

Is there a way to remove it?

Asked by Simon 1 week ago

Answered by Simon 1 week ago